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War Hero, Captive, Chief Rabbi, [Jerusalem] Deputy Mayor, and Diplomat [to the Vatican]

Rabbi Cohen was raised in holiness by the original codifier of some of Rav Kook’s writings when Rav Kook was still alive.

A Learner’s Haggadah

Even the very physicality of the seder participant is given narrative space so as to give the participant the rational for the physical choreography of the seder night’s ‘program’.

The Legacy Of The Or Hachaim

Another remarkable fact concerning the Or Hachaim is that he is the only Sephardi commentator in most editions of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, a point that is little recognized today.

Title: Yaakov and the Treasures of Timna Valley

Yaakov lives in the year 2025. He and his sister, Rachel, find in the data bank of one of their robots cryptic data sent by a pirate in Djerba, which leads them onto the trail of their second adventure.

The Irony Of The Purim Shpiel

Esther is the only Megillah read twice, once in the evening synagogue service of Purim and a second time during the morning services on Purim

Title: With Might And Strength: An Autobiography

Written in somewhat of a raw, clipped style, Goren holds no punches for those whom he admired, and those whom he scorned.

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.

Building A Wall Is Nothing New

These valued teachings should surely serve as an apt example and model for application in our own times.

The Original Jews Of The Ghetto

A reconstruction of the Ghetto in its various historical phases makes it possible to see exactly how the quarter grew...

Seeing Hashem’s Hand Through The Pain

Rabbi Rosenblatt is a rabbi in London who is also the founder of Tikun, a chesed organization with many activities and programs.

Stories To Light Up The Dark Winter

Rabbi Krohn is a deeply emotional person and this comes through in his dedication of the book to three sterling Teachers of Torah who all passed away this year.

A Gadol’s Holocaust Memoir

The memoir follows a year and a half of the travels and travails of Rabbi Hirschprung from the beginning of World War II until his arrival in Japan.

The Inside Story Of Hebron

The Land of Israel is ours by divine bequest; we need only claim our heritage.


Ultimately, the essays show that there does not have to be serious contradiction between Torah and western thought.

Playing With Fire

If leftist activists really cared about black Americans, Mac Donald argues, they would champion the police.

Chin Up

Morah Becky describes her own foray into the world of Jewish children’s literature as a lesson in emunah and Siyata Dishmaya (help from Above).

Unforgettable Interviews

Their stories are unique because they are not just about giving testimony, but focused on a tiny glimmer of something positive within that horrendous negative milieu… an instant of happiness if just for a moment.

The Rav On The Holidays

While the subjects are often dense and abstract, Rabbi Pick is able to provide an extremely clear overview of the topics...

Listening To The Mussar Of Your Father

Soon, however, one is taken on a wonderful journey of questions and profound suggestions that open up new vistas of thinking and understanding ancient texts.

Not What It Appears To Be

YCT and Open Orthodoxy were originally presented to the Orthodox community as a movement dedicated to retrieving the Modern Orthodoxy of the 1950s.

Book Review: The Spiritual Journey Of A Jewish Chaplain

“When someone needs help, you be there for them,” said Elaine. “And that's how you will repay me.”

On The Bookshelf

What books would you recommend to someone seeking intellectual ammunition for his belief in 1) the existence of G-d? and 2) the divinity of the Bible?

‘Miriam’s Song’ Speaks to the Soul of the Nation of Israel About Loss

The Hebrew-language best-seller, Miriam's Song, by Miriam Peretz, will be a hit in English that shatters hearts.

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