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- The Palestinians: Facts & Fables, by Rav Yaakov Weinberg.
This intriguing lecture, which explains the origins of the "Palestinian Issue" will make you take a new look at the events currently unfolding in Israel.
- Parasha Challenge, created by Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz.
Exciting Chumash Quiz Game Featuring Over 500 Questions on Sefer Bereishis!
- The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus, by Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg.
In this, the sequel to The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis, Zornberg provides unique insights into the Book of Exodus.
- Partners With Hashem (Chapter 10), by Dr. Meir Wikler. (Book Excerpt)
- Passover Cookery, by Joan Kekst.
Kosher, Pesach recipes that will delight the senses and enhance the repertoire of cooks of all skill levels. Complete with seder menus, and a 'Countdown to Passover' guide that will help walk you through the preparations required to have a Kosher Pesach.
- A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn, by Rabbi David Silber, with Rachel Furst.
Rabbi Silber has given us two books in one: the Haggadah itself, in English and Hebrew, with his seder commentary and a collection of essays that provide close readings of the classic biblical and rabbinic texts that inform Seder-night ritual and narration.
- The Path of Torah, by Harav Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin.
This work, consisting of three sections, strives to demonstrate how the true path of Torah becomes realized through the proper application of analysis and the development of the proper character and attitude for discovering G-d's truth.
- Pathways of the Prophets, by Rabbi Yisroel Reisman.
A Treasury of Torah Thought and Law - Looking at Ourselves Through the Lens of the Prophets. This collection of Shiurim that will inspire you to greater heights, in all aspects of your life.
- Pathway to Jerusalem, by Rabbi Ovadiah.
The Travel Letters of Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura: Written Between 1488-1490 During His Journey to the Holy Land.
- Patience (Chapter 3), by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. (Book Excerpt)
- Patterns in Jewish History, by Rabbi Berel Wein.
Through the prism of timeless themes: education, customs, anti-Semitism, assimilation, the role of women, teachers and rabbis, the land of Israel and more, Rabbi Wein examines the values that have enabled the Jewish people to survive and thrive for three thousand years.
- Peace in the Making, edited by Harry Hurwitz and Yisrael Medad.
Covering the period from June 1977 until a day before Sadat's assassination in October 1981, this book contains the complete correspondence between Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egypt's President Anwar el-Sadat.
- Peninim of the Torah, by Rabbi A. L. Scheimbaum.
An Anthology of Thought Provoking Ideas and Practical Insights on the Weekly Parsha.
- The Penitent, by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
This is a story about a dissatisfied, disillusioned, and purposeless man. A holocaust survivor who is overwhelmed with the suffering in the world, and who wonders whether religion will answer his concerns.
- Persecution and the Art of Writing, by Leo Strauss.
The essays in this collection all deal with one problem — the relation between philosophy and politics.
- The Perfect Present, by Ruth Beifus.
For ages 4-8, this charming story about a little girl who gets a present that she doesn't think is quite right for her, helps children learn about taking responsibility for their own actions.
- Perfect Strangers: Redefining Intermarriage, by Rabbi Avraham Jacobovitz.
Rabbi Jacobovitz deftly explains the philosophical aspects of intermarriage and describes some of the real issues that intermarried couples face. This book is a must for anyone who wants to better understand the challenges of intermarriage and ways to deal with its ripple effects.
- Perfidy, by Ben Hecht.
This is a republication of the 1961 very disturbing classic involving one of the most inexplicable, embarrassing, bizarre and despicable episodes in the history of the State of Israel - the apparent collaboration of top Israeli officials with the Nazis resulting in the death of millions of innocent Jews.
- Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride, by Reyna Simnegar.
Offering an enticing collection of Persian and Middle Eastern recipes, from simple snacks to a full-blown feast! With clear step-by-step instructions, you will be able to produce with ease a lavish spread of dishes from traditional well known Persian favorites to outright exotic.
- Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies, edited by Joel L. Kraemer.
This book contains fifteen articles by leading, world-recognized Maimonidean scholars. These articles illustrate the radically different ways that scholars interpret Maimonides, and how much these experts have to teach us.
- Philosophic Mysticism, by David R. Blumenthal.
Can a philosopher be a mystic? Classical scholarship on medieval Jewish thought answered this question, with few exceptions, in the negative. This book, a collection of essays written over a forty-year period by David R. Blumenthal, offers a forceful positive answer.
- A Picture of Grandmother, by Esther Hautzig.
When Uncle Benjamin sends a letter to Sara's mother, inviting her mother and grandmother to come to visit the 1939 World's Fair, Sara embarks upon a quest to find the mysterious photo of her grandmother that was mentioned in the letter. Unbeknownst to Sara, her search for the photo will lead to her discovery of a long held family secret!
- Pimsleur's Basic Modern Hebrew, from Simon & Schuster.
This is an all-audio program that introduces you to the Hebrew language and begins to develop your Hebrew conversation skills. The Basic Modern Hebrew consists of the first ten lessons found in Level 1 of the Pimsleur's Comprehensive Hebrew program.
- Pirke Avot, by William Berkson.
In this new edition of the well-known Jewish classic, Berkson helps us see that Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is more than just a fundamental religious text; it is also a compelling, contemporary ethical guide.
- Pirkei Avos with a Twist of Humor, by Joe Bobker.
This book takes readers on an insightful and humor-filled journey through the Pirkei Avos (Sayings of Our Sages) that is filled with lots of information about Jewish history, culture, ethics, and law - as well as with a wide assortment of jokes and whimsical musings on Jewish ethics.
