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Book Review: Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters”

This book is, "The riveting and untold story of the intelligence task force that launched a dynamic new front in the war on terror. A thrill ride with one of the most important Israeli start-ups of them all."

Anniversary Of A Night Of Infamy

Kristallnacht marked a turning point for the more than half million German Jews.

Jewish Press Writer Releases New Book

After nearly every interview is a postscript describing what the interviewee and/or his cause has been up to since the interview first appeared in the pages of The Jewish Press.

Title: Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira – Sermons from the Years of Rage

Although the manuscripts of the Rebbe’s writings were brought to Israel many years ago, this publication reveals extensive new information on the details surrounding their burial and discovery.

Just The Two Of Us

We let the children know that this was our time to recharge, reconnect, play, and perhaps enjoy a little quiet.

The Scholarship Of David Fuchs

Aside from just seeing his name associated with the Koren liturgical works there is a very special person behind the name David Fuchs whose biography will be the subject of this week’s essay.

Title: Birkon Mesorat Harav

In the preface, Rabbi Menachem Genack writes that halacha, in the Rav’s analysis, transforms eating by means of a new institution, the se’uda.

Title: Yaakov and the Secret of Acra Fortress

How many people know the lineage of King Antiochus, known formally as Antiochus IV Epiphanes?

A Jewish Slave In Rome

For all of Tisha B'Av I lived the life of a slave in Rome.

A History of the Palestinian People – From Ancient Times to the Modern Era

Assaf A. Voll has written one of the most comprehensive books on the history of the Palestinian People.

Title: Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik’s Lectures on the Guide...

The Rav argues that for Rambam, a great deal of man’s striving to understand God is related to trying to understand His deeds and imitating them.

Title: The Person in the Parasha: Discovering the Human Element in the Weekly Torah...

Weinreb shares with us his personal triumphs and tribulations, and lessons from his many travels across the Jewish world.

From The Trailer Park To The Shabbos Park: One Woman’s Journey To Her Religious...

Despite not having any religious identity, Mrs. Teitler recalls that she and her younger sister were both beaten up at the trailer parks where they lived for being Jewish.

Title: Contemporary Halakhic Problems: Volume 7

One of the more forceful and vital chapters is towards the end of the book when Rabbi Bleich discusses vaccinations.

A Glimpse Of The Beginning

We learn, for example, that his paternal uncle rabbi Shmuel Schneerson awarded his nephew rabbinic ordination;;

By His Light: Character & Values in the Service of God, based on addresses...

Rabbi Lichtenstein’s analysis of the events, especially the dialogues between them, serves as a lesson for our people’s leaders to read, and emulate in the many years to come.

Review of Rabbi Benjamin Blech’s “Redemption, Then and Now: Pesah Haggada with Essays and...

Rabbi Blech projects this example of optimism as a most important component to the liberation of the Exodus.

Yosef: The Prelude to Pesach

Yosef, the biblical figure, has been the center of numerous contemporary works detailing his historical and religious importance to our faith, thus making a dramatization of his life at this time of year on the Jewish calendar all the more important.

Award Named In Memory Of Ernest W. Michel

Now approaching the program’s 67th year, the National Jewish Book Awards celebrate Jewish literary achievement in a wide range of genres and form, honoring writers in 20 different categories each year.

War Hero, Captive, Chief Rabbi, [Jerusalem] Deputy Mayor, and Diplomat [to the Vatican]

Rabbi Cohen was raised in holiness by the original codifier of some of Rav Kook’s writings when Rav Kook was still alive.

A Learner’s Haggadah

Even the very physicality of the seder participant is given narrative space so as to give the participant the rational for the physical choreography of the seder night’s ‘program’.

The Legacy Of The Or Hachaim

Another remarkable fact concerning the Or Hachaim is that he is the only Sephardi commentator in most editions of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, a point that is little recognized today.

Title: Yaakov and the Treasures of Timna Valley

Yaakov lives in the year 2025. He and his sister, Rachel, find in the data bank of one of their robots cryptic data sent by a pirate in Djerba, which leads them onto the trail of their second adventure.

The Irony Of The Purim Shpiel

Esther is the only Megillah read twice, once in the evening synagogue service of Purim and a second time during the morning services on Purim

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