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90 Seconds: The Epic Story of Eli Beer and United Hatzalah

90 Seconds: The Epic Story of Eli Beer and United Hatzalah

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An Israeli child is born in a Ukrainian bomb shelter -- and United Hatzalah brings her home under fire ...

A United Hatzalah volunteer scales a 12-foot-wall – and is the first to respond to the tragedy of Meron ...

Eli Beer, founder of United Hatzalah, slips and breaks his leg racing to an emergency -- and manages to crawl to the choking child and save her life ...


The amazing work of Israel’s United Hatzalah began, incredibly, when five-year-old 
Eli Beer witnessed a terror attack and dreamed of being the one to save the victim. While still a young teen, Eli set out to make that dream come true, creating an underground network of pioneering EMTs who were determined to bring their life-saving skills to victims in only 90 seconds, no matter where they were.

90 Seconds is the story of how a boy who failed in school created one of the world’s largest all-volunteer emergency service. It’s the story of dramatic rescues, sometimes under fire. Of life-changing and life-saving innovations such as the “ambucycle.” Of bringing United Hatzalah’s lifesaving experience to Nepal, Haiti, and, most recently, Ukraine, and their heart-rending rescue work in the Surfside and Versailles wedding hall tragedies.

It is the story of how with determination, vision, self-sacrifice and compassion -- and, of course, siyata D’Shmaya (the help of Heaven) -- lives can be saved and dreams can come true.

A Passionate Writing Life

A Passionate Writing Life- Available in PB or HC

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This compilation of much of Joseph Kaplan’s published work, sewn
together with new insights, explanations, and history, is not simply an
anthology or memoir. Rather, it is an engaging trip through the life and mind
of its author through stories of him as a student, husband, father, son,
brother, and grandfather; stories of his parents, grandparents, children,
grandchildren, siblings, friends, mentors, and colleagues, and his courting
of, and almost 60-year love affair with, his wife Sharon; stories of his
sojourns in the Bronx, Far Rockaway, the Upper West Side, and Teaneck,
and his 46 years as a commercial litigator, Sh’ma magazine fellow, and
Jewish Standard columnist.
But stories are only one part of the, well, story. The book is also chock-full
of Kaplan’s ideas and opinions about important subjects like Modern
Orthodoxy, his liberal politics, Orthodox Jewish feminism, the Covid and
Trump years, the culture wars, theodicy, church-state legal questions,
Jewish divorce law, liturgy and ritual, and more. Yet he also writes movingly
about softer, more intimate, topics like kindness, friendship, responsibility,
apologies, writing, change, language, and truth. And, of course, baseball
and books.
Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Life of Radical Amazement

Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Life of Radical Amazement

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New in the acclaimed Jewish Lives series: A biography of the rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who became a symbol of the marriage between religion and social justice

"Zelizer's book is absolutely riveting, both as a study of a truly important figure within Jewish thought and in providing insight into the politics of the 1960s."--Sandy Levinson, Balkinization

"When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying." So said Polish-born American rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) of his involvement in the 1965 Selma civil rights march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Heschel, who spoke with a fiery moralistic fervor, dedicated his career to the struggle to improve the human condition through faith. In this new biography, author Julian Zelizer tracks Heschel's early years and foundational influences--his childhood in Warsaw and early education in Hasidism, his studies in late 1920s and early 1930s Berlin, and the fortuitous opportunity, which brought him to the United States and saved him from the Holocaust, to teach at Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. This deep and complex portrait places Heschel at the crucial intersection between religion and progressive politics in mid-twentieth-century America. To this day Heschel remains a symbol of the fight to make progressive Jewish values relevant in the secular world.

Abraham Joshua Heschel: Mind, Heart, Soul

Abraham Joshua Heschel: Mind, Heart, Soul

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In this first one-volume English-language full biography of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Edward K. Kaplan tells the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the life, philosophy, struggles, yearnings, writings, and activism of one of the twentieth century's most outstanding Jewish thinkers.

