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#164.With Rabbi Bentzion Ettlinger discussing the Shofar and the Halachos, Minhagim, and his new English Sefer about itWe discussed the reasons for Tekias Shofar, length of Tekia and minhagim, minhagim of Shevarim, minhagim of teruah, tekiah gedolah, kashrus of Shofaros, Baal Makri, eating kiddush before Tekias Shofar, blowing during silent Shemoneh Esrei or Chazaras HaShatz, haskamos for the Sefer, why in English, and more. Also included R' Ettlinger blowing various examples. **Apologies for the somewhat muffled sound on the Shofar due to the recording**To purchase the book: https://mosaicapress.com/product/the-shofar/https://judaicaplaza.com/collections/english-seforim-books/products/f-8248
#163.With Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter discussing Selichos and his new edition of Selichos with introduction and commentary We discussed the various minhagim of selichos (when it is said), what is different about this edition, the central theme of selichos, the thirteen attributes of mercy, the akeida, zechus avos, tziduk hadin, confession, power of teshuvah, praying to angels, derision of christianity, the style of the commentary, and moreTo purchase the Selichos: https://amzn.to/3SdmMmxhttps://korenpub.com/products/the-reid-family-edition-koren-seli%e1%b8%a5ot-minhag-lita
#162.With Michelle Margolis and Sharon Liberman Mintz discussing the Jews of Corfu and their new exhibit about themWe discussed the Jewish communities of Corfu, their minhagim, printing history, polemic about singing krias shema with a nigun, esrogim of Corfu, famous rabbinic figures in Corfu, ketubot of Corfu, and moreFor the online exhibit: https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/jews_corfuFor the exhibit at Columbia: https://blogs.cul.columbia.edu/jewishstudiesatcul/2022/08/16/the-jews-of-corfu-between-the-adriatic-and-the-ionian/For the exhibit at JTS: https://www.jtsa.edu/event/opening-event-jews-of-corfu/
#161.With R' Mendy Abramson discussing Bathing and Showering in Halachah and his new English Sefer on the topic We discussed why he wrote a Sefer on the topic, the basic halachos and what he discussed regarding bathing and showering before davening, for Shabbos, 9 days, Tisha B'Av. Yom Tov, and other topics, his haskamos, sources, and more.To purchase the book: https://www.israelbookshoppublications.com/store/pc/Bathing-and-Showering-in-Halachah-12p7840.htm
#160.With R' Moshe Maimon discussing the Chida and Maagel Tov (the Chida's travelogue)We discussed a brief bio of the Chida (Rav Chaim Yosef Dovid Azoulai), when the Maagel Tov was written, how it was written, the publication history, personal stories related by the Chida, famous people and Gedolim that he discusses, the two new editions and how they compare, and much more.To purchase the Raviv edition: https://www.shopeichlers.com/products/magal-tov-volume-1/57949To purchase the Hamaor edition: https://www.shopeichlers.com/products/magel-tov-chida/58039To purchase the Freimann edition: https://amzn.to/3Rkz78d
#159.With David Arnovitz discussing The Tanakh of the Land of Israel (Koren Publishers).To purchase Exodus (Shemos): https://amzn.to/3ChFmoLTo purchase Samuel (Shmuel): https://amzn.to/3Cm4kTW
#158.With Dr. Morris Faierstein discussing the Yudisher Theriak (A Yiddish Defense of Judaism)We discussed what "Theriak" means, who the author was, why he wrote it, who the intended audience was, examples from the book, why translate it, and more To purchase the book: https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/yudisher-theriak
#157.** To enhance your Tisha B'Av and understanding of the day and its message, check out Aleph Beta's collection of inspiring Tisha B'Av videos. Rabbi David Fohrman, founder of Aleph Beta, explores some of the most beloved Tisha B'Av texts to discover the deeper meaning and relevance of the day.And for a limited time only,  listeners get $18 off an annual Aleph Beta membership, which will give you access to all the Tisha b’av videos plus hundreds more on parsha and the other holidays. Go to AlephBeta.org and enter coupon code SEFORIM22 for $18 off an annual premium membership:  https://bit.ly/AlephBeta22**The Judean Revolt Series with Prof. Guy M. Rogers: The Great Jewish Revolt, 66 - 74 CE and the destruction of the Second Temple. Part III: Masada and the Legacies of the Great Revolt.We discussed the aftermath of the destruction in Yerushalayim, Titus's return to Rome, the Flavian Amphitheater (Coliseum), Arch of Titus, Masada, and more To purchase "For the Freedom of Zion": https://amzn.to/3znnaa7To purchase the Oxford Classics edition of Josephus: https://amzn.to/3PNu3ZwTo purchase “Masada” by Jodi Magness: https://amzn.to/3dgF9YL