- Pirkei Torah (Chapter 1), by Rabbi Mordechai Gifter. (Book Excerpt)
- The Poetry of Prayer: Tehillim in Tefillah, by Rabbi Avi Baumol.
Often we find it difficult to concentrate on the prayers we recite, due partly to a lack of understanding of the biblical poetry in the tefillot. This book aims to unlock the mystery of the various psalms which comprise the tefillah.
- Portals of Faith, by Rabbi Danon Danin.
An essential, in-depth guide to The Thirteen Principles of Faith, based on rabbinical sources from the Rishonim down to the present day.
- Positive Parenting (Chapter 18), by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski and Ursula Schwartz. (Book Excerpt)
- Practical Judaism, by Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.
A gateway to the world of Jewish Law and belief, this book, by the Chief Rabbi of Israel, answers basic questions about Judaism and Jewish life. Topics include the calendar, the prayers, blessings, family life, and more.
- Practical Medical Halachah, by Fred Rosner and Moshe Tendler.
Medical Halachah from an Orthodox perspective.
- Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way, by Joseph Anderson, Linda Motzkin, Jonathan Rubenstein, and Laurence Wiseman.
Perfect for adult learners studying on their own, this step-by-step book explains the basics of Hebrew grammar in east to understand terms and introduces you to the vocabulary and beauty of the Hebrew prayers.
- Praying with Fire, by Rabbi Heshy Kleinman.
Igniting the Power of Your Tefillah. A 5-Minute, Lesson-A-Day program that will forever change how you pray.
- Praying With Fire 2, by Rabbi Heshy Kleinman.
With 118, all new, 5-minute daily lessons, volume two of Praying with Fire will inspire and energize your prayer. In addition, Rabbi Kleinman also delinates 14 strategies to getting your prayers accepted while also Igniting the Power of Your Tefillah and strenthening your Emunah and Bitachon.
- Preachers of Hate, by Kenneth R. Timmerman.
Islam and the War on America - a study on the rise of anti-semitism in the Middle East and throughout Europe, and what it means for Americans.
- Premium Hebrew: 5 Programs in 1, by EuroTalk.
Practice your listening skill and learn to speak Hebrew with accuracy and conviction as you develop your speaking skills, hone your accent and train your ear with these five unique programs.
- The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership, by Yehuda Avner.
This is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. The Prime Ministers brings readers into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
- Prince of Fire, by Daniel Silva.
Famed art restorer and former Israeli spy, Gabriel Allon is called out of retirement after a suicide bombing in Rome. He is tasked with the job of hunting down and eliminating the mastermind behind the bombing before he can strike again - if he can.
- The Principles of Jewish Law, by Menachem Elon.
Discussions of the problems of religion and state reflected in the legal system which too often occur against a background of ignorance of the scope and detail of Jewish law.
- The Private Eyes and the Mysterious Submarine, by Neta Tzvieli.
Four young, religious boys, embark on a far bigger adventure than they ever imagined when they set to sea in an old rowboat, only to stumble upon a terrorist plot that involves an enemy submarine - and it falls upon these four young boys to stop the terrorists before they can carry out their nefarious plot to bomb Tel Aviv.
- A Prophet for Today: Contemporary Lessons from the Book of Yehoshua, by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky.
Rabbi Pruzansky's goal in this, and its companions volume, Judges for Our Time, is to demonstrate how the biblical books of Joshua and Judges, which he calls by their original Hebrew titles, have useful relevance for people today.
- The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South, by Eli N. Evans.
This is an engaging memoir of the author's life in the American South, interwoven with a narrative history of Southern Jewry from the arrival of the first Sephardic Jews in 1733, through to the present.
- Purim and the Persian Empire, by Rabbi Yehuda Landy.
This book provides a unique historical, archaeological, & geographical perspective on the Megillas Esther that will help bring the story of Purim to life for you like never before.
- Purim Goodies, by Amalia Hoffman.
This is a wonderfully illustrated children's book about two young girls' Purim misadventure. The book is based on a story by Sholom Aleichem.
- The Purim Story, by Rav Avi Geller.
This lecture will help you gain a clear understanding of the basic story of Purim, while at the same time introducing you to the story behind the story.
- Pursued, a documentary film written & directed by Menachem Roth.
A poignant documentary that follows a thirty-five-year-old man as he travels to Israel to confront the man who abused him 20 years earlier when he was in yeshiva.
- Putting Out the Fire: Your Unique Role in Bringing Jews Closer to Torah, by Aharon Ungar.
An exceptionally well-written book that offers the basic information that people need to know not only to bring Jews to Orthodoxy, but to draw people together in fellowship.
- Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes, by Jamie Geller.
This innovative cookbook features over 215 new quick recipes, new fast takes on traditional holiday dishes, and expert interviews about wine and cheese. Best of all, the recipes in this book tell you how much total time to allow for "PCS" - that's to Prep, Cook & Serve - the full meal.
- Rabbi Frand On the Parashah, by Rabbi Yissocher Frand. (Book Excerpt)
- Rabbi Harvey Rides Again, by Steve Sheinkin.
Volume II: In this graphic novel, Rabbi Harvey returns to the streets of Elk Spring, Colorado. Harvey protects his town and delivers justice, wielding only the weapons of wisdom, wit, and a bit of trickery. These adventures combine Jewish and American folklore by creatively retelling comic Jewish folktales and setting them loose on the western frontier of the 1870s.