Kaplan takes readers on a soulful journey through the rollercoaster challenges and successes of Heschel's emotional life. As a child he was enveloped in a Hasidic community of Warsaw, then he went on to explore secular Jewish Vilna and cosmopolitan Berlin. He improvised solutions to procure his doctorate in Nazi-dominated Berlin, escaped the Nazis, and secured a rare visa to the United States. He articulated strikingly original interpretations of Jewish ideas. His relationships spanned not only the Jewish denominational spectrum but also Catholic and Protestant faith communities. A militant voice for nonviolent social action, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. (who became a close friend), expressed strong opposition to the Vietnam War (while the FBI compiled a file on him), and helped reverse long-standing antisemitic Catholic Church doctrine on Jews (participating in a secret meeting with Pope Paul VI during Vatican II).

From such prodigiously documented stories Heschel himself emerges--mind, heart, and soul. Kaplan elucidates how Heschel remained forever torn between faith and anguish; between love of God and abhorrence of human apathy, moral weakness, and deliberate evil; between the compassion of the Baal Shem Tov of Medzibozh and the Kotzker rebbe's cruel demands for truth. "My heart," Heschel acknowledged, is "in Medzibozh, my mind in Kotzk."

ACCUSED OF TREASON

ACCUSED OF TREASON

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February 1997 was the date that changed the Tenenbaum family's lives forever.

Dr. David A. Tenenbaum is a civilian mechanical engineer who works for the Army at the TACOM base in Warren, Michigan. In 1997, he was falsely accused of being an Israeli spy--and having dual loyalty to the State of Israel simply because he is Jewish--by a known anti-Semite and several other anti-Semitic coworkers who referred to Tenenbaum as the "little Jewish spy." The FBI conducted a full-scale criminal investigation of Tenenbaum and his family. It resulted in an official report to FBI Director Louis Freeh, that there was no evidence Tenenbaum had ever done anything wrong. In fact, Tenenbaum was not even working on classified programs. Instead, he was concentrating on an approved and unclassified program known as the Light Armor Systems Survivability (LASS) to up-armor the Army's HMMWVs because, following Somalia, it was a known fact that the HMMWVs were death traps.

The Tenenbaums' federal lawsuit for religious discrimination was dismissed after the Army falsely claimed that they "would not be able to disclose the actual reasons or motivations for their actions without revealing state secrets." Senator Carl Levin ordered the IG-DOD to investigate the Tenenbaum case and determine if the Army was guilty of anti-Semitism. After over two years, the IG-DOD issued a report which confirmed that the US Army was guilty of anti-Semitism.

To this day, the Army refuses to make Tenenbaum whole and compensate him for the false accusations against him. Tenenbaum is one of the only persons for whom a favorable Inspector General report has been issued to not be compensated. The government has never been held accountable for their anti-Semitism.

Senators Gary Peters and Claire McCaskill of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee have pushed the Army, but the Army refuses to acknowledge the Inspector General's findings of religious discrimination against Tenenbaum. The Army also refuses to accept that the price of prejudice against Tenenbaum was borne by the soldiers lost in Humvees who would have benefitted from the LASS program.

Angels in Orange: Uplifting Stories of Courage, Faith and Miracles from the United Hatzalah Heroes of October 7th

Angels in Orange: Uplifting Stories of Courage, Faith and Miracles from the United Hatzalah Heroes of October 7th

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Incredible stories of miracles, courage and faith in the south of Israel. When learning of the terrible events of October 7th, more than 1,700 United Hatzalah volunteers dropped everything, donned their orange vests and raced to save as many lives as they could, braving missiles, sniper fire, and Hamas terrorists hidden throughout the area.

Bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer has written their amazing stories of courage and survival with great sensitivity for reader’s feelings. We will be inspired and uplifted as we read about their selfless caring for their fellow Jews during one of the most dangerous times in Israel’s history.

