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Title: The Fun Book of Fatherhood

Cammarata, who lives to be an enamorata, offers a positive philosophy of child-rearing that we learn much more from our children than we can ever teach them, and to always treat them like small persons, not merely little children.

An Appreciation Of Rav Lichtenstein

A student of Rav Yosef Soloveitchik and of Rav Yitzchak Hutner, he would impart their wisdom to generations of Jewish students in America and in Israel for over a half-century.

Capturing Chasidic Life In Muted Colors

It won’t surprise anybody that the vast majority of the images Haruni’s book are of men and boys.

Widen The Derech

It’s not about troubled youth, but any youth that may face troubles. Look at trouble not as an adjective but as a verb. The core issue of such youth is the feeling of loneliness.

The Soul Of Art

Title: Art of Revelation – A Visual Encounter with the Jewish Bible Yoram Raanan and Meira Raanan   Art is supremely the language of the spirit. Few...

On Nature, Faith And Family

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

Title: Strengthen Your Emunah

Here is a text that first and foremost encourages questions and exploration, knowing full well that the Torah does not shy away, and never has, from any challenge that comes its way.

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.

Title: Yaakov and the Secret of Acra Fortress

How many people know the lineage of King Antiochus, known formally as Antiochus IV Epiphanes?

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.

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