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The Lamplighter

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Rabbi Akiva taught that "to love your fellow as yourself" is the cardinal principle of Torah. Each one of us must fundamentally and wholeheartedly care for and help our fellow Jew.

In our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, citing the adage that “an emissary is like the person who sends him,” inspired thousands of couples — rabbis and rebbetzins, shluchim and shluchos — to blanket the globe in order to build and support Jewish communities across the world. What does such a mission entail?

Here's the inside story and behind-the-scenes look at the sacrifice, selflessness, and motivation to help a Jew even in the remotest of places. These stories are both the true experiences of one rebbetzin and are emblematic of the day-to-day lives of shluchim everywhere.

“In this charming collection of stories and memories, Esther Feinstein gives a rich and honest account of Chabad outreach life from the inside. This book is bound to re-enchant you with faith and admiration!”

Rabbi Chaim Miller, author of the Gutnick Chumash and Practical Tanya (Slager edition)

Esther Feinstein, along with her husband and children, lives in the Midwest and serves as an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. As one of five thousand couples who aim to transform the world by bringing every individual closer to their Creator, she co-directs a Chabad House—teaching and lecturing, counseling and advising, celebrating and sharing—shaping the community into one, What is a lamplighter?

Rabbi Akiva taught that "to love your fellow as yourself" is the cardinal principle of Torah. Each one of us must fundamentally and wholeheartedly care for and help our fellow Jew.

In our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, citing the adage that “an emissary is like the person who sends him,” inspired thousands of couples — rabbis and rebbetzins, shluchim and shluchos — to blanket the globe in order to build and support Jewish communities across the world. What does such a mission entail?

Here's the inside story and behind-the-scenes look at the sacrifice, selflessness, and motivation to help a Jew even in the remotest of places. These stories are both the true experiences of one rebbetzin and are emblematic of the day-to-day lives of shluchim everywhere.

“In this charming collection of stories and memories, Esther Feinstein gives a rich and honest account of Chabad outreach life from the inside. This book is bound to re-enchant you with faith and admiration!”

Rabbi Chaim Miller, author of the Gutnick Chumash and Practical Tanya (Slager edition)

Esther Feinstein, along with her husband and children, lives in the Midwest and serves as an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. As one of five thousand couples who aim to transform the world by bringing every individual closer to their Creator, she co-directs a Chabad House—teaching and lecturing, counseling and advising, celebrating and sharing—shaping the community into one, extended family.

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LEGEND OF RABBI BEN LEVI

The Legend Of Rabbi Ben Levi; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Hardcover

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Avi Katz has illustrated over 150 books, seven of them Ze'ev Prize, four IBBY-Andersen honor award winners. The JPS Children's Illustrated Bible won the National Jewish Book Award and was a Sidney Taylor Notable in 2010; The Waiting Wall was also a Taylor notable in the same year. From 1990 Avi Katz was an illustrator of the Jerusalem Report. He is a founding member of the Israel Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, artist of all the Society's posters and publications including all the covers of The Tenth Dimension; has shown several exhibitions of sci-fi art including at WorldCon 2003; a member of ASFA (the Association of Science Fiction Artists). Guest of Honor, ICon 2002 In 2018 in response to his cartoon The Piggie Selfie the Jerusalem Report decided to dispense with his services. Since then he has been publishing his From the Sketchbook cartoon weekly in Facebook and his website.

"Give me back my sword!" screams the Angel of Death at the renowned Jewish sage Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Levi of Zippori as they battle high above the gates of Paradise. Inspired by this legend from the Talmud, the 1862 poem "The Legend of Rabbi Ben Levi" by the nineteenth-century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes the epic struggle of Rabbi Ben Levi to defeat the Angel of Death and end his reign of terror over mortal men. This stunning volume illustrates Longfellow s poem with mosaic paintings, enhanced by quotations from the original Aramaic Talmud text.

