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Table Talk
Shabbos and Yom Tov Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz (Author) 
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Catalog #: TABP
ISBN-10: 1578192846
ISBN-13: 9781578192847
Binding: Paperback / Pages: 209
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches / Weight: 0.70 LBS
Published: by ArtScroll Mesorah Publications

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Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz is one of the crown jewels of the American rabbinate. During his long and successful career, he has taught, guided, and inspired thousands of men, women, and children. He once described his own teacher as a person who personified “the depths of simplicity.” The same term can be applied to him. In Rabbi Pelcovitz’s brilliant formulations, the most complex ideas are compelling and comprehensible. He makes learning an enticing challenge, a pleasure and an adventure.

In this new book, Rabbi Pelcovitz offers a lifetime of learning and ideas on the weekly Torah readings. He shares with us his unusual ability to relate the thoughts of the Sages and commentators -- including his own insights -- to our everyday concerns. Indeed the Torah is eternal and always relevant, and this is a book that proves it.

As its title implies, Table Talk is meant to stimulate discussion. It takes a theme, expresses it, relates it, and embellishes it. It’s for the Sabbath table, for an interesting afternoon stroll, for a study group -- or just for informative and provocative reading.

Join Rabbi Pelcovitz as he analyzes concepts under the lens of wisdom and experience and learning. His writing is crisp, his mood is amiable, his mind is nimble, his message is clear and to the point.

Bottom line? This is a book to enjoy and to share. It will lend spice to any table -- and mind.


Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz is rabbi emeritus of the famed Congregation Knesseth Israel, the “White Shul,” of Far Rockaway, New York. His previous ArtScroll books are the translation and annotation of Sforno’s commentary on the Torah and Sforno’s commentary on Pirkei Avos.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
Sefer Bereishis
  • Bereishis - Education, Growth and Maturity
  • Noach - Reordering Our Priorities
  • Lech Lecha - Possession and Ownership - Are They the Same?
  • Vayeira - Man's Potential for Good or Evil
  • Chayei Sarah - Nature vs. Nurture
  • Toldos - Appearance and Reality
  • Vayeitzei - It's All Relative / When a Pupil Becomes a Participant
  • Vayishlach - What's in a Name?
  • Vayeishev - Heeding the Heavenly Voice
  • Mikeitz - Self-worth
  • Vayigash - Day of Judgment, Day of Admonition / Dignity and Self-Respect
  • Vayechi - Jewish Unity: Ethnicity and Faith
Sefer Shemos
  • Shemos - Not to Lose Sight of the Tree for the Forest / No Excuses, Please!
  • Va'eira - For Your Own Good
  • Bo - The Light That Shines in the Darkness / Second, but Not Last or Final
  • Beshalach - Message in a Jar / Hearing and Reading
  • Yisro - United We Stand
  • Mishpatim - A Unique Derech Eretz / From Revelation to Legislation
  • Terumah - Gateway to Heaven / The Cherubim: Face-to-Face or Face-Off
  • Tetzaveh - The Art of Communication
  • Ki Sisa - Human Standard
  • Vayakhel - Style or Substance?
  • Pikudei - Accounting and Accountability
Sefer Vayikra
  • Vayikra - Listening, Hearing and Understanding
  • Tzav - Consecrating One's Ear, Hand and Foot
  • Shemini - Instruction or Admonition - Which is More Effective?
  • Tazria - Transforming the "Nega" into "Oneg"
  • Metzora - Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
  • Acharei - Environmental Pollution and Education
  • Kedoshim - How to Understand the Word "Kamocha"
  • Emor - The Ordeal of the Ordinary
  • Behar - Putting First Things First
  • Bechukosai - Lessening Links - Diminishing Merits
Sefer Bamidbar
  • Bamidbar - To Count and Be Counted
  • Nasso - To Be Blessed and to Be a Blessing / Coexistence and Peak
  • Beha'aloscha - What do You Miss?
  • Shelach - Logical Is Not Always Reasonable / Squandered Oppurtunity
  • Korach - Not to Capture but to Captivate
  • Chukas - Excess Causes Affluenza
  • Balak - Israel's Vulnerability
  • Pinchas - The Secret Is Timing
  • Mattos - When Abundance Becomes Iniquity
  • Masei - Travel Broadens Horizons
Sefer Devarim
  • Devarim - A Balanced Judgment / Light Unto the Nations / The Hidden Seeds of Redemption
  • Va'eschanan - A Beneficial Decree / Seize the Moment
  • Eikev - Use It or Lose It / Avinu Malkeinu - Our Father, Our King / Man's Creative Spirit
  • Re'eh - Berachah, the Enabler
  • Shoftim - A Clever or a Wise Person? / The Other Man / The Public and Private Persona
  • Ki Seitzei - Chodesh or Yerach? / A True Measure of Faith / False Economy
  • Ki Savo - A Basketful of Blessings / Evoking the Divine Voice / The Mezuzah at the Gateway to Eretz Yisrael
  • Nitzavim - Action Inspires and Motivates / Means and Ends - Cause and Effect / Choosing Our Destin - Is It Ours To Choose?
  • Vayeilech - A National Affirmation
  • Haazinu - How to Give Mussar / An Eternal Link
  • Vezos Haberacha - Fire and Water - Coexistance / Linking the Conclusion to the Beginning
Yomim Tovim
  • Rosh Hashanah - The Inner Voice
  • Yom Kippur - Appreciation, Priorities and Values
  • Succos - Illusory or Real Security
  • Chanukah - Sanctity of Time, Place and Klal Yisrael / Why "Mehadrin"?
  • Purim - The Correct Response
  • Pesach - The Profound Lesson of Rabbi Gamliel
  • Shavuos - The Power of Renewal

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