Nachum hosted renowned Mohel, author, and lecturer Rabbi Paysach Krohn live at The Nachum Segal Show to discuss Rabbi Krohn’s latest project, entitled Golden Shadows: An Inspirational Expedition to Morocco, Gibraltar and Spain with Rabbi Paysach Krohn. This new project is a 10 Disc set that includes 2 Video DVDs and 8 Audio Cds. Hundreds of years ago Judaism flourished throughout a golden era in Northern Africa and Spain. Sadly, Jews often maintained their shuls, yeshivos, and lifestyle under duress, hardship, and persecution. America’s favorite Maggid, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, author of ArtScroll’s bestselling Maggid series leads us on a tour of the rich Jewish history of Morocco, Gibraltar, and Spain. Click here to listen!!
Nachum interviewed Arieh Banner of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation about Rabbi Zalman Menachem Koren’s amazing new publication “The Beit HaMikdash, The Temple and The Holy Mount.” Rabbi Koren brings to this groundbreaking work a profound knowledge of the Mishnah, Talmud, and the classic commentaries, and a deep familiarity with modern archaeological findings. A respected scholar, he has devoted decades to studying the Temple and the Temple Mount. Nachum emphasized that every Jewish home should have a copy of this book. Click here to listen.
“These are the names of the children of Israel.” With these holy words Sefer
Shemos begins, with its extraordinary narrative of how a family of 70 became a nation of millions. As always, ArtScroll is there for us, with over forty commentaries illuminating the parshiyos. Here’s just a sampling:
To browse our complete selection of titles on Shemos, please click here.
The Sapirstein Rashi: You can’t understand Chumash without Rashi, “the father of commentators.” This classic work includes a translation of Rashi’s words, together with ArtScroll’s trademark “elucidation” to clarify the flow of the commentary and explain what Rashi is telling us.
Ramban on the Torah: Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman’s commentary to the Chumash permeates all aspects of Jewish thought. Because of the depth of his ideas and his terse style, though, much of his work remained a closed book. This translation, with its explanatory notes, introductions, and elucidations makes this masterpiece accessible and understandable.
The Davis Edition of Baal HaTurim: Best known as the author of the forerunner of the Shulchan Aruch, the “Tur” also wrote a Chumash commentary like no other. This elucidation of the Baal HaTurim is unexcelled in any language, and casts a brilliant light on previously unnoticed aspects of the Chumash.
Aleinu L’Shabei’ach: This is a fascinating and inspiring collection of stories and teachings from the writings, shiurim, and conversations of Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein, the noted rav and posek who is a son-in-law of HaGaon Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and a brother-in-law of HaGaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky. A best-seller in Hebrew, it is fast becoming a household word in English- speaking homes as well.
Rabbi Frand on the Parashah: These wonderfully insightful essays on the
parashah by a beloved teacher and author are a marvelous combination of
Torah thought and insightful understanding of our lives, our challenges, our
strengths and weaknesses. No wonder tens of thousands have made Rabbi Frand a steady “guest” at their Shabbos table!
Torah for your Table: Compiled by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, bestselling
author, renowned speaker, and founder of the pioneering outreach
organization Hineni, this is a beautifully crafted collection of essays on
the parashah, written by her sons, Rabbis Yisroel and Osher Anshel Jungreis. The lessons on the parashah are beautifully articulated and explained by
a family that has spent decades bringing the splendor of Torah thought to
hundreds of thousands of Jews of all levels of observance.
Nachum hosted Rabbi Yaakov Salomon for a great discussion about his new book “Salomon Says” during The Nachum Segal Show’s Thursday Night Extravaganza!!!
Nachum interviewed Rabbi Yaakov Salomon, CSW, about his new book “Salomon Says: 50 stirring and stimulating stories.” In these marvelous stories – brimming with wit, understanding, a touch of irony and a large helping of authentic Torah perspective – we will walk with a renowned and experienced psychotherapist and popular author through the pathways of contemporary life: its crowded sidewalks, its pedestrian malls, and the occasional dead end street. Click here to listen.
Written in 1864, reprinted more than twenty times in the lifetime of its author, Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried, and hundreds of times since, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch is one of the most widely disseminated halachah sefarim of all time. It is a masterpiece of clarity, comprehensive and yet highly accessible, the classic guide to the laws of daily living for Ashkkenazic Torah-observant Jewry – and as usable and relevant today as it was 125 years ago.
With the publication of the first volume of the The Kleinman Edition Kitzur Shulchan Aruch last year, the timeless words of the Kitzur became widely available to the English-speaking public. Many thousands were introduced to the sefer for the first time, while others, scholars and laymen alike, were able rediscover its beauty, clarity, and, yes, the depth behind its simplicity. Using the integrated style of ArtScroll’s Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud, the Kleinman Edition of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch offers readers a fully vowelized Hebrew text, followed by a phrase by phrase translation and elucidation. To make the Kitzur even more useful as a contemporary halachic reference, the footnotes include rulings from the Chofetz Chaim’s halachic classic, Mishneh Berurah, and from Rav Moshe Feinstein’s Igros Moshe, whenever their rulings differed from those of Rav Ganzfried.
The third volume of what will be a five-volume set has just been made available, and is a particularly exciting and important part of the work, as it contains all of the laws of Shabbos observance that appear in the Kitzur. Here are the halachos that affect every Shomer Shabbos Jew, as clearly and beautifully laid out as the most elegant Shabbos table – the “shulchan aruch” – the set table – that Rabbi Ganzfried and, before him, Rav Yosef Karo used as the title of their great halachic works. This newest volume is a vitally important work for anyone wishing to review or better understand the laws of Shabbos observance (Also included are the laws of eiruvin, rosh chodesh, and kiddush levanah.)
Writers of promotional pieces love to use the word “classic.” It’s one of those catchwords that are applied to almost everything today. But what, really, makes something a classic?
The dictionary tells us that a classic is: “an author or a literary work of the first rank, esp. one of demonstrably enduring quality.”
Enduring quality. By that definition, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch is most certainly a classic. One that belongs on every Jewish bookshelf.