Dedicating sefarim and books is a meaningful way to memorialize a departed loved one. It is particularly valuable since the person gains the ultimate merit of Torah study each time the sefer is used.

Below is a list of common Hebrew and English sefarim that your shul or school might need:

Siddurim/Chumashim:
Hebrew:
Shul Siddur
Shul Chumash (Yaffe or Moznaim)
Tikun

English:
Artscroll siddur
ArtScroll Interlinear Siddur
Stone Chumash

Torah Commentary:
Hebrew:
Mikraos Gedolos
Ramban on Chumash
Rabbeinu Bachayei
Chumash with Malbim
Shaarei Aharon
Torah Shleimah
Meam Loez
Meshech Chachmah
Dorash Moshe

English:
Stone Chumash
Rashi on Chumash
Ramban on Chumash
Baal Haturim on Chumash
Meam Loez (Hebrew or English)
Hirsch Chumash

Nach:
Hebrew:
Mikraos Gedolos with Malbim
Meam Loez

English:
Judaica Press Mikraos Gedolos
Torah Anthology
Stone Tanach
Rubin Neviim Rishonim

Midrashim:
Hebrew:
Midrash Rabbah
Midrash Rabbah Hamevuar
Midrash Tanchuma
Yalkut Shimoni
Otzar Hamidrashim

English:
The Midrash Says
The Little Midrash Says

Mishna Study:
Hebrew:
Mishnayos Yachin Uboaz
Mishnayos Zecher Chanoch
Kehati Mishnayos
Mishna Behirah

English:
Artscroll Mishna
Kehati Mishna

Talmud Study:
Set of Shas or single volumes
Hebrew:
Chidushei HaRitva
Chidushei HaRashba
Chidushei HaRamban
Chidushei HaRan
Shita Mekubetzes
Meiri
Ein Yakov
Tosfos Harash
Tzlach
Pnei Yehoshua
Chidushei Rabbi Akiva Eiger
Kovetz Meforshim

English:
ArtScroll Talmud

Halachah:
Hebrew:
Rambam - Mishneh Torah
Tur
Shulchan Aruch
Minchas Chinuch
Aruch Hashulchan
Mishna Brerurah
Chayei Adam/Chachmas Adam
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Shmiras Shabbos Kehilchasa
Chofetz Chaim: Shemiras Halashon

English:
Mishnah Berurah
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Shmiras Shabbos K'hilchasah
Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson A Day
R' Binyomin Forst sefarim (Brachos, Kashrus, etc.)
R' Simcha Bunim Cohen sefarim (Shabbos/Yom Tov, Daily Living etc.)
Business Halachah
Mourning in Halacha

Mussar Classics:
Hebrew:
Mesilas Yesharim
Chovos Halevavos
Sharei Teshuvah
Pele Yoetz
Kisvei Chofetz Chaim
Michtav Me'Eliyahu
Sifsei Chaim
Sifrei Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus

English:
Path of the Just
Duties of the Heart
Gates of Repentance
Strive for Truth
Writings of the Chofetz Chaim

Reference:
Aramaic Dictionary
Alcalay Dictionary
Encyclopedia Talmudis
Otsar Haposkim
Otzar Ha'Agadah
Otzar Rashei Teivos
Ishei Hatanach
Concordance
Aspaclaria

 
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