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Title: The Perfect Present

14 Tevet 5770 – December 30, 2009
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.

Title: Torah Our Treasure

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.

Title: My Tzitzis Book

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.

Title: The Genie In Your Genes

6 Tevet 5770 – December 23, 2009
Endorsed by bestselling author and scientist Bruce Lipton, The Genie in Your Genes provides documented proof that your state of mind can override your genetic code. The author explains that "epigenetic healing," the use of imagination, will be the next wave of the healing professions.

Title: What Do You See in Your Neighborhood?

When I sit on the couch with my son and daughter, both toddlers, they love to pick out one of the board books from the "What Do You See?" series for us to cozily read together.

Title: What Do You See in Your Neighborhood?

When I sit on the couch with my son and daughter, both toddlers, they love to pick out one of the board books from the "What Do You See?" series for us to cozily read together.

Title: Delivery from Darkness – A Jewish Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum...

As far as Jewish lifecycle events go, there is no doubt that childbirth is the ultimate simcha that a woman and her family can ever experience. For some women, however, the days, weeks and months following childbirth can be a personally painful and daunting time, as they fall victim to unyielding hormonal upheavals that result in "the baby blues," postpartum depression and in some rare cases postpartum psychosis.

Title: The Shmuz on the Parsha

8 Kislev 5770 – November 25, 2009
You've probably seen the bumper stickers, bold black letters announcing "The Shmuz." They're all over the place - Brooklyn, Queens, Monsey, Lakewood. Well, now, "the Shmuz" doesn't have to be just a bumper sticker you pass on the road. "The Shmuz" is in your local bookstore.

Title: Tempest In the Temple – Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals

24 Heshvan 5770 – November 11, 2009
"I couldn't put it down", "reads like a Dan Brown novel " etc, hardly sound like descriptions of a Brandeis University Publication, an academic analysis of Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals.

Title: I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way

10 Heshvan 5770 – October 28, 2009
This review was written with laughter and deep appreciation for the author's keen insight. Perhaps it takes a military veteran of a father such as Thad Kresnesky to teach civilians how to deal with tiny terrorists, even if they're "only three" and cute as can be.

Title: I’m Really Not Tired

This lap-sized hardcover is something for parents and children to read to each other. Rhyming verses tell the adorable story of Sam McKay, a little boy convinced that his parents are partying when he's under his bedtime blanket. He routinely fights off bedtime with a yawn as he envisions how much fun the adults might be having downstairs.

Titles: Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh and Fresh Fruit...

3 Heshvan 5770 – October 21, 2009
Ktav has recently published two books by young scholars whose well-respected teaching skills have been skillfully adapted to the written word. Rabbi Angel, one of the talented and popular Bible teachers at Yeshiva University and rabbi of the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York, brings us a sequel to his well-received Through an Opaque Lens.

Title: Noah’s Family Carousel

13 Tishri 5770 – September 30, 2009
A family affair, this is a book to get your hands on - literally! Your family can join Noah's as you read about how they cared for the zoo within the ark on their 40-day and night journey.

Title: Noah’s Family Carousel

A family affair, this is a book to get your hands on - literally! Your family can join Noah's as you read about how they cared for the zoo within the ark on their 40-day and night journey.

Title: Torah For Your Table

27 Elul 5769 – September 16, 2009
As individuals interacting and developing relationships, as families communicating and bonding, Americans spend much quality time around the dinner table. "Let's discuss it over dinner" has become a popular means of resolving issues in our society.

Title: Empowered to Heal: Therapeutic Visualizations Drawn for the Lunar Months

29 Av 5769 – August 19, 2009
Spend only a nanosecond scoffing at the title if necessary, to assuage your inner skeptic. Then delve into the pages of this book to find a universe of rabbinic thoughts that promote the healing of any malady.

Title: Genesis – the Book with Seventy Faces: A Guide for the Family

A lap-sized hardcover, Genesis - the Book with Seventy Faces: A Guide for the Family invites young minds to grow. The text asks thought-provoking questions about Bereishis, challenging classical commentary and na?ve notions about formative world and Jewish history events.

Title: Minhagei Lita: Customs of Lithuanian Jewry

15 Av 5769 – August 5, 2009
"We should practice Judaism just as they did in Europe" is a sentiment one is likely to hear in haredi and yeshivish communities. "We shouldn't act any differently just because we're in America."

Title: Torah Tigers

16 Tammuz 5769 – July 8, 2009
Mix Dr. Seuss-type rhymes with a healthful dose of Torah values and you get two terrific things: the first being Dr. Miriam Adahan's departure from her usually adult reading fare. The second is an effective tool for teachers, therapists and rabbanim faced with community members who just don't "get it" about how to behave as menschlich parents.

Title: A Never-Ending Tale: Illustrated Parables of the Ba’al Shem Tov and His Disciples

A Never-Ending Tale: Illustrated Parables of the Ba'al Shem Tov and His Disciples vividly outlines the lofty character traits that every Jew should strive to attain.

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