- Rabbi Harvey vs. the Wisdom Kid, by Steve Sheinkin.
Volume III: In his colorful career on the Rocky Mountain frontier, Rabbi Harvey has matched wits with a variety of villains--most notably the sweet-faced "Bad Bubbe" Bloom, and the self-proclaimed genius "Big Milt" Wasserman. In this exciting new volume, these two formidable foes team up to try to rid the West of Rabbi Harvey once and for all.
- Rabbi Riskin meets with Evangelicals, by Israel Drazin.
Are evangelicals interested in supporting the State of Israel because they are convinced that this support will help them convert more Jews to Christianity? (Article)
- Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and the Reality, by A. Yehuda Warburg.
An introduction, in English, on the scope of rabbinic authority, and the workings of the institution of the beit din (Jewish court of law).
- The Rabbi's Cat, by Joann Sfar.
This is a graphic novel set in the 1930's about a Rabbi, his daughter, and their talking cat. This story provides a unique look into the Algerian Jewish community during this period.
- Raising Kids to Love Being Jewish, by Doron Kornbluth.
From Toddler to Teen, Everything You Need to Inspire Your Children.
- Ramban: Commentary on the Torah - Bereishis / Genesis, Volume 1, by Rabbi Yaakov Blinder in collaboration with Rabbi Yoseph Kamenetsky.
Volume one in a seven-volume set that presents Ramban's commentaries in both Hebrew and English, and which makes his commentaries accessible to both laymen and scholars by providing copious notes and explanatory materials that helps to explain Ramban's words.
- The Rape of Palestine and the Struggle of Jerusalem, by Lionel I. Casper
A concise, pro-Zionist history of the modern state of Israel, with a detailed analysis of the events that have laid the foundations of the current Arab-Israeli conflict.
- Rashi, by Elie Wiesel.
In this compelling biography that was written for a general audience, Wiesel has crafted a brief, yet memorable introduction to Rashi's life and work.
- Rasputin and the Jews, by Delin Colon.
A wealth of evidence shows that Rasputin was discredited by a fanatically anti-Semitic Russian society, for advocating equal rights for the severely oppressed Jewish population, as well as for promoting peace in a pro-war era...
- A Rational Approach to Judaism and Torah Commentary, by Israel Drazin.
This engaging and informative work presents a rational and thought provoking approach to the understanding of Judaism, and answers many questions such as: Does G-d want people to pray? Should people of one religious group, such as Jews, listen to the views of another religion? Is the concept of "sin" harmful and, if so, how?
- The Rav: The World of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, by Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff.
A two-volume work on the life and teachings of of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
- The Rav: Thinking Aloud, by David Holzer and Aryeh Holzer.
Transcripts of Personal Conversations with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Have you ever wished you could spend time with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik? Now for the first time, one of the Rav's shamashim gives you a backstage pass to his world.
- The Rav Thinking Aloud: On the Parsha Sefer Bereishis, transcribed and supplemented by David Holzer.
This book showcases a collection of shiurim by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik lectured on Chumash that span 30 years. This book features verbatim transcriptions of his shiurim, to provide the reader with a full appreciation of the Rav's style. Added to this are transcripts of personal discussions that provide insight into the way the Rav analyzed Chumash.
- Rav Dessler (Chapter 19), by Yonason Rosenblum. (Book Excerpt)
- Reaches of Heaven, by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
A fictional biography of the Baal Shem Tov, with twenty-three original etchings by Ira Moskowitz.
- Reader: Modern Hebrew Prose and Poetry, Edited by Ora Band
This anthology of Hebrew stories and poetry introduces second year Hebrew language students to the best of modern Hebrew literature.
- Reasonable Doubts, by Cheryl Berman.
Reasonable Doubts is the memoir of a religious skeptic's endeavor to rediscover her source of faith, from the ground up.
- Rebbe Mendel ... in a Class by Himself, by Nathan Sternfeld.
This exciting book, full of adventure, humor, and plenty of golden lessons, is a must-read for kids. This is the fifth book in the Rebbe Mendel series, and it contains seventeen new stories.
- Rebbes and Chassidim: What They Said - What They Meant (Chapter 1), by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski. (Book Excerpt)
- The Rebbe's Army, by Sue Fishkoff.
A detailed look inside the world of Chabad-Lubavitch, and the Lubavitcher emissaries that have fanned out around the world to help bring non-orthodox Jews back to a Torah-centered life.
- Reb Elyah (Chapter 7), by Rabbi David J. Schlossberg. (Book Excerpt)
- Reb Shraga Feivel (Chapter 17), by Yonason Rosenblum. (Book Excerpt)
- Reb Yisrael Salanter, by Yaakov Dovid Shulman.
The Story of Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin, the father of the Mussar movement.
- Rebecca, adapted by Alison Greengard.
The Biblical story of Rebecca and how she came to marry Isaac comes alive in this adaptation for children, complete with the Hebrew text of the story, along with a simplified English translation, literal translation, and glossary of terms.
- Recalling the Covenant, by Rabbi Moshe Shamah.
A Contemporary Commentary on the Five Books of the Torah.
- Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250, by David Malkiel.
A detailed history on Franco-German Jewry during the High Middle Ages, centered upon the First Crusade of 1096 and the associated, devastating massacres, which decimated German Jewish communities.
- Reflections of the Maggid (Chapter 41), by Rabbi Paysach Krohn. (Book Excerpt)
- The Regal Glow of Modesty, by Rebbetzin D. Weinberg.
