A Fitting Coda For A Life Lived Well

Direct and indirect references to his previous works provide brief insights into his ideas about happiness, meaning, materialism, alcoholism, character, marriage, anger, sensitivity, honesty and teshuvah.

Titles: Antisemitism – Myth And Hate From Antiquity To The Present and The Return...

Of the many books The Jewish Press receives for review, a large number deal with the issue of anti-Semitism.

Title: God’s Favorite Prayers

God's Favorite Prayers, by Tzvee Zahavy, makes for fascinating reading. It is an intelligent, sometimes amusing, and always highly readable essay addressed first and foremost to those who know "everything" - those so familiar with the prayers that they don't really need a siddur to follow the service.

Title: In the Footsteps of the Kuzari: An In-troduction to Jewish Philosophy, Two volumes

In the Footsteps of the Kuzari is a translation of Prof. Shalom Rosenberg's Hebrew work that has had significant influence in Israeli religious circles.

Tznius Is Not Just About Skirt Length

This concept of tznius as a middah versus tznius being solely a mathematical equation involving multiple body parts is a unifying theme that is woven throughout many of the personal essays.

Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-Two: A Letter From America

          One late afternoon when Tevye returned to his tent after a back-breaking day in the winery, a letter was...

Title: Second Sight

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.

Paskening The Pandemic

A quick survey of these essays reveals how the overriding medical and halachic concern of certain pikuach nefesh for the individual patient is weighed so very carefully against potential or probable pikuach nefesh and the general health and welfare of the community at large.

Award Named In Memory Of Ernest W. Michel

Now approaching the program’s 67th year, the National Jewish Book Awards celebrate Jewish literary achievement in a wide range of genres and form, honoring writers in 20 different categories each year.

Title: Terror and Emunah in Har Nof

The Talmud teaches that all Israel are responsible for one another. Risa writes that the terrorists attacked Chaim with a knife to his head because he was a Jew -- therefore the Jewish people had to take special care of him.

Rabbi Kahane is Still Right

The action and suspense surrounding Kahane’s life includes many historic moments and reads like a thriller

Title: Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim...

Remember to breathe as you read Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim and Pesach. The enlightening ideas presented by author Rabbi Pinchas Winston will boggle your mind. They're the stuff of terrific discussions in any Jewish setting.

The Maharal, Translated and Interpreted

The Maharal is classically celebrated for taking deep Kabbalistic and mystical ideas and bringing them down to Earth, writing in a deep and beautiful style.

Our Glorious, Gutsy Past

For God’s Sake!?, Chapter 3

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.

A Young Woman Steps Up

This is a book about friendship, responsibility, chesed, family and the challenges Hashem gives us.

Title: Guide For The Romantically Perplexed

You probably know or perhaps are a single Jewish adult who needs this book, and here it is. Popular author Lisa Aiken examines the range of issues plaguing the aging Jewish singles community and she presents the solutions to them.

Simchas Hachaim Publishes New Rabbi Avigdor Miller Sefer

It captures the love of the Jewish soul as only Shlomo Hamelech could portray it – and as only Rabbi Miller could explain it.

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.

New Edition Of Rashba Responsa (Continued from last week)

Rabbi Joseph Buxbaum's foreword is followed by an introduction by the editors of the fifth volume.

The Complex Truth Of The Haskalah

In this scholarly study, Zilbergerts upends the conventional take on those early Modern Hebrew writers.

Title: The Azrielli Papers: Dimensions of Orthodox Day School Education

When Yaakov Avinu knew that he was about to move his family down to Mitzraim, his first priority was to establish a yeshiva. Ever since then, educating our young has continued to be a lifelong challenge and commitment for every Jew.

Title: Brain Exercises to Cure ADHD

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

From Lyrics To A Novel, Through America’s Pastime: Abie Rotenberg’s Newest Creation, The Season...

“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.

Title: Jewish Woman Next Door

Urim Publications (Israel) excels in producing wonderful intellectual content to the reading world and The Jewish Woman Next Door is another example of such excellence.

Rambam Has The Answers

The source of each quote, paraphrase or inspiration in each chapter is cited in a lengthy appendix at the end of the book. And the sources extend beyond the usual ones, even to Rambam's extensive medical writings and letters.

Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Four: ‘Thou Shall Not Murder’

The Zionists were happy to have Tevye and his family join them. Feeling no pain from the vodka, Tevye invited their young leader to sit alongside him in the wagon. In a feeling of brotherhood, he even offered him a drink. Ben Zion refused. Alcohol, he said, was a drug which the wealthy class used to keep the peasants content in their religious stupor. He and his friends were drunk with the spirit of freedom, so who needed vodka?

Watching Reb Chaim

In interpersonal relationships, Reb Chaim was reported to shock people upon their initial meetings. He would be able to identify a person based on a Dvar Torah he had read years earlier from that individual.

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.

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