Art of Time, the Art of Place: Isaac Bashevis Singer and Marc Chagall - a Dialogue

Art of Time, the Art of Place: Isaac Bashevis Singer and Marc Chagall - a Dialogue

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This book draws a comparison between two of the most prominent Jewish artists in the twentieth-century: Polish-born magician story-teller Isaac Bashevis-Singer (1904-1991) and Russian-born creator of visual magic Marc Chagall (1887-1985). In addition to their East European Jewish background both were exposed to Western culture. Chagall absorbed such turn-of-the-century avant-garde styles as Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Abstract Art, Surrealism; from these he created a unique blend, to which he brought the various Russian influences he had absorbed and his own special highly imaginative and inventive personal style. Bashevis-Singer brought to his works philosophical, psychological, scientific, medical and legal knowledge. While both artists were affected by these Western influences, they remained firmly entrenched within the Jewish culture - the Yiddish language and life in the "shtetl" - from which they drew their inspiration. Their world consisted of a special blend of reality and dream, realism and fantasy. Ruth Dorot demonstrates that they shared, albeit unwittingly, a common "meta-realistic" style combining the earthly with the supernatural and the transcendental. Their works allude to real place names, dates, facts and historical events; but at the same time contain occult forces, angels, demons, mysticism and mystery. Comparisons range over the Jewish "shtetl", Jewish artists, Love and Despair, the Holocaust and war, religion and mysticism. In the works of both artists, hope springs eternal; it is a hope emanating from the mystical realm of life as it relates to the magic of creation and the cosmic logic of the Creator. Artist and story-teller sail between hard-core reality and the yearning for redemption, between Judaism and universal values, between exile and revelation.
As Long as I Live: The Life Story of Ahron Margalit

As Long as I Live: The Life Story of Ahron Margalit

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The Absolute Must-Read--That Inspired Rav Chaim Kanievski! Truth is stranger--and more incredible--than fiction, as this book attests. By age seven, Aharon Margalit had already suffered a terrible trauma which rendered him mute, and was lying in a sanitarium, completely paralyzed by polio. His mother's indomitable efforts to save him from paralysis are inspiration enough, but as the story unfolds, the inspiration mounts. This is a man who meets tragedy with perfect calm; who has fought cancer three times--and with a positive, assertive spirit that boggles the mind. This is a book that will give strength, courage, and hope to every reader, young and old, no matter where their life's journey has brought them. A testament to faith, optimism, and the power of mind over matter. When Rav Chaim Kanievski was presented with this book in the original hebrew, Es'halech, he read it cover to cover and announced that it gave him chizuk. See what it can do for you!

Baseball, Nazis & Nedick’s Hot Dogs: Growing up Jewish in the 1930s in Newark

Baseball, Nazis & Nedick’s Hot Dogs: Growing up Jewish in the 1930s in Newark

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Jerry Izenberg has been a sports reporter and a columnist at the New Jersey Star-Ledger for over seventy years.


One of only two daily newspaper columnists to have covered the first 53 Super Bowls, Izenberg also covered 54 consecutive Kentucky Derbies and the last five Triple Crown-winning horses. And no one has covered more of Muhammad Ali's fights than he, dating back to the 1960 Olympics. A recipient of the Red Smith Award for sportswriting, he has been named the New Jersey Sportswriter of the Year five times. He is an inductee in 17 Halls of Fame, including the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.


In his memoir, Baseball, Nazis & Nedick's Hot Dogs: Growing up Jewish in the 1930s in Newark, the nonagenarian author looks back on his first two formative decades of life. Somehow, during a fraught period of antisemitism, Depression, and World War, Izenberg finds love, community, and purpose. Today, he lives Henderson, Nevada, with his wife Aileen. He continues to contribute columns to the Star Ledger and is working on several books.