In this lecture, Rebbetzin Weinberg presents a solid overview of what modesty means, in the Jewish sense, and why it is such an important quality to cultivate.
- Rejoice in Your Festivals: Penetrating Insights into Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot, by Rabbi Zvi Dov Kanotopsky.
A collection of more than three dozen sermons on the three biblical holidays of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
- Relics for the Present, by Levi Cooper.
In this page-by-page companion to Berakhot, the first tractate of the Talmud, popular teacher and community leader Rabbi Levi Cooper explores the wisdom of the Jewish sages, transforming their ancient teachings into lessons for everyday life.
- Religious Zionism of Rav Kook, by Pinchas Polonsky.
In this book, Polonsky explains two of Rabbi Abraham-Yitzhak Kook's unique concepts. The first idea is that there are three ways that people should communicate with G-d: as an individual, as a nation, and via all of humanity. The second is the concept of "continuing revelation" and how G-d is revealed today.
- Remarkable Park, by Bracha Goetz.
Embark with your child on an exciting hike through the park, meeting new animals and discovering all aspects of nature! You will find birds, deer, frogs, and so much more. With bright illustrations, this book will teach your young one how each animal works in its own special way. There is a lesson to learn from every creature about Middos and Avodas Hashem.
- Remembering Yoni Netanyahu and Entebbe, by Moshe Phillips.
Benjamin Netanyahu's older brother was named Jonathan (Yonotan) Netanyahu and is often remembered as Yoni. Yoni was killed in action fighting anti-Israel terrorists on July 4, 1976 just as the world's oldest democracy celebrated its Bicentennial. Yoni died in a heroic effort which freed over a hundred hijacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda and saved their lives... (Article)
- Remnant of Israel - A Portrait of America's First Jewish Congregation: Shearith Israel, by Rabbi Marc D. Angel.
In September 1654, 23 Jewish refugees from Recife, Brazil arrived in the Dutch colonial town of New Amsterdam aboard the St. Charles, a French warship. At first calling themselves Shearith Jacob, or Remnant of Jacob, and later Shearith Israel, they became the first Jewish congregation in North America. For almost 175 years, Shearith Israel was the only Jewish congregation in New York City...
- Repealing the Military's Gay Ban will Enhance, not Threaten Religious Freedom, by Israel Drazin.
In this editorial, Dr. Drazin explains why repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy will allow chaplains to fulfill their role of serving all members of the military, without sacrificing an ounce of their religious liberties. (Article)
- Repentance: The Meaning & Practice of Teshuvah, by Dr. Louis E. Newman.
In this candid and comprehensive probe into the nature of moral transgression and spiritual healing, Dr. Louis E. Newman examines both the practical and philosophical dimensions of teshuvah, Judaism's core religious-moral teaching on repentance, and its value for us—Jews and non-Jews alike.
- Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh, by Hayyim J. Angel.
This is the second collection of essays on Tanakh, by Rabbi Hayyim Angel, and contains four articles exploring the principles of learning methodology, followed by sixteen text studies that apply those principles.
- Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe, by Erica Brown.
In this book, Brown leads the reader on a transformative journey spanning the ten days between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur.
- Revelation Restored: Divine Writ and Critical Responses, by David Weiss Halivni.
Were the five books of Moses revealed to the Israelites by G-d? If it was revealed, is the text the same today, as the one that was revealed? Renowned Judaic scholar David Weiss Halivni answers the questions, and many more...
- Ribbons For Their Hair , by Estelle Chasen.
When young Detective Yardena Halpert is assigned a missing child case, she puts her heart and soul into finding three-year-old Adina Barzilai, despite feeling out of her league. This novel blends mystery, romance, and historical narrative, as the fate of the Jewish community of Greece in World War II is outlined in painful clarity.
- The Rise of the Islamic Empire and the Threat to the West, by Anthony J. Dennis.
A provocative book about the rise of Islamic Fundamentalist and the threat that it poses for the West.
- The Rishonim, by Rabbi Hersh Goldwurm.
Biographical sketches of 300 prominent 10th-15th-century Rabbinic sages and leaders such as Rashi, Rambam, R' Gershom Meor HaGolah. Traces the beginnings of Jewish communities in each part of the continents.
- The Roman-Jewish Wars and Hebrew Cultural Nationalism, by Moshe Aberbach and David Aberbach.
This book covers two interrelated subjects - the Roman-Jewish wars and the development of Hebrew cultural nationalism. This is accomplished via a discussion the short and long term causes of the three revolts that erupted between the Jews and the Graeco-Romans, which occurred in 66-70, 115-17, and 132-35 C.E.
- Rosh Hashanah: Setting Attainable Goals, by Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz.
This lecture covers a range of topics, including a discussion on the Jewish calender and how it differs from other calenders. Rabbi Berkowitz also examines the spiritual force that underlies holy days, what it is that Rosh Hashanah commemorates, and how, each year, we are given a new opportunity to learn, grow, and to imbue our lives with meaning.
- The Rosh Yeshiva Remembers (Chapter 12), by Rabbi Asher Bergman. (Book Excerpt)
- The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Israel, by Giore Etzion.
This textbook contains 90 lessons, and it presents an integrated approach to the study of modern Hebrew, offering students the opportunity to practice their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The textbook also has a truly useful companion website that offers a host of audiovisual resources that will enhance students' learning experience.
- The Royal Table, by Rabbi Norman Lamm.
