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Repairing The World With Israeli Ingenuity

Posted on 08/07/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I used to think that being Or LaGoyim, a light unto the nations meant that, if the Jews would create a perfect society, the rest of the world would look on with admiration and want to emulate it. In my...

A Premature Apocalypse

Posted on 07/09/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Can a novel be a good way to learn about what Jewish tradition teaches about the End of Days and the Final Redemption? Dan Sofer is a novelist living in Tel Aviv. He has written three suspenseful novels, set...

Searching for God in the Garbage

Posted on 01/21/2018 by Ruti Eastman in Reviews
Searching for God in the Garbage by Bracha GoetzW & B Publishers232 pages; $17.99 on Amazon Bracha Goetz has written a remarkable memoir of a Harvard-educated woman, steeped in knowledge about the dangers...

The Cringe Worthy Mrs. Maisel

Posted on 01/15/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I didn’t realize there was anything Jewish about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before I started watching it. Some friends were raving about the Amazon Prime Video series on Facebook and then I read that the...

Watch Something Jewish

Posted on 01/09/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Sarah Lefton, Creative Director of BimBam.com had, by her own admission, a mediocre Jewish education. Part of her self-prescribed remedy was to create and market Jewish educational videos.Jewish educational...

What We Can Learn From How a Hasidic Rabbi Comforted the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto

Posted on 11/22/2017 by Guest Blogger in Reviews
When Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira penned his last will and testament, he did not know if it would ever be read by his relatives in Israel—or anyone, for that matter. In January 1943 the Ghetto was...

Teaching Children To See Food As A Gift

Posted on 11/19/2017 by Marcia Goldlist in Reviews
We tend to eat too much and think too little about the food we eat. Even if we say a blessing before and after we eat we tend to say the words by rote and not really think about the miracle of food. Yet food...

King David Teaches Business Ethics

Posted on 11/12/2017 by Marc Michaels in Reviews
Surely God isn’t interested in business. Isn’t religion all about being spiritual and following lots of customs and rituals? In fact, God does have a business mind and one of his top level...

An Accidental Messiah

Posted on 10/08/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Many Jews associate the idea of a messiah with Christianity. The truth is, the concept of a messiah is actually very Jewish. In fact, many people are unaware that in Jewish thought, there are two messiahs. One...

Dancing With God

Posted on 04/25/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I expected Dancing with God: How to Connect with God Every Time You Pray to be like a dozen other books about Jewish prayer I’ve read that assume that the person praying is 1) male 2) Orthodox and 3)...
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