#156.** With Tisha B'Av approaching, check out Aleph Beta's collection of inspiring Tisha B'Av videos. Rabbi David Fohrman, founder of Aleph Beta, explores some of the most beloved Tisha B'Av texts to discover the deeper meaning and relevance of the day.And for a limited time only,  listeners get $18 off an annual Aleph Beta membership, which will give you access to all the Tisha b’av videos plus hundreds more on parsha and the other holidays. Go to AlephBeta.org and enter coupon code SEFORIM22 for $18 off an annual premium membership:  https://bit.ly/AlephBeta22**The Judean Revolt Series with Prof. Guy M. Rogers: The Great Jewish Revolt, 66 - 74 CE and the destruction of the Second Temple. Part II: The War and Destruction of the Temple.We began the discussion with the massacres in Jerusalem in 66, Agrippa (II) speech and his place in the war, the end of sacrifices (Korbanos) on behalf of the Romans, the fighting and killing that breaks out across the region, Cestius' intervention and "disaster", the appointment of the Jewish generals, Vespasian's army, Titus's arrival with three legions (and what a Roman legion was), Vespasian's arrival in Iotapata and the subsequent siege and destruction of the city,  fall of Gamala, John of Gischala's flight to Jerusalem, Vespasian's march on Jerusalem, Nero's suicide followed by Vindex's revolt in Gaul and Vespasian's subsequent departure for Rome, Romans breaking through the outer wall, second wall, and finally the inner wall, the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash and whether Titus truly "wanted" to burn it down or not (we discussed Josephus's opinion and debated whether this is really as he says), and more.To purchase "For the Freedom of Zion": https://amzn.to/3znnaa7To purchase the Oxford Classics edition of Josephus: https://amzn.to/3PNu3Zw
#155.With R' Yaakov Beer discussing Sefer B'Ikvei HaGalus on the Sugyos about the Churban in Perek HaNizakin in Mesechtas Gittin.We discussed the different aspects of the Sefer, Maharal/Meor Eynayim, Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, Channah/Miriam and her seven sons, other various Gemara's in the Sugya, story with Rebbetzin Luba Rochel Bloch HY'D,  haskamos to the Sefer, why the name "B'Ikvei HaGalus", and much more To purchase the Sefer: https://judaicaplaza.com/collections/new-hebrew-seforim/products/17806947
#154.With Prof. Ephraim Kanarfogel discussing 1096 (the First Crusade), the historical sources and chronicles, and the Kinnos composed in its aftermath We discussed the history of the crusades (Pope Urban II, Peter the Hermit, and others involved), Jewish communities in the Rhineland (Speyer, Worms, and Mainz), the destruction of these communities and others, martyrdom, suicide and the halachos and opinions amongst the Rishonim, Kinnos composed in the aftermath of the destruction, and more.To purchase "In the Year 1096": https://amzn.to/3ztoI3HTo purchase the, “The Jews and the Crusaders: The Hebrew Chronicles of the First and Second Crusades”: https://amzn.to/3Ovt3YBUsing the links may pay us a commission and help support Seforimchatter 
#153** With Tisha B'Av approaching, check out Aleph Beta's collection of inspiring Tisha B'Av videos. Rabbi David Fohrman, founder of Aleph Beta, explores some of the most beloved Tisha B'Av texts to discover the deeper meaning and relevance of the day. And for a limited time only,  listeners get $18 off an annual Aleph Beta membership, which will give you access to all the Tisha b’av videos plus hundreds more on parsha and the other holidays. Go to AlephBeta.org and enter coupon code SEFORIM22 for $18 off an annual premium membership:  https://bit.ly/AlephBeta22**The Judean Revolt Series with Prof. Guy M. Rogers: The Great Jewish Revolt, 66-74 CE and the destruction of the Second Temple. Part I: Causes of conflict. Based on Prof. Rogers new book, "For the Freedom of Zion: The Gerat Revolt of Jews against Romans, 66 - 74 CE"We discussed Herod (the great): his bio, relationship with Rome, kingdom, reign, death, and more, what happened after Herod's death, Sicarii, Pontius Pilate (and the killing of Jesus), Agrippa I, and much moreTo purchase the book: https://amzn.to/3v1idCNTo support the podcast or to sponsor a show, please email seforimchatter@gmail.com, or click this link: https://www.seforimchatter.com/support-seforimchatter/
