ConnecTen - Week 2

People of the Book

Mitzvah Action: Buy a Book

With all the time you’re spending at home, have you considered some décor changes? 

Whether it’s a clock, plant or …. What we choose to decorate our living spaces with, sets the tone and mood of our environment.Get your home to feel more Jewish, simply buy a new Jewish book (and put it on a shelf).To quote the great poet and thinker, Rabbi Juda Halevi: “my library is my garden and my orchard”. With the purchase of a few Jewish books, you can transform and elevate your home. Their presence alone will permeate the entire home.Buying books is a great investment; it is the only home furniture that ages gracefully upon its continued use.

And it makes you look smart too.

 

Book Lists

Torah Basic

Chumash - https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=327

Tehillim/Psalms - https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=322

Tanya - https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=379

Siddur - https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=320

Tanach - https://korenpub.com/collections/english-tanakh/products/the-koren-tanakh-2

 

Chassidus, Mysticism: 

Tanya - https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=379

Chassidic Heritage Series - https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=241

Overcoming Folly - https://www.amazon.com/s?k=overcoming+folly&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

Creation and Redemption - 

Hayom Yom - https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-HAYO.L

Daily Wisdom - https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Wisdom-Menachem-Mendel-Schneerson/dp/082660...

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth - https://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Heaven-Down-Earth-Book/dp/1468141112

Chassidic Perspectives - https://www.amazon.com/Chasidic-Perspectives-Anthology-Menachem-Schneers...

Endless Light - David Aaron https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Light-Ancient-Path-Kabbalah/dp/0425166295

God, Rationality, and Mysticism, Irving Block  - https://www.amazon.com/G-D-Rationality-Mysticism-Irving-Block/dp/0874627...

Halacha/Law, How To: 

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch http://store.chabad.org/product.asp?Product=bk-ib-m114

39 Melachos Shabbos - https://www.amazon.com/39-Melochos-Elucidation-Practical-Application/dp/...

Our Heritage, Kitov - https://www.feldheim.com/book-of-our-heritage-2.html

 

Prayer

Haggadah - https://store.kehotonline.com/departments.asp?dept=532

A guide to Jewish prayer, Steinsaltz - https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Jewish-Prayer-Rabbi-Steinsaltz/dp/0805211470

To Pray as a Jew - https://www.amazon.com/Pray-As-Jew-Synagogue-Service/dp/0465086330My Prayer - https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=EP-MYPR.SB

 

Jewish Philosophy/Ethics, Jewish Living:

Positivity Bias, Mendel Kalmenson - https://www.amazon.com/Positivity-Bias-Rabbi-Mendel-Kalmenson/dp/0826690084

Toward a Meaningful Life, Simon Jacobson - https://www.amazon.com/Toward-Meaningful-Life-New-Schneerson/dp/0060732784

Seeds of Wisdom, Mendel Kalmenson - https://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Wisdom-encounters-Schneerson-righteous/dp/1...

Pirkei Avos - https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=EO-PIRK.DEL

Jewish Meditation, Aryeh Kaplan - https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Meditation-Practical-Aryeh-Kaplan/dp/08052...

This is my G-d, Herman Wouk - https://www.amazon.com/This-My-God-Herman-Wouk/dp/0316955140

In the Beginning, Steinsaltz - https://www.amazon.com/Adin-Steinsaltz/dp/1592643140

A Letter in the Scroll, Sacks - https://www.amazon.com/Letter-Scroll-Understanding-Identity-Exploring/dp...

The Gift of Rest, Joe Lieberman - https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Rest-Rediscovering-Beauty-Sabbath/dp/1451627...

To be a Jew, Donin - https://www.amazon.com/Be-Jew-Jewish-Observance-Contemporary/dp/0465086322

To Raise a Jewish Child, Donin - https://www.amazon.com/Pray-As-Jew-Synagogue-Service/dp/0465086330

 

Talmud 

Start with Brachos vol 1

Koren Steinzaltz - https://korenpub.com/collections/talmud

The Reference Guide to the Talmud - https://www.amazon.com/Reference-Guide-Talmud-Rabbi-Steinsaltz/dp/159264...

The Essential Talmud: An Introduction, Steinsaltz - https://www.amazon.com/The-Essential-Talmud-An-Introduction/dp/B07D4328KH

The Oral Law, Haim Schimmel - https://www.amazon.com/Oral-Law-Rabbinic-Contribution-sheBeal/dp/1592645348

Maimonides Introduction to the Talmud - https://www.amazon.com/Maimonides-Introduction-Talmud-Translation-Commen...

Stories and History:

Rebbe, Joseph Telushkin - https://www.amazon.com/Rebbe-Teachings-Menachem-Schneerson-Influential/d... Story - https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-MYST

Chassidic Tales Festivals https://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Chassidic-Tales-Festivals-Artscroll/dp/0...

Dear Rebbe, Zaklikowski - https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Rebbe-Schneerson-corresponds-Holocaust/dp/19...

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Memoirs - https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=EFR-LUBA.SB

 

Marriage 

The Joy of Intimacy - Rabbi Manis Freidman https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Intimacy-Soulful-Sexuality-Marriage/dp/098627...

Words to Hear with Your Heart - Karmely https://www.amazon.com/WORDS-HEAR-HEART-SARAH-KARMELY/dp/1425712568/ref=...

The Edifice - Dovid Zaklikofsky https://www.amazon.com/Edifice-Dating-Marriage-Everlasting-Home/dp/19448...

Total  Immersion - https://www.amazon.com/Total-Immersion-Anthology-Rivkah-Slonim/dp/965710...

Sign up for our newsletter

This form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.