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Anyone reading this well-researched and objective biography (just translated into Hebrew) has to be struck by how the focus of Rabbi Meir Kahane's life was on promoting Jewish identity, pride, values, knowledge, and even music, and how minimal a role that actual violence played even in the "militant" Jewish Defense League. Even the limited violence was for deterrence and limited primarily to property damages.

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Posted on: August 19th, 2010

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The soft, laughter-inflected voice of psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff narrates her autobiography. It keeps readers glued to the pages describing Orloff's formerly tumultuous life as an adolescent intuitive - a correct observer of human emotions - then catches up with her highly respected present.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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The Jewish people are known as the "people of the book," and over the centuries it has sacrificed much not only to live by that book, the Torah, but to maintain the integrity of its text as well.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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The Jewish people are known as the "people of the book," and over the centuries it has sacrificed much not only to live by that book, the Torah, but to maintain the integrity of its text as well.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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Over 30 years ago, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum had not yet found the world of wisdom in the Torah.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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Over 30 years ago, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum had not yet found the world of wisdom in the Torah.

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Posted on: August 4th, 2010

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It is not often we find a Holocaust memoir where the author contributed to the saving of the saintly Bobover Rebbe, Shlomo Halberstam, met the infamous and controversial Kasztner and faced the devil Eichmann. Furthermore, she encountered gentiles that helped or contributed to her and her husband's survival; from the Polish mayor of Niepolomice, the Nazi commander of the Bochnia ghetto, Polish expatriates in Budapest, a Hungarian janitor in Debrecen to a Hungarian doctor in Budapest.

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Posted on: August 4th, 2010

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It is not often we find a Holocaust memoir where the author contributed to the saving of the saintly Bobover Rebbe, Shlomo Halberstam, met the infamous and controversial Kasztner and faced the devil Eichmann. Furthermore, she encountered gentiles that helped or contributed to her and her husband's survival; from the Polish mayor of Niepolomice, the Nazi commander of the Bochnia ghetto, Polish expatriates in Budapest, a Hungarian janitor in Debrecen to a Hungarian doctor in Budapest.

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Posted on: July 28th, 2010

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Shabbat The Right Way: Resolving Halachic Dilemma is the latest book of Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen, a Jewish Press columnist and recognized posek, as well as the author, previously, of How Does Jewish Law Work, vol. 1-2 and The 613th Commandment.

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Posted on: July 28th, 2010

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Shabbat The Right Way: Resolving Halachic Dilemma is the latest book of Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen, a Jewish Press columnist and recognized posek, as well as the author, previously, of How Does Jewish Law Work, vol. 1-2 and The 613th Commandment.

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Posted on: July 28th, 2010

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Grief is a universal experience. But mourning, which is the religious and cultural expression of that grief, reflects the specific community's values and world

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Posted on: June 30th, 2010

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With a title such as this, Rabbi Winston's new book belongs in every Jewish home and institution. Page 180 holds a delicious, psychologically satisfying insight and answer to your confusion about the purpose and function of personal suffering.

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Posted on: June 23rd, 2010

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Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov lived through turbulent times, whether as a young man in war-torn Poland in the middle of the last century, or as an early settler in the fledgling State of Israel during its formative years. In Israel, he developed into an exceptional educator and outstanding writer, and these two skills merged remarkably well when he authored a series of innovative texts that still resonate strongly throughout the Jewish world.

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Posted on: June 23rd, 2010

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Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov lived through turbulent times, whether as a young man in war-torn Poland in the middle of the last century, or as an early settler in the fledgling State of Israel during its formative years. In Israel, he developed into an exceptional educator and outstanding writer, and these two skills merged remarkably well when he authored a series of innovative texts that still resonate strongly throughout the Jewish world.

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Posted on: June 23rd, 2010

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Twenty five plus 11=36. That is "the equation of life, since it is the operating principle of all Creation," writes Rabbi Pinchas Winston. A former Aish HaTorah professional, the teacher, public speaker and author proves that these numbers indicate what should have happened in Gan Eden: history would have come to a glorious, painless end and we'd be better off for it.

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Posted on: June 9th, 2010

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Jews would be the most populous group on Earth today if our numbers when we left Egypt more than 3,000 years ago had been allowed to grow in a natural, unimpeded way. But we know from the history of massacres and laws against our people that the rate of Jewish population growth has been anything but natural. How have we survived so many enemies over so many years? How can we have any hope for the future?

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Posted on: June 2nd, 2010

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In Joyous Torah Treasures, an enjoyable collection of essays on the weekly sidrah, Dr. Sam Friedman provides a smorgasbord presentation of observations and analysis, ranging from classical to modern, on many of the most talked about discussions on each and every parshah.

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Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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Ever-smiling Rav Shalom Arush is a beloved figure in Israel and beyond. A powerhouse for chesed and decent living, his Breslav-based Shlom Bonaich school for underprivileged children in Jerusalem has produced a series of five children's booklets in Hebrew, English and soon-to-be Yiddish.

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Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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Ever-smiling Rav Shalom Arush is a beloved figure in Israel and beyond. A powerhouse for chesed and decent living, his Breslav-based Shlom Bonaich school for underprivileged children in Jerusalem has produced a series of five children's booklets in Hebrew, English and soon-to-be Yiddish.

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Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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In-laws: It's All Relative, a new book by psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Twerski and Leah Shifrin Averick, LCSW, offers insights into common issues affecting all in-laws. They include the first meeting between the new couple and his parents and hers (machatonim), what to call the in-laws, making wedding plans, divided loyalties over where to spend holidays, sibling-in-law relationships, gifts and monetary aid, and others.

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