Several of the poems have Jewish subjects, but still touch on universal themes, such as freedom and unity.
Whether or not I agreed with all of Sen. Lieberman’s politics during the course of his career are beside the point of this review. Rather, I feel that I’ve enhanced my understanding of his worldview though reading this book.
While Rabbi Dalfin is himself a Lubavitcher, he admirably attempts to be evenhanded and to allow the facts to speak for themselves.
Nechama was a dedicated and tireless teacher who spent decades creating and disseminating her gilyanot (worksheets).
Her buried records have never been retrieved but it is strongly believed that her efforts prevailed and that those who were rescued by her survived the Holocaust.
With raw candor and authenticity, Bracha shares her painful struggles, as she seeks to understand the meaning of life and the inconsistencies of the feminist movement that she supports.
The single devastating element that unified his patient clientele was that they had all been diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer.
This newly-published edition gives readers the opportunity to return to many of the important ideas by leading Torah scholars originally presented within the tome first published 20 years ago.
In this masterful work, Rav Cardozo not only critiques the great challenges that Jews face in the world but also lays out an inspirational and comprehensive vision of contemporary Judaism, one where, “Halacha’s main [function] is to protest against a world that is becoming ever more complacent, self-indulgent, insensitive, and egocentric”
The Talmud teaches that all Israel are responsible for one another. Risa writes that the terrorists attacked Chaim with a knife to his head because he was a Jew -- therefore the Jewish people had to take special care of him.
The Rav astutely notes that the story of Esther tells us in the most lively, realistic fashion, with a tinge of refined yet biting sarcasm, about paradoxical, absurd events, which are both tragic and comical at the same time.
One thinks of family as an all-embracing sanctuary – a safe haven and a refuge from the outside world. But this is rarely the case.
Some of the most famous and important works of literature contain passages and themes that are immodest in nature. May a G-d-fearing Jew read these works for the good they contain, or must he forgo reading them entirely?
She becomes a typical American girl and suppresses all her Holocaust memories, never discussing them even with close friends.
It quotes stories and lessons from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, The Rav, Rav Kook, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and many other luminaries.
The reader is able to suspend their prior knowledge and remain engaged with the text, a testament to Gruen’s writing skills.
Halevy was a man of myriad talents. Be it a noted author, significant talmid chacham, master of kabbalah, gifted speaker and more.
It's hard to read a book and get up and move simultaneously. But this book, more than any other, did get me to get up and move.
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."
Kristallnacht marked a turning point for the more than half million German Jews.
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.
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.
We let the children know that this was our time to recharge, reconnect, play, and perhaps enjoy a little quiet.
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.
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.