“When creating a work of music, I’ve experienced epiphanies – where a song in its entirety took literally minutes to write – as well as drawn out, lengthy endeavors that took years to complete.
Neuberger peppers the book, his fourth, with quotes from the Torah, the Psalms, the Prophets, and other classic Jewish sources to buttress his thesis that biblical prophesies and the words of the rabbis are referring directly to our times.
One of the most challenging questions posed is whether there are fundamental differences between divine justice and human justice.
As Syrian refugees risk their lives to immigrate to other countries, many are reminded of the attempts of Jews to escape Nazi persecution in the 1930s and 1940s.
Very few of the poems follow an expected rhyme or meter.
The Jewish Holiday Companion has articles for every Jewish holiday, and even contains entries for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzma’ut, and Thanksgiving.
The chronological voice within his writing is memoir-like in style – in the sense of a man looking back in time – but with the extant content of rapidly unfolding everyday events, like a diary.
Rabbi Mayer Schiller is a Skver-Rachmistrivka chassid with a passion for the ideology of Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch. Born to a non-observant family, Rabbi...
How did an unresolved murder case turn into an accusation of ritual murder?
Even when our prayers are ignored and troubles confront us, Rabbi Shoff teaches that it is the same God who sent the difficulties as who answered our prayers before.
His parents make it clear that they feel the right thing is for Avi to visit his grandfather, but they leave it up to him.
Aside from my own 485-page tome on the subject, Red Army, I think Jamie Glazov did an excellent job at framing things in United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror.
Each essay, some adapted from lectures Furst prepared for live audiences, begins with several basic questions around a key topic.
In Culture Shock, readers will also come to identify with a culture from the other end of Orthodox Jewry’s spectrum.
Our Sages have told us exactly how we should act – and how our children should act – in Pirkei Avos, Ethics of the Fathers.
A second supposed difficulty actually becomes a reason to corroborate that Amestris is Esther.
My best book is one that hasn't been published yet.
Whether the rest of us admit it or not, covers draw our attentions and create the initial impressions we have with books.
The book takes us through 2 years in the life of Ann’s daughter, son-in-law and their new baby born in France.
Chesler speaks directly to her erstwhile colleagues in the feminist movement who ostracized her for blowing the lid off the gnawing undercurrent of anti-Israel sentiment in their ranks.
The book is exquisitely illustrated and young children will find it very easy to relate to every page.
Ackerman’s clear, lucid prose throws the harshness of the narrative into sharp relief.
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The connection between what I experienced as a high school teenager and the adult I am today did not come easy to me.