Because of Eva:A Jewish Genealogical Journey

Because of Eva:A Jewish Genealogical Journey

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In Because of Eva, an American Jewish woman travels to Eastern Europe and Israel to solve mysteries in her family's past by delving into World War II and Holocaust history. What began as a seemingly simple search for "Eva," the elderly relative who had signed Gordon's grandfather's death certificate in New York long ago, became a journey of discovery when Gordon found her in Tel Aviv. There, she heard Eva's stories of survival during the Holocaust, especially in Nazi-occupied Budapest. Eventually, Gordon would retrace Eva's steps in Budapest and visit ancestral towns in Ukraine to bear witness to the slaughter of entire populations of Jews. Amid remnants of loss and destruction in the small town where her grandfather was born, Gordon also uncovered details of her family's world before relatives immigrated to America. Gordon's journey into her past provided the deep sense of connection and belonging she needed as an adult child of divorce and abuse. Gaining insight about her family's history, Gordon reconciles issues of betrayal and loyalty, and finally finds her place in Judaism. Part memoir, part detective story, Because of Eva is an intimate tale of one woman's history within the epic sweep of world events in the twentieth century.
BY FAITH ALONE: Story of R' Yehuda Amital

By Faith Alone: The Story of Rabbi Yehuda Amital Hardcover

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By Faith Alone chronicles the inspiring life story of Israeli religious and political leader, Rabbi Yehuda Amital. From his Holocaust survival to his founding of Yeshivat Har Etzion, Rabbi Amital lived a life of deep faith, ethical responsibility and commitment to the spiritual flourishing of the individual. Read the story of an exceptional leader who influenced a generation. Published in cooperation with Yeshivat Har Etzion.

By Faith Alone chronicles the inspiring life story of Israeli religious and political leader, Rabbi Yehuda Amital. From his Holocaust survival to his founding of Yeshivat Har Etzion, Rabbi Amital lived a life of deep faith, ethical responsibility and commitment to the spiritual flourishing of the individual. Read the story of an exceptional leader who influenced a generation. Published in cooperation with Yeshivat Har Etzion.

Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

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The stories about Moe Berg - his behavior, his intelligence, his charm - are legion, as are the unanswered questions posed by his life. A baseball player and a spy, he was one of the most colorful men to pursue either line of work. He played in the major leagues from 1923 through 1939 and then became a coach for the Boston Red Sox. It was not, however, as a player that Berg earned his highest accolades, but as a dugout savant (it was said that Berg, educated at Princeton, the Sorbonne, and Columbia, could speak a dozen languages but couldn't hit in any of them). A month after Pearl Harbor, the day after his father - who had never approved of Berg's choice of career - died, Berg announced his departure from baseball and entered the world of diplomacy and espionage. But only now has the extent of his work for the OSS in determining Germany's atomic bomb capability been revealed. The Catcher Was a Spy provides one of the few thoroughly documented accounts of a real spy's life. Equally compelling is Nicholas Dawidoff's account of Berg after the war. A secretive man who had a reputation for appearing and disappearing without warning, Berg has long been the subject of wonder and speculation. Behind the enigma of Moe Berg was a life of fantastic and fascinating complexity - a life that has never been pieced together so seamlessly and to such riveting effect as it is now in what David Remnick calls "a stunning biography."
COMMANDER OF THE EXODUS

COMMANDER OF THE EXODUS

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Hailed by The New York Times as one of the most inventive, brilliant novelists in the Western world, internationally renowned Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk turns his hand to nonfiction to bring us his most important work yet. Commander of the Exodus animates the story of Yossi Harel, a modern-day Moses who defied the blockade of the British Mandate to deliver more than 24,000 displaced Holocaust survivors to Palestine while the rest of the world closed its doors. Of the four expeditions commanded by Harel between 1946 and 1948, the voyage of the Exodus left the deepest impression on public consciousness, quickly becoming a beacon for Zionism and a symbol to all that neither guns, cannons, nor warships could stand in the way of the human need for a home. With grace and sensitivity, Kaniuk shows the human face of history. He pays homage to the young Israeli who was motivated not by politics or personal glory, but by the pleading eyes of the orphaned children languishing on the shores of Europe. Commander of the Exodus is both an unforgettable tribute to the heroism of the dispossessed and a rich evocation of the vision and daring of a man who took it upon himself to reverse the course of history. [Yossi Harel's] remarkable achievements have been engraved in history by the talent of Yoram Kaniuk. -- Ehud Barak, prime minister of Israel
Driveway Hoops

