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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.

Title: The Spirit of the Seasons: Insights into the Yomim Tovim

Jews around the world are reflecting on the Jewish New Year season that recently passed. It seems that everybody is struggling with their resolutions to be better and to do better. All of us are worrying about the daunting lead-up to life's next chapter: Thanksgiving season. Xmas parties. Awkward situations, she'elot that make you blush to ask them. Bills. More bills. Tempers. Fourth quarter reports. Bosses cut losses by firing staff. Fear. Panic. You wonder what was gained by going through the Yamim Noraim. I have good news for you: The Spirit of the Seasons by Rabbi Jonathan Shooter can show you insights into the Yamim Tovim to soothe your soul and psyche.

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.

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.

A Pioneer Of Holocaust Commemoration

In this book, lovingly and admiringly written by Harry's wife Marion, his partner in all his endeavors, the reader is granted a ringside seat to every detail in how this project was conceived and carried to fruition.

Title: Not Just Another Scenario 2

Holy emunah, Not Just Another Scenario 2 is a riveting read. Rabbi Pinchas Winston's revised Not Just Another Scenario holds a plot, corroborated by recent headlines, underscoring ancient prophecies coming true in one hugely happy ending.

Title: Harry Fischel: Pioneer of Jewish Philanthropy: Forty Years of Struggle for a Principle...

The Jewish people have been blessed with a plethora of biographies and memoirs about our rabbis, educators, philanthropists and community leaders. Unfortunately, many that were published in previous generations have been lost to history, and the impacts that many noteworthy individuals had on our people have been largely forgotten.

The Whole Wide World Is Waiting

Rabbi Dr. Natan Ophir (Offenbacher) has just written a blockbuster magnum opus about Reb Shlomo that is sweeping in scope and destined to become the definitive biography of a unique personality whose influence on Jewish prayer as expressed musically may be more far-reaching than that of anyone since King David.

The Kosher Grapevine: Exploring the World of Wine

Author Irving Langer provides his own look at wine-making as well as the nature of the storage barrels used to age wines for taste perfection. He intersperses the book with Jewish historical facts and figures, a few jokes and photographs, and advice on how to pair wines with specific foods.

The Le Marais Express

The book takes us through 2 years in the life of Ann’s daughter, son-in-law and their new baby born in France.

Simchas Hachaim Publishes New Rabbi Avigdor Miller Sefer

It captures the love of the Jewish soul as only Shlomo Hamelech could portray it – and as only Rabbi Miller could explain it.

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.

Living Waters

Although the book is a light, and not to be taken in anyway as a halachic, treatise, there are some poignant moments and you may just learn a thing or two.

Title: Contemporary Halakhic Problems: Volume 7

One of the more forceful and vital chapters is towards the end of the book when Rabbi Bleich discusses vaccinations.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Receiving a difficult medical diagnosis can easily spell trauma, anguish, and hopelessness for a patient and his loved ones. Yet even amidst the dark skies of such a situation, Rabbi Y.Y. Rubinstein affectionately known simply as YY assures us that there is still hope.

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.

Books To Curl Up With

This time of year, there is little pleasure greater than cozying up with a good book. The problem is, of course, that there is a lot to do.

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.

Title: Halakhic Morality: Essays on Ethics and Masorah by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

The Rav begins his project with an in-depth examination of the first four mishnayot of Pirkei Avot, raising topics such as the sources of ethics, power and persuasion, elitism and democracy, educational philosophy, freedom and coercion, among others.

In The Absence Of Proof

For hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years, Jewish thinkers have tried to prove God’s existence and the veracity of the Torah. That endeavor is no longer in vogue. Indeed, many educated Jews today believe the attempt an exercise in futility.

Title: Families, Rabbis and Education: Traditional Jewish Society in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe

For many years now, Shaul Stampfer has been recognized as an authority in all things dealing with nineteenth-century Jewish Eastern Europe. In his newest book we have a collection of numerous essays representing more than twenty years of his scholarship, including one essay published for the first time (The Missing Rabbis of Eastern Europe).

Enriching Your Study Of Tanach

His students can attest that Rabbi Blau does not waste one extra word as he opens the richness of the text.

Title: Remarkable Park

This gentle look at nature in 26 pages comes off as a nurturing, quiet read. Lessons about middot tovot and personal potential in Remarkable Park will fill young minds with wonder.

How To Cook Without Measuring

There are two primary forms of measuring when it comes to cooking, and our goal is to wean you away from both of them to the greatest extent possible. (There is also a third form of measuring, but doing without it can be risky and, based on my own disaster-stories, I don’t advise it.)

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