One thinks of family as an all-embracing sanctuary – a safe haven and a refuge from the outside world. But this is rarely the case.
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.
Everyone loves a success story. We can't resist the vicarious thrill of escaping into the lives of real-life heroes who, against all odds, miraculously and heroically soar. It's no wonder, then, that a book like A Vow Fulfilled - The Fran Laufer Story: Memories and Miracles has the power to capture our attention.
Readers and nervous newshounds wondering how to become more spiritual in a hurry can take steps toward meeting that goal by studying The Light of Thirty-Six: Accessing the Hidden Light of Creation on a Daily Basis. Read and re-read the book. Invest time, effort and thought into your spirituality-seeking process so you can act on the book's lessons seriously, not superficially.
The unthinkable tragic death of one's child is a topic most of us find difficult to embrace.
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.
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.
Is proof of our Creator on the tips of human tongues and within hyoid bones around the world?
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.
On the one hand, Rashke tells the political story about the motives behind the U.S.‘s welcoming of war criminals onto its land. On the other hand, he successfully balances it with the emotional story of the Holocaust.
Try to imagine that one of those many people in Britain who had lauded the Munich Accord as a great breakthrough for peace and who were certain Hitler would never violate it had decided after World War II to publish his old articles singing praises for Munich.
The 2nd installment of The Ambassador, the engrossing new novel from Toby Press: Part 1; Chapter 1
Torah-based sources can be powerful tools for overcoming anxiety.
Modern Jewish literature is replete with Holocaust memoirs, each one personally adding a unique dimension to the tragic, unspeakable horror of the event that defined the 20th century.
For God’s Sake!?, Chapter 3
Publishers of this book (made into a movie of the same title currently in select theaters) hope that reviewers won't reveal the story's ending.
Green was an American volunteer in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, but something happened In Israel that has haunted him ever since.
Over 30 years ago, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum had not yet found the world of wisdom in the Torah.
“See what happened to Vashti when she displeased the king? It did not help her to be queen and a daughter of royalty. Can you imagine the consequences, had we not attended?”
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.
The BIG Picture: 36 Sessions to Intellectual and Spiritual Clarity deserves to sell at least as many copies as the Tanach. It's a classroom for spiritual growth.
A recurring theme in the book is that life has its challenges, and struggling with those challenges is what life is about.
Abusive men are usually on their best behavior before marriage. But they do provide clues.
Steinsaltz has an incredible ability to take lofty concepts and explain them in a way that an average layman can understand.