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book-Avi's-Choice
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2015

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His parents make it clear that they feel the right thing is for Avi to visit his grandfather, but they leave it up to him.

book-Torah-Mysteries-Illuminated
 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015

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Each essay, some adapted from lectures Furst prepared for live audiences, begins with several basic questions around a key topic.

book-Culture-Shock
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

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In Culture Shock, readers will also come to identify with a culture from the other end of Orthodox Jewry’s spectrum.

book-Pirkei-Avos
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

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Our Sages have told us exactly how we should act – and how our children should act – in Pirkei Avos, Ethics of the Fathers.

book-Esther-Unmasked
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

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A second supposed difficulty actually becomes a reason to corroborate that Amestris is Esther.

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Posted on: June 22nd, 2015

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Whether the rest of us admit it or not, covers draw our attentions and create the initial impressions we have with books.

book-Behind-Prison-Walls
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2015

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

book-Living-History
 

Posted on: June 15th, 2015

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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.

book-Live-With-Mommy
 

Posted on: June 15th, 2015

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The book is exquisitely illustrated and young children will find it very easy to relate to every page.

book-Giants
 

Posted on: June 15th, 2015

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Ackerman’s clear, lucid prose throws the harshness of the narrative into sharp relief.

book-To-Fill-The-Sky-With-Stars
 

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

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The connection between what I experienced as a high school teenager and the adult I am today did not come easy to me.

book-lets-go-free
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2015

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Often I open Haggadot and find depictions of the Makos or slavery that I find troubling for a young audience.

book-Most-Beautiful-Nation
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2015

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

book-Headlines-Halachic
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2015

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Erudite and academic, drawing from ancient and modern sources, the book can be discussed at the Shabbos table as well as in kollel.

book-Small-Miracles-from-Beyond
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2015

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For those who doubt or entirely disbelieve the phenomenon, this book will change your mind.

book-Welcome
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2015

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Cyrelle Simon lived for over 45 years in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she and her late husband, Purdue biology professor Edward H. Simon, held many volunteer leadership positions in the Jewish community.

book-Perfection
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

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In the introduction to the first volume, R. Katz discusses the Torah ideal, arguing that the Torah’s laws are intended to craft the perfect man and are not to be regarded as ends unto themselves.

book-Lincoln
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015

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It’s almost pointless to try to summarize all of the fascinating information that Holzer’s research unearthed.

book-Letters-from-Mir
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015

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The special charm of these letters is their immediacy and authenticity of emotion and description.

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