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Toras Ashkenaz Online: Additional Important Works Now Available Free of Charge – תורת אשכנז על הרשת: שבעה ספרים נוספים לראיה והורדה בחנם

May 6, 2019

It is a pleasure to share the good news of the availability of a number of important works מבית מדרשו של מו”ר רבש”ה שליט”א, from the circle of Rav Hamburger, chaveirim, talmidim, and followers, online.

Firstly, the first six volumes of the highly esteemed journal ירושתנו, containing important Torah and research in various diverse areas and aspects of the heritage of יהדות אשכנז as well as כלל ישראל בכלל (h/t Friends of Machon Moreshes Ashkenaz), have recently been made available at the renowned website, to whom we owe a deep debt of gratitude.

Additionally, another interesting work, about a “Shabbos Chassunah”, שבת בריילפט – מנהגי ופיוטי שבת חתונה, in more detail חתונה שחופתה ביום ששי וסעודתה בליל שבת פיוטיה ומנהגיה by R. Noach Hofner, has also been posted at the same site, for a while.

Thanks to all involved in providing such treasures to the public.

Enjoy and be illuminated by the exquisite offerings.


Hamaayan review of Yerushoseinu – סקירה בהמעין על קובץ ירושתנו של מכון מורשת אשכנז

November 5, 2012

The prominent Torah publication המעין recently put out their first issue for the year 5773. In it there is brief review of the last issue of the Machon Moreshes Ashkenaz annual ירושתנו, with some nice words and additional relevant information.

It can be seen here, about 4/5 of the way down the page.


Categories, Tags, and Pesach

April 6, 2012

I have been working in recent days on labeling past posts with categories and tags to make them more accessible and inviting to readers.  It would add a sort of partial index to the site as well. The project is not finished yet, but much has already been done, ב”ה. One can see the categories and many of the tags on the right side margin of the Treasures of Ashkenaz homepage. By holding your mouse over them, you are shown the number of linked posts. By clicking on them, you are taken to relevant and connected material previously published at the site.

So, for example, if you want to see past posts related to Pesach, just go to that area, find the Pesach tag, and click on it, to get a nice collection of Pesach material for ענינא דיומא from the site archives.


Wishing  readers, supporters, and other fine Jews, א פרייליכען און כשר’ן פסח….

KAYJ Website Address Change – .ORG to .NET

February 20, 2012

I would like to alert readers, that the web address of the important website of KAYJ, קהל עדת ישורון of ירושלים עיה”ק, which has great resources in the area of מנהגי ונוסח אשכנז, including nusach recordings and a discussion forum, has recently moved from KAYJ.ORG to KAYJ.NET. More work is needed to transfer its large amount of material, which we hope will be accomplished soon.

Due to the change, links with the old address will not accomplish what they used to. If you encounter such a problem, you can try the same url with .net substituted for .org, which hopefully will do the trick after the files are esconced in their new home.

Thanks to קהל עדת ישורון ירושלים  for all their great work!

שלום שלום לרחוק ולקרוב

March 28, 2011

Thanks to the great Life in Israel, and On The Main Line blogs, we have had a significant increase in visitors in recent days.

Thanks to the  בעלי בתים of the aforementioned blogs, and to all the visitors, ברוכים הבאים.

Thanks as well to the “Somehow frum” blog for linking.

Machon Moreshes Ashkenaz (MMA) Shul luach

March 20, 2011

ירושתנו has not come out yet this year (I guess sponsorship is needed. Anyone want to help with this great annual of Ashkenaz Torah and history? Contact MMA). But the luach of minhogim for Shul על פי מנהג אשכנז is online at the מכון מורשת אשכנז site. I have added a link to it on the right side of this page. Or you can click here.

Where would we be without מכון מורשת אשכנז? Up the creek, without a paddle, sounds like an apt metaphor.

א פרייליכען פורים

Ideas, thoughts, suggestions, comments?

March 13, 2011

ותשועה ברב יועץ – משלי יא:יד, כד:ו

We have finished our first week since the launch of the blog, בעזרת השי”ת.

I am gratified at the amount of visitors to the site. ברוך השם.

Thanks to all those who have lent a hand, or a good word.

You may have noticed that the initial rush of posting has slowed down. It takes time to write quality posts, and one must keep learning, and listening, and thinking, to have worthwhile postings. So the frequency of postings in the future may well decline. But when they do come, I hope they will be be special, and worthwhile of your valuable time. I endeavour to have high quality postings. Quality over quantity.

Anyone who has ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve things here, please share them via the comments feature. Ideas for postings? Feel free to chime in.

If you don’t want them posted to the world, you can send them in as a comment to the blog, but note at the top that it is not for publication. I will read it and not send it on to the blog.

Thanks and גוט וואך.


March 4, 2011

I am trying to spread the word about some of the treasures of the Ashkenazic Jewish tradition, that are not as widely known as they should be nowadays, ל”ע.

Hopefully, בעזרת השם, we will have הצלחה.

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