Monday, September 21, 2009

Recommended seforim for the Yomim Noraim

Here are some seforim that I find very useful/inspiring for this time period.

שער הגמול - by the Ramban. This sefer spells out many of the Yesodos Haemuna that relate to this time period. It explains what we are judged for on Rosh Hashana, צדיק ורע לא, Gehinom and Gan Eden, etc. It is both a tremendous source of mussar and knowledge for this period.
קונטרוס עבודת התפילה - This explains every line of the shemoneh esrei giving you all of the sources. I find it helps my כוונא tremendously. I like the sefer in Hebrew but there is an English version as well.
אסופי מערכות ימים נוראים - This is a set of essays from R' Goldvicht (former R' Yeshiva of Kerem B'Yavneh and talmid of the Chazon Ish and the Brisker Rav). R' Goldvicht is a master in aggadda and he has some beautiful ideas about the ימים נוראים.


Natan said...

Can you post more info about the last two books? Where can one find them? Are the online?

Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

Could I add:
Shaarei Teshuva
Chovos Halevavos
Orchos Tzadikim

bluke said...

You certainly could. The seforim I mentioned are less well know.

bluke said...

קונטרוס עבודת התפילה is available in many seforim stores. R' Goldvicht's sefer is also available in seforim stores.

I don't know thonk that they are available online.