LEGEND OF RABBAH BAR BAR CHANAH

The Legends of Rabbah Bar Bar Hannah with the Commentary of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook Hardcover

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Rabbah bar Bar Hannah has been referred to as the Jewish Sinbad the Sailor. His tall tales, fifteen in all, are recorded in the Babylonian Talmud in Tractate Bava Batra (73a-74a). The particular chapter in which they are situated is named "The Seller of the Ship" ("HaMokher et ha-Sefinah"). Appropriately, these tales of seafarers (ne{utei yama) were inserted in that legal discussion, as is the wont of the Talmud to mix Aggadah with Halakhah, thus tempering law with lore and legend.

Rav Kook's commentary to the Legends first appeared in print in Jerusalem in 1984 in the second volume of his collected essays, Ma'amrei ha-Rayah. In this early work (written at age twenty-five), Rav Kook yet cites sources. Later, when his style of writing switched to "stream of consciousness," sources were eliminated. For this very reason, the commentary to the Rabbah bar Bar }annah legends is of extreme importance. Here, Rav Kook divulges the many and varied Kabbalistic sources that informed his view. We see him equally at home in the world of the Vilna Gaon and of his rival Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. A great influence upon Rav Kook's thought was the earlier Italian mystic, Rabbi Moses Hayyim Luzzatto In Ma'amrei ha-Rayah, Rav Kook's commentary was provided by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner with brief summaries as well as an index. These are certainly helpful to the reader. The present edition is the first time in any language that the commentary of Rav Kook is presented complete with much needed explanatory notes.

Rabbah bar Bar Hannah has been referred to as the Jewish Sinbad the Sailor. His tall tales, fifteen in all, are recorded in the Babylonian Talmud in Tractate Bava Batra (73a-74a). The particular chapter in which they are situated is named “The Seller of the Ship” (“HaMokher et ha-Sefinah”). Appropriately, these tales of seafarers (ne{utei yama) were inserted in that legal discussion, as is the wont of the Talmud to mix Aggadah with Halakhah, thus tempering law with lore and legend.

Rav Kook’s commentary to the Legends first appeared in print in Jerusalem in 1984 in the second volume of his collected essays, Ma’amrei ha-Rayah. In this early work (written at age twenty-five), Rav Kook yet cites sources. Later, when his style of writing switched to “stream of consciousness,” sources were eliminated. For this very reason, the commentary to the Rabbah bar Bar }annah legends is of extreme importance. Here, Rav Kook divulges the many and varied Kabbalistic sources that informed his view. We see him equally at home in the world of the Vilna Gaon and of his rival Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. A great influence upon Rav Kook’s thought was the earlier Italian mystic, Rabbi Moses Hayyim Luzzatto In Ma’amrei ha-Rayah, Rav Kook’s commentary was provided by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner with brief summaries as well as an index. These are certainly helpful to the reader. The present edition is the first time in any language that the commentary of Rav Kook is presented complete with much needed explanatory notes. 

LIFE OF RAV SHIMSHON DOVID PINCUS

The Life of Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus:: Holy Fire, Radiance and Warmth

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Like the sun―a blazing ball of fire that one cannot gaze upon directly, yet whose radiance and warmth illuminates our world, infusing life, joy and vigor into the soul of every living being―so was the life of Rabbeinu HaGaon HaRav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ztl. 

Nurtured by parents who imbibed deeply from the Torah wellsprings of European Jewry ― such as Rav Baruch Ber Leibowitz, Rav Eliezer Yehudah Finkel, and Sara Schenirer ― young Shimshon grew into a world\-renowned speaker, educating and influencing audiences across the Jewish spectrum. He manifested spiritual powers that seemed to transcend the forces of nature and human capacity. His heart burned with holy sparks of fervor, and those sparks grew into a mighty torch that illuminates our world with Torah, yiras Shamayim and kedushah until this very day.