A traditional Passover Haggadah in both Hebrew and English, enhanced by eloquent commentaries that elucidate the Exodus story, by Rabbi Norman Lamm, a pillar of the Modern Orthodox community.
- The Rubin Edition of The Prophets, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
A three-volume matched set of the Early Prophets, with Commentary Anthologized from the Rabbinic Writings.
- Sabbatai Zevi: A Tragedy in Three Acts, by Shalom Ash.
A tragedy in three acts and six scenes with a prologue and an epilogue. This is a translation of the Russian tragedy.
- The Sabbath Soul, by Eitan Fishbane.
Mystical Reflections on the Transformative Power of Holy Time - Fishbane introduces readers to the mystical lessons that the Chassidim saw in the Sabbath.
- Sacred Trash, by Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole.
One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment. It was the unlikely start to what would prove a remarkable, continent-hopping, century-crossing saga...
- Sacred Treasure - The Cairo Genizah, by Mark Glickman.
In 1897, Rabbi Solomon Schechter of Cambridge University stepped into the attic of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt, and there found the largest treasure trove of medieval and early manuscripts ever discovered.
- The Sacrifice of Tamar, by Naomi Ragen.
Shortly after Tamar was raped, she discovers that she is pregnant. She does not know, however, whether the child is her husband's or the rapist's. Living in an insular religious community, Tamar is fearful that she will be shunned if she tells anyone about the assault. For a while she is successful at keeping her secret - but when the truth is tragically discovered - everyone suffers, including her son and his new wife...
- Sage Tales, by Rabbi Burton L. Visotsky.
The classic tales of the Jewish sages in the Talmud defined Judaism then and help us find our way even today. In this highly accessible collection of funny, wise and poignant narratives, Visotzky leads the reader through stories of the Rabbis who lived in the first generations following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE.
- Sages of the Talmud: The Lives, Sayings and Stories of 400 Rabbinic Masters, by Mordechai Judovits.
This is a collection of biographical information about the authors of the Talmud. It contains about four hundred entries and hundreds of anecdotes about the sages, all as recorded in the Talmud itself.
- The Sages - Volume 1: The Second Temple Period, by Rabbi Binyamin Lau.
The Sages is the first book to appear in English by the charismatic Jerusalem rabbi, Binyamin Lau. It offers fresh perspectives on the individual characters of the Jewish sages (Chazal), the historical contexts in which they lived, and the creativity they brought to the pursuit of Jewish wisdom.
- The Sages, Volume II: Character, Context & Creativity, by Binyamin Lau.
This multi-volume series offers fresh perspectives on the individual characters of the sages (Hazal), the historical contexts in which they lived, and the creativity they brought to the pursuit of Jewish wisdom. Volume II covers the period from Yavne to the Bar Kokhba Revolt.
- The Sages: Character, Context & Creativity - Volume 3: The Galilean Period, by Rabbi Binyamin Lau.
In the third installment of his overview of Rabbinic Judaism, Rabbi Lau covers the Galilean period.
- Salome of the Tenements, by Anzia Yezierska.
When the Yiddish newspaper she is working for gives her the assignment of interviewing a millionaire philanthropist, Sonya thinks she has found her way out of the tenement, and sets out to marry her interviewee - with unexpected results. This is a classic work of Jewish-American literature that examines the pull between traditional Jewish culture and the desire of new immigrants to integrate into modern American society.
- Sanctuary in the Wilderness, by Alan Mintz.
An in-depth introduction to American Hebrew poetry and the lives and works of twelve key American poets who composed in Hebrew.
- Sane in Damascus, by Amnon Sharon.
A memorable and inspirational account of Sharon's eight months in captivity as a prisoner of the Syrians after his capture during the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
- Sarah, by Marek Halter.
From the great ziggurat of Ishtar to the fertile valleys of Canaan to the bedchamber of the mighty Pharaoh himself, Sarah's story reveals an ancient world full of beauty, intrigue, and miracles.
- Sapirstein Edition: Rashi, by Rabbi Yisrael Isser Zvi Herczeg.
A full size, 5 volume, slipcased set of the Torah with Rashi's commentaries translated, annotated, and elucidated.
- Say It In Yiddish, edited by Uriel Weinreich and Beatrice Weinreich.
A handy guide filled with more than 1,000 Yiddish phrases and useful words that will enable you to 'get by' in almost any travel type situation and which will also give you a practical introduction to standard Yiddish.
- Scenes from Village Life, by Amos Oz.
In the village of Tel Ilan, something is off kilter. An elderly man complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging under his house at night. Could it be his tenant, a young Arab?
- Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Chumash: Shemos/Exodus, edited by Rabbi Menachem Davis.
This volume on Shemos/Exodus features the Hebrew text of the Chumash, Targum Onkelos, and Rashi's commentary, along with an interlinear English translation of the Chumash text. Commentaries, in English, are also included, as are interlinear versions of the corresponding Haftaros for Shemos, as well as the Megillas Esther.
- Schottenstein Interlinear Haggadah, edited by Rabbi Menachem Davis.
This Passover Haggadah features an interlinear English translation of the Hebrew text. Instructions and commentaries are presented in English.
- Science in the Bet Midrash, by Menachem Kellner.
This book explores the religious thought of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204), the single most influential Jew of the last thousand years. While covering many aspects of his religious philosophy, the central focus of these essays is the way Maimonides elucidated and expressed the universalistic thrust of the Jewish tradition.
- The Scroll, by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh.
