Mossad HaRav Kook

מוסד הרב קוק

The Mossad HaRav Kook Annual Sale every year after Pesach is a major event for Seforim lovers all over Israel. Indeed there is almost no similar Seforim event in the world that for decades continues to attract major crowds every year. The sale is taking place this year from Nissan 23-30 5776 which is from May 1 to May 8 2016.

Mossad HaRav Kook only ships Seforim within Israel. For the 9th consecutive year only VirtualGeula is authorized by special arrangement to accept orders and ship directly from the Annual Sale to addresses in the Diaspora.

The Judaica Archival Project and VirtualGeula offers its active Subscribers and Members a chance to participate from anywhere in the world at the same discount prices you would pay as if you attended the sale yourself (and without the line-ups). This year there are up to 65 % discounts !

If you wish to participate in the sale and are not yet an active subscriber or member – please sign up nowThen scroll down to do your shopping. The order form is here. Please see conditions below. Also see below for brief descriptions of new titles from Seforim Blog.

View Catalog – קטלוג היריד

Who can participate:
This sale is for JAP members and subscribers only.
Orders will be accepted from today until midnight 22.04.15

Subscribers may order up to 10 titles or 20 kilo of Seforim
Regular members may order up to 5 titles or 10 kilo of Seforim.

Default shipping 
will be by via registered surface mail for other options click here.
The current price for registered surface mail is about  $20 for the first kilo and $5.00 for each additional kilo.
EMS, Air freight, UPS, Fedex and other shipping options are available on request.
Each parcel will entail a packing and handling charge of 25 sh.

How to Order
You must register at
You must include a valid international Visa, Mastercard or Amex credit card.
You must choose one of the membership plans to qualify for the sale prices.
You must use the VG orderform and clearly indicate each book with both a name and number.

Mossad HaRav Kook will be responsible for the correct filling of each order.
VG is responsible to get your order to the shipper of your choice within 30 days of the end of the  sale.
All shipments will be registered and insured. Delivery will be the shippers responsibility.

 שרות קניה ומשלוח מהיריד לחו”ל ע”י וירטואל גאולה

כל אדם שרוצה לקנות צריך להרשם באתר וירטואל גאולה כמנוי לשרות שלנו

יש שני סוגים : חבר לשרות ומנוי : לחבר יש הגבלה של 5 ספרים או עד 10 קילו למנוי 10 ספרים או עד 20 קילו

כל הספרים יישלחו לחו”ל ע”י דואר ים אא”כ מבקשים שרות אחרת

עלות דמי טיפול 25 ש”ח לכל חבילה

תשלום רק ע”י כ”א: ויזה, מסטרקרד או איימקס

מוסד הרב קוק אחראי על שלמות הספרים והאריזות, וירטואל גאולה אחראי על המשלוחים

נזקים בדרך או חבילות שנאבדו הם באחריות הדואר


Mossad HaRav Kook a brief description of some of their newest titles.

Mossad HaRav Kook Sale 2016

By Eliezer Brodt

For over thirty years, starting on Isru Chag of Pesach, Mossad HaRav Kook publishing house has made a big sale on all of their publications, dropping prices considerably (some books are marked as low as 65% off). In recent years their practice has been to publish several new titles in the few weeks prior to the sale; during the rest of the year not as many titles are printed. They also reprint some of their older out of print titles. Some years important works are printed; others not as much. This year they have printed many valuable works, as they did last year. (See here for a review of some of last year’s titles.)

What follows is a list and brief description of some of their newest titles.

  1. ר’ אברהם אבן עזרא, ספר צחות, מהדיר: ר’ מרדכי גודמן, עניני דקדוק בלשון הקדוש ופירוש פסוקים קשים לפי פשוטם ודקדוקם, רצח עמודים
  2. ר’ אברהם אבן עזרא, ספר מאזנים, מהדיר: ר’ מרדכי גודמן, עניני דקדוק בלשון הקדוש ופירוש פסוקים קשים לפי פשוטם ודקדוקם, רי עמודים

These two volumes are critical editions of the Ibn Ezra works Sefer Tzachus and Sefer Moznayim, based on manuscripts and include numerous useful notes and indexes.

  1. ר’ יוסף חיון, פירוש לתהלים מכ”י, תרסה עמודים

This work printed once before in 1522. This edition is based on manuscripts. The Pirush is by one of the talmidim of R’ Yitzchack Kanpanton and is more Peshat oriented. It includes an introduction and notes.

