Books by Rabbi Jachter

From David to Destruction: Mining Essential Lessons from Sefer Melachim (Kol Torah Publications, 2019)

In From David to Destruction, Rabbi Chaim Jachter presents new solutions to both classic and previously unaddressed issues in the study of Sefer Melachim and Tanach. Combining traditional commentaries with innovative interpretations, From David to Destruction provides key insights into the spiritual challenges faced by the Jewish leadership and nation during the First Temple period, and applies the narratives of Sefer Melachim to contemporary Hashkafic issues. From David to Destruction: Mining Essential Lessons from Sefer Melachim comprises an intensive study of Shlomo HaMelech, Yarav’am ben Nevat, Beit Achav, Eliyahu HaNavi, Elisha, Yeshayahu HaNavi, Achaz, Chizkiyahu, Menashe, Yoshiyahu, Yirmiyahu HaNavi, and more.

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Depths of Yonah: Unleashing the Power of Your Yom Kippur (Kol Torah Publications, 2018)

Depths of Yonah is a fresh and thorough exploration of what is for many a highlight of the Yom Kippur service, the book of Yonah. This work is a beautiful blend of classic, contemporary and new insights into the beloved book of Yonah with an eye as to why Yonah cuts to the core of what we should be accomplishing on Yom Kippur. Readers of Depths of Yonah will emerge with a deep appreciation for the richness of the book of Yonah and invigorated for a more meaningful Yom Kippur.

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Reason to Believe: Rational Explanations of Orthodox Jewish Faith (Menorah Books, 2017)

Reason to Believe is veritable tour de force in defense of Orthodox Jewish faith. The author, a veteran teacher of Judaic Studies, an internationally known rabbi and dayan, faces the tough questions and perennial doubts head-on and offers compelling evidence in favor of Orthodoxy from science, philosophy, history, and Jewish tradition. A valuable and timely resource for those who seek answers, Reason to Believe will also anchor and amplify the faith of those who feel secure in their Orthodox beliefs and lifestyle.

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Gray Matter II: Discourses in the Complex Halachic Issues of Today (Kol Torah Publications, 2006)

Tough questions often yield different answers. Rabbi Chaim Jachter selects topics of relevance and interest to contemporary Jews and, in his characteristically clear and readable style, comprehensively surveys the issues and the varying views of contemporary scholars. Torah authorities from a broad spectrum of Jewry are included in these broad studies. Topics covered range from how and when to save lives on Shabbat including whether one may return from the hospital, the complex Agunah cases that emerged from the World Trade Center tragedy, when Halachah causes infertility, the use of lawyers in a Beit Din, and much more. This book contains the first extensive English discussion of the contemporary theoretical and practical issues involved in building and maintaining Mikva'ot.

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