A decision taken in the final days of the battle for Masada is to have a drastic impact on three generations of one family. In this compelling work of historical fiction, the author follows Miriam, a survivor of Masada, and her family as they deal with the repercussions of this decision as they try to make a life for themselves in a very changed world.
- Scum, by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
In 1906, the death of his 17-year-old son, Arturo, has disrupted the life of Max Barabander, sending him back to his roots in Warsaw while his wife stays in South America. Having attained wealth after a life of poverty and a prison hitch in Warsaw for theft, Max revisits scenes of his past.
- The Search Committee: A Novel, by Marc Angel.
An intriguing and remarkably dramatic novel that follows a search committee as it chooses between two candidates for the position as head of a New York Yeshiva, and the ideological battles that ensue.
- The Secret of the Jews: Letters to Nietzsche, by David Ben Moshe.
Why have Jews been able to survive for several thousand years when virtually all other civilizations, nations and cultures disappear after about five hundred years?
David Ben Moshe, a psychiatrist, addresses this, and related questions, in The Secret of the Jews by means of sixteen imaginary letters to the non-Jewish philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
- The Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva.
In this, the seventh volume in the Gabriel Allon series, Allon finds himself trying to not only rescue the kidnapped daughter of an American Embassador, but also hot on the trail of a murderous terrorist group bent upon destroying London.
- Sefer Ha-Aggadah: The Book of Legends, by H. N. Bialik and Y. H. Rawnitzky.
The Hebrew poet Hayim Nahman Bialik and the renowned editor Yehoshua Hana Ravnitzky, selected hundreds of texts from the Talmud and midrashic literature and arranged them thematically, in order to provide their contemporaries with easy access to the national literary heritage of the Jewish people.
- Sefer Shoftim, by Rabbi Ilan Ginian.
The words of Sefer Shoftim, the Book of Judges, come alive in this fascinating and astonishing work, combining midrashim and an array of other sources to explain the ideas expressed in the navi.
- Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History, by Aviva Ben-Ur.
An academically rigorous survey of the experiences and history of Sephardic Jews in America from 1654 through to the present.
- Serenity (Chapter 1), by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. (Book Excerpt)
- The Seven Beggars & Other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
In this, the second of two monumental volumes, Rabbi Kaplan's translation of Rebbe Nachman's stories is accompanied by masterful commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils and followers.
- Seven Good Years: And Other Good Stories of I.L. Peretz, translated by Esther Hautzig.
Readers of all ages will be charmed by Hautzig's skillful and sensitive translations of I.L. Peretz's tales from Eastern Europe.
- The Seven Lives of Colonel Patterson, by Denis Brian.
A detailed and eye-opening biography of Colonel John Henry Patterson, the British commander of the Jewish Legion, which saw action in Gallipoli and Palestine during World War One.
- The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven, by Dr. Ron Wolfson.
In this charming, inspiring and wise guide to a well-lived life, beloved teacher Ron Wolfson provides an advance copy of the Seven Questions you'll be asked in heaven... The answers to these questions will help you shape a life of purpose and meaning on earth today.
- Sforno: Commentary on Pirkei Avos, by Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz.
Although Sforno was one of the great halachic authorities of Italy, his fame rests primarily on his commentaries to many books of the Scripture. However, he wrote extensively on other areas of the Torah as well, and his commentary on Pirkei Avos/Ethics of the Fathers is one of his little known gems.
- Sforno: Commentary on the Torah, by Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz.
This is a classic Bible commentary by the fifteenth century Italian Jewish scholar, Sforno, who generally prefers to combine traditional, philosophical and scientific ideas. This volume includes the entire Chumash text and translation as well as the most accurate version of Sforno.
- Shabbat the Right Way: Resolving Halachic Dilemmas, by Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen.
Rabbi Cohen provides both the answers to questions on Shabbat observance and a look at the process by which these answers are derived.
- The Shabbos Companion: Shabbos Day, by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski.
In this second book in Rabbi Twerski's informative series on Shabbos, Rabbi Twerski's interweaves stories, songs, prayers, and customs as it delves into the beauty, significance, and the elements that comprise Shabbos Day.
- The Shabbos Companion: Shabbos Eve, by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski.
An informative book that interweaves stories, songs, prayers, and customs as it delves into the beauty, significance, and the elements that comprise Shabbos Eve.
- Shabbos Delights (Chapter 1), by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Lopiansky. (Book Excerpt)
- Shabbos With Bina, Benny, and Chaggai Hayonah (Chapter 1), by Yaffa Ganz. (Book Excerpt)
- Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad, by Caroline B. Glick.
A collection of columns from the Jerusalem Post, written by one of Israel's foremost political commentators. These columns tackle some of the most controversial issues facing Israel, from how to deal with terrorist to Holocaust deniers.
- Shalom Aleichem: Some Laughter, Some Tears, edited by Curt Leviant.
Tales From the Old World and the New.
- Shalom Ivrit I and Prayer Companion
The first volume in the three-volume Shalom Ivrit: Welcome to Modern Hebrew series provides students who have completed a basic primer to begin reading short Hebrew stories while learning about the Jewish holidays. In the companion prayer volume, students also begin to improve their prayer literacy while studying various Shabbat and Holiday prayers. For grades 3-6.
- Shalom Ivrit II and Prayer Companion
In the second volume of the Shalom Ivrit: Welcome to Modern Hebrew series, students add more than 150 words to their Hebrew vocabulary while reading an exciting collection of short stories, folktales, and excerpts from the Midrash. In the companion prayer volume, students study the seven blessings found in the Shabbat morning Amidah and also explore various Jewish values. For grades 4-7.
