Jewish Basics

These books are hand-picked to help a reader understand some of the basics of Judaism

  • The Committed Life

    The Committed Life

    Principles of good living from our timeless past

    Author : Esther Jungreis
  • The Concise Book Of Mitzvoth

    The Concise Book Of Mitzvoth

    Author : The Chofetz Chaim
  • Understanding Judaism

    Understanding Judaism

    A Basic Guide To Jewish Faith, History, And Practice

    Author : Rabbi Mordechai Katz
  • The Midrash Says-Shemos

    The Midrash Says-Shemos

    Part of the Five-Volume Series Centers around the exodus from Egypt and the building of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) Illustrations of the priestly garments and of the Mishkan are included

    Author : Rabbi Moshe Weissman
  • The Midrash Says- Vayikra

    The Midrash Says- Vayikra

    Parts of the Five-Volume Series Discusses the laws pertaining to the Temple Service in easily understood language

    Author : Rabbi Moshe Weissman
  • The Midrash Says- Bamidbar

    The Midrash Says- Bamidbar

    Part of Five-Volume Series Relates the events that occurred while the Jews wandered in the wilderness

    Author : Rabbi Moshe Weissman
  • The Midrash Says- Devarim

    The Midrash Says- Devarim

    Part of Five-Volume Series Moshe’s parting speech — a fascinating review of the events that transpired under this great prophet’s leadership

    Author : Rabbi Moshe Weissman
  • The Midrash Says- Bereishis

    The Midrash Says- Bereishis

    Describes the lives of the forefathers and of the Twelve Tribes The narrative of the weekly Torah-portion in the perspective of our Sages.

    Author : Rabbi Moshe Weissman
  • Living Emunah

    Living Emunah

    Think about living a life of no stress. No anxiety. No fear. Is it an impossible dream, an unreachable fantasy? Or… can it be achieved? And can YOU achieve it?Our Sages’ clear answer to these life-transforming questions is: Yes. You can live a life of tranquility, serenity and happiness, no matter what is happening around you.What it takes is emunah, faith. Faith in Hashem and His goodness, belief that He cares for you, knows what is best for you and is completely involved in your life. If you believe that totally – you’re on the path to emunah, the road that leads to real happiness.

    Author : Rabbi David Ashear
  • Living Inspired

    Living Inspired

    Shows how an understanding of some of the deeper ideas and patterns of Torah thought can illuminate our everyday experiences

    Author : Rabbi Akiva Tatz
  • Aryeh Kaplan Anthology Volume I

    Aryeh Kaplan Anthology Volume I

    Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan asks hard questions about Judaism and its commandments, and he gives compelling answers that have broadened the horizons of countless people.

    Author : Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
  • Aryeh Kaplan Anthology Volume II

    Aryeh Kaplan Anthology Volume II

    Author : Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
  • Let My Nation Serve Me – Shavuos

    Let My Nation Serve Me – Shavuos

    Let My Nation Serve Me recounts the most important episode in Jewish history: the drama and exhilaration of Mattan Torah come alive, drawing us to Mount Sinai where we can visualize Moshe, Aharon, Miriam, and other Biblical figures as though they stood before us.

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  • Gateway to Judaism – The What, How, and Why of Jewish Life

    Gateway to Judaism – The What, How, and Why of Jewish Life

    Questions are the gateways to knowledge. After years of responding to the queries of people from all walks of life, Rabbi Becher saw the need for a single volume that would explain the fundamentals of Jewish living; the philosophy behind Jewish tradition, along with practical explanations of how Jews actually live. Gateway to Judaism offers an engaging insider’s look at the mindset, values, and practices of Judaism in the 21st century.

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  • Be A Blessing

    Be A Blessing

    “Be a blessing, my child, be a blessing.” They were words whispered from a father to his child as she confronted the horrors of the Holocaust. That child would grow up to be the world’s beloved Rebbetzin, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis.

    Author : Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
  • Living Emunah Vol. 2

    Living Emunah Vol. 2

    Author :  Rabbi David Ashear
  • Living Emunah Vol. 3

    Living Emunah Vol. 3

    Living Emunah 3 continues to guide us on this marvelous and rewarding path. With stories and with the wisdom of the Sages, each brief and absorbing segment melds the classic Torah understanding of faith with our day-to-day encounters. It reinforces and deepens our understanding of HashemÂ’s love for us in all times and situations.

    Author :  Rabbi David Ashear
  • GPS Navigation For Your Soul

    GPS Navigation For Your Soul

    GPS: Navigation For Your Soul takes some of the brilliant concepts of Nesivos Shalom and “translates” them into contemporary terms. You will find answers to fundamental questions like: How can I know if Hashem still loves me? Is my essence damaged from the sins that I have done? Why does Hashem make me suffer? And many many more! Filled with colorful pictures and fun language that makes us laugh while we learn, this book is rooted in authentic Torah wisdom.

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  • Living Emunah Vol. 4

    Living Emunah Vol. 4

    The message of the Living Emunah series, which continues in Living Emunah 4, and which has made it so wildly popular is: Happiness is possible. Serenity is possible. Actually, nothing is impossible – when you empower yourself with emunah.

    Author : Rabbi David Ashear
  • Living Emunah Vol. 5

    Living Emunah Vol. 5

    This volume was written in the shadow of one of the modern world’s greatest challenges – the Covid-19 pandemic that took so many lives and put millions of people into a frightening lockdown. In a special section, Living Emunah author Rabbi David Ashear shows us how the power of emunah can support and guide us, even in these dark times when we feel utterly powerless. Like the rest of the Living Emunah series, Living Emunah 5 shows us how to “live emunah,” so we can replace despair with hope and fear with confidence.

    Author : Rabbi David Ashear
  • Living Emunah Vol. 6

    Living Emunah Vol. 6

    Yes, the extraordinary success of the Living Emunah series — with more than 300,000 copies in print — is due to all those reasons , and more. For its many readers have discovered that when they “live emunah” their lives are enriched, their relationships are improved, and, most important, their connection to Hashem is incomparably strengthened.

    Author : Rabbi David Ashear
  • Shaarei Halachah

    Shaarei Halachah

    This masterpiece fills a great need for our generation–a generation characterized by a thirst for the eternal values of Judaism. Now, the English-speaking reader can enjoy a clearly written and easy to read summary of Jewish law, based on the Mishnah Berurah. Among the many topics included in this work are: Tzitzis, the daily routine, prayer, tefillin, blessings, the Sabbath, festivals and special days, the dietary laws, and mourning. Shaarei Halachah has been hailed as the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch for our time!

    Author : Ze’ev Greenwald
  • The Laws Of Berachos

    The Laws Of Berachos

    This contemporary halachic classic explains how the complex laws of blessings on food are developed and derived. Includes a comprehensive list of foods and blessings and an eloquent, philosophical introduction. With Rabbi Aaron D. Twerski.

    Author : Rabbi Binyomin Forst
  • Laws of Yom Tov

    Laws of Yom Tov

    Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen has earned a niche in countless family libraries through his clear, thorough, and practical works on Halachah. His many books on the laws of Shabbos and child-rearing have become standard texts — enlightening, authoritative, and accessible — for scholar and layman alike.

    Author : Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen
  • Shaar HaBitachon of Chovos Halevavos Pocket Size

    Shaar HaBitachon of Chovos Halevavos Pocket Size

    From the team that brought us the bestselling classics Mesillas Yesharim and Shaarei Teshuvah comes another monumental work, Shaar HaBitachon of Chovos HaLevavos.

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