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  • Shma Kolaynu: Youth Mahzor

    Ronald Pressman Isaacs

    The Conservative Mahzer for Junior Congregations. Gender neutral translation. Explanations of the prayers, Kavanot, Meditations and creative interpretations enhance the meaning of prayers. Learn More
  • The Crowns on the Letters

    Rabbi Ari Kahn

    Rabbi Ari Kahn's The Crowns on the Letters represents a major achievement in the study of the lives of our sages, as well as in the study of rabbinic aggada.This work is an immensely learned and deeply creative interpretation of many fundamental aggadot relating both to the intellectual biographies of the tannaim and amoraim Hillel and Shammai, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Resh Lakish and Rabbi Yochanan, and many others as well as to major themes in Jewish thought including the nature of the Oral Law, mysticism and its perils, the messianic era, teshuva, and Eretz Yisrael. Rabbi Kahn's work is refreshingly original and he wears his erudition lightly, so that this is not only edifying scholarship but readable as well. Rabbi Menachem Genack

    About the Author

    Ari D. Kahn is a rabbi, author and educator living in Givat Ze'ev, Israel. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary where he studied with Rabbi Yosef D. Soloveitchik and Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein. He graduated Yeshiva University with a BA in Psychology and an MS in Talmud. Rabbi Kahn is Director of the Overseas Student Program at Bar-Ilan University, where he is a senior lecturer in Jewish studies. He also serves as rabbi of the Mishkan Etrog community in Givat Ze'ev. Rabbi Kahn has authored more than ten books on Jewish thought, including the highly acclaimed Echoes of Eden series, and has published hundreds of articles on Torah and Jewish thought.
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  • Halacha Yomis

    Rabbi Yaakov Luban and Rabbi Eli Gersten

    Shortly before the petirah in 2016 of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt"l, a renowned halachic authority and one of the senior poskim of the Orthodox Union Kosher division, the OU began a daily halacha email in his merit, containing one halacha each day composed by a team of OU rabbis. After Rav Belsky s passing, the highly popular Halacha Yomis email has continued in his memory, sponsored by Gerald and Karin Feldhamer. This Halacha Yomis volume contains a wide selection of entries from the Halacha Yomis email series, consisting of 354 halachos, one for each day of the Hebrew calendar year. With each halacha presented in a clear, succinct and highly readable fashion, Halacha Yomis strikes the balance between accessibility to beginners and examination of laws that are not well-known even to advanced students. As attested to by the thousands of subscribers who have been reading and enjoying the email version of this halacha series for years, Halacha Yomis is a worthy companion to the study and observance of halacha in our times

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  • Torah Beloved

    Norman Lamm

    Daniel Gober

    The weekly sermons delivered by Rabbi Norman Lamm while Rabbi of The Jewish Center in New York City are legendary for their profound intellectual substance and soaring eloquence. Dynamic and charismatic, Rabbi Lamm, through his spellbinding sermons, guided his congregants in confronting the corrosive influence of contemporary secular culture and choosing instead steadfast loyalty to Orthodox tradition. Rabbi Lamm's words and thoughts are as relevant today, to twenty-first century Jewish life, as they were when originally expressed decades ago.

    A recurring theme that runs through many of Rabbi Lamm's messages is the love of Torah and the concept that the study of Torah is not merely an intellectual exercise but that which imbues our lives with meaning and value. In Torah Beloved, a group of Rabbi Lamm's sermons has been assembled which celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah, and which express the love of Torah. With this collection of sermonic gems, together with two essays by Rabbi Lamm which delve in greater detail into the appreciation of Torah and Torah study, the idea of the love of Torah takes on a new and deeper meaning.

    About the Author

    Rabbi Norman Lamm, former President of Yeshiva University and Rosh HaYeshiva of its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, is one of the most gifted and profound thinkers of the Modern Orthodox community. He was the founding editor of Tradition, the journal of Orthodox thought published by the Rabbinical Council of America, and established the Orthodox Forum, a think tank of rabbis, academicians, and community leaders that meets annually to discuss topics of concern in the Orthodox community.  Before assuming the presidency of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Lamm served for many years as Rabbi of The Jewish Center, one of New York City's most prominent and vibrant Orthodox synagogues. A prolific author in the field of Jewish philosophy and law, a distinguished academician, and a charismatic pulpit rabbi, Rabbi Lamm has made an extraordinary impact on the Jewish community. With a rare combination of penetrating scholarship and eloquence of expression, he has successfully presented a Torah view of contemporary Jewish life that speaks movingly to all.


