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.
YCT and Open Orthodoxy were originally presented to the Orthodox community as a movement dedicated to retrieving the Modern Orthodoxy of the 1950s.
“When someone needs help, you be there for them,” said Elaine. “And that's how you will repay me.”
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?
The Hebrew-language best-seller, Miriam's Song, by Miriam Peretz, will be a hit in English that shatters hearts.
"Hate is easy; it takes real courage to love."
He encourages readers to love and respect parents, set spiritual goals, and find mentors and friends.
A bit of give and take ensues but finally the name Passover wins the day.
Each entry asks a specific question and provides strategies to answer those questions, mostly based on traditional Rishonim.
"I wanted to focus on all the people you don't want to look at, the people who are invisible."
She lends meaning to each month of the Jewish calendar in an unparalleled manner.
“See what happened to Vashti when she displeased the king? It did not help her to be queen and a daughter of royalty. Can you imagine the consequences, had we not attended?”
Dina Gold's "Stolen Legacy" is the story of one woman's victory against the Nazis, albeit 60 years later.
The action and suspense surrounding Kahane’s life includes many historic moments and reads like a thriller
Indeed, these interviews make enriching readings for professional educators and parents
Perhaps his most impressive trait – one I did not fully appreciate before reading Mrs. Kahane’s work – is the tirelessness with which he worked for his goals.
Not only do books make great Chanukah presents, but you may just instill a love for the printed word in your kids, a gift that can last a lifetime!
The real life events that Dobin describes in her book brings joy to your face and tears to your eyes in all of the right places.
“When creating a work of music, I’ve experienced epiphanies – where a song in its entirety took literally minutes to write – as well as drawn out, lengthy endeavors that took years to complete.
Neuberger peppers the book, his fourth, with quotes from the Torah, the Psalms, the Prophets, and other classic Jewish sources to buttress his thesis that biblical prophesies and the words of the rabbis are referring directly to our times.
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?