190 episodes

The Seforimchatter podcast is dedicated to the discussion of Seforim (holy texts and works pertaining to them), Jewish (non-sacred) Books, Jewish History and more. The variety of guests include rabbis, professors, historians, authors, editors, and others in the field.For more information or to sponsor a show, check out @seforimchatter on Twitter or email seforimchatter@gmail.com

Seforimchatter Nachi Weinstein

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 186 Ratings

The Seforimchatter podcast is dedicated to the discussion of Seforim (holy texts and works pertaining to them), Jewish (non-sacred) Books, Jewish History and more. The variety of guests include rabbis, professors, historians, authors, editors, and others in the field.For more information or to sponsor a show, check out @seforimchatter on Twitter or email seforimchatter@gmail.com

    With Rav Yehoshua Hartman discussing the Maharal's Shabbos HaGadol Derasha

    With Rav Yehoshua Hartman discussing the Maharal's Shabbos HaGadol Derasha

    #190.

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    With Rav Yehoshua Hartman discussing the Maharal's Shabbos HaGadol Derasha

    We discussed the Derasha, how it was originally published so quickly, what happened to the Maharal's other Shabbos HaGadol Derashos, how the Maharal said this entire Derasha on one Shabbos, examples from the Derasha, and much more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    With R' Moshe Hubner discussing his English adaption of Minchas Chinuch on Pesach

    With R' Moshe Hubner discussing his English adaption of Minchas Chinuch on Pesach

    #189.

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    With R' Moshe Hubner discussing the Minchas Chinuch on Mitzvas Pesach & his English adaption

    We discussed the Minchas Chinuch and his bio, the English adaption, why adapt into English, examples, and more


    To purchase the first volume on Pesach:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/374572892059

    To purchase the new volume on Pesach:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/374581170675

    Click here to hear many of his shiurim and subscribe:  https://www.rabbihubner.com/

    • 57 min
    With R' Eliyahu Simcha Hellmann discussing Rav Yitzchak Dov Bamberger - The Wurzburger Rav (1807 - 1878) - and Kollel Achsanya Shel Torah

    With R' Eliyahu Simcha Hellmann discussing Rav Yitzchak Dov Bamberger - The Wurzburger Rav (1807 - 1878) - and Kollel Achsanya Shel Torah

    #188.

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    NOTE: Discussion of the Wurzburger Rav begins at 41:20

    With R' Eliyahu Simcha Hellmann ln discussing Rav Yitzchak Dov Bamberger, The Wurzburger Rav (1807 - 1878), and Kollel Achsanya Shel Torah

    We discussed Kollel Achsanya Shel Torah, what the Kollel does and its mission, the Kollel's newsletter, publishing Seforim of German Gedolim, the Wurzburger Rav and his bio, his various Seforim, new edition of Meleches Shomayim on Sta"m published through the Kollel, Amirah L'Beis Yaakov, and more

    To learn more about the Kollel:
    https://kollelashkenaz.org

    To support the Kollel:
    https://kollelashkenaz.org/donate/

    For the Kollel’s podcast:
    https://kollelashkenaz.org/podcast

    To sign up for the weekly newsletter: https://kollelashkenaz.org/newsletter-subscription/

    To contact R' Hellmann: Email - rabbihellmann@kollelashkenaz.org
    Phone: 845-304-3744

    • 1 hr 35 min
    With R' Shimon Szimonowitz discussing Sefer Igros Sofrim: The Letters of the Eiger - Sofer families

    With R' Shimon Szimonowitz discussing Sefer Igros Sofrim: The Letters of the Eiger - Sofer families

    #187.

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    With R' Shimonz Szimonowitz discussing Sefer Igros Sofrim: The Letters of the Eiger - Sofer families

    We discussed the history of the families and those included in the Sefer (Rav Akiva Eiger, Rav Shlomo Eiger, Rav Moshe Sofer [Chasam Sofer], Rav Avraham Shmuel Binyomin Sofer [Ksav Sofer], Rav Simcha Bunim Sofer [Shevet Sofer], Rav Shimon Sofer of Cracow, and Rav Shmuel Ehrenfeld [Chasan Sofer]), who originally put the letters together, many examples from the Sefer (this was the bulk of our conversation), langauges the letters were written in, pictures included, how the letters are broken up, what was done for the new edition, new material, and much more.

    The Sefer can be purchased at Biegeleisen or https://alehzayis.com/product/%d7%90%d7%92%d7%a8%d7%95%d7%aa-%d7%a1%d7%95%d7%a4%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9d/

    • 2 hr 31 min
    With Dr. Zev Eleff discussing the history of the Purim Shpiel (in America)

    With Dr. Zev Eleff discussing the history of the Purim Shpiel (in America)

    #186.

    ** This episode sponsored by Koren Publishers. Use code CHATTER at www.korenpub.com for 10% of your order. **

    With Dr. Zev Eleff discussing the history of the Purim Shpiel (in America)

    We discussed what the Purim Shpiel/Rav is, what "Shpiel" means, where/how it became standard in Yeshivos, Volozhin, American Yeshivos and the Purim shpiel, pushback to the shpiel, and more

    To read Dr. Eleff's articles on the topic:
    https://theconversation.com/purim-spiels-skits-and-satire-have-brought-merriment-to-an-ancient-jewish-holiday-in-america-177700

    https://www.academia.edu/23634811/_Behind_the_Laughter_The_Purim_Shpiel_Comes_to_America_and_Chicago_

    To purchase Dr. Eleff’s new book, “Dyed in Crimson”: https://amzn.to/3SRg2wf

    • 34 min
    With R' Elimelech Zweibel discussing Sefer Eim Labinah of Rav Yaakov Emden

    With R' Elimelech Zweibel discussing Sefer Eim Labinah of Rav Yaakov Emden

    #185.

    ** To support the podcast: https://seforimchatter.com/support-seforimchatter/ or email seforimchatter@gmail.com**

    To listen to "Reid Bites" from Sruly Bornstein that discuss Sefer EimLaBinah:

    1. https://app.daf-yomi.net/others/207100000

    2. https://app.daf-yomi.net/others/181130000

    3. https://app.daf-yomi.net/others/174270000

    We discussed how R' Elimelech came across the manuscript, why it wasn't printed before, why the name "Eim LaBinah", what the Sefer discusses, what is unique about the work, personal anecdotes of the Yaavetz in the sefer, how the work was edited, and more.

    To view sample pictures of the Sefer: https://www.flipsnack.com/BFA57BA7C6F/-.html

    • 55 min

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