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book-Perfection
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

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In the introduction to the first volume, R. Katz discusses the Torah ideal, arguing that the Torah’s laws are intended to craft the perfect man and are not to be regarded as ends unto themselves.

book-Lincoln
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015

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It’s almost pointless to try to summarize all of the fascinating information that Holzer’s research unearthed.

book-Letters-from-Mir
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015

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The special charm of these letters is their immediacy and authenticity of emotion and description.

Rav Yosef Rosen, the Rogatchover Gaon
 

Posted on: January 5th, 2015

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His phenomenal memory encompassed the Written Torah, the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud, and all the major commentaries.

book-super-secret-diary
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2014

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Who hasn’t experienced how hard it can be to fit in?

book-elisha-davidson
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2014

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Written with flowing language and engaging style, Attar weaves a spell that combines mystery, humor, adventure and Kabbalah in the most magical place in the world, the Old City of erusalem.

book-path-for-life
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2014

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There are those who highlight the diversity of these different teachings, seeing each rebbe as teaching a separate path.

book-new-anti-semitism
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2014

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Because she is keenly aware that anti-Semitism may start with the Jews but never ends with the Jews, she makes the logical connection between the opprobrium for both America and Israel so commonplace on the political left.

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book-Making-David
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2014

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In this narrative of history, it is the third world Palestinians who are victims of the marauding Jews, of course.

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book-from-the-depths
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2014

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Their memoirs capture these experiences through a Torah-faith point of view.

book-tanakh
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2014

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The penultimate section of the book serves as a primer to modern Biblical scholarship and Orthodox responses.

Winter 2014 cover
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2014

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Rabbi Maurice Lamm
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2014

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Creativity without clarity is not sufficient for writing. I am eternally thankful to Hashem for his gift to me.

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book-disambiguation
 

Posted on: November 5th, 2014

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While still a student in a small Midwest college she learns that her aunt in New York has passed away, resulting in her life turning topsy turvy.

book-diversity-divine
 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014

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For each weekly reading, Rabbi Grysman begins with a synopsis of the Torah portion, followed by a focus on a major issue.

book-alex's-wake
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2014

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Goldsmith himself went on his own “voyage of discovery” to the places where his grandfather and uncle landed and were sent.

boo-leon-reich
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014

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Leon experienced the War of Independence from a soldier’s perspective, while remaining true to his Jewish ideals and beliefs.

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Israeli flag flying in Zichron Yaakov, Israel
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2014

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"Fields of Exile" provides a glimpse into the horrors of academic anti-Israelism, experienced by one firmly rooted in the left.

book-180-Rechov-Yaffo
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2014

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A chacham striving for self-control over his emotion to act vindictively against someone who wronged him should make use of the concept of hashgachah pratisto achieve this goal – as if the aggressor had no free-will and was compelled to wrong him.

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book-Mikra-Meaning
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2014

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This work contains three important essays on the essential questions of modern religious Tanach study.

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