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Title: HaMalach HaGoel and Other Bedtime Stories

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Title: HaMalach HaGoel and Other Bedtime Stories

Author: Yehudit Shulem

Illustrator: Estie Hess

Publisher: Feldheim

 

 

   The “Collection of Imaginative Stories” in HaMalach HaGoel and Other Bedtime Stories is a bit on the high-minded side with a few clich?s tossed in the mix. Nevertheless, the lap-sized hardcover explains to its readers how to become mature, responsible individuals of integrity. The life lessons are for children aged eight and up.

 

   The man walking out of and into another wall portrait picture in the chapter entitled “A Special Visit” uses a phenomenon out of the Harry Potter series. But the technique is used to deliver valuable insight from the Chazon Ish, a worthwhile experience. Optimism can be learned from “The Kite” story and self-worth from “The Gear Train.” Other stories deliver important messages, too.

 

   Though author Yehudit Shulem is a social worker, according to the back cover text, I find it curious that her tales are illustrated with significantly far more males than females. The air- and other-brushing out of female figures in Jewish literature is not a friendly phenomenon. The trend will reverse to include women and girls within benign and all-inclusive story illustrations. After all, we’re the reason that Am Yisrael endures.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of E-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge” http://www.booklocker.com/books/4244.html).

Title: Benny the Big Shot

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Title: Benny the Big Shot

Author: Tehilla Deutsch

Illustrator: Vitaliy Romanenko

Publisher: Feldheim

 

 

   This colorful tale about the green-eyed monster called “Kina” puts jealousy into Jewish perspective. Share it with children of all ages and let the relief begin. The surprise ending will knock some reality into prejudiced thought patterns.

 

   The only way this boy-centered book could be better is if it were to be published in pink. Girls need to cope with “Kina” too. Benny the Big Shot is a good start.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of E-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.”

Title: Remarkable Park

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Title: Remarkable Park

Author: Bracha Goetz

Illustrator: Patti Argoff

Publisher: Feldheim

 

 

   This gentle look at nature in 26 pages comes off as a nurturing, quiet read. Lessons about middot tovot and personal potential in Remarkable Park will fill young minds with wonder.

 

   The illustrations in Remarkable Park allow the eye to absorb details portrayed in delightful colors. The gentle rhymes of the text allow elementary-grade readers to sound out words they might know how to spell. The story’s end can prompt readers to reflect on tuv haBoreh, the delight of looking more deeply than a superficial glance allows, and the sheer fun of making friends with the world.

 

   Parental discretion is advised due to the easily torn pages. Children can practice respect for printed materials with this item meant for ages 3-10, impressing themselves as well as the adults around them.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of E-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.”

Title: Where Am I?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Title: Where Am I?

Author: Ruchy Shon

Publisher: Feldheim

 

 

   A sweet book for young fingers learning to turn pages, Where Am I is an introduction to literature for little ones. Familiar places and situations will delight the tots identifying them.

 

   Let the children talk about and discuss what delights or intrigues them in the interesting collection of photographs. The book’s 26 glazed, stiff pages can withstand stickiness from candy, runny noses and a soft wipe with damp cloth. Patient re-readings by friends and family members can lead to delightful memories.

 

   Nursery and kindergarten teachers can stock up on Where Am I too. The book could make an excellent introduction to language skills for English speakers and those learning it for the first time. English as a second language instructors should check it out for their purposes, too. The rhyming text lends itself to reading success.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of highly acclaimed E-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge”  (www.booklocker.com/books/4244.html).

Title: The Miracle of the Golden Dove and Other Stories

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Title: The Miracle of the Golden Dove and Other Stories

Author: Genendel Krohn

Illustrator: Tova Katz

Publisher: Feldheim

 

 

   A delightful lap-sized hardcover, The Miracle of the Golden Dove and Other Stories holds captivating illustrations that deliver a powerful middot-improving message with the text.

 

   Actual historical events that reveal the majesty of Torah-true values and the reality that each of us – in our own clumsy way – can grow into tzadikim, come to life on succeeding pages.

 

   Honesty is a nice character trait, but this book teaches “true honesty,” and in a favorably impressionable way. The Golden Dove account shows us that prayers can turn into miracles plus the sanctification not only of Hashem’s name, but also that of the person who prayed.

 

   Lessons on learning to judge favorably and the patience to outwit a verbally abusive spouse are lessons for life. Your lives and those of your family members, from age five and up, will be better off for having shared the thought-provoking stories retold in this third volume of Timeless Tales by Feldheim publishers.

