Rabbi Blech projects this example of optimism as a most important component to the liberation of the Exodus.
Yosef, the biblical figure, has been the center of numerous contemporary works detailing his historical and religious importance to our faith, thus making a dramatization of his life at this time of year on the Jewish calendar all the more important.
Now approaching the program’s 67th year, the National Jewish Book Awards celebrate Jewish literary achievement in a wide range of genres and form, honoring writers in 20 different categories each year.
Rabbi Cohen was raised in holiness by the original codifier of some of Rav Kook’s writings when Rav Kook was still alive.
Even the very physicality of the seder participant is given narrative space so as to give the participant the rational for the physical choreography of the seder night’s ‘program’.
Another remarkable fact concerning the Or Hachaim is that he is the only Sephardi commentator in most editions of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, a point that is little recognized today.
Yaakov lives in the year 2025. He and his sister, Rachel, find in the data bank of one of their robots cryptic data sent by a pirate in Djerba, which leads them onto the trail of their second adventure.
Esther is the only Megillah read twice, once in the evening synagogue service of Purim and a second time during the morning services on Purim
Historical context means everything when understanding the misunderstood.
Written in somewhat of a raw, clipped style, Goren holds no punches for those whom he admired, and those whom he scorned.
The Rav begins his project with an in-depth examination of the first four mishnayot of Pirkei Avot, raising topics such as the sources of ethics, power and persuasion, elitism and democracy, educational philosophy, freedom and coercion, among others.
These valued teachings should surely serve as an apt example and model for application in our own times.
A reconstruction of the Ghetto in its various historical phases makes it possible to see exactly how the quarter grew...
Rabbi Rosenblatt is a rabbi in London who is also the founder of Tikun, a chesed organization with many activities and programs.
Rabbi Krohn is a deeply emotional person and this comes through in his dedication of the book to three sterling Teachers of Torah who all passed away this year.
The memoir follows a year and a half of the travels and travails of Rabbi Hirschprung from the beginning of World War II until his arrival in Japan.
The idea for the book came from Filreis who turned to art in 2005 after a bout with cancer.
The Land of Israel is ours by divine bequest; we need only claim our heritage.
An inquiry into terrorism inspired by the dog a dog that never barked.
Ultimately, the essays show that there does not have to be serious contradiction between Torah and western thought.
If leftist activists really cared about black Americans, Mac Donald argues, they would champion the police.
A special edition Gemara was printed for the first cycle of Daf Yomi in 1925.
Morah Becky describes her own foray into the world of Jewish children’s literature as a lesson in emunah and Siyata Dishmaya (help from Above).
Their stories are unique because they are not just about giving testimony, but focused on a tiny glimmer of something positive within that horrendous negative milieu… an instant of happiness if just for a moment.
While the subjects are often dense and abstract, Rabbi Pick is able to provide an extremely clear overview of the topics...