One of the most challenging questions posed is whether there are fundamental differences between divine justice and human justice.
Very few of the poems follow an expected rhyme or meter.
The Jewish Holiday Companion has articles for every Jewish holiday, and even contains entries for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzma’ut, and Thanksgiving.
The chronological voice within his writing is memoir-like in style – in the sense of a man looking back in time – but with the extant content of rapidly unfolding everyday events, like a diary.
How did an unresolved murder case turn into an accusation of ritual murder?
Even when our prayers are ignored and troubles confront us, Rabbi Shoff teaches that it is the same God who sent the difficulties as who answered our prayers before.
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.
Each essay, some adapted from lectures Furst prepared for live audiences, begins with several basic questions around a key topic.
In Culture Shock, readers will also come to identify with a culture from the other end of Orthodox Jewry’s spectrum.
Our Sages have told us exactly how we should act – and how our children should act – in Pirkei Avos, Ethics of the Fathers.
A second supposed difficulty actually becomes a reason to corroborate that Amestris is Esther.
Whether the rest of us admit it or not, covers draw our attentions and create the initial impressions we have with books.
The book takes us through 2 years in the life of Ann’s daughter, son-in-law and their new baby born in France.
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.
The book is exquisitely illustrated and young children will find it very easy to relate to every page.
Ackerman’s clear, lucid prose throws the harshness of the narrative into sharp relief.
The connection between what I experienced as a high school teenager and the adult I am today did not come easy to me.
Often I open Haggadot and find depictions of the Makos or slavery that I find troubling for a young audience.
It captures the love of the Jewish soul as only Shlomo Hamelech could portray it – and as only Rabbi Miller could explain it.