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Title: The Sentence, A Family’s Prison Memoir

11 Sivan 5766 – June 7, 2006
A well-known kosher caterer who has a commissary in Florida that prepares kosher meals for federal prison inmates, and who has also been hosting a kosher-for-Passover holiday program for a number of years, told me a humorous story.

Title: Up, Up, And Oy Vey! – How Jewish History, Culture And Values Shaped...

4 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
I grew up with a cousin who was always escaping from shul in order to read his comic books.

New Edition Of Rashba Responsa (Continued from last week)

5 Iyyar 5766 – May 3, 2006
Rabbi Joseph Buxbaum's foreword is followed by an introduction by the editors of the fifth volume.

Title: Outwitting History, The Amazing Adventure of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish...

28 Nisan 5766 – April 26, 2006
This memoir, from the founder of the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, relates Lansky's experiences learning to speak and read Yiddish in college, only to discover that "his" new language was in danger of passing out of existence.

Title: From Lokshen to Lo Mein

16 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
The Jewish fascination with Chinese food goes beyond the fact that it tastes good.

Title: In Search of Memory, The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

2 Adar 5766 – March 1, 2006
Dr. Eric R. Kandel, with his family, escaped Nazism in Vienna in 1939 when they came to America.

Title: Rashi’s Daughters, Book One – Yocheved

11 Tevet 5766 – January 11, 2006
Ms. Anton's book falls into that genre termed historical fiction, but in this extensive volume of over 360 pages, one can begin to wonder if Ms. Anton had a fly on the wall, so realistic are her characterizations. One could wonder it her real calling is as a "medievalist."

Title: Judaism’s Encounter With American Sports

20 Kislev 5766 – December 21, 2005
Despite commonly held conceptions that athletic prowess and Jews don't mix, a Jewish fascination and involvement with the world of sports can be traced back throughout the ages.

Title: The Unorthodox Murder Of Rabbi Wahl

19 Adar II 5765 – March 30, 2005
I don't know about you - but we really miss the old Harry Kemelman "Friday the Rabbi Slept Late" books - which were some of the first of the genre of rabbinic murder mysteries.

Title: The Ransom Of The Jews – The Story Of The Extraordinary Secret Bargain...

12 Adar II 5765 – March 23, 2005
Throughout Jewish history, we have unfortunately grown accustomed to ransoming our people from being held hostage by many evil empires.

Kosher Food Production

28 Adar I 5765 – March 9, 2005
Whether we are involved in kiruv, or in kashrus management, at home, in shuls, or in institutional management, we have a need for a kashrut authority to refer to.

Title: A Passover in Rome

21 Adar I 5765 – March 2, 2005
At Rose Kryger's funeral, her son Meir, now a physician in Winnipeg, was surprised to learn from the rabbi's funeral oration that his mother had some bottled up secrets and had yearned to be a writer.

Travel Guides From Pelican Publishing

14 Adar I 5765 – February 23, 2005
Our friend, Mr. Ben G. Frank - the famous, inimitable Judaic travel writer - has written a new edition of A Travel Guide To The Jewish Caribbean & South America.

Title: The Orientalist: Solving The Mystery Of A Strange and Dangerous Life

7 Adar I 5765 – February 16, 2005
This biography/adventure story of Essad Bey, nee Kurban Said, born Lev Nussimbaum, creatively ties together many disparate elements in a wonderful tour de force that is both enchanting and spell-binding.

Title: In Our Own Voices – A Guide To Conducting Life History Interviews With...

23 Shevat 5765 – February 2, 2005
The art of letter writing seems to have gone the way of the buggy whip.

Title: The Lost Princess and Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Storytelling conveys profound lessons about Hashem and our relationships with other people, and today's students and teachers continue to be inspired by these stories.

Title: The Mourning Sexton

2 Shevat 5765 – January 12, 2005
The protagonist in this engrossing murder mystery, David Hirsch, is an attorney who has served eight years in federal prison for his white-collar crimes, including phony billing charges to many of his former clients.

Title: Rescued from The Reich – How One Of Hitler’s Soldiers Saved The Lubavitcher...

24 Tevet 5765 – January 5, 2005
Once again, Mr. Rigg tells a spellbinding tale, this one of danger and intrigue during wartime Europe.

Title: Rogov’s Guide to Israeli Wines

17 Tevet 5765 – December 29, 2004
Title: Rogov's Guide to Israeli WinesAuthor: Daniel RogovPublisher: Toby Press, New Milford, CT     Did you know that you can experience an aspect of Israel for...

Title: The Messiah of Brooklyn: Understanding Lubavitch Hasidism – Past and Present

10 Tevet 5765 – December 22, 2004
It is a truism that one should never judge a book by its cover, or even title.

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