Driveway Hoops

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The Fundamentals of Playing with the Ball

All ideas and endeavors continually evolve. The game of basketball is no exception. In the 1940s, players weaved and took set shots, in the 1960s they picked and took jump shots, and today they hoist step-back threes off crossover dribbles. Although these new skills continue to transform the game, they remain the product of the fundamentals of how to dribble, pass, and shoot.

Player development ultimately requires athleticism as defined by agility and quickness, but it is the fundamentals that enable the less gifted player to neutralize his more skilled opponent. More importantly, it is the fundamentals that give kids, regardless of their skill level, the opportunity to compete and experience moments of triumph in front of family and friends.

Every child needs something that fuels feelings of self-worth. That "something" can be academic awards, playing the piano, growing tomatoes, or even making a game-winning foul shot. How children feel about themselves is fundamental to their psychological well-being. Therefore, children must not only have the opportunity to hear cheers in their classrooms but also to receive high fives from friends in the schoolyard. The amount of time parents spend in their driveways teaching their children how to shoot foul shots and layups is evidence that parents recognize that sports can be that "something."

Through the use of illustration, Driveway Hoops attempts to help parents

and children learn the fundamentals of basketball, not to garner athletic scholarships, but to give all kids the opportunity to hear their friends and parents yell, "Good shot!"


Encounter on the Narrow Ridge: A Life of Martin Buber

Encounter on the Narrow Ridge: A Life of Martin Buber

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Martin Buber's stature as the most significant Jewish religious philosopher of the twentieth century is reinforced by his accomplishments and renown in areas as diverse as Hasidism, psychotherapy, education, folklore, and politics. His classic, I and Thou, is known and studied all over the world. In this complete and masterful biography, Maurice Friedman traces the interweaving of Buber's wholehearted engagement with world events and crises and the evolution of his unique and influential philosophy. We see the impact of World War I on the young thinker; his work in education, community, and politics between the wars; his leadership of the spiritual resistance to the Nazis in Hitler's Germany; and his more than forty years of fighting for Jewish-Arab understanding. In addition, we see Buber interact with Heidegger, Sartre, Jung, Ben Gurion, Hesse, Rosenzweig, and Hammarskjold. Through his close relationship with Buber and recent access to forty-five thousand unpublished letters, Maurice Friedman recreates Buber's vitality, his philosophy of dialogue, and his spirituality based on a personal relationship with God. Encounter on the Narrow Ridge delivers the essential spontaneity of a great man who saw in every encounter a focal point for human growth.

Martin Buber's stature as the most significant Jewish religious philosopher of the twentieth century is reinforced by his accomplishments and renown in areas as diverse as Hasidism, psychotherapy, education, folklore, and politics. His classic, I and Thou, is known and studied all over the world. In this complete and masterful biography, Maurice Friedman traces the interweaving of Buber's wholehearted engagement with world events and crises and the evolution of his unique and influential philosophy. We see the impact of World War I on the young thinker; his work in education, community, and politics between the wars; his leadership of the spiritual resistance to the Nazis in Hitler's Germany; and his more than forty years of fighting for Jewish-Arab understanding. In addition, we see Buber interact with Heidegger, Sartre, Jung, Ben Gurion, Hesse, Rosenzweig, and Hammarskjold. Through his close relationship with Buber and recent access to forty-five thousand unpublished letters, Maurice Friedman recreates Buber's vitality, his philosophy of dialogue, and his spirituality based on a personal relationship with God. Encounter on the Narrow Ridge delivers the essential spontaneity of a great man who saw in every encounter a focal point for human growth.

