The Night Archer and Other Stories, by Michael Oren

Michael Oren's characters are terrifying, tragic, passionate and yes, also funny as hell.

Off The Couch

So if you’re a patient who needs to know that you’re not alone, a mental health professional who wants to see what it’s like in the office of a psychiatrist working here in Jerusalem, or just about anyone who cares about the Jewish people, you’ll find the book quite relevant. This is 360 pages of pure gold.

Title: Finding Ourselves in the Crowd

Did you ever wonder how someone grew up to become a name that others recognize?

Rambam Press Makes Rambam More Accessible For All Ages

“Writing a summary is always challenging since the compiler must accurately captures the key points of the text he feels should be highlighted,” Rabbi Tayar told The Jewish Press.

Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld, Hero of the Kindertransport: An Interview with Riki Goldstein, author...

Schonfeld didn’t just save the children from a distance, but got involved in their struggles. “He was a father figure and had a personal relationship with many of the children,” Riki says.

Title: The Oral Law: The Rabbinic Contribution to Torah sheBe’al Peh

Rabbi Schimmel’s greatest contribution, aside from his organization and clarity, is his discussion of the rabbinic mind.

Title: Judaism Reclaimed: Philosophy and Theology in the Torah

Today, mysticism abounds, whether from the traditions of Chasidism, the Arizal, the Maharal, or some new combination. And yet, these approaches do not satisfy everyone.

Title: Introduction to the Talmud

For whom was this work written? There have been other attempts to introduce the Talmud to beginners, but none of them appeal across the board as does Introduction to the Talmud.

Review of The Crack-Up of the Israeli Left by Mordechai Nisan

Nisan's book provides a human and political vision of bad actors and good actors here that can bring a great deal of understanding of what happens in Israel.

New Dershowitz Must Read Memoir for Friends of Israel

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.

Title: The Intellect and the Exodus

In The Intellect and the Exodus, Rabbi Jeremy Kagan attempts to reconcile the rationality of western thought and culture, with religious faith.

New Haggadah Suggestions

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.

Title: The Jewish Journey Haggadah

More than just a resemblance of the mortar paste used to make bricks during our slavery in Egypt, she investigates further into the Talmud.

Title: Faith and Freedom Passover Haggadah, with Commentary from the Writings of Rabbi Eliezer...

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.

Book Review: Redeeming Relevance in the Book of Vayikra, by Rabbi Francis Nataf

Seen through Rabbi Nataf’s eyes, however, the seemingly divided text of Vayikra becomes a cohesive whole.

Understanding Yourself In “The Age Of Overwhelm”

Combining cartoons and sage advice, Lipsky moves readers through the process of minimizing distraction and heightening intention.

Title: The Jewish Ethic of Personal Responsibility Volume 2: Vayikra, Bamidbar, Devarim

The word snowflake is a term for a person with among other things, an unwarranted sense of entitlement.

Title: G-d Versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry

And suddenly, it was all gone. Idolatry and the temptation for it abruptly exits.

Title: Sefer Hasidim and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe

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.

Title: A Theology of Holiness

The book is also not completely sure whether it is an academic work or a Torah work for a more general audience.

The Highest Halacha

Halacha is something not just applied as a legal system, but a corpus that is valued and studied for its own sake...

Title: A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax

Achieving a deep-level reading of the Chumash requires an understanding of the syntactical relationships.

Title: A Father’s Story: My Fight for Justice Against Iranian Terror

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.

Re-Considering Yosef

Chapter by chapter the author analyses the interactions of Yosef through the prism of autistic spectrum disorder.

Coming Closer to G-d

Of course, the spiritual path is something we have to work at continuously throughout our daily lives.

Title: Roots and Rituals: Insights into Hebrew, Holidays, and History

Mr. First is not scared of offering creative, original explanations and rejecting what scholars before him understood to be fact.

Judging Book Covers

Whether the rest of us admit it or not, covers draw our attentions and create the initial impressions we have with books.

Avoiding Harm, Keeping Halacha

His extensive research and considerable expertise notwithstanding, Rabbi Weiner writes in a manner that is clear to the scholar and layperson alike.


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