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.
Erudite and academic, drawing from ancient and modern sources, the book can be discussed at the Shabbos table as well as in kollel.
For those who doubt or entirely disbelieve the phenomenon, this book will change your mind.
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.
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.
It’s almost pointless to try to summarize all of the fascinating information that Holzer’s research unearthed.
The special charm of these letters is their immediacy and authenticity of emotion and description.
His phenomenal memory encompassed the Written Torah, the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud, and all the major commentaries.
Who hasn’t experienced how hard it can be to fit in?
Written with flowing language and engaging style, Attar weaves a spell that combines mystery, humor, adventure and Kabbalah in the most magical place in the world, the Old City of erusalem.
There are those who highlight the diversity of these different teachings, seeing each rebbe as teaching a separate path.
Because she is keenly aware that anti-Semitism may start with the Jews but never ends with the Jews, she makes the logical connection between the opprobrium for both America and Israel so commonplace on the political left.