  1. ר’ משה איסרליש הרמ”א, תורת חטאת,על פי כ”י ודפוס ראשון עם הערות, תמח עמודים

This is a new edition of the Rama classic work Toras Chatas based upon an hitherto unused manuscript. In the introduction the editor explains various reasons for the significance of printing this edition, based on this new manuscript.

  1. חשבון הנפש, מהדורה מתוקנת עם הוספות רבות, 24+ קעה עמודים

This is yet another edition of the famous classic Musar book which has “ties” to Benjamin Franklin (a subject I will hopefully return to). This volume begins with a very good introduction and includes many useful notes throughout the work. It also includes some new pieces from the author’s other manuscripts.

  1. ר’ אהרן מרקוס, קסת הסופר, פירוש על בראשית- לך לך, כולל מפתחות, תנג עמודים

This is a retyped version of R’ Aron Marcus’s work on Chumash. The rest of the work is lost. Some are fans of his, others not (see my Likutei Eliezer, p. 63), but it is definitely an interesting read. This new edition includes an index.

  1. ר’ אברהם לנדא, צלותא דאברהם, תתקפז עמודים

It’s special news for many that this classic has been reprinted, as it has been sought after by many for years since it was last in print. This work is one of the best collections out there on Tefilah. It systematically deals with the sources for the weekday siddur, based on a wide range of classic sources. It also deals with the Nuschaos of Tefilah. This edition includes corrections and additions to the previous versions. 

  1. אוסף כתביו של דב זלוטניק, ב’ חלקים, 287+389 עמודים

This is a collection of all of the late Professor Dov Zlotnick’s writings, in Hebrew and English. Included are several articles about his teacher Professor Saul Leiberman as well as a collection of various articles containing material from the notes of his great teacher’s personal copies of seforim which Prof. Zlotnick had published. In addition, this collection includes his book Pillar of Iron: the Mishna which has been out of print for some time along his introduction to his edition of the Tractate of Mourning for Yale Press (with some notes of his on the side).

  1. ר’ ראובן רז, הרב קוק בין חסידים למתנגדים, מפגש של שלושה עולמות ויחסם לציונות, 200 עמודים

Looking at the title of the book and its table of contents it appears to have interesting material related to topics such as R’ Kook and Chasidim, the Gra, R’ Chaim Volozhiner, Ger Chasidus and more. Admittedly, I have not yet had a chance to get deeper into the book.

10.ר’ נריה גוטל, שלמי שמחה, עיוני מועדים וזמנים, 629 עמודים

This work from R’ Gutel is a collection of his articles printed in numerous journals spanning a wide range of topics. Many (including myself) are great fans of his, especially from his classic work Histanut Hatvi’im B’Halacha.

Here is a very accurate description of the work as it appears on the back:

יש שימצא בה בקעה למדנית ויש שימצא בה ניתוח מחקרי, יש שיעדיף היבט הלכתי מעשי, ויש שיבכר דווקא זווית הגותית אגדית פעמים שהמאמר בה בארוכה ופעמים שהוא בא דווקא  בקצרה וכן הלאה על דרך זה. לאחר פרסומם הראשון עלו חלק מן המאמרים על שלחנם של גדולי ישראל, וזכו להארות הערות והתייחסויות מצדם התגובות שבכתב הובאו בספר זה, והן מתפרסמות בו לראשונה יחד עם המאמרים שפורסמו זה מכבר. בנוסף צורפו לספר זה מספר מאמרים שטרם ראו אור.

Here is a scan of the table of contents to give one some sense of the wide range of subjects:

  1. ר’ איתם הנקין הי”ד, אש תמיד, חידושים וביאורי דינים על סדר שלחן ערוך ומשנה ברורה, 369 עמודים

It’s only been a few months since the terrible tragedy of the murder of R’ Eitam Henkin and his wife. R’ Eitam was a special and unique person combining many talents all in one. He was a great talmid chacham, Historian and talented writer all “wrapped up” in one package. This work was something he had completed before his murder and which he was very proud of. It received many impressive Haskomos which in my opinion (for whatever it’s worth) are not exaggerated at all. He had the unique ability to write clearly and concisely – penetrating to the heart of the issue. This is a very valuable contribution to the world of Halacha specifically Hilchos Shabbos.