MACHANAIM - JEWISH HERITAGE CENTER FOR RUSSIAN SPEAKING JEWS
Machanaim produces and publishes Russian-language books on various aspects of Jewish practice Jewish philosophy, and Torah. For example, Machanaim has now produced and published a series of eight books on all the Jewish holidays. These books are very popular among olim, and are also sent to the former USSR.
Machanaim has also published a book of Torah stories for children, which has been reprinted several times and is in great demand both in Israel and in the former USSR. Moreover, Machanaim has published both a siddur and a High Holidays machzor with Russian translation, commentary and explanations, specially designed for beginners. Other published books include a guide to Shabbat observance, a collection of articles by the late Rabbi Soloveitchik, , a guide to Jewish burial and mourning laws, and a book on Judaism's approach to Christianity. Books currently in preparation include a translation of Rambam's "Guide for the Perplexed" from the Arabic original, with commentary.
Catalogue of all Books Published by Machanaim in Russian
Festivals and Holidays
The High Holy Days and Succot – Laws, customs, commentaries of the sages on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Succot and Shmini Atzeret, with philosophical view of the festivals. Guidance for preparing and conducting the festivals. 96 pp.
Chanukah –Laws, customs, and historical background
Chanukah, stories and philosophical discussion of the holiday, 48 pp, color illustrations.
Tu B'Shvat – Color information sheet with topics concerning laws connected to the Land of Israel, 6 pp.
Purim – Translation of the Megillah with selected commentaries. Customs and laws of Purim. The philosophical meaning of the holiday. 48 pp, color illustrations.
Pesach – The Haggadah with a new translation and traditional commentary. Guidance for preparing and conducting the Seder. A collection of philosophical articles on Pesach. 144 pp.
Israel Independence Day and Jerusalem Day – Concise history of Zionism and essays on the religious significance of the State of Israel and Jerusalem.
Shavuot – The philosophical meaning of the festival, the book of Ruth with translation and commentaries. Explanation of the Ten Commandments and customs of the festival. Main prayers.160 pp
From Memory to Rejoicing” – Laws, customs and history f the Fast Days commemorating the Destruction of the Temple. Includes the relevant Torah xts and The Book of Lamentations with a new translation and commentary based on traditional sources. 208 pp.
Prayers and Benedictions
“Shabbat Shalom” – a Sabbath Book of Benedictions – explanations, translations and transliterations of the Friday night service, the Sabbath songs and the Blessing after Meals. 96 pp.
Siddur “Shaarei Tefilla” (Gates of Prayer) – a prayer book for beginners with new Russian translation, commentary, instruction for participation in the service and clear modern graphics. A comprehensive guide for beginners. 800 pp. Sfarad and Ashkenaz versions available.
Hard cover (14x21 cm) edition Hard cover, pocket size (10x14 cm)
Machzor “Shaarei Teshuva” (Gates of Repentance) - a complete prayer book for the High Holy Days with new Russian translation, commentary, instructions for participation in the service and clear modern graphics. A comprehensive guide for beginners. Contains materials on the philosophy, meaning, customs and laws of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the Ten Days of Awe. 990 pp.
The Guide for the Perplexed – first-time Russian translation from the original Arabic of Rambam's classical work, with commentaries.556 pp.
Catharsis – translations of selected works of Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik. The book includes translations of the original works written by Rabbi Soloveitchik, and notes of his lectures edited by Rabbi Avraham Besdin.
Two Stories of Creation, by Dr. Pinchas Polonsky – focuses on the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis and discusses the Torah-modern man relationship.
Jews and Christianity – refutes Christian missionaries and explains Jewish denial of Christianity. 86 pp.
Rav Kook: His Personality and Teachings, by Dr. Pinchas Polonsky –
a comprehensive study of the life and teachings of Rav Avraham Yitzhak Kook, presenting his philosophy of religious Zionism and of the modernization in Orthodox Judaism. 576 pp
Laws and Customs
Jewish Tradition, by Zeev Geyzel. A comprehensive guide of Jewish history, Jewish law, festivals, and customs. 268 pp.
Laws of Cooking on Sabbath and Festivals – Russian version of the book by Ehud Rosenberg. Clear presentations of the laws of cooking and reheating food on Shabbat and Yom Tov, based on “Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchathah” by Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth. 96 pp
Meat and Milk - Russian version of the book by Ehud Rosenberg, “Meat and Dairy”. An illustrated guide to the laws of meat and milk. 180 pp.
The Duty of the Living – Jewish tradition of burial and mourning laws and customs, texts of relevant prayers with translation and explanations. The symbolism of the customs. Jewish view of death and immortality of the soul. With the approval of Rishon LeZion HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu. 184 pp.
“And You Shall Tell Your Son” – illustrated collection of the written and oral Torah stories, for children and parents. Gift color edition. 340 pp.
Destiny of Jewish communities and their synagogues. USSR, 1976- 1987, by Shimon Yantovsky. Essays and illustrations. 580 pp., including 270 pp. of photo materials.
Memoirs and essays by Viktor Kagan. 336 pp.
Faith and Reason, by Benjamin Fain – translation of the book “Creation Ex Nihilo”. The renowned physicist’s reflections on science and faith, and the story of his life and struggle for aliya from the USSR to Israel. 368 pp.
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