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Haim Sabato offers another rich historical novel in From the Four Winds, an evocative, rendering of his childhood experiences in an immigrant transit camp in 1950s Israel.
The young Haim is disturbed by the suppressed memories of the adults living in the immigrant community, until Farkash, a mysterious, unforgettable character takes Haim under his wing and reveals a sorrowful story that will affect Haim for the rest of his life.
$29.95Israel Defense Force Brigadier General Gal Hirsch has taken part in all of Israel’s military confrontations since 1982, leaving a unique signature on a wide scope of strategic thinking owing to his deep understanding of operational art and military planning.Visit product page →
In 2009, Hirsch’s autobiographical book in Hebrew, War Story, Love Story, was published and instantly appeared on the Israeli bestseller list where it stayed for many months. The description of his own personal journey offers deep, open-minded, and critical insights into the most significant milestones in Israel’s defense in the past 30 years, in which he played a key role.
This new revised and reconceived English edition of the book offers international readers a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind, contextual description of Israeli national defense developments, serving as a valuable tool for understanding contemporary security challenges in the Middle East.
The book has been praised as a lesson in leadership, bravery, and endurance. It is a remarkable testimony to the bond between the Jewish people and its Bible and land.
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In 1917, when the British government declared that it "favored the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people, " it provoked an exodus to the nation of Israel - an exodus that has proven unstoppable.
Dawn of the Promised Land chronicles the ensuing years - stretching into decades - when hundreds of thousands of Jews streamed into the promised land.
Both intellectuals and illiterates, Easterners and Europeans, these pilgrims left behind friends, families, and established lives.
Representing every class and nationality, they were at heart united by their idealism and, as the Second World War loomed closer, by the belief that their efforts alone would liberate Jews from the horror of Nazi persecution.
Including the personal experiences of some of Israel's greatest figures - among them Shimon Peres, David Ben-Gurion, and Yitzhak Rabin - Dawn of the Promised Land weaves the voices of pioneers together with historic details of Israel under British rule, the eventual capitulation of the royal crown, and the drafting of the constitution.
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This amazing coffee table book contains many inspirational stories that are not widely known, and that show so movingly that peace is possible.
The personalities of the children shine through in their photos as well as in the accompanying quotes, which range from poignant to utterly hilarious.
This book is filled with stunning images of Israeli children from an array of different cultures. They are photographed against the backdrop of spectacular Israeli landscapes, ancient structures or iconic buildings, or in the children’s homes, schools or kibbutzim.
In photos that span the length and breadth of Israel, there are children walking in the mountains of Masada, boys celebrating their Bar Mitzvahs at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Jewish and Arab girls from the Peres Center for Peace playing soccer together. There are Bedouin children using an iPod in the Negev Desert, Bedouin, Arab and Jewish kids learning martial arts at Budo for Peace on the Mediterranean Sea, kids having fun playing the piano on the streets in Tel Aviv.
With this exquisite coffee-table book, Alethea Gold and Luca Zordan built upon the success of their previous collaborative works, Children of China (2008) and Children of Africa – South African Edition (2010).
100 percent of the profits from those books were donated to children’s charities in their respective countries.
Alethea and Luca are donating 100 percent of their proceeds from this book to the Ethiopian children at the Nurit Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva, Israel, to help fund sports and music coaches and equipment for the Ethiopian refugee children.
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Israel is a melting pot that other freedom loving nations can truly envy.
With so many people from so many lands rediscovering the home of their forefathers, a tidal wave of different Jewish customs has found its way to the Promised Land.
What happens to these customs? Are they integrated into the Israeli culture? Do immigrants cast away their customs upon arrival? Or are immigrants able to retain the customs of their fathers while fitting into the mainstream Israeli culture?
Esther Shklaim, in her book, A Mosaic of Israel's Traditions: Unity through Diversity (Devora Publishing, October, 2006), finds the answers to these questions and more.
The young people interviewed for this book explain the Jewish holiday customs as practiced in their family's country of origin. They reveal how immigrating to Israel has impacted these ancient traditions. A Mosaic of Israel's Traditions: Unity through Diversity, filled with over 200 illustrations, is a masterpiece that brings to life the unique flavor of the Jewish holiday experience across the world.
The book shows the diversity of customs and traditions that have found their way to Israel. They reflect a flourishing Jewish history that is forming a cohesive Jewish future, as the Children of Israel return to their home.
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WINNER OF TWO GOURMAND MAGAZINE AWARDS FOR 2015!
BEST FRUIT BOOK and BEST JEWISH CUISINE (ISRAEL) NOMINATED FOR BEST IN THE WORLD COMPETITION.
Rebbetzin Siegelbaum takes you on a journey of the Holy Land through the Seven Species identified in the Torah to have special significance to the Land of Israel: Wheat, barley, grapes, dates, figs, olives, pomegranates.
She traces their significance from Biblical times until modern day, delves deeply into their mystical and medicinal properties, and offers pages of wholesome recipes for each.
The author contends that the Seven Species have immense potential to be transformed into spiritual energy, enabling us to perform mitzvoth, pray, learn Torah, and express creativity.
She defends her position by revealing the nutritional, spiritual, and Kabbalistic aspects of each the Seven Species, as well as natural healing methods using the medicinal properties of the Fruits of the Land to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The result is a book that is unique in its integration of Torah teachings with medical nutritional research, all combined with a multitude of nutritious, colorful and creative recipes.
Bring the beauty and the bounty of the Land of Israel into your kitchen with recipes such as: Wild Winter Wheatsprout Salad, Mushroom Meal-in-a-Bowl Barley Soup, Raisin Carob Truffles and Chocolate Grape Leaves, Fruity Fig and Raisin Balls, Quinoa Pomegranate Almond Delight, Olive Bean Dip, and Guilt-free Chocolate Mousse Pie with Nutty (Date) Crust.
The Seven Fruits of the Land of the Land of Israel is a veritable tour de force: A spiritual, medicinal, nutritional compendium, filled with enticing recipes, presented as an exquisite work of art.
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The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day.
It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations.
The Prime Ministers brings readers into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Written in a captivating literary style by a political adviser, speechwriter and diplomat, The Prime Ministers is an enthralling political memoir, and a precisely crafted prism through which to view current Middle East affairs.
The Prime Ministers is the basis of a major documentary produced by Moriah Films, the Academy Award-winning film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Israel takes on the greatest threats faced by Israel today
In addition to Hamas, which provoked the recent war and Gaza with its rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, Alan Dershowtiz argues that Israel's most dangerous enemies include Jimmy Carter and other western leaders who would delegitimize Israel as an apartheid regime subject to the same fate as white South Africans; Israel's academic enemies, led by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, who would accuse supporters of Israel of dual loyalty and indeed disloyalty to America; and Iran, led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which threatens Israel by its development of nuclear weapons, which it has publicly threatened to use against the Jewish state.
- Persuasively argues that Jimmy Carter and other enemies of Israel are also enemies of peace, imperiling not only Israel but the rest of the world
- Sparks controversy and lively discussion across the entire spectrum of opinion on the Middle East
- Passionate and outspoken: ""As always when Israel needs to be defended . . . Alan Dershowitz speaks with great passion and personal courage.""-Elie Wiesel
Alan Dershowitz is at his outspoken, thought-provoking best in The Case Against Israel's Enemies, changing both the tone and the focus of the debate about Israel's adversaries at a time when the future existence of Israel is increasingly imperiled.
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The Soul of Jerusalem is closely based on Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's wisdom and inspiration.
In this remarkable volume, we are taken to the Holy Wall.
In this life