Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: March 20th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
You’ll never get anything you need or want if you don’t ask. You have to ask the questions. Treasure this advice, because it’s one of the best you’ll get in life. At times it’s thorny and complicated to ask another for something – what if he says no and your request is rebuffed. Rejection is hard to take. And what if you’re imposing or the requestee has a hard time saying no? But you’ll also never get a “yes” without first asking.
Posted on: March 19th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
The next chapter of the award-winning novel.
Posted on: March 15th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
It might still be two weeks to Pesach, but is never too early to start thinking about Afikomen presents.
Posted on: March 13th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
Reading Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein’s Essays On the Weekly Parsha Based on Nesivos Shalom I could not help thinking of the old warning that “a young man who wishes to remain an unbeliever cannot be too careful of his reading.”
Posted on: March 12th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
What was a man, Tevye thought, that one moment he could be so filled with power and seemingly invincible force, and the next moment a motionless pile of flesh?
Posted on: March 5th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
The next chapter in the award winning novel.
Posted on: February 28th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
Rabbi Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) was a halachist par excellence, philosopher, physician, and a political leader of the Jewish community at the ibn Ezra Synagogue of Egypt. Born in Cordovero, Spain and caused to flee a fanatical Muslim sect, the Rambam travelled to Morocco, Eretz Yisrael, Alexandria, and then served as a physician in the court of the Sultan in Cairo Fostat.
Posted on: February 28th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
Each one of us finds ourselves at the center of six generations of history. We hear the echoes of our grandparents’ era and see the beginnings of that of our grandchildren and we hope and endeavor to be the fulfillment of the hopes of one and the inspiration of the other.
Posted on: February 26th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
When word arrived that Baron Edmond Rothschild was coming for a visit, with none other than the famous Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the colony turned into a frantic beehive of activity.
Posted on: February 21st, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
You can tell Rabbi Yossy Goldman’s book From Where I Stand: Life Messages from the Weekly Torah Reading by its covers. The front cover is a photograph of a rabbi in a shul that is full of light.
Posted on: February 20th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
I was recently invited to review A Neuropsychologist's Journal: Interventions and “Judi-isms.” Normally this wouldn't take me long as I would get the gist of the book by quickly skimming through it. Instead I found myself engrossed in reading this book word by word, cover to cover. The short chapters had me hungrily turning the 459 pages for more, and at times, I just could not put it down.
Posted on: February 18th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
Overnight, Tevye's new cottage became a warm, haimisher home...
Posted on: February 11th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
Both of Elisha’s two grown daughters were golden-skinned, beautiful, devoutly religious, and nearly half Tevye’s age. The eldest daughter, Carmel, was naturally the first choice of the parents, but Elisha told Tevye he could marry whomever he picked. Embarrassed by the whole distressing business, and wanting the matter to be concluded as discreetly as […]
Posted on: February 4th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
On the arranged date, the Jews set out to survey the land which their Arab neighbors wanted to sell. The Muktar Abdulla graciously sent them a guide who showed them the way through the mountains to his village. Traveling on horseback, the journey up and down the hillsides and valleys took them two […]
Posted on: January 31st, 2013Sections → Books
In honor of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, gay news site Queerty is encouraging LGBT Jews to buy a new book featuring a Jewish boy with two fathers, the first of its kind to bring Judaism, children, and homosexuality together.
Posted on: January 28th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
The Jewish Colony Association had chosen the mountainous location not for its suitability as farmland, but because of its price. When more and more Jews began immigrating to Palestine, the Turkish government began doubling and tripling the cost of the land until parcels were often ten times more expensive than farmland in Europe. The Baron […]
Posted on: January 21st, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.
Posted on: January 21st, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
All of Tevye’s life, it seemed like he was always saying good-bye. Back in the old country, what now seemed like lifetimes ago, his Hodel had left him for Perchik. Then Hava had run off with her gentile, and Shprintza had drowned. Then the heart and soul of his being, his devoted wife, Golda, had […]
Posted on: January 16th, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
The Jewish people have been blessed with a plethora of biographies and memoirs about our rabbis, educators, philanthropists and community leaders. Unfortunately, many that were published in previous generations have been lost to history, and the impacts that many noteworthy individuals had on our people have been largely forgotten.
Posted on: January 15th, 2013Sections → Books → The Bookshelf → Tevye in the Promised Land
Not only was Tevye’s family going to be together, they were going to be rich! The Baron’s gift of 5000 francs would make them the new aristocrats of Palestine. But Tevye’s daydreaming didn’t last long. When he heard that Nachman was planning on returning the money, Tevye nearly fell out of the wagon. “I […]
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