From the aliyah of Soviet Jewry to the new anti-Semitism, Alan Dershowitz’s “Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client” is almost a history of Zionism.
In The Intellect and the Exodus, Rabbi Jeremy Kagan attempts to reconcile the rationality of western thought and culture, with religious faith.
There are so many this year that it would take months to go through all of them. For 2019, I found the following 5 haggadahs to be noteworthy.
More than just a resemblance of the mortar paste used to make bricks during our slavery in Egypt, she investigates further into the Talmud.
It may seem jarring to open the haggadah commentary with such a somber tone, but it is impossible to ignore the indelible imprint of the Holocaust on Rabbi Berkovits's thought.
Seen through Rabbi Nataf’s eyes, however, the seemingly divided text of Vayikra becomes a cohesive whole.
Combining cartoons and sage advice, Lipsky moves readers through the process of minimizing distraction and heightening intention.
The word snowflake is a term for a person with among other things, an unwarranted sense of entitlement.
And suddenly, it was all gone. Idolatry and the temptation for it abruptly exits.
Marcus observes that we tend to superimpose our understanding of authorship, and think that authors write a book in a linear manner, and that it is ultimately preserved in one or more manuscripts.
The book is also not completely sure whether it is an academic work or a Torah work for a more general audience.
This book left me profoundly moved, and changed.
Halacha is something not just applied as a legal system, but a corpus that is valued and studied for its own sake...
Achieving a deep-level reading of the Chumash requires an understanding of the syntactical relationships.
The attacks last week in Israel have once again brought to the fore the blind Islamist hatred for the Jewish people and the Jewish state they’ve succeeded in rebuilding.
Chapter by chapter the author analyses the interactions of Yosef through the prism of autistic spectrum disorder.
Of course, the spiritual path is something we have to work at continuously throughout our daily lives.
Mr. First is not scared of offering creative, original explanations and rejecting what scholars before him understood to be fact.
Whether the rest of us admit it or not, covers draw our attentions and create the initial impressions we have with books.
While I do a lot of non-fiction writing, including copy writing for organizations which involves its own form of creativity, fiction was, and still is, my first writing love.
His extensive research and considerable expertise notwithstanding, Rabbi Weiner writes in a manner that is clear to the scholar and layperson alike.
Before presenting the 15 innovations he chooses to highlight, Jorisch sets the stage by reviewing Israel’s commitment to the greater good from its very inception.
There’s much, much more in Naftali’s remarkable life, and yet, ultimately, one wonders: this is all well and good, but where is Dr. Reich going with these stories?
Here are some of the latest and greatest in the world of Jewish books that will keep your brood entranced and enchanted.
For the Greeks, everything that was externally beautiful was good; to the Jew, everything that is inwardly good is beautiful.
The book’s main characters are not mere action heroes, but deep ideological thinkers, motivated by the 2,000-year dream of re-establishing the nation of Israel in its Divinely-promised homeland.
Every story, many of which are contributed by others, reminds us of how much we have to be proud of, as well offering hope and optimism for the work still to be done.
The Rav explains that Hashem is everyone's rebbe. Whenever someone learns, he is learning with Hashem.