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.

From Israel With Love

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.

Live By It

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?

Roundup of Jewish Children’s Books

Here are some of the latest and greatest in the world of Jewish books that will keep your brood entranced and enchanted.

Title: Arise and Shine!

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.

An Antidote To Despair

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.

YU And OU Celebrate Publication Of Chumash Mesoras HaRav

The Rav explains that Hashem is everyone's rebbe. Whenever someone learns, he is learning with Hashem.

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