 

   Learn together as a family or special friends when you share The Miracle of the Golden Dove and Other Stories with younger readers around you. The experience will be good for their developing minds and characters.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of the e-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.”

Title: Second Sight

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Title: Second Sight

Author: Dr. Judith Orloff

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

 

 

   The soft, laughter-inflected voice of psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff narrates her autobiography. It keeps readers glued to the pages describing Orloff’s formerly tumultuous life as an adolescent intuitive – a correct observer of human emotions – then catches up with her highly respected present.

 

   Dr. Orloff’s parents, both medical professionals in a family filled with others, had a unique strain on their efforts to groom their child into becoming a productive, socially accepted adult. Daughter Judith had a knack for correctly discerning who of her parents’ friends would commit suicide; lose a political election and more. Conservative leanings offended and confused, the Drs. Orloff wondered what to make of their startling, mysterious child.

 

   Frightened by her psychic insights, an adolescent Judith delved into risky behaviors to hide from the spiritual gifts she didn’t know how to control. Her parents temporarily committed her to a mental health facility, hoping for a cure of their frenetic child. When at last Judith meets a psychic researcher, life changes for the entire family. “Judi,” as her friends then called her, learns to pray and to meditate under careful guidance, focusing her energies in an entirely positive direction.

 

   She also learns how to direct her intuitive abilities to serve humanity with emotional and physical healing. There’s another achievement to note in the book: a riveting account of how a board-certified Dr. Orloff coped with a medical system skeptical of her ethereal healing arts. That’s a valuable education all its own.

 

   The California-based psychotherapist comes full circle in her life story, literally getting the keys to the psychiatric institution that once housed her as a teen taking life-threatening risks. She becomes a respected psychotherapist and trusted intuitive who improves and saves lives.

 

   The full title of the book is Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How to Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom. Intuitives searching for good direction can read it to learn how to handle critics gracefully. Dr. Orloff explains how she survived the shock of learning what her mother had tried to conceal: a family trait for intuitive healing ability that had earned the scorn of “Witch!”-screaming neighbors in a past generation.

 

   Watch the excitement and happiness build as the budding psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff embraces her fond family and its story with love, growing into her strengths with confidence. Learn to become your own healer with her “Six Ways to Access Your Inner Doctor.”

 

   An interesting, educational read for laymen, medical and mental health professionals, Second Sight can bring great insight into many lives. The 359-page paperback is a newly-released updated edition of its predecessor.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of e-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.”

Title: No Such Victim: A Book About Divine Providence and How to Work with It

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Title: No Such Victim: A Book About Divine Providence and How to Work with It

Author: Pinchas Winston

Publisher: Thirtysix.org

 

 

   With a title such as this, Rabbi Winston’s new book belongs in every Jewish home and institution. Page 180 holds a delicious, psychologically satisfying insight and answer to your confusion about the purpose and function of personal suffering.

 

   With that cleared away, let’s look at the rest of this 198-page palm-sized paperback. Chapter One “The Good and the Bad” reminds us that Hashem has a sharp sense of humor and justice. Though enemies have slaughtered us, history is Heavenly designed to result in the end of evil plus the punishment of volunteers who served Heavenly justice on us. A third point is that payback time is approaching with the geula. Actually, payback time seems to be in progress if you read the book carefully. That makes it rather fun to guess what’s in the coming attractions of God’s plan.

 

   Want to know how to happily end your sense of guilt for misspent time and opportunities? Pages 32-37 show how we can overcome the anger, negativity and harm of personal and other challenges in minutes, perhaps within moments. Subsequent chapters expound on these pages.

 

   Chapter Seven’s “Of Angels and Miracles” shows us why Torah is not exclusively in Heaven but dependent on Oral Law instead. Delegation of halachic authority in times of exile would enable adherence to normative Judaism instead of disastrous loss of Jewish tradition. The illustrative examples cited here can clear up spiritual confusion and let you look forward to the future.

 

   Chapter Ten’s “A Short Story and Example” is for soothing your anguish over past mistakes, pointing out the path to personal improvement. It only takes a few moments of reflection. You can spend a lifetime relishing the results.

 

   Start your emotional and spiritual recovery when you buy “No Such Victim: A Book About Divine Providence and How to Work with It” at www.thirtysix.org.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of E-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge”  (www.booklocker.com/books/4244.html).

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