Like a Blazing Sun traces Rav Pincus’s path from the American spiritual desert of the early 20th century to Torah greatness. Based on the bestselling Hebrew biography Hashemesh Bigvuraso, it is a stirring collection of firsthand facts, hanhagos, and stories from distinguished rabbanim, talmidei chachamim, family members and talmidim who ensured that this sefer―like its protagonist―bears the eternal stamp of emes.

LIFE OF SAUL BELLOWS

The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964

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For much of his adult life, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of, among other awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. The Life of Saul Bellow, by the literary scholar and biographer Zachary Leader, marks the centenary of Bellow's birth as well as the tenth anniversary of his death. It draws on unprecedented access to Bellow's papers, including much previously restricted material, as well as interviews with more than 150 of the novelist's relatives, close friends, colleagues, and lovers, a number of whom have never spoken to researchers before. Through detailed exploration of Bellow's writings, and the private history that informed them, Leader chronicles a singular life in letters, offering original and nuanced accounts not only of the novelist's development and rise to eminence, but of his many identities--as writer, polemicist, husband, father, Chicagoan, Jew, American.

The biography will be published in two volumes. The first volume, To Fame and Fortune: 1915-1964, traces Bellow's Russian roots; his birth and early childhood in Quebec; his years in Chicago; his travels in Mexico, Europe, and Israel; the first three of his five marriages; and the novels from Dangling Man and The Adventures of Augie March to the best-selling Herzog. New light is shed on Bellow's fellow writers, including Ralph Ellison, John Berryman, Lionel Trilling, and Philip Roth, and on his turbulent and influential life away from the desk, which was as full of incident as his fiction. Bellow emerges as a compelling character, and Leader's powerful accounts of his writings, published and unpublished, forward the case for his being, as the critic James Wood puts it, "the greatest of American prose stylists in the twentieth century."

For much of his adult life, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of, among other awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. The Life of Saul Bellow, by the literary scholar and biographer Zachary Leader, marks the centenary of Bellow’s birth as well as the tenth anniversary of his death. It draws on unprecedented access to Bellow’s papers, including much previously restricted material, as well as interviews with more than 150 of the novelist’s relatives, close friends, colleagues, and lovers, a number of whom have never spoken to researchers before. Through detailed exploration of Bellow’s writings, and the private history that informed them, Leader chronicles a singular life in letters, offering original and nuanced accounts not only of the novelist’s development and rise to eminence, but of his many identities—as writer, polemicist, husband, father, Chicagoan, Jew, American.

The biography will be published in two volumes. The first volume, To Fame and Fortune: 1915–1964, traces Bellow’s Russian roots; his birth and early childhood in Quebec; his years in Chicago; his travels in Mexico, Europe, and Israel; the first three of his five marriages; and the novels from Dangling Man and The Adventures of Augie March to the best-selling Herzog. New light is shed on Bellow’s fellow writers, including Ralph Ellison, John Berryman, Lionel Trilling, and Philip Roth, and on his turbulent and influential life away from the desk, which was as full of incident as his fiction. Bellow emerges as a compelling character, and Leader’s powerful accounts of his writings, published and unpublished, forward the case for his being, as the critic James Wood puts it, “the greatest of American prose stylists in the twentieth century.”

The Longer Shorter Path

The Longer Shorter Path

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Few Israelis are as deserving of the title "Mr. Security" as Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon. His history of military and political leadership speaks for itself. A unique voice on the Israeli political scene, Ya'alon holds hawkish right-wing views on security, but objects to a binational state. He supports individual rights and battles corruption within the government. This unique worldview led to the conclusion of his term as defense minister in 2016 in the Netanyahu government and also serves as his compass in his journey back to leadership of the state. Ya'alon speaks openly on the main issues on the State of Israel's agenda today, including his criticisms of the submarine affair, the cabinet's behavior in Operation Protective Edge, and the ethical crisis of the Elor Azaria incident. This fascinating and inspiring insider view is a must-read for anyone interested in the landscape of the Middle East.
The Many Deaths of Jew Süss

The Many Deaths of Jew Süss

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A groundbreaking historical reexamination of one of the most infamous episodes in the history of anti-Semitism

Joseph Süss Oppenheimer--Jew Süss--is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the court Jew of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state of Württemberg. When Carl Alexander died unexpectedly, the Württemberg authorities arrested Oppenheimer, put him on trial, and condemned him to death for unspecified misdeeds. On February 4, 1738, Oppenheimer was hanged in front of a large crowd just outside Stuttgart. He is most often remembered today through several works of fiction, chief among them a vicious Nazi propaganda movie made in 1940 at the behest of Joseph Goebbels.

