Rabbi Ari D. Kahn is a popular lecturer at Aish HaTorah and the Director of the Overseas Student programs at Bar Ilan University in Israel.
All Hashem's Children is a book in an oft-neglected genre in religious literature. It is full of inspiring stories featuring special children who overcome challenges and inspire, uplift and elevate those around them.
A healthy Purim treat for very little ones has actually been released. Author Bracha Goetz has added a new volume to her bestselling What Do You See? board book series. This is the seventh bright and colorful word-and-picture book that helps teach toddlers basic vocabulary, while happily familiarizing them with objects they see around them in their own lives.
Rabbi Blech projects this example of optimism as a most important component to the liberation of the Exodus.
His students can attest that Rabbi Blau does not waste one extra word as he opens the richness of the text.
Erudite and academic, drawing from ancient and modern sources, the book can be discussed at the Shabbos table as well as in kollel.
As individuals interacting and developing relationships, as families communicating and bonding, Americans spend much quality time around the dinner table. "Let's discuss it over dinner" has become a popular means of resolving issues in our society.
Is proof of our Creator on the tips of human tongues and within hyoid bones around the world?
Not everyone who imagines what Moshe Rabbeinu might have thought as he carried the Tablets down the mountain visualizes this scene in the humorous vein of a Mel Brooks.
Chesler speaks directly to her erstwhile colleagues in the feminist movement who ostracized her for blowing the lid off the gnawing undercurrent of anti-Israel sentiment in their ranks.
You’ll never get anything you need or want if you don’t ask. You have to ask the questions. Treasure this advice, because it’s one of the best you’ll get in life. At times it’s thorny and complicated to ask another for something – what if he says no and your request is rebuffed. Rejection is hard to take. And what if you’re imposing or the requestee has a hard time saying no? But you’ll also never get a “yes” without first asking.
It quotes stories and lessons from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, The Rav, Rav Kook, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and many other luminaries.
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Is there anyone among us who doesn't know the pivotal role in the establishment of The State of Israel played by Chaim Weizmann; or Ben Gurian; or U.S. President Harry Truman; or countless other well-known personalities?
Modern Jewish literature is replete with Holocaust memoirs, each one personally adding a unique dimension to the tragic, unspeakable horror of the event that defined the 20th century.
You can tell Rabbi Yossy Goldman’s book From Where I Stand: Life Messages from the Weekly Torah Reading by its covers. The front cover is a photograph of a rabbi in a shul that is full of light.
It might still be two weeks to Pesach, but is never too early to start thinking about Afikomen presents.
I was recently invited to review A Neuropsychologist's Journal: Interventions and “Judi-isms.” Normally this wouldn't take me long as I would get the gist of the book by quickly skimming through it. Instead I found myself engrossed in reading this book word by word, cover to cover. The short chapters had me hungrily turning the 459 pages for more, and at times, I just could not put it down.
The penultimate section of the book serves as a primer to modern Biblical scholarship and Orthodox responses.
Published originally in 1965, this reissue of a classic is now more relevant than ever. Jewish law legislates that a child is Jewish if the mother is Jewish, or one who had converted to Judaism according to specific halachic requirements. Jewish identity is thus not merely sociological and demographic (if Jews live in the land of Israel) nor ethnic (differences in customs, folkways, and liturgy and practice of Ashkenazi Jews vs. Sephardic Jews), but rather determined by a maternal hereditary religious blood covenant.
Abraham Livni’s book is a masterpiece of historical insight which encompasses the entire history of mankind, from the time of creation until today. It is based on the philosophy of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook as taught by his son Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda. The thesis of this book is that the redemption of the Jews as it is manifested in the creation of the modern State of Israel is the culmination of meta-historical processes, which will lead to the healing of the moral state of the world. The completion of this process is the ultimate goal of creation.
A lap-sized hardcover, Genesis - the Book with Seventy Faces: A Guide for the Family invites young minds to grow. The text asks thought-provoking questions about Bereishis, challenging classical commentary and na?ve notions about formative world and Jewish history events.
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.
For God’s Sake!?, Chapter 1
"Oy Golda, Oy Golda," Tevya moaned. "Is this to be your reward? To be thrown to the fish? To have your bones scattered to the ends of the seas? Without any dry earth to warm you, or a flower to grow over your head? Is this to be your reward for being Tevye's wife for twenty-eight years and for raising his seven daughters?"