The bestselling author ofA Tzaddik in Our Time: The Life of Rabbi Aryeh Levinnow welcomes us into the world of two legendary Hasidic masters: Reb Elimelekh and Reb Zusha. With charm and a deep respect for the values by which they lived, Simcha Raz opens the window into the lives of these two brothers, their profound teachings, and their simple, yet deep dedication to living lives of holiness.
Translated by Dov Peretz Elkins and with a foreword by one of the most prolific storytellers of our generation, Rabbi Hanoch Teller,The Holy Brothers: Reb Elimelekh of Lizhensk and Reb Zusha of Anipoliis the first time the tales of these two personalities are published in English.
We tend to look at the history of Jewish life in a linear way, ignoring or dismissing the influences and the stimulators from beyond the comfort zone of traditional Judaism. But we must ask ourselves: What were the outside factors that influenced what happened on the inside? How did the Shabbetai Tzvi and Emden-Eybeschutz controversies affect how we live our lives as Jews in the twenty-first century? How did the Get of Cleves controversy influence Jewish law going forward, so that rulings arrived at today are determined by this seemingly marginal episode?
The uniting theme of Rabbi Pini Dunner'sMavericks, Mystics & False Messiahsis the very individual personalities of these marginal characters and the impact they had during the time in which they lived. All the mavericks whose lives are explored in this book somehow represent – in their individuality and their unique stories – aspects of the broader narrative of their eras. What they prove, in all their fascinating oddity, is how aspects of Jewish history which occur outside of the spotlight have a residual effect on what is happening in today’s world.Rabbi Sacksis now available in compact size and, for the first time, THUMB-TABS for quick and easy navigation through the siddur! Classic hardcover, the beautifulEmanuel Judaicadecorative cover, colorful flex-covers, and a stunning leather-bound edition, there's something for everyone!
The process of repentance,teshuva, presents each of us with both challenges and opportunities. While self-scrutiny, confession, and commitment to change are among the most difficult human undertakings, the very process of renewing and reconnecting – to ourselves and to God – is a gift that can fundamentally repair us, our communities, and society at large.
In his annual discourses on repentance, Rabbi Aharon Lichtensteinzt”lset out to make the elusive path of teshuva more navigable. Return and Renewal collects twelve of these public lectures, adapted for print by Michael S. Berger and Reuven Ziegler. In these essays, Rabbi Lichtenstein marshals a broad array of Jewish sources, along with classics of the Western tradition and his own sensitivity to the human condition, to examine the psychological, emotional, and spiritual elements of sin and repentance. By exploring the habits and impulses that may prevent enduring change or abet it, Return and Renewal provides a high-resolution map of our spiritual lives as we embark on our journeys of religious growth.
This illustrated Mishnah series for children contains five volumes (as of today): Tractate Succah, Tractate Megillah, Tractate Rosh Hashanah, Tractate Yoma and Tractate Pesachim.
From Beit Mishanot, it’s the complete Mishnah text accompanied by a new and concise explanation as well as illustrations creating an integrative, experiential learning process. So far the series has received high praise from educators, parents and children.