The Many Deaths of Jew Süss is a compelling new account of Oppenheimer's notorious trial. Drawing on a wealth of rare archival evidence, Yair Mintzker investigates conflicting versions of Oppenheimer's life and death as told by four contemporaries: the leading inquisitor in the criminal investigation, the most important eyewitness to Oppenheimer's final days, a fellow court Jew who was permitted to visit Oppenheimer on the eve of his execution, and one of Oppenheimer's earliest biographers. What emerges is a lurid tale of greed, sex, violence, and disgrace--but are these narrators to be trusted? Meticulously reconstructing the social world in which they lived, and taking nothing they say at face value, Mintzker conjures an unforgettable picture of Jew Süss in his final days that is at once moving, disturbing, and profound.

The Many Deaths of Jew Süss is a masterfully innovative work of history, and an illuminating parable about Jewish life in the fraught transition to modernity.

Rabbi and the Nuns

The Rabbi & the Nuns: The Inside Story of a Rabbi s Therapeutic Work With the Sisters of St. Francis

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The Rabbi and the Nuns The Inside Story of a Rabbi's Therapeutic Work with the Sisters of St. Francis What happens when an Orthodox Chassidic Rabbi becomes director of psychiatry at a Catholic hospital, treating nuns who have problems adjusting to the Vatican II reforms? The Rabbi and the Nuns chronicles the highlights of a twenty-year working relationship between Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski and the nuns and priests of the Pittsburgh Diocese and St. Francis Hospital. Spearheading a groundbreaking rehab program, Rabbi Twerski and the nuns develop a working connection that transcends their religious differences, forges mutual respect, and brings them to a whole new level in ecumenical relations.Insightful, inspiring, and humorous at times, Rabbi Twerski's personal account is frank and engrossing. Readers are given a rare glimpse into the inner world of spiritual leaders as they grapple with their personal struggles to adjust to today's tumultuous times.

The Rage Less Traveled

The Rage Less Traveled: A Memoir of Surviving a Machete Attack

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After being brutally hacked at with a machete multiple times and with her friend murdered in front of her eyes, Kay Wilson somehow managed not only to fool her attackers and play dead, she rose to her feet and gagged and bound, and bleeding to death, staggered barefoot for over a mile. A harrowing and unfathomable ordeal, this book might have been one that people are afraid to pick up. Instead, The Rage Less Traveled is impossible to put down. Most surprisingly of all, it is peppered with an appropriate absurd hilarity. The Rage Less Traveled is as much about humanity as it is about the evil that tries to destroy it. It depicts the defiance of the human spirit to get through the impossible. The Rage Less Traveled is a sobering yet blistering read that is as much about hope as it is about hell.

"Indelible mesmerizing a monumental debut." Julie Burchill, The Sunday Telegraph "An extraordinary account of survival against the terrorism that threatens us all today. Kay Wilson is one of the most heroic people I have ever met." Colonel Richard Kemp CBE, former British Infantry Commander From Amazon Readers: "Won't kid you as this was most hard to read. I was recovering from oral surgery so I could" identify "with great pain. And I almost quit reading as it is such an intense story of the hatred of some towards others who are in some way different. I will NOT give it all away - so a semi-spoiler alert here --- Just as I was about to turn off the Kindle and put the book down ---- I turned the page to the most glorious outcome of it all! lkv " About the BookAfter being brutally hacked at with a machete multiple times and with her friend murdered in front of her eyes, Kay Wilson somehow managed not only to fool her attackers and play dead, she rose to her feet and gagged and bound, and bleeding to death, staggered barefoot for over a mile. A harrowing and unfathomable ordeal, this book might have been one that people are afraid to pick up. Instead, The Rage Less Traveled is impossible to put down. Most surprisingly of all, it is peppered with an appropriate absurd hilarity. The Rage Less Traveled is as much about humanity as it is about the evil that tries to destroy it. It depicts the defiance of the human spirit to get through the impossible. The Rage Less Traveled is a sobering yet blistering read that is as much about hope as it is about hell.