- Shalom Ivrit III and Prayer Companion
The third and final volume in the Shalom Ivrit: Welcome to Modern Hebrew series, students continue to increase their reading proficiency as they follow the adventures of a group of lively teenagers as they go about their everyday routines, go to camp, and visit Israel. While in the companion prayer volume, students prepare for their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs and study the Shabbat morning Aleinu, Kaddish, and Ein Keloheinu prayers. For grades 5-8.
- Shanghai Escape, by Kathy Kacer.
A fictional account of Lily Toufar's real-life adventures as a young Jewish refugee in Shanghai, a city to which her family had fled to in 1938 in an attempt to escape from the dangers posed by the Nazis.
- Shatterzone of Empires, edited by Omer Bartov and Eric D. Weitz.
Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands - a collection of 26 essays that examines the history and peoples, including Jews, of the borderland regions of Central Europe throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
- She Shall Be Praised (Chapter 23), by Avraham Erlanger. (Book Excerpt)
- The Shidduch Crisis, by Michael J. Salamon.
An honest look at the real difficulties faced by the dating public in today s Orthodox world.
- Shikufitzky 5, by Shifra Glick.
Follow the continuing adventures of the Shikufitzky Family, in the fifth volume of this lively, comic-strip styled children's book.
- Shikufjtzky Street, Volume 1, by Shifra Glick.
You loved the Shikufitzky bunch, now you'll love the rest of the street! This endearing comic-style book features a host of humorous characters and jokes that will have your children begging for more.
- Shiurim on Shavuos, by Rabbi Moshe Weinberger.
Consisting of four shiurim, these classes all deal with the holiday of Shavuos, and the giving / receiving of the Torah, and the deeper implications of this event.
- Shiurim on Women, by Rabbi Moshe Weinberger.
In these six shiurim, Rav Weinberger discusses the role of women in Judaism and the influence that they exert over those around them.
- Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin, by Emil Draitser.
An intimate and often humorous memoir about a young Jewish boy growing up in Odessa during the 1940 and 50s, while the Soviet Union was under the iron grip of Stalin, and during a period when antisemitism was institutionalized.
- Siddur Shabbat B'Yachad: A Siddur for Young Children, edited by Iris Greenbaum and Judith Radousky.
Designed for children from birth through second grade, this Siddur contains an abbreviated Shabbat morning service that provides a kid friendly introduction to the Shabbat prayer service. The text is presented in Hebrew, with both an English transliteration of the text, and an English translation.
- Silent Rebels, by Marion Schreiber
The true story of the raid on the twentieth train that left the Mechelen transit camp carrying 1,618 Belgium Jews to Auschwitz.
- Silver from the Land of Israel, by Rabbi Chanan Morrison.
A New Light on the Sabbath and Holidays from Writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook. This book uses a clear, succinct style to provide the reader with a window into Rav Kook's original and creative insights.
- The Simchah Handbook, by Rabbi David Weinberger.
A handy reference guide to the major Simchos in the Jewish life-cycle such as Marriage, Bris Milah, Bar and Bas Mitzvah, Siyum, and more. Also includes the prayers, in both Hebrew and English, which are customarily associated with such events.
- Slandering US & Israeli Soldiers, by Dr. Eugene Narrett.
Many cultural, moral, economic and strategic principles and events bind America uniquely close to Israel...Now the two nations, specifically the soldiers of the two nations share another bond, they are being slandered... (Article)
- Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy, by Samuel C. Heilman.
In this timely and compelling book, Heilman looks at the causes and consequences of the shift of Orthodox Jewry toward the right, and what the future might hold in store for the American orthodox Jewish community.
- Smugglers: A Novel in Three Parts, by Oyzer Warshawsky.
This is a gripping and charming tale of Jews who, although as observant as the Jews in Aleichem's Fiddler on a Roof, are also appealing criminals, determined to save themselves from starvation by breaking the restrictive law of the German occupiers of their land.
- The Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books' CD Collection
A Collection of 1,117 Seforim written by American Rabbis and 766 American Journals on 7 CDs, dating back to 1860.
- Soldiers and Slaves - American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble, by Roger Cohen.
The unforgettable story of the 350 (mostly Jewish) American POWs, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, who were sent to the Nazi Concentration of Camp at Berga where they were forced to work as slave laborers.
- The Sonderberg Case, by Elie Wiesel.
When Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg, demons from his own past are resurected in this gripping mystery.
- The Song of Songs: A Woman in Love, by Benjamin J. Segal.
A new translation and commentary on The Song of Songs that reveals a picture of ideal love so appealing that it became the monotheistic model of human-divine attachment.
- Sotah, by Naomi Ragen.
Dina Reich has been accused of committing adultery by members of the Morals Patrol. Unwilling to face the shame of the accusation, and unable to explain the situation to her husband, Dina flees, leaving behind her husband and her infant. In this novel, Ragen recounts the events leading up to the accusation, and how Dina manages to rebuild her life and her faith.
- Soul to Soul, by Deborah Masel.
When she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2007, Deborah Masel's life collapsed. Two and a half years later, her struggle to find meaning in the shadowy world of terminal disease induced her to write...
- Sources of the Holocaust, by Steve Hochstadt.
A source book containing 84 documents related to the Holocaust.
- The Spare Room, By Mordecai Richler.
In this tale we are introduced to the Hirsh's, a patriotic Jewish-Canadian family who wants to help out the war effort by taking in boarders.