Encyclopedia of Biblical Personalities

Encyclopedia of Biblical Personalities

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In this magnificent volume, Rabbi Yishai Chasidah brings together biographical snippets from the length and breadth of Rabbinic literature, and organizes them by subject and chronology.
Faith Shattered and Restored: Judaism in the Postmodern Age

Faith Shattered and Restored: Judaism in the Postmodern Age

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The starkly innovative spiritual and educational approach of Rabbi Shimon Gershon Rosenberg (known as Rabbi Shagar) has shaped a generation of Israelis who yearn to encounter the Divine in a world progressively at odds with religious experience, nurturing religious faith within a cultural climate of corrosive skepticism. Possessing the rare ability to stare into the abyss of doubt with an unflinching gaze, Rabbi Shagar offers profound and often acutely personal insights that marry existentialist philosophy and Hasidism, Talmud and postmodernism. With a preface by Aryeh Rubin and an afterword by Rabbi Shalom Carmy. Edited by Rabbi Dr. Zohar Maor, Translated by Elie Leshem. Faith Shattered and Restored is the first authoritative attempt to introduce the English-speaking public to one of Israel's most creative and influential thinkers. These seminal essays set out a new path for preserving and cultivating Jewish spirituality in the twenty-first century and beyond.
Forever a Talmid: The Chinuch Legacy of Rabbi Chanina Herzberg - Infusing the essence of Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld into the next generation

Forever a Talmid: The Chinuch Legacy of Rabbi Chanina Herzberg - Infusing the essence of Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld into the next generation

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Forever a Talmid tells the story of mesorah reverently handed down generation to generation. The story of the timeless rebbi – talmid bond. The story of greatness in the yeshivah, the classroom, and the home -- and the story of the power of one man’s warmth, determination, and belief in every Jew.

Charlie Herzberg was a regular American boy. Fantastic third baseman, popular with his classmates, not a top student. But there were Torah scholars and leaders who saw a spark of greatness in young Charlie. Who believed in him, and helped him believe in himself. And so he grew up to become Rabbi Chanina Herzberg, the master mechanech who always believed in his talmidim and who always, always, remained a talmid of his own rebbi, Rav Shlomo Freifeld.

A talmid muvhak of Rav Freifeld, Rabbi Herzberg was the recipient of a glorious mesorah – from the Alter of Slabodka to Rav Yitzchok Hutner to Rav Freifeld, whom he consulted on a daily regular basis. He brought that mesorah of gadlus ha’adam, the greatness of man, into every aspect of his life. As menahel of Yeshiva Toras Chaim at South Shore for decades, Rabbi Herzberg had a vision of what a yeshivah should be: A place where every child “connects to the Ribono shel Olam, and learns to be a mentsch.” He took care of everyone – rebbeim, morahs, teachers, parents and, of course, talmidim -- bringing out the best in them, because he truly saw what was best in them.

In Forever a Talmid we will read story after story about Rabbi Herzberg, Rav Freifeld, and the others who were so central to his life. We will learn how much work it takes to be a true talmid, and the enormous, uncountable benefits. And how a few words spoken at the right time can change a person’s life. And how if we believe in a child or talmid – indeed, in any person -- he will learn to believe in himself.

And, yes, we will learn how to believe in ourselves as well.

