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Unmatched

Unmatched

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With her sometimes funny, always intimate, uncensored memoir, Sarah Lavane puts a human face on the challenges of being "unmatched" in a "matched" Orthodox Jewish world. She takes us along on her journey. We learn how her background shaped her relationships and perceptions of God from a young age. She then delves into the ups and downs of dating, the tug-of-war she feels between men she may date and those who are off-limits, her heartfelt attempts (conventional and not) to change her fate and her poignant struggles with God through it all. Thoughtful and humorous, this page-turner draws the reader in.
Unmatched aims to bring solace and comfort to the "unmatched" as well as foster sensitivity and awareness to the "matched." This memoir is a must-read for the currently "unmatched," anyone who's ever wondered, "Why isn't so-and-so married?" and readers who enjoy memoirs that give insight into the human condition.



What Do You Really Want?

What Do You Really Want?

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Managing decisions can be a significant source of stress, worry, and regret. In What Do You Really Want? Shayna Goldberg argues that deep self-awareness and an attitude of trust are the best tools for making strong decisions that we can feel confident about. If we learn how to recognize our fears, explore them, evaluate their potential consequences, and contemplate what we want moving forward, we will have an easier time owning and taking responsibility for our decisions. Whether you are standing on the brink of a major decision, reflecting on those you have already made, or holding someone else's hand as they face a daunting choice - this book will help illuminate the path toward better understanding, deeper self-awareness, and stronger decisions Using true-to-life, relatable, and relevant scenarios drawn from real life questions posed to her by students, friends, and family, Goldberg uses Jewish sources and teachings in order to develop the philosophical underpinnings of these concepts. Furthermore, What Do You Really Want? lays out an invigorating vision for trust-based education that will captivate parents, teachers, community leaders, and everyone else besides.

Managing decisions can be a significant source of stress, worry, and regret. In What Do You Really Want? Shayna Goldberg argues that deep self\-awareness and an attitude of trust are the best tools for making strong decisions that we can feel confident about. If we learn how to recognize our fears, explore them, evaluate their potential consequences, and contemplate what we want moving forward, we will have an easier time owning and taking responsibility for our decisions.\n\nWhether you are standing on the brink of a major decision, reflecting on those you have already made, or holding someone else’s hand as they face a daunting choice \- this book will help illuminate the path toward better understanding, deeper self\-awareness, and stronger decisions\n\nUsing true\-to\-life, relatable, and relevant scenarios drawn from real life questions posed to her by students, friends, and family, Goldberg uses Jewish sources and teachings in order to develop the philosophical underpinnings of these concepts. Furthermore, What Do You Really Want? lays out an invigorating vision for trust\-based education that will captivate parents, teachers, community leaders, and everyone else besides.

Whatever It Takes!

Whatever It Takes!

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Contains sensitive material. Mature audiences recommended.

Whatever It Takes is a collection of true stories of courage and hope, as told by Rabbi Shea Hecht, a communal leader for forty years in the Crown Heights community of Brooklyn, New York. Rabbi Shea grew up under the tutelage of his eminent father, Rabbi J.J. Hecht, OBM, translator and spokesman for the Lubavitcher Rebbe, ZY”A, and advocate for the Jewish community in New York City and state governments.

As a community rabbi, Shea Hecht has seen it all, from glory to disaster and back again to greater glory. Now, he has put his experiences into book form. Whatever It Takes is storytelling at its most poignant and powerful.

Wise Aging

Wise Aging

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2016 National Jewish Book Award Finalist-Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice

How can we make aging a good and powerful experience?

Aging can feel like an inevitable drift. But each year new doors open with opportunities, while others close with loss. We have the power to prepare--to build our resilience and navigate the challenges. Will we turn towards the opportunities, and continue to find joy and meaning in our lives? Strengthen relationships with our adult children? Have the courage to find new ways of living? How can we make the most of the aging process, and develop into deeper, wiser people?

In Wise Aging, Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal give us the tools we need to find our own answers to these questions. With the same warmth, humor, and wisdom that draws thousands to their innovative workshops on aging, they deliver practical, real world suggestions: journaling exercises, meditations, and activities that dig deep and lead us to a better understanding of how to age well.

Wise Aging provides the roadmap for the journey we are all on: achieving a fulfilling older age. No subject is off limits; Rabbi Cohen and Dr. Thal explore a wide range of issues, including:

  • Relationships with adult children and spouses
  • Body image
  • Romance and sexuality
  • Living with loss
  • Cultivating well-being

  • They tackle these issues head on, and with uncanny sensitivity deliver sage advice that inspires, informs, and will help us grow into wisdom with resilience and joy.

    Woman of Few Words

    Woman of Few Words

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    How would you like to be unable to speak intelligibly? How would you enjoy having an awkward gait that makes you prone to falling and causes people to stare as you shuffle by? Living with dystonia is not something I would have chosen for myself. To tell the truth, what I really long for is normalcy. Better yet, I'd like to go away somewhere and not take myself with me! Wherever I go, people are always telling me that I am an inspiration. This makes me feel like a total fraud, because to my mind I'm just doing what I have to do to drag myself out of bed every morning and face another day of humiliation and challenges.

    But then again, I could have made the choice to just stay in bed and pull the covers over my head and never get up, so I suppose the fact that I do get up day after day could be seen as a source of inspiration. Honestly, being put on an "inspiration pedestal" can be somewhat isolating. But if others are inspired by me, I consider it an honor. I do hope that this book heartens all those who have been tested by God through a disability. I fervently believe that, with faith, courage, and fortitude, you can live a fulfilling life full of happiness, blessings, and contentment.

    This is how it can be done.

    this book includes 16 pages of photographs of the author's life.

    How would you like to be unable to speak intelligibly? How would you enjoy having an awkward gait that makes you prone to falling and causes people to stare as you shuffle by? Living with dystonia is not something I would have chosen for myself. To tell the truth, what I really long for is normalcy. Better yet, I d like to go away somewhere and not take myself with me! Wherever I go, people are always telling me that I am an inspiration. This makes me feel like a total fraud, because to my mind I m just doing what I have to do to drag myself out of bed every morning and face another day of humiliation and challenges. But then again, I could have made the choice to just stay in bed and pull the covers over my head and never get up, so I suppose the fact that I do get up day after day could be seen as a source of inspiration. Honestly, being put on an inspiration pedestal can be somewhat isolating. But if others are inspired by me, I consider it an honor. I do hope that this book heartens all those who have been tested by God through a disability. I fervently believe that, with faith, courage, and fortitude, you can live a fulfilling life full of happiness, blessings, and contentment. This is how it can be done.