The Rebbe on Beacon Street- The Bostoner Rebbe

The Rebbe on Beacon Street- The Bostoner Rebbe

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“Do you know where I can find a place to stay for Shabbos?”

“Sure. Go to the Grand Rabbi on Beacon Street. He always has room for one more.”

He came from a long line of chassidic leaders, reaching all the way back to the Baal Shem Tov. He was the son of the first Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Pinchos Dovid Horowitz. He was a brilliant Torah scholar, having learned at Mesivta Torah Vodaath under one of the greatest roshei yeshivah of that time. And yet in his profound modesty, Rav Levi Yitzchok Horowitz did not see himself as a rebbe.

 

Hashem, though, decreed otherwise. When a small group of his father’s followers pleaded with Rav Levi Yitzchok to come to Boston and lead their shul, he acquiesced. And in the next sixty years, he and his devoted rebbetzin would change the lives of thousands. As rav of his kehillah ― which included influential professionals and intellectuals, a dynamic leader of the Boston Jewish community, and Shabbos host to scores of searching college students, the Bostoner Rebbe was a pivotal figure in the flourishing of Torah life in America in the decades after World War II.

 

In The Rebbe on Beacon Street you will read of the Rebbe’s wisdom and warmth, of his burning desire to help every Jew who came his way, both physically and spiritually. Like Avraham Avinu and Sarah Imeinu, the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on Beacon Street opened their homes to all: everyone was welcomed and treated like family.

 

Among the Rebbe’s greatest achievements was his founding of ROFEH International, an organization dedicated to providing medical referrals and support services to sick people and their families.

 

When already in his mid 60s ― when many are beginning to contemplate retirement ― the Rebbe founded a new community with the opening of a shul in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. For the next two decades, he would spend six months a year leading and developing a Bostoner kehillah in Eretz Yisrael, while continuing to be a father figure to his flock in Boston.

Come and meet The Rebbe on Beacon Street;. As you bask in the glow of his overflowing ahavas Yisrael, you will feel inspired. Enlightened. Transformed.

Turning Judaism Outwards: A Biography of the Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Turning Judaism Outwards: A Biography of the Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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A Biography of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the Lubavitcher Rebbe, took an insular Chasidic group that was almost decimated by the Holocaust and transformed it into one of the most influential and controversial forces in world Jewry. This superbly crafted biography draws on recently uncovered documents and archives of personal correspondence, painting an exceptionally human and charming portrait of a man who was well known but little understood. With a sharp attention to detail and an effortless style, Chaim Miller takes us on a soaring journey through the life, mind and struggles of one of the most interesting religious personalities of the Twentieth Century.


"A riveting biography... this will prove to be a fascinating read even for those distant from Chabad or who knew little about this dominant figure in Jewish life."

-Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

"Wonderfully written as well as intensely thought provoking, Turning Judaism Outward is the most in-depth treatment of the life of the Rebbe ever written. The author has managed to successfully reconstruct the history of one of the most important Jewish religious leaders of the 20th century, whose life has up to now been shrouded in mystery. A compassionate, engaging biography, this magnificent work will open up many new avenues of research."

-Dana Evan Kaplan, author, Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal; editor, The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism

"In contrast to other recent biographies of the Rebbe, Chaim Miller has availed himself of all the relevant textual sources and archival documents to recount the details of one of the more fascinating religious leaders of the twentieth century. Through the voice of the author, even the most seemingly trivial aspect of the Rebbe's life is teeming with interest.... I am confident that readers of Miller's book will derive great pleasure and receive much knowledge from this splendid and compelling portrait of the Rebbe."

