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Title: A Vow Fulfilled – The Fran Laufer Story: Memories and Miracles

11 Sivan 5769 – June 3, 2009
Everyone loves a success story. We can't resist the vicarious thrill of escaping into the lives of real-life heroes who, against all odds, miraculously and heroically soar. It's no wonder, then, that a book like A Vow Fulfilled - The Fran Laufer Story: Memories and Miracles has the power to capture our attention.

Mitzvah To Be Kind

The proliferation of seforim, and for that matter English seforim (and for that matter English seforim on halacha), in the last 20 years or so is mostly a blessing. But it has its drawbacks as well, chief among them the gobs of poor seforim. Poor can mean poorly written, poorly explained, poorly reasoned, or all three.

Courage And Guts

12 Iyyar 5769 – May 6, 2009
It takes courage and guts for a well-known person in the Orthodox world to write a memoir, a personal account sharing chapters of her life, which include how she became frum. On May 11 in New York, Leah Kotkes, a beloved writer among her readers, will release her first book, a candid, friendly, page-turner: The Map Seeker: One Woman's Quest.

Title: All Hashem’s Children: Inspiring Stories about Children with Challenges

28 Nisan 5769 – April 22, 2009
All Hashem's Children is a book in an oft-neglected genre in religious literature. It is full of inspiring stories featuring special children who overcome challenges and inspire, uplift and elevate those around them.

Title: The Preparing for Pesach Companion: You really CAN make Pesach with a SMILE

7 Nisan 5769 – April 1, 2009
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own personal helper in the sometimes ominous task of making Pesach? Your own friendly advice source and assistant guiding you each step of the way toward successful Pesach preparation?

The Spice Of Success

1 Nisan 5769 – March 26, 2009
For Rabbi Dovid Hoffman what started as a modest weekly newsletter 12 years ago has evolved beyond his greatest expectations. That unassuming publication known as "Torah Tavlin" is now distributed to thousands of Jewish readers around the globe. It has emerged into the form of a new full-length book of the same name, published by Israel Book Shop.

The Spice Of Success

For Rabbi Dovid Hoffman what started as a modest weekly newsletter 12 years ago has evolved beyond his greatest expectations. That unassuming publication known as "Torah Tavlin" is now distributed to thousands of Jewish readers around the globe. It has emerged into the form of a new full-length book of the same name, published by Israel Book Shop.

Title: Adventures In The Produce Aisle & Other ‘Perelous’ Stories

At the bookstore recently, I saw how many new books had come out and was amazed at the sheer volume(s) of new material. I must admit that when it comes to reading, I prefer things on the lighter side. I don't need someone telling me about tragic situations or how difficult life is why would I pay money to get depressed?

Title: Adventures In The Produce Aisle & Other ‘Perelous’ Stories

At the bookstore recently, I saw how many new books had come out and was amazed at the sheer volume(s) of new material. I must admit that when it comes to reading, I prefer things on the lighter side. I don't need someone telling me about tragic situations or how difficult life is why would I pay money to get depressed?

Title: The Sun’s Special Blessing

Jewish day school and yeshiva classroom around the world are buzzing with excitement as children are being taught the special meaning and significance of Birkas HaChama.

Title: The Sun’s Special Blessing

Jewish day school and yeshiva classroom around the world are buzzing with excitement as children are being taught the special meaning and significance of Birkas HaChama.

Title: The Preparing for Pesach Companion: You really CAN make Pesach with a SMILE

29 Adar 5769 – March 24, 2009
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own personal helper in the sometimes ominous task of making Pesach? Your own friendly advice source and assistant guiding you each step of the way toward successful Pesach preparation?

Titles: And From There You Shall Seek and An Exalted Evening: A Passover Haggadah

22 Adar 5769 – March 18, 2009
Two new extraordinary Soloveitchik works made their debut recently at the Yeshiva University SOY Book Sale and at bookstores - and they are outstanding indeed.

Title: The One Minute Coach: Change Your Life One Minute at a Time

8 Adar 5769 – March 4, 2009
The curse of thinking in "victim" mode can be removed with the author's advice to forgive yourself for human errors (goodbye to a lingering, crippling sense of shame) so that your energies can be used productively.

Title: Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim...

Remember to breathe as you read Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim and Pesach. The enlightening ideas presented by author Rabbi Pinchas Winston will boggle your mind. They're the stuff of terrific discussions in any Jewish setting.

Title: Bircas Hachammah/Blessing Of The Sun

2 Adar 5769 – February 25, 2009
Of all the challenges to an author and publisher of a book of this genre, none may be as great as offering this brilliantly written, multi-discipline (mathematics, physics, astronomy, hashkafa and emunah) volume to a worldwide Jewish readership, comprised of different backgrounds, hashkafos and education.

Title: Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life

Using your gut feelings to figure out life and what you should do about it is the hallmark of Dr. Orloff's Intuitive Healing practice. The popular psychiatrist's newest book, Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life teaches readers how to transform their self-sabotaging tendencies in order to become free to live, to love, to forgive and to progress.

Title: A Mitzva for Zelda

A heartwarming story about a fictional lady who knitskippot for oddly shaped cartoonish heads, A Mitzva for Zelda is a good book for young readers and little listeners. It can put smiles on every face as it teaches about reciprocity and the concept of gratitude.

Book Memorializes Murdered Eight

24 Shevat 5769 – February 18, 2009
The eve of Rosh Chodesh Adar (this coming Monday) will mark one year since an Arab terrorist walked into Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav in Jerusalem and murdered eight yeshiva students, ages 15-26. In the months following the attack people honored their memory in different ways. Some sought revenge; others sought spiritual succor in increased ritual observance.

Title: Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Succession Winter 1860-1861

18 Shevat 5769 – February 11, 2009
I've always been amazed at how historians pore over some old documents and books in some dusty basement storehouses, and yet are able to come up with a volume that's readable and enlightening - and even entertaining. Unfortunately, most of them aren't, but this is surely an exception.

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