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Title: This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim and Christian patients, and...

The single devastating element that unified his patient clientele was that they had all been diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer.

Title: Terror and Emunah in Har Nof

The Talmud teaches that all Israel are responsible for one another. Risa writes that the terrorists attacked Chaim with a knife to his head because he was a Jew -- therefore the Jewish people had to take special care of him.

Title: Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav: Commentary Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B....

The Rav astutely notes that the story of Esther tells us in the most lively, realistic fashion, with a tinge of refined yet biting sarcasm, about paradoxical, absurd events, which are both tragic and comical at the same time.

Title: Growing With My Cousin

One thinks of family as an all-embracing sanctuary – a safe haven and a refuge from the outside world. But this is rarely the case.

On The Bookshelf

Some of the most famous and important works of literature contain passages and themes that are immodest in nature. May a G-d-fearing Jew read these works for the good they contain, or must he forgo reading them entirely?

Rising From The Depths

She becomes a typical American girl and suppresses all her Holocaust memories, never discussing them even with close friends.

Title: The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion

It quotes stories and lessons from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, The Rav, Rav Kook, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and many other luminaries.

Title: The Skeptic and the Rabbi: Falling in Love with Faith

The reader is able to suspend their prior knowledge and remain engaged with the text, a testament to Gruen’s writing skills.

Title: Rabbi Haim David Halevy: Gentle Scholar and Courageous Thinker

Halevy was a man of myriad talents. Be it a noted author, significant talmid chacham, master of kabbalah, gifted speaker and more.

Title: Am I My Body’s Keeper?Torah, Science, Diet, and Fitness – for Life

It's hard to read a book and get up and move simultaneously. But this book, more than any other, did get me to get up and move.

Book Review: Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters”

This book is, "The riveting and untold story of the intelligence task force that launched a dynamic new front in the war on terror. A thrill ride with one of the most important Israeli start-ups of them all."

Anniversary Of A Night Of Infamy

Kristallnacht marked a turning point for the more than half million German Jews.

Jewish Press Writer Releases New Book

After nearly every interview is a postscript describing what the interviewee and/or his cause has been up to since the interview first appeared in the pages of The Jewish Press.

Title: Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira – Sermons from the Years of Rage

Although the manuscripts of the Rebbe’s writings were brought to Israel many years ago, this publication reveals extensive new information on the details surrounding their burial and discovery.

Just The Two Of Us

We let the children know that this was our time to recharge, reconnect, play, and perhaps enjoy a little quiet.

The Scholarship Of David Fuchs

Aside from just seeing his name associated with the Koren liturgical works there is a very special person behind the name David Fuchs whose biography will be the subject of this week’s essay.

Title: Strengthen Your Emunah

Here is a text that first and foremost encourages questions and exploration, knowing full well that the Torah does not shy away, and never has, from any challenge that comes its way.

Title: Birkon Mesorat Harav

In the preface, Rabbi Menachem Genack writes that halacha, in the Rav’s analysis, transforms eating by means of a new institution, the se’uda.

Title: Yaakov and the Secret of Acra Fortress

How many people know the lineage of King Antiochus, known formally as Antiochus IV Epiphanes?

A Jewish Slave In Rome

For all of Tisha B'Av I lived the life of a slave in Rome.

A History of the Palestinian People – From Ancient Times to the Modern Era

Assaf A. Voll has written one of the most comprehensive books on the history of the Palestinian People.

Title: Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik’s Lectures on the Guide...

The Rav argues that for Rambam, a great deal of man’s striving to understand God is related to trying to understand His deeds and imitating them.

Title: The Person in the Parasha: Discovering the Human Element in the Weekly Torah...

Weinreb shares with us his personal triumphs and tribulations, and lessons from his many travels across the Jewish world.

From The Trailer Park To The Shabbos Park: One Woman’s Journey To Her Religious...

Despite not having any religious identity, Mrs. Teitler recalls that she and her younger sister were both beaten up at the trailer parks where they lived for being Jewish.

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