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Review of Nehama Leibowitz: Teacher and Bible Scholar by Yael Unterman

Nechama was a dedicated and tireless teacher who spent decades creating and disseminating her gilyanot (worksheets).

Title: In-Laws: It’s All Relative

In-laws: It's All Relative, a new book by psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Twerski and Leah Shifrin Averick, LCSW, offers insights into common issues affecting all in-laws. They include the first meeting between the new couple and his parents and hers (machatonim), what to call the in-laws, making wedding plans, divided loyalties over where to spend holidays, sibling-in-law relationships, gifts and monetary aid, and others.

Title: Contemporary Halakhic Problems: Volume 7

One of the more forceful and vital chapters is towards the end of the book when Rabbi Bleich discusses vaccinations.

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

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.

Living Waters

Although the book is a light, and not to be taken in anyway as a halachic, treatise, there are some poignant moments and you may just learn a thing or two.

Title: Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride

Savor the flavor and laugh along with the author as Reyna Simnegar teaches you about Persian cookery and life. Feldheim Publishing has done an outstanding job of presenting a handsome cookbook with references to normal human interactions in dating and marriage rather than pretending everyone adheres to "Three Dates and You're Done" behavior. Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride is as much about the author's cross-country courtship and marital adjustments as it is about food. The bonus is that you'll eat wonderfully aromatic, delicious food by following the author's simple recipes and her cheerful path to a well-adjusted life.

Finally, The Jewish Harry Potter

Written with flowing language and engaging style, Attar weaves a spell that combines mystery, humor, adventure and Kabbalah in the most magical place in the world, the Old City of erusalem.

Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter 12: Hodel

It was impossible to tell which thought gave Tevye more happiness. The thought of stepping foot in Jerusalem, or the thought of seeing his Hodel again. True, Hodel was his own flesh and blood. She was like a little piece of his Golda.

Title: Modern Physics And Ancient Faith

Although he lived his life devoid of traditional religious observance, Albert Einstein very famously stated: "I shall never believe that G-d plays dice with the world."

Title: Tempest In the Temple – Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals

"I couldn't put it down", "reads like a Dan Brown novel " etc, hardly sound like descriptions of a Brandeis University Publication, an academic analysis of Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals.

To Dream The Impossible Dream

Ashira Greenberg is a pretty, talented and articulate young lady who, at the tender of age of seventeen, has just published a book.

Telling Israel’s Stories To Kids

The event space at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at New York City's famous Lincoln Square plays host to a stream of important book readings and signings.

Title: The Rabbi and the CEO – The Ten Commandments for 21st Century Leaders

I was once a member of a congregation during a time that the New York Times was affected by a strike.

Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter 15: Guardian of Israel

As a sign of his grief over Tzeitl, Tevye tore his shirt and sat on a low stool in Hodel's house in the traditional custom of mourners. He maintained a stalwart expression to disguise the hole he felt in his heart. His strength came from Golda. She appeared to him in a dream and told him not to worry.

Title: The Art Of Amazement

Hear Deeply Strugglers with the Infinite Oh, Infinite, What Was, What Is and Whatever Will Be Our Power in the natural world Infinite, What Was, What Is and Whatever Will B One, Absolute Oneness, Perfect Unity.

Title: The Ransom Of The Jews – The Story Of The Extraordinary Secret Bargain...

Throughout Jewish history, we have unfortunately grown accustomed to ransoming our people from being held hostage by many evil empires.

Title: In One Era, Out the Other A Memoir of 20th-21st Century Jewish Life

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.

Title: Can I Play Chess on Shabbas: The Do’s and Don’ts of Shabbas, Made...

The ArtScroll and Feldheim halacha books are comprehensive, well researched, clear, practical and among the best that the two publishers have to offer.

Title: Yaakov and the Treasures of Timna Valley

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.

Title: Lilmod Ulelamed

In my weekly Jewish Press column, “Dear Dr. Yael,” I occasionally recommend books that will enhance shalom bayis, parenting skills and the quality of the Shabbos table. Lilmod Ulelamed, eloquently written by Rabbi Mordechai Katz, is a newly revised and expanded version of the original that was published by Feldheim Publishers in 1978. It is a book that can truly improve your Shabbos table.

For Every Season

The Jewish Holiday Companion has articles for every Jewish holiday, and even contains entries for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzma’ut, and Thanksgiving.

Defending G-d And Our Patriarchs

One of the most challenging questions posed is whether there are fundamental differences between divine justice and human justice.

Title: Brain Exercises to Cure ADHD

What - another book about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? Some of us have an entire bookshelf of these!

A History of the Palestinian People – From Ancient Times to the Modern Era

Assaf A. Voll has written one of the most comprehensive books on the history of the Palestinian People.

Title: The Skeptic and the Rabbi: Falling in Love with Faith

The reader is able to suspend their prior knowledge and remain engaged with the text, a testament to Gruen’s writing skills.

Title: The Banality Of Denial: Israel And The Armenian Genocide

We have an ugly name for people who commit the ugly crime of declaring that The Holocaust never happened - they are called 'deniers,' and have been successfully prosecuted both here and abroad.

An Israel Love Story With a Twist

"Fields of Exile" provides a glimpse into the horrors of academic anti-Israelism, experienced by one firmly rooted in the left.

Through A Torah Lens

Erudite and academic, drawing from ancient and modern sources, the book can be discussed at the Shabbos table as well as in kollel.

Title: The Mind of the Mourner Individual and Community in Jewish Mourning

Grief is a universal experience. But mourning, which is the religious and cultural expression of that grief, reflects the specific community's values and world

Title: Harry Fischel: Pioneer of Jewish Philanthropy: Forty Years of Struggle for a Principle...

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.

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