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- The Artscroll Children's Book of Yonah, by Shmuel Blitz.
To children, the story of Yonah is thrilling and exciting. To adults, it represents the essence of Yom Kippur.
- Blackman Mishna Study Series: Rosh Hashana / Yoma, translated and annotated by Rabbi Philip Blackman.
This handy booklet includes the full Hebrew text of the Mishnah, plus an English translation and explanatory notes.
- Companion Guide to the Yom Kippur Prayer Service, by Moshe I. Sorscher.
For anyone who has ever felt lost during the Yom Kippur services, this book is the perfect solution! This reader-friendly guide illucidates and helps demystify Jewish prayer and the synagogue.
- Days of Awe, by Shmuel Yosef Agnon.
A Treasury of Jewish Wisdom for Reflection, Repentance, and Renewal on the High Holy Days.
- Days Of Awe: Sfas Emes, by Rabbi Yosef Stern.
Ideas and insights of the Sfas Emes on the High Holy Days.
- The Festivals In Halachah, by Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin.
An analysis of the development of the festival laws.
- Interlinear Viduy / Confession, by Rabbi Menachem Davis.
An interlinear translation of the Yom Kippur viduy with commentaries.
- Journey Of The Soul: The Vilna Gaon On Yonah / Jonah, by Rabbi Moshe Schapiro.
An allegorical commentary adapted from the Vilna Gaon's Aderes Eliyahu.
- The Practical Guide to Teshuvah, by Rabbi Shaul Wagschal.
This book offers a realistic, step-by-step approach, guiding you through the teshuvah process.
- Prophet on the Run: Jonah and Yom Kippur, by Rabbi David Fohrman.
Jewish Holiday Series 1 - A 3-CD Set.
- Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss on the Yamim Noraim, by Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss.
Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss offers priceless wisdom and inspiration to help approach the Yamim Noraim in the right frame of mind and with the proper preparations.
- Rosh HaShanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit, by Shimon Apisdorf.
If you, or someone you know, spends the High Holy Day Services looking for the nearest exit - this is the book you have been looking for.
- Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud Yoma volume 1, edited by Rabbi Yisroel Simcha Schorr and Rabbi Chaim Malinowitz.
English Full Size [#13] - (folios 2a-46b).
- Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud Yoma volume 2, by edited by Rabbi Yisroel Simcha Schorr and Rabbi Chaim Malinowitz.
English Full Size [#14] - (folios 47a-88a).
- Stories About Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, by Menucha Fuchs.
In this, the 12th book in The Children's Learning Series, readers follow the Cohen children as they prepare for, and celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Written for young readers in kindergarten through grade three.
- Viduy / Confession, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
A linear translation of the Yom Kippur viduy with overview commentary and insights based on Chazal & the classic commentators.
- Yad Avrohom Mishnah Series: Tractates ROSH HASHANAH, YOMA, SUCCAH, by Rabbi Yosef Rottenberg.
A new translation with a commentary anthologized from Talmudic, Midrashic and Rabbinic sources (Seder Moed).
- Yom Kippur: Its Significance, Laws, And Prayers, by Rabbi Hersh Goldwurm, Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, and Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
A presentation anthologized from Talmudic and traditional sources.
- Yom Kippur Machzor: With Commentary Adapted From the Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, edited by Arnold Lustiger.
This work presents many of the probing thoughts offered by Rav Soloveitchik in his shiurim, lectures and written works.
- Yom Kippur Readings, edited by Dov Peretz Elkins.
A powerful collection of writings about Yom Kippur that will add spiritual depth and holiness to your experience of the Day of Atonement.
- Yom Kippur With Bina, Benny, And Chaggai Hayonah, by Yaffa Ganz.
Join Bina, Benny and their winged friend, Chaggai the holiday dove, in these fun-filled adventure that explains Yom Kippur.
- Yonah / Jonah, by Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz.
The Book of Jonah is one of the best known of the Biblical prophets. It is a classic study in the process of "teshuvah" (repentance).
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