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  • The Hidden Light

    Dr. Jerry Hochbaum

    In this fascinating journey through the weekly parashah, Rabbi Dr. Jerry Hochbaum focuses on the theme of leadership. In addition to elucidating the Torah text with keen understanding, he also offers trenchant lessons about the Torah’s view of effective Jewish leadership that are clearly relevant to our own times.

    Praise for The Hidden Light: Biblical Paradigms for Leadership

    “The topic of leadership is of critical interest to all of us today. Dr. Jerry Hochbaum’s The Hidden Light: Biblical Paradigms for Leadership addresses this topic in a thorough and thoughtful manner. Dr. Hochbaum draws upon his many decades of experience at the helm of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, along with his academic expertise in the social sciences and his Torah erudition, to produce a most insightful and helpful work. The reader is sure to come away from this original book informed, enlightened, and inspired.”

    Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
    Executive Vice President, Emeritus
    Orthodox Union 

    “Dr. Jerry Hochbaum has given us a real gift. The innovative, insightful and inspiring divrei Torah on each parashah presented in this volume are devoted in particular to thoughts about the development and strengthening of Jewish leadership, which has been the focus of Dr. Hochbaum’s thinking and attention
    for decades. Throughout this work, Dr. Hochbaum demonstrates exquisite sensitivity to the nuances of the biblical text, paying careful attention to the significance of each word of the Torah. I learned much from his thoughtful insights and often novel interpretations, and I have no doubt that every reader will
    be greatly enriched by his ideas.”

    Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter
    University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought
    Senior Scholar, Center for the Jewish Future
    Yeshiva University

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  • Thirteen Steps

    Rabbi Joseph Karasick

    Rabbi Joseph Karasick was one of the leaders who helped preserve Orthodoxy in twentieth century America. His life story is a compelling testament to the Orthodox community's deep inner strength and its ability to confront challenges, persevere, and triumph. Learn More
  • The Light That Unites

    Aaron Goldscheider

    Anyone seeking the deeper meaning, the true spirituality of Chanukah, will want to have this book as a holiday companion and guide. This first-of-its-kind book offers a teaching for each candle of Chanukah gathered from the most beloved and esteemed sages and masters: Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and other great luminaries. Be prepared for a new appreciation of Chanukah, the holiday of light and unity. Learn More
  • Our Way

    Leonid Berkovich

    Since the establishment of the State of Israel in the middle of the 1900’s, the future of the Jews is more assured, but the challenges inherited from the centuries of their dispersion remain numerous. In the author’s view, there is no overarching direction or proposed vision, whether symbolic or long-term, that can be shared by all Jews. Using as his sources both ancient and recent Jewish history, as well as the geopolitical processes in the Middle East, Leonid Berkovich speaks of the need to translate into universal language the meaning of Israel and all that has been passed down from generation to generation for three thousand years.

    About the Author

    Leonid Berkovich is a free-lance writer who also leads a successful career in the hi-tech industry. He has published articles in the International Herald Tribune, Estonia, and Smena. Leonid lives in Paris, France. Our Way is his first book. 

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  • Lighting Up the Soul

    Stanley Abramovitch

    In a remarkable sixty-five year odyssey, Stanley Abramovitch crisscrossed the Jewish world on behalf of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC or the “Joint”) bringing aid and simple caring to Jews in need in more than twenty countries on three continents. Through his life’s work, Stanley did more than just bear witness to the great events of post-Holocaust Jewish history. He helped shape them. Through his stories, Stanley Abramovitch offers us a precious and fascinating window on a Jewish world that has changed beyond recognition in just one lifetime. Learn More
  • Freiing Out

    Binyamin Tanny

    Do you want to know why people abandon their Judaism?
    Binyamin did, as he watched friends and siblings go "off the derech," certain he would soon follow. While the people around him cast blame on parents, teachers, rabbis, the system, hypocrisy in the community and so on, Binyamin wanted to know the real reason, or at least a solution -- and the solution was not blame. What he discovered shocked him. After years of fighting his way through multiple religious systems, much soul searching, and speaking with hundreds of parents, educators and youth around the world, he is sharing his discoveries.
    Freiing Out examines the six types of people at risk, eleven key factors that may contribute to going off the derech and eight techniques that can be utilized to prevent people from leaving their Judaism. As Jewish education is crucial in keeping alignment with observance, this book aims to identify what good Jewish education is, how to find balance between Jewish and secular education, and how it all relates to home and school life.
    This is not the kind of book to read and say, "interesting research." It is firsthand experience and a wealth of inside information that will move parents and educators to take action and prevent more Jewish children from losing their connection to Judaism.

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