- Spinoza's Critique of Religion, by Leo Strauss.
Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinoza's scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible.
- Spiritual Boredom: Rediscovering the Wonder of Judaism, by Dr. Erica Brown.
This intriguing look at spiritual boredom helps you understand just what this condition is, particularly as it relates to Judaism, and what the absence of inspiration means to the present and future of the Jewish tradition.
- Stages of Spiritual Growth, by Batya Gallant.
R. Tzadok Hakohen of Lublin (1823-1900), Chassidic master of Torah, taught that spiritual growth follows a predictable sequence of stages: One's youth is most conducive to growth in love and kindness, one's middle years provide the best opportunity for learning submission to Divine authority, and one's later years are the optimal time for growth in truth-perception.
- The Stairway to Heaven, by Therese Zrihen-Dvir.
On January 22, 1995, a Palestinian terrorist, loaded with a twenty-pound bomb belt, coldly positioned himself as close as possible to a large group of soldiers and activated the bomb...
- Standing with Israel, by David Brog.
Many people do not understand or know how to explain Christian Zionism. Some question why evangelicals should support Israel. Based on theological and historical research, David Brog explains the phenomena of Christian Zionists.
- The Stars Will Guide You, by Miriam Walfish.
An unforgettable and uplifting novel that highlights the history of Rome's Jewish Community during World War II, told through the adventures of fifteen-year-old Rica and her younger brother Lelio, as they seek sanctuary in an Italian Village, where they are forced to pretend that they are Catholics.
- The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution, by Dan Smith.
This atlas explores not only the geography but also the history and politics of the region.
- Stern: The Man and His Gang, by Zev Golan.
For decades Israel’s left-leaning academic establishment in Israel, as well as Jewish educators in the U.S., have tried to minimize the impact the Irgun and LEHI had on London's decision to end the British Mandate. The LEHI's story is finally getting the fair treatment it was denied for far too long.
- The Stone Edition of the Chumash, edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
The Torah, Haftaros and Five Megillos with a Commentary Anthologized From the Rabbinic Writings.
- The Stone Edition of the Tanach, edited By Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
This single volume edition of the Tanach contains all 24 books of the Bible (Chumash, Neviim, and Kesuvim) in Hebrew, with an English translation on the facing page.
- Stories About Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, by Menucha Fuchs.
In this, the 12th book in The Children's Learning Series, readers follow the Cohen children as they prepare for, and celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Written for young readers in kindergarten through grade three.
- Stories My Grandfather Told Me: Volume 1 - Bereishis (Chapter 4), by Zev Greenwald. (Book Excerpt)
- Stories My Grandfather Told Me: Volume 2 - Shemos (Chapter 12), by Zev Greenwald. (Book Excerpt)
- Stories My Grandfather Told Me: Volume 3 - Vayikra (Chapter 1), by Zev Greenwald. (Book Excerpt)
- Stories My Grandfather Told Me: Volume 4 - Bamidbar (Chapter 1), by Zev Greenwald. (Book Excerpt)
- Stories My Grandfather Told Me: Volume 5 - Devarim (Chapter 1), by Zev Greenwald. (Book Excerpt)
- Strange Haven: A Jewish Childhood in Wartime Shanghai, by Sigmund Tobias.
At the age of six, Sigmund and his family fled Nazi Germany for the safety of Shanghai China. This is his account of his childhood and the experiences that he shared with his fellow refugees living in a Jewish Ghetto in Japanese occupied China.
- Stronger Than Iron: The Destruction of Vilna Jewry 1941-1945, by Mendel Balberyszski.
This eyewitness account details the destructionc of Vilna Jewry at the hands of the Nazis. Its chronicle of life in the two Vilna ghettos is the only historical document describing life in the small ghetto from its formation until its liquidation.
- Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters, by Marc B. Shapiro.
More than 800 years after his death, the figure of Moses Maimonides—rabbi, philosopher, doctor, and communal leader—continues to fascinate. Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters unites the traditional rabbinic approach and the modern academic perspective to forge a new understanding of this iconic teacher.
- Studies in Rashi: Bereishit, by Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
Studies in Rashi, contains 12 complete essays on Chumash Bereishit. The essays are presented, for the first time, in a bi-lingual Hebrew/English format.
- Subversive Sequels in the Bible, by Judy Klitsner.
With her fresh, original readings of familiar narratives, Klitsner illustrates the dynamic nature of bibical attitudes regarding issues of ongoing relevance, such as the self, gender relations, and relations between Jews and non-Jews.
- Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest, by Amos Oz.
In a gray and gloomy village, all of the animals — from dogs and cats to fish and snails — disappeared years before. No one talks about it and no one knows why, though everyone agrees that the village has been cursed. But when two children see a fish...
- The Sun Will Rise (Chapter 1), by Miriam Dansky and E. Reifer. (Book Excerpt)
- Swimming Across: A Memoir, by Andrew S. Grove.
This is a gentle look back upon a turbulent period in Hungarian history, and one man who survived to tell his tale. This autobiography details Grove's life in Hungry and his flight for freedom in 1956 that ended in America.
- Swimming in Moses' Well, by Yakov Azriel.
Poems on Numbers - This is the fourth book in Azriel's series of verse commentaries on the Pentateuch.
- The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania, by Julian H. Preisler.
"A fascinating new book exploring the history and architecture of synagogues in the Central and Western regions of Pennsylvania. Featuring 230 photographs and images (32 in color) of
current, former, and demolished synagogues..."
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