-Elliot R. Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University

"Only truly great biographers have been able to accomplish what Chaim Miller has with this book... I am awed by his work, and am now even more awed than ever before by the Rebbe's personality and prodigious accomplishments."-Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President Emeritus, Orthodox Union; Editor-in-Chief, Koren-Steinsaltz Talmud

"A fascinating account of the life and legacy of a spiritual master. The author's meticulous scholarship is matched by his love of Torah. This book will inspire many who already know about the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe and many others who don't yet have that privilege."

-Daniel Matt, author of the multi-volume annotated translation of the Zohar, The Zohar: Pritzker Edition

"This well researched and thoroughly documented biography by a leading Chabad scholar presents an integrated account of the life and teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Innumerable details are integrated into an account that brings to life the Rebbe's teachings and influence, without hiding the paradoxes and controversies that were raised by his career. "

-Lawrence H. Schiffman, Edelman Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Yeshiva University

"A masterful work of scholarship, beautifully written, with new insight into the life of an introverted, brilliant scholar who created the largest and most influential outreach program in Jewish history."

-Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO Orthodox Union Kosher

"A masterful and erudite biography of the 'Rebbe'.... All who are interested in the life of this remarkable man and leader will profit and be captivated by the work of Rabbi Miller!"

-Chancellor David Ellenson, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

"Though two decades have passed since the death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, his messages of love of Torah and for his people continue to inspire so many in the Jewish world. Chaim Miller's meticulous and heartfelt examination of the "Rebbe's" indomitable quests and profound successes will be eagerly read by all those desirous of learning about the life, learning, leadership and legacy of this remarkable rabbinic figure."

-Jeffrey S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University; author, Orthodox Jews in America

"A desperately needed framework that can help anyone who heard about the Rebbe but had too many wrong mental models (and too many literary hindrances) to approach him culturally and spiritually."

-Dr. Domenico Lepore, founder, Intelligent Management; author, Sechel: Logic, Language and Tools to Manage any Organization as a Network

"There are tzadikim whose lives are like the Song of Songs. The words and events are explicit and clear, but the mystery, the secret remains unsolved. Rabbi Chaim Miller has written a masterpiece depicting the remarkable life and times of the Lubavitcher Rebbe z'ya. While honest and bold, it respects the sod, the secret of the towering tzadik whose life's song changed the world."

-Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Congregation Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY; mashpia at Yeshiva University

"Chaim Miller's biography Turning Judaism Outward... is not afraid to engage the more complex and difficult questions about "the Rebbe's" life. Using hundreds, perhaps thousands, of documents carefully footnoted, including sermons, official records, and letters, some only published in the past few years, Miller reconstructs the life of a somewhat iconoclastic Hasidic master.... In lucid, loving (but not overly apologetic) prose, Miller tells the very compelling story of a complicated life. I highly recommend it even for those who know little or nothing about the person or the world it describes."

-Shaul Magid, Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies, Indiana University/Bloomington

"An important contribution about an individual who inspired an extremely great number of people. This volume should be widely read."

-Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, Professor of Rabbinic Literature, Yeshiva University; author, The Rav-the World of Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik

"Miller's new biography of the Rebbe combines several methods of description, testimony, and analysis. He offers a nuanced view of a complex and unique phenomenon in the Jewish religious world."

-Dov Schwartz, Chair, the Interdisciplinary Unit and the department of Jewish Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University; author, Habad's Thought: From Beginning to End

"Rabbi Miller's hand is the hand of an expert, revealing to the reader a wondrous portrait of the Rebbe"

-Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel

"Rabbi Miller offers a thorough and comprehensive overview of the Rebbe's life and accomplishments.