#152With R' Aryeh Ganz and R' Shimon Szimonowitz discussing Sefer Arzei HaLevanon Al HatorahWe discuss why R' Ganz decided to compile another Likut Sefer, what he quotes and why, which sources he uses, where he got his sources from, some future (and already published as of this podcasts publication) Aleh Zayis publications, and moreTo purchase the Sefer: https://alehzayis.com/product/%d7%90%d7%a8%d7%96%d7%99-%d7%94%d7%9c%d7%91%d7%a0%d7%95%d7%9f/
#151With R' Yaakov Taubes discussing Rabeinu Bachya and his writings: Chumash Commentary, Kad HaKemach, Shulchan Shel Arba, and Pirkei AvosWe discussed when he lived, how to pronounce his name, his various seforim, and more Link to English translation of Shulchan Shel Arba: http://jkraus.webspace.wheatoncollege.edu/Links to articles on Rabeinu Bachya: https://www.academia.edu/51307873/Adam_Afterman_and_Idan_Pinto_Potencies_of_the_Body_and_Soul_Ascetic_Ideals_and_Ritualistic_Meals_in_the_Writings_of_R_Ba%E1%B8%A5ya_ben_Asher_Jewish_Thought_3_2021_137_179 https://thelehrhaus.com/jewish-thought-history/rabbeinu-bahya-and-the-case-of-the-mysterious-medieval-lightning-rod/https://www.academia.edu/44415057/Gershom_Scholem_Bahya_ben_Asher_in_Encyclopedia_ha_Ivrit_vol_8_1956_cols_144_145_Hebrew_https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pRKpRrs4kBgGkHSIMTAkuGITldO0qvxU/view?usp=sharing
#150With Dr. Ben-Tsiyon Klibansky discussing the history of Lithuanian Yeshivas and his new book on the topic We discussed WWI and the refugee crisis and how that affected the Yeshivos, what defines a "Lithuanian Yeshiva", most influential ones of the oeriod, patrilineal descent in Yeshivos and issues that arose from that, the role of the Mashgiach, and much moreTo purchase the book: https://amzn.to/3bc9TsXDr. Klibansky's site: https://www.b-klibansky.com/english-site
#149With Prof. Kenneth Stow discussing the Diary of Anna of Rome and the book he wrote about the diaryWe discussed Italian Jews, Rome's Jewish Community, who Anna was, how the diary was found, why he decided to publish it, and more To purchase the book: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300219043/anna-and-tranquillo/
#148** Sponsored byElchanan Schwarz Counseling. Elchanan Schwarz  is a licensed mental health counselor with offices in Brooklyn and Lakewood, specializing in adults with anxiety and adjustment disorders. Including  stress related to challenging life circumstances such as chronic medical illness and grief.  For an appointment call (732) 503-9158.**With Dr. Tzafrir Barzilay discussing well poisoning accusations against Jews and minorities in Medieval Europe and his book on the topic, "Poisoned Wells"We discussed the Black Death, how these well poisoning accusations begun and spread to Jews, how the accusations gained popularity, causes and ramifications of the accusations, pogroms, the decline of the accusations, and more To purchase the book: https://www.pennpress.org/9780812253610/poisoned-wells/
#147With R' Yaakov Yosef Reinman (AKA Avner Gold) discussing his historical fiction book series ("The Strasbourg saga") We discussed why his pseudonym is "Avner Gold", why he wrote the series, how he got into historical fiction, Sabbetai Zevi, The Inquisition, and more
#146With Dr. Yael Ziegler discussing Megillas Rus and her book, "Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy"To purchase the book: https://korenpub.com/products/ruthhardcover
#145With Prof. Rachel Manekin discussing Jewish Women Runaways Girls in Habsburg Galicia and her book on the topicTo purchase the book: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691194936/the-rebellion-of-the-daughters
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