Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: April 15th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
Choosing Life in Israel evinces what it means to be emotionally, spiritually, and viscerally drawn, as a Jew, to the siren song emitted by Israel.
Posted on: April 4th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
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.
Posted on: March 20th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
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.
Posted on: March 15th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
It might still be two weeks to Pesach, but is never too early to start thinking about Afikomen presents.
Posted on: January 21st, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.
Posted on: August 9th, 2006Sections → Books → Book Reviews
Title: Confessions of an Innocent Man: Torture and Survival in a Saudi PrisonAuthor: William SampsonPublisher: McClelland & Stewart It’s hard to believe, but nearly five years have passed since 19 radical Islamists carried out the devastating terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Not surprisingly, a great deal has [...]
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