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Title: The Haftara Handbook: Lessons from the Prophets for the Contemporary Jew

This 381-page paperback belongs in Jewish homes and libraries. It would make a nice textbook for classrooms, too. Rabbi Jonathan Shooter's skill at interpreting archaic language, then presenting it in contemporary parlance, is a gift from Heaven.

Title: Jewish Woman Next Door

Urim Publications (Israel) excels in producing wonderful intellectual content to the reading world and The Jewish Woman Next Door is another example of such excellence.

Title: The Azrielli Papers: Dimensions of Orthodox Day School Education

When Yaakov Avinu knew that he was about to move his family down to Mitzraim, his first priority was to establish a yeshiva. Ever since then, educating our young has continued to be a lifelong challenge and commitment for every Jew.

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: Pilgrimage from Darkness: Nuremberg to Jerusalem

Author David E. Feldman was working on another book when he was invited to lunch by a neighbor, Leonard Levine, in Long Beach, Long Island.

Book Reviews

It might still be two weeks to Pesach, but is never too early to start thinking about Afikomen presents.

Toward Marital Bliss

Abusive men are usually on their best behavior before marriage. But they do provide clues.

A Book To Teach Children Middos

Sometimes it is hard to help people, and sometimes you can help people by just using whatever it is you have at the time – even an amazing fishing rod.

New Writings In Chumash

Books have a problem. When they want to teach something, they're limited by their stoic two-dimensional constraints.

Title: The Origin Of Speeches: Intelligent Design in Language

Is proof of our Creator on the tips of human tongues and within hyoid bones around the world?

Title: Noach: Stranded And Branded

Here is a volume about a man sublime, Absolutely, incontrovertibly outstanding in his time. A profound character study of ancestor Noach Rendered in syncopated and metered rhyme.

Title: From Lokshen to Lo Mein

The Jewish fascination with Chinese food goes beyond the fact that it tastes good.

Title: A Never-Ending Tale: Illustrated Parables of the Ba’al Shem Tov and His Disciples

A Never-Ending Tale: Illustrated Parables of the Ba'al Shem Tov and His Disciples vividly outlines the lofty character traits that every Jew should strive to attain.

Title: Adventures In The Produce Aisle & Other ‘Perelous’ Stories

At the bookstore recently, I saw how many new books had come out and was amazed at the sheer volume(s) of new material. I must admit that when it comes to reading, I prefer things on the lighter side. I don't need someone telling me about tragic situations or how difficult life is why would I pay money to get depressed?

Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter 15: Guardian of Israel

As a sign of his grief over Tzeitl, Tevye tore his shirt and sat on a low stool in Hodel's house in the traditional custom of mourners. He maintained a stalwart expression to disguise the hole he felt in his heart. His strength came from Golda. She appeared to him in a dream and told him not to worry.

Title: Adventures In The Produce Aisle & Other ‘Perelous’ Stories

At the bookstore recently, I saw how many new books had come out and was amazed at the sheer volume(s) of new material. I must admit that when it comes to reading, I prefer things on the lighter side. I don't need someone telling me about tragic situations or how difficult life is why would I pay money to get depressed?

Title: The Kosher Grapevine: Exploring the World of Wine

Title: The Kosher Grapevine: Exploring the World of Wine Author: Irving Langer Publisher: Gefen

Title: The Trail To Tranquillity

Author: Rabbi Lazer Brody Publisher: Kalcom Publishing

Title: Nazi Laws And Jewish Lives; Letters From Vienna

Hannah Ahrendt wrote about the banality of evil - the "ordinariness" of the everyday occurrences of evil behavior that befell Jews under the Nazi regime.

Title: Wild Water Lilies: The Wartime Diary of a Young Girl

"This diary was written in South Wales at the same time as Anne Frank was writing hers in Holland. Only 22 miles separated the shores of the British Isles from the occupied countries of Europe. An invasion of Nazi forces was expected day by day.

The Rebbe Looms Large

Steinsaltz has an incredible ability to take lofty concepts and explain them in a way that an average layman can understand.

A Chassidic Classic For Readers Of All Backgrounds

Reading Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein’s Essays On the Weekly Parsha Based on Nesivos Shalom I could not help thinking of the old warning that “a young man who wishes to remain an unbeliever cannot be too careful of his reading.”

Title: Grandpa for Sale

Little Lizzy is dusting her mom's antiques store and Grandpa's snoozing head when a pink and piqued Mrs. Larchmont strides inside the shop.

Title: Dancing Arabs

Without expressing anti-Semitism or even anti-Zionism, this literary jewel of a debut novel from an Arab-Israeli expresses what it means to be a hyphenated citizen in Israel today.

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