Product Details

Catalog #FORTH
ISBN-10: 1422632830
ISBN #: 9781422632833
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 372
Dimensions:6 x 9 x 1.188 inches /
 Weight:2.1 LBS
Published By: ArtScroll Mesorah Publications
Release Date: 01/25/2023
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Language: English
From Sinai to Yerushalayim

From Sinai to Yerushalayim

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Twenty years ago, Yisroel and Leah Neuberger electrified the Jewish world with Yisroel’s book, From Central Park to Sinai, sharing the story of their return to Torah and Jewish life. Now, bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer joins them on their fascinating journey, revealing new and unusual parts of the Neuberger’s lives, both before they became observant and in the two decades since they shared their story and became world-traveling ambassadors of Torah. Born to wealth and privilege, educated in the most prestigious schools and, eventually, married to a wonderful woman, Roy Neuberger should have been a contented, happy man – and yet something was missing, always missing ... until he found Torah. Under the gracious guidance of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis and her family, Roy and Linda – now Yisroel and Leah – opened their hearts to Yiddishkeit, their neshamahs to Torah, and their homes to Jews searching for their heritage. We will follow Yisroel as he faces down thugs in the subway and anti-Semites in the newsroom where he worked. We will travel with Yisroel and Leah as they bring Hashem’s message to a forest in Russia and comfort wounded soldiers in an Israeli hospital. We will join them as they host thousands of Jews yearning for meaning, taking them in for a Shabbos meal, for a week or, in some cases, for years. If you already read From Central Park to Sinai, be prepared to reexperience the drama of Yisroel and Leah’s return and follow them in their busy and fulfilling lives since that book was published. And if you did not read Yisroel Neuberger’s first book -- prepare to discover an adventure-filled life, full of surprises and inspiration.
Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat: Compelling stories about the lives of extraordinary people

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Great Stories, Well Told: Another winning collection by C.B. Weinfeld Enjoy your front row seats as you prepare to meet… …Nossi the plumber, who learns that pipes and prayers are unexpectedly interconnected ... Amit, stranded on a sailboat in the Caribbean for 7 long weeks, who discovers incredible chesed when he's run out of options … Michoel, whose mother wouldn’t give up on him even when everyone else did. Why do C.B. Weinfeld’s legions of fans await her new story collections so eagerly? It’s because they know that in these stories, reprinted from Yated Ne’eman and Ami Magazine, they will read about “ordinary” people facing -- and triumphing -- over extraordinary challenges. They will read about other people, and they will find their own lives. From a U.S military base to a Covid-19 ward to a support group with a surprising twist -- you’ve got the best seats in the house, as you join C.B. Weinfeld in this new collection of amazing true stories.

Gedolei Yisrael around the Year

Gedolei Yisrael around the Year

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Many great Torah leaders have graced Klal Yisrael throughout the generations. We hear their names, but do we know who they were and what they taught?

Gedolei Yisrael around the Year helps familiarize us with our gedolim and their Torah through brief biographical sketches and chiddushei Torah, organized around the calendar according to their yahrtzeits. Now you can know the gedolim like never before — and be inspired!

“The author is already known for his ability to reveal the depth of scholarship of our gedolim. With great success, his words influence our generation, especially bnei Torah. They learn about the greatness of gedolei Yisrael during their lifetimes and their effect in the past, and how their actions impact the entire world in the present, as well.”

Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rosh Yeshiva, Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia

“The author has been zocheh to publish his engrossing maamarim on gedolei Yisrael, containing their life stories and choice chiddushim in a clear and pleasant manner.”

Rav Uri Weissblum, Mashgiach, Yeshivas Nachalas Halvi’im, Haifa

“I have seen the work that he plans to publish, and it has a double purpose. One is that the new generation should recognize and know gedolei olam from previous generations.
Secondly, to enable them to convey a devar Torah from the gedolim’s great treasure of Torah and yiras Shamayim. “This will bond together the new generation with the previous ones, which is proper for our orphaned age — to see and recognize who were the previous generations, and to honor them befittingly.”

