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On Nature, Faith And Family

Several of the poems have Jewish subjects, but still touch on universal themes, such as freedom and unity.

With Liberty and Justice: Counting the Omer with Senator Joe Lieberman

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.

New Book On Lubavitch And Lakewood

While Rabbi Dalfin is himself a Lubavitcher, he admirably attempts to be evenhanded and to allow the facts to speak for themselves.

Review of Nehama Leibowitz: Teacher and Bible Scholar by Yael Unterman

Nechama was a dedicated and tireless teacher who spent decades creating and disseminating her gilyanot (worksheets).

Title: Suzanne’s Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

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.

Title: Searching for God in the Garbage

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.

Title: This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim and Christian patients, and...

The single devastating element that unified his patient clientele was that they had all been diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer.

Judaism’s Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection or Integration?

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.

Jewish Law as Rebellion: A Plea for Religious Authenticity and Halachic Courage

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”

Title: Terror and Emunah in Har Nof

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.

Title: Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav: Commentary Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B....

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.

Title: Growing With My Cousin

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.

On The Bookshelf

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?

Rising From The Depths

She becomes a typical American girl and suppresses all her Holocaust memories, never discussing them even with close friends.

Title: The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion

It quotes stories and lessons from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, The Rav, Rav Kook, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and many other luminaries.

Title: The Skeptic and the Rabbi: Falling in Love with Faith

The reader is able to suspend their prior knowledge and remain engaged with the text, a testament to Gruen’s writing skills.

Title: Rabbi Haim David Halevy: Gentle Scholar and Courageous Thinker

Halevy was a man of myriad talents. Be it a noted author, significant talmid chacham, master of kabbalah, gifted speaker and more.

Title: Am I My Body’s Keeper?Torah, Science, Diet, and Fitness – for Life

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.

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.

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