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Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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Rabbi Dovid Landesman jokes that one of his former students used to refer to him as General Eclectic because he could never safely predict how he would come down on various issues. Another talmid reminds me that the rabbi was sometimes referred to as the "adderaba" (Aramaic for "on the contrary") because he could usually be counted upon to present a viewpoint that never feared challenging the establishment. The most cogent appreciation, however, is that offered by a ninth grader who, after listening to a talk on parashat hashavua, approached him and said, "Rebbi, I don't like the way you speak!" Somewhat taken aback, Rabbi Landesman asked him to explain his criticism. The student replied, "You always want us to think!"

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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Noah's Ark. Do we believe it really happened or was it a kind of Biblical legend, allegory or parable? The author, an anthropologist as well as a barrister and criminologist, has done an amazing amount of research into ecology, and come up with a fascinating theory and a gripping children's story of how it really might have been.

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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As any psychologist can tell you - no two people who see an event come away with the very same experience. Criminologists and detectives who question people who may have witnessed a crime experience the fact that several different people will report various versions of the event.

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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As any psychologist can tell you - no two people who see an event come away with the very same experience. Criminologists and detectives who question people who may have witnessed a crime experience the fact that several different people will report various versions of the event.

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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Beloved nutritional counselor a.k.a. naturopath Shoshanna Harrari lives in Israel and hops around the globe helping clients to live healthier lives. With an impressive record for reversing disease, the author is an in-demand speaker and consultant. Her recipe book is a tool for resting her voice and a great addition to many kitchens. Photos by Shoshanna's husband Micah Harrari show the bounty of blessings upon our plates, if only we'll put them there.

 

Posted on: March 10th, 2010

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Each year, at the Pesach Seder, we enumerate the kindnesses that Hashem bestowed upon our ancestors. Has there ever been a population of slaves that was redeemed in so glorious a way - their oppressors punished, their physical exertion remunerated, their system of beliefs revealed Divinely, their nationhood established in the land they were promised centuries before?

 

Posted on: March 10th, 2010

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Each year, at the Pesach Seder, we enumerate the kindnesses that Hashem bestowed upon our ancestors. Has there ever been a population of slaves that was redeemed in so glorious a way - their oppressors punished, their physical exertion remunerated, their system of beliefs revealed Divinely, their nationhood established in the land they were promised centuries before?

 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2010

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An eating disorder is one of the most mysterious and incomprehensible medical conditions that exist. The new release by Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Starving Souls: A Spiritual Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders, provides an in-depth look at this widespread disorder that has struck many children, teens and teenagers at an alarming, increasing rate.

 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2010

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An eating disorder is one of the most mysterious and incomprehensible medical conditions that exist. The new release by Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Starving Souls: A Spiritual Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders, provides an in-depth look at this widespread disorder that has struck many children, teens and teenagers at an alarming, increasing rate.

 

Posted on: February 17th, 2010

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An easy-to-hold hardcover with colorful illustrations, We Can Do Mitzvos from Aleph to Tav explains basic mitzvot in rhyme and alphabetical order. Easy on the eyes and a pleasant text for introducing toddlers to the world of shmirat halacha, the book teaches the aleph bet with charm.

 

Posted on: February 17th, 2010

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Readers can be more fluent and confident in their Hebrew communication efforts in only 231 paperback pages when they read English to Hebrew by Subject: Topic Dictionary for Learning & Reference. The second edition paperback is packed with 41 chapters full of necessary words and phrases for present-day and future life in Israel. A companion CD in each edition allows listeners to hear words and phrases clarified for listeners with British or American accents.

 

Posted on: February 17th, 2010

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Readers can be more fluent and confident in their Hebrew communication efforts in only 231 paperback pages when they read English to Hebrew by Subject: Topic Dictionary for Learning & Reference. The second edition paperback is packed with 41 chapters full of necessary words and phrases for present-day and future life in Israel. A companion CD in each edition allows listeners to hear words and phrases clarified for listeners with British or American accents.

 

Posted on: February 17th, 2010

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Skepticism about the existence of Hashem reigns supreme in some circles and there is clearly no shortage of unabashed atheists circulating in the literary world, blogosphere, and the media. Tragically, it is the Jew that has been most affected by the deluge of misinformation spewed forth by those who question the veracity of G-d's existence while they fecklessly attempt to navigate the vicissitudes of life.

 

Posted on: February 17th, 2010

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Skepticism about the existence of Hashem reigns supreme in some circles and there is clearly no shortage of unabashed atheists circulating in the literary world, blogosphere, and the media. Tragically, it is the Jew that has been most affected by the deluge of misinformation spewed forth by those who question the veracity of G-d's existence while they fecklessly attempt to navigate the vicissitudes of life.

 

Posted on: January 13th, 2010

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In this meticulously documented treatise of centuries old European anti-Semitism, authors Drs. Sheldon Hersh and Robert Wolf graphically depict the hellacious barbarism and heinous atrocities committed against the Jewish people throughout Eastern Europe before, during and after the Holocaust by those they believed to be their close neighbors and friends.

 

Posted on: January 13th, 2010

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In this meticulously documented treatise of centuries old European anti-Semitism, authors Drs. Sheldon Hersh and Robert Wolf graphically depict the hellacious barbarism and heinous atrocities committed against the Jewish people throughout Eastern Europe before, during and after the Holocaust by those they believed to be their close neighbors and friends.

 

Posted on: December 30th, 2009

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Round up the little ones and read them a story about the yummiest treat they can think of: Honey. Busy Bees - The Story of Honey is for readers who can sit still long enough to learn some serious natural facts as they enjoy charming cartoons that serve as visual jokes and witty commentary on the text.

 

Posted on: December 30th, 2009

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A slim hardcover with illustrations that tell the story as well as the words around them, The Perfect Present poses an interesting premise. An elderly aunt surprises a young girl with an heirloom, but the child's candid "I have no use for this" response results in a painful quandary for both people.

 

Posted on: December 30th, 2009

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Femo clay figures adorn the lap-sized pictures of a Torah-in-the-making as many goals are met in one book. Torah Our Treasure holds simply explained realities about the entire Torah-making process, insights about safrut, and builds upon the excitement of making a hachnassat sefer Torah, all in the context of an imaginary folktale. The educational hitorerut comes together to satisfy childish curiosity as it promotes a growing appreciation for the halachic heritage of the Torah-loving world.

 

Posted on: December 30th, 2009

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Another member of Feldheim's Show 'n Tell Window Books, My Tzitzis Book is a tale told from a little boy's point of view. Presented in a lap-sized hardcover, the story is a window into an exciting world and designed to be shared with adults. They're important for making the text totally understandable to children who need user-friendly commentary.

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