Title: The Lion Cub of Prague: Thought, Kabbala, Hashkafa from Gur Aryeh – The...

Rabbi Yehuda Loewe of Prague, known as Maharal, was one of the greatest lights that G-d has given to the Jewish people. Halachic authority and active communal leader, linguist and grammarian, philosopher and mystic, master of the totality of rabbinic literature and conversant in the arts and sciences as well, Maharal revealed new depths to the words of Chazal and uncovered layers of meaning that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

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: Pride & Preference

One of the themes prevalent in Jewish ethics is to judge others favorably even when their behavior seems to indicate otherwise.


Cyrelle Simon lived for over 45 years in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she and her late husband, Purdue biology professor Edward H. Simon, held many volunteer leadership positions in the Jewish community.

From Europe To Palestine To The U.S. – The Story Of A Man, His...

Leon experienced the War of Independence from a soldier’s perspective, while remaining true to his Jewish ideals and beliefs.

Adolf Jellinek And The Rise Of Reform Judaism

Despite his traditional upbringing, Jellinek began to question some of the traditional practices of Judaism, particularly the emphasis on ritual and the strict adherence to Jewish law.

New Kids’ Book Promotes Mental Health Dialogue in Religious Community

The book’s pictures are warm and the story is both friendly and accessible.  In short, it hits the nail on the head.

Title: Between 10 and 5 with Dad – Keeping the Fifth Commandment

No one likes to dwell about loss, or delve into the nitty-gritty issues and emotions that come along with losing a loving parent to a horrible illness. However life happens, and the sad truth is that many people every day lose parents to illness or age. It's the facts of life.

Title: The Lonely Ayil

The book has wonderful colorful illustrations with wording that small children can easily follow.

Title: Setting a Table for Two

Setting a Table for Two is a lively, no-holds-barred guide to marriage based entirely on a profound understanding of Torah as the ultimate guide to life.

First Ever Book About the Jewish Festivals for Emerging Jewish Communities Released in Time...

The author of the book Ronit Treatman, the daughter of Israeli diplomats who speaks several languages and lives in Philadelphia, was inspired to write the book after she became involved with the Bnei Anousim, the tens of millions of people around the world descended from forcibly converted Spanish and Portuguese Jews through the organization Reconectar.

Leaving Egypt With A Family Of Goats, Lots Of History, And A Graphic Novel

Pesach reminds us of the liberation from Egypt, but also commands us to live through its events as if we were there. Every generation and every Jew, no matter which community they belong to, can, in their own way, relate to the story of Pesach.

A Helpful Guide For Women And Couples

If you don’t want to read it cover to cover, you can flip through it. Find the question you are looking for as it becomes relevant to your situation or if a case is of interest to you.

Applying The Mishna Everyday

Rabbi Spero reminds us that we have to stand up for our beliefs. This is the only way to garner respect.

Keeping The Kids Engaged – Before And During Pesach

Often I open Haggadot and find depictions of the Makos or slavery that I find troubling for a young audience.

A Major Transition

The connection between what I experienced as a high school teenager and the adult I am today did not come easy to me.

From Japan To Jerusalem

It’s amazing how a Jew raised with minimal religion can still feel visceral discomfort when asked to pray in front of a Buddha or participate in a cremation ceremony. That growing feeling of disjointedness ever so slowly spurred Liane’s interest in her own heritage.

Championing Israel To Our Children

This book deals with the great challenge we all face in grasping what is currently happening to the Jewish people. The author demonstrates the rare talent and sensitivity needed to lift the veils of confusion and elucidate both our spiritual and historical connection with the land of Israel from ancient times through the present.

Enhancing The Book Of Numbers With Shadal

Those who know Shadal’s commentary on the Torah know that Dan Klein is uniquely fit for the job.

Title: This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim and Christian patients, and...

The single devastating element that unified his patient clientele was that they had all been diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer.

Driving Rav Soloveichik

These differences are what makes Rabbi Adler’s new book so significant: He knew the Rav both in the classroom and in person. Even those of us who had the privilege of attending The Rav’s shiur had only an occasional glimpse from the vantage point Rabbi Adler offers us.

Inaugurating The Third Generation Of Halakhic Man

If we are to consider what the future will bring, we must take account of the reception history of this work not only in its early decades but also in more recent years.

Right In The Middle Of Somewhere

Among the delights of this book is the joy he takes in his family – his wife Sharon, their son Yosef and his wife Hillary, their grandchildren – and in observant Jewish life.

Title: Finding Ourselves in the Crowd

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

Title: Ponderables

In recent years, the attitude dubbed "orthopraxy", the notion that holds that fulfillments of halakha is sufficient on its own terms without serving, or being subordinate to, any higher purpose , has become fashionable in some circles. Most famously advocated by the late distinguished Israeli scientist Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Orthopraxy - which has become accepted practically if not avowedly by many Orthodox Jews, both in the US and Israel - has found a number of other proponents as well, a disproportionate number of whom are among the intellectual elite.

Who Killed William Of Norwich?

How did an unresolved murder case turn into an accusation of ritual murder?

Torah For The Thinking Teenage Boy

Rabbi Halberstadt says at the start that he doesn’t think that the big question of this generation is Is the Torah true or not? Therefore, he doesn’t address this point.

With Complete Faith

Neuberger peppers the book, his fourth, with quotes from the Torah, the Psalms, the Prophets, and other classic Jewish sources to buttress his thesis that biblical prophesies and the words of the rabbis are referring directly to our times.

A Deeper Shabbos Experience

By teaching us mindfulness exercises for the beginner, and the expert, Polen helps us to build perspective, setting the stage for a mindful observance of Shabbos.


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