Rav Avrohom Schorr, Bais Medrash Nezer Gedalyahu, Brooklyn

Golda Meir: Israel’s Matriarch

Golda Meir: Israel’s Matriarch

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A balanced biography of Golda Meir, who was both adored and abhorred, from award-winning author Deborah E. Lipstadt

"Comprehensive. . . . Always thoughtful. . . . A nuanced account of a leader whose influence endures in the Middle East."--Kirkus Review

Golda Meir (1898-1978) was the first and only woman to serve as prime minister of Israel. She was born in Kiev into a childhood of poverty, hunger, and antisemitism. When she was five, her father left to find work in America, and a year later the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a teenager she became devoted to Labor Zionism, giving street-corner speeches, and her family's home became a destination for Zionist emissaries. Her love for Labor Zionism was so fervent that her boyfriend, Morris Meyerson (her future husband), was often in competition with her dedication to the cause.

Zionism prevailed. In 1921, Golda left America for Palestine with Morris and her sister Sheyna. Though the reality of living in Palestine was far from the dream of Zionism, Meir settled on the kibbutz Merhavia and was swiftly appointed to the Histadrut (the General Organization of Hebrew Workers in Palestine). As an ally of the Zionist David Ben-Gurion, Meir played an important role in the Yishuv, the pre-state Jewish community in Palestine; proved an almost singular ability to connect and fundraise with diaspora Jewry, particularly Americans; and served in three pivotal positions following Israel's independence: labor secretary of the newly formed state, foreign minister, and Israel's fourth prime minister.

In tracing the life of Golda Meir, acclaimed author Deborah E. Lipstadt explores the history of the Yishuv and Jewish state from the 1920s through the 1973 Yom Kippur War, all while highlighting the contradictions and complexities of a person who was only the third woman to serve as a head of state in the twentieth century.

GOOD HEART

Good Heart

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Good Heart interweaves the stories of a Jewish family and a Christian family over three generations. Bobby Langford and Danny Baranson lead classic American childhoods together in small-town Indiana in the 1960s and '70s. But any notion that these boys' lives are run-of-the-mill is dispelled when we flash back to the family histories that led them there. As we follow Bobby and Danny's lives through adulthood, characters from vastly different backgrounds are pulled together by twists of destiny, drawing them all to one special place: the land of Israel. Good Heart is embedded with gems of Israel's history and culture, giving nuanced insights through tangible human stories. From an Israeli army base to an Indiana evangelical church, from World War II Austria to the Sudanese desert, exotic locales pepper this adventure with the ultimate discovery that even those who seem worlds apart are all interconnected.

Hadassah

Hadassah

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Born in Prague to Holocaust survivors, Hadassah Lieberman and her family immigrated in 1949 to the United States. She went on to earn a BA from Boston University in government and dramatics and an MA in international relations and American government from Northeastern University. She built a career devoted largely to public health that has included positions at Lehman Brothers, Pfizer, and the National Research Council. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married Joe Lieberman, a US senator from Connecticut who was the Democratic nominee for vice president with Al Gore and would go on to run for president.

In Hadassah, Lieberman pens the compelling story of her extraordinary life: from her family's experience in Eastern Europe to their move to Gardner, Massachusetts; forging her career; experiencing divorce; and, following her remarriage, her life on the national political stage. By offering insight into her identity as an immigrant, an American Jew, a working woman, and a wife, mother, and grandmother, Lieberman's moving memoir speaks to many of the major issues of our time, from immigration to gender politics. Featuring an introduction by Joe Lieberman and an afterword by Megan McCain, it is a true American story.

HASIDUS MEETS AMERICA: THE LIFE AND TORAH OF THE MONASTRYSHCHER REBBE ZT”L (1860-1938)

HASIDUS MEETS AMERICA: THE LIFE AND TORAH OF THE MONASTRYSHCHER REBBE ZT”L (1860-1938)

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Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Rabinowitz of Monastryshche (1860-1938) led several dozen Hasidic communities in Ukraine during a tumultuous period, before immigrating to America in 1924. His leadership was marked by deep involvement both intellectually and emotionally in the challenges confronting the Jewish world. This biographical sketch, anthology and translation of his works on the Jewish holidays, with the incisive commentary of Professor Ora Wiskind, offers a rare portrait of a unique thinker navigating tradition and innovation in an era of transformation.