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Looking Forward

Written entirely through Frayda’s eyes, the reader is drawn by her unassuming personality.

Seeing The Kings, Anew

Adopting an ancient exegetical approach that is based on midrashic readings of the text, thematic connections that span between various books of the Bible are revealed.

One Rabbi’s Take On Israel

While Lipman comes from an ultra-Orthodox background and is an Orthodox rabbi, he offers a breath of fresh air when he suggests that “polarization caused by extremism and isolationism in the religious community may be the greatest internal threat to the future of the Jewish people”

Different From You And Me

“Have you forgotten your dreams?” The Hope Merchant asks a defeated and hopeless Lily when she “happens” upon his shop.

Back To The Garden

The universe was created by God out of nothing; it has not always existed.

Inside The Lubavitcher Rebbe

He combined intellectual achievement with deep spirituality and religious devotion.

Once More Into The Shidduch Crisis

Of course it is disingenuous to tell a person from a non-rabbinic, non-rosh yeshiva home to make an effort.

A Jewish Walter Mitty

Green was an American volunteer in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, but something happened In Israel that has haunted him ever since.

A Pioneer Of Holocaust Commemoration

In this book, lovingly and admiringly written by Harry's wife Marion, his partner in all his endeavors, the reader is granted a ringside seat to every detail in how this project was conceived and carried to fruition.

God’s Tech Boom

The author begins by distinguishing between what he calls inner/sacred technology and external/profane technology.

Terrors From The Past

I often found myself holding my hands to my mouth in utter amazement at the power of the writing, sometimes so engrossed I forgot to breathe.

Enriching Your Study Of Tanach

His students can attest that Rabbi Blau does not waste one extra word as he opens the richness of the text.

Living Waters

Although the book is a light, and not to be taken in anyway as a halachic, treatise, there are some poignant moments and you may just learn a thing or two.

Publishing In The Digital Age

Everyone involved had to be physically present in one office to get a book published.

Accusations And Anti-Semitism

Witnessed by Theodore Herzl, who was a journalist for a Viennese newspaper covering the trial, the cause célèbre became the spark that eventually caused the rise of the State of Israel in modern times.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

When I give this book, the parents look at the gold Caldecott Medal on the front cover and smile, but look up quizzically – a book for a newborn?

Toward Marital Bliss

Abusive men are usually on their best behavior before marriage. But they do provide clues.

Mission (Im)possible

The Lion's Gate takes us from the dawn of the state in 1948, through intervening battles, to the lead-up to June 1967, and finally through the harrowing six days of fighting.

A Tale Of Love In The Face Of Darkness: Speaking with Yossi Klein Halevi

For Halevi, however, the soldiers of the 55th were not only at the forefront of national triumph, but also became the flesh and blood manifestation of his love for the country and his desire to make the Land of Israel his home.

Getting To Know The Rebbe

This book is more than just a biography of one of the leading figures in the Jewish world of the past century.

Best Books On U.S. Presidents And Israel

These are not necessarily the best all-around biographies or studies of the individual presidents listed (though some rank right up there), but the strongest in terms of exploring presidential attitudes and policies toward Israel.

The Rebbe Looms Large

Steinsaltz has an incredible ability to take lofty concepts and explain them in a way that an average layman can understand.

Seeing The Midbar For The Trees

With Journey of Faith in front of you during the shul’s leining, or at home on a long Shabbos afternoon, you’ll enjoy worthy insights and see the entire sefer anew.

Two Holocaust Memoirs, Two Perspectives

"The three of us survived the war only because of my father's ingenuity and guts."

A Life Not With Standing

Determination is now being studied by educators and psychologists who want to understand why some people born with every gift do not achieve a meaningful adulthood, while others born into a challenging existence rise above their beginnings to enjoy accomplished lives.

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