Bringing the reader into the Rebbe's world, Rabbi Miller takes them on an excursion through forty-two years of non-stop tireless exertion on the part of the Rebbe, to positively impact the lives of Jew and non-Jew alike, with the goal of changing the world.

Offering a wealth of information, including details that even the Rebbe's chassidim might be unaware of, the reader becomes thoroughly educated in the Rebbe's activities and life perspective.

The total immersion into the Rebbe's life that this book provides offers food for thought and leaves the reader inspired to reflect on what one can to enhance self and the world beyond."

-Rabbi Michoel Seligson. Chabad Scholar and member of Marechet Otzar Chasidim

I am loving the reading of this book. It paints a picture and invites you in. You can almost see the Reba's home thanks to the vivid description and engaging style of the editor. It is written with warmth and it beckons the person to continue reading.

The book has managed to gather from many scattered places, even scant detail after detail, to one destination. It is especially revealing when discussing the Rebbe's time in Berlin, during which the Rebbe was engaged in bundle of communal and personal spiritual activities. One marvels at how the Rebbe balances studies at the university with what is clearly a completely different mindset. The editor's exhausting details is clear and present.

I highly recommend this book to any person who wishes to seriously study how the Rebbe's life was always focused and geared towards sanctity and purity. It guides you along the path the Rebbe was on until the incredible gift the Almighty bequeathed to this world became a reality, which is the Rebbe becoming the Rebbe. I also highly recommend this book to any Chosid, as the details of the Rebbe's life is always of the highest interest.

The book is interesting, smooth, and enlightening and inspiring.

Rabbi Yossi Lew
Chabad of Peachtree City, GA

Rabbi Chaim millers books is a must for every Chabad house it is a phenomenal reference book for the Rebbes early years and a documentation for those who never met the Rebbe.

Most importantly it's the best way toGift the Rebbe to your community to give people a glimpse into the life of our holy Rebbe and for them to appreciate what you have always appreciated.

Rabbi Aaron l. Raskin
Shliach of Brooklyn heights
Author of letters of light

More than an informative read, this book is a journey. From the very first page it draws you into the world, life and times of the Rebbe. The authors exhaustive research and deft pen, makes for the most comprehensive and compelling biography of the Rebbe to date. It is both deeply moving and more importantly as the Rebbe would want: highly motivating, inspiring the reader to find one's own latent and inner resources and turn them outward.

Rabbi Ruvi New
Director & Spiritual Leader,
Chabad of East Boca Raton

Rabbi Chaim Miller's "Turning Judaism Outward" is the first thoroughly researched biography of the Rebbe. He presents history as it happened, allowing the reader to decide. Miller's thought provoking tome is backed with academic footnotes. The Rebbe is demystified, yet real. Its clear that the Rebbe's humble beginnings and continued challenges were the springboard for his success. I encourage every serious person to read Rabbi Miller's book.

Rabbi Chaim Dalfin
Chabad Historian

"To make the Rebbe's unique personality and colorful life-story spring alive; to outline the vast range of people whose lives he personally impacted and lit up; to plumb the depths of his perception of the destiny of the Jewish people and of humanity at large; to portray the warmth of his supportive empathy for every single individual without exception; - to do all of this would appear to be an impossible challenge.

"Yet Rabbi Chaim Miller, undaunted, has done all the above, and more, in this lively and readable biography that rests on his tireless research through hundreds of documented sources and personal interviews.

Uri Kaploun,
Editor Lessons in Tanya and other Kehot publications

This book leaves no event unturned.... There are extremely emotional, sentimental and humorous accounts that are addressed at length making this book a true experiential journey from beginning to end. I strongly recommend it to all."

Yochanan Gordon,
Five Towns Jewish Times

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Winner - Best of Los Angeles Award's "Best Holocaust Book - 2021"

"A must-read that hopefully will be adapted for the screen. Greene lets Wilzig's effervescent spirit shine through, and his story will appeal to a wide variety of readers." - Library Journal

Unstoppable is the ultimate immigrant story and an epic David-and-Goliath adventure. While American teens were socializing in ice cream parlors, Siggi was suffering beatings by Nazi hoodlums for being a Jew and was soon deported along with his family to the darkest place the world has ever known: Auschwitz. Siggi used his wits to stay alive, pretending to have trade skills the Nazis could exploit to run the camp. After two death marches and near starvation, he was liberated from camp Mauthausen and went to work for the US Army hunting Nazis, a service that earned him a visa to America. On arrival, he made three vows: to never go hungry again, to support the Jewish people, and to speak out against injustice. He earned his first dollar shoveling snow after a fierce blizzard. His next job was laboring in toxic sweatshops. From these humble beginnings, he became President, Chairman and CEO of a New York Stock Exchange-listed oil company and grew a full-service commercial bank to more than $4 billion in assets.

Siggi's ascent from the darkest of yesterdays to the brightest of tomorrows holds sway over the imagination in this riveting narrative of grit, cunning, luck, and the determination to live life to the fullest.

When Memory Comes: The Classic Memoir

When Memory Comes: The Classic Memoir

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A classic of Holocaust literature, the eloquent, acclaimed memoir of childhood by a Pulitzer-winning historian, now reissued with a new introduction by Claire Messud

Four months before Hitler came to power, Saul Friedländer was born in Prague to a middle-class Jewish family. In 1939, seven-year-old Saul and his family were forced to flee to France, where they lived through the German Occupation, until his parents' ill-fated attempt to flee to Switzerland. They were able to hide their son in a Roman Catholic seminary before being sent to Auschwitz where they were killed. After an imposed religious conversion, young Saul began training for priesthood. The birth of Israel prompted his discovery of his Jewish past and his true identity.

Friedländer brings his story movingly to life, shifting between his Israeli present and his European past with grace and restraint. His keen eye spares nothing, not even himself, as he explores the ways in which the loss of his parents, his conversion to Catholicism, and his deep-seated Jewish roots combined to shape him into the man he is today. Friedländer's retrospective view of his journey of grief and self-discovery provides readers with a rare experience: a memoir of feeling with intellectual backbone, in equal measure tender and insightful.

Center Stage

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Faith Amid the Flames

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From Their Daughters' Hearts 2

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My Rebbe Rav Schwab Hardcover

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Rav Shimon Schwab was a renowned Torah giant whose commitment and dedication to his community and students is unforgettable. His wealth of insights into Chumash and haftaros, mussar and minhagim, are clear, thought-provoking, and profound. This comprehensive collection includes: Rav Schwab’s spiritually uplifting commentary on the weekly parashah. An inspiring “maaseh rav” section that details over fifty personal incidents in which the Rav implemented basic hashkafic or halachic principles. Selected customs, laws, and prayers of the K’hal Adath Jeshurun congregation. Written with wisdom and reverence, My Rebbe Rav Schwab will enrich your understanding of Chumash, hashkafah, and more. These classic teachings will provide you with an enduring legacy of timeless wisdom

Rav Noach Weinberg: Torah Revolutionary

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REB CHAIM BRISKER- VOL. 1

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Rolling Rabbi

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The Ribnitzer Rebbe

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The Ribnitzer Rebbe, Harav Chaim Zanvil Abramovitz zt ”l, was a legend in his time. He was renowned for his holiness, his fearless service of Hashem, and for the many incredible miracles he brought about. As a close chassid and confidant of the Rebbe, Rabbi Avrohom Cohn was privileged to witness firsthand the Rebbe's greatness; with his own eyes he observed the Rebbe unlocking the treasure troves of Heaven to shower blessings, salvations, and compassion upon his beloved nation. In this book Rabbi Cohn journals his many interactions with the Ribnitzer Rebbe and the supernatural occurrences that he saw happen in the Rebbe's presence. A synopsis of the Rebbe's early years in the USSR is also included. The Ribnitzer Rebbe is a book that will leave readers mesmerized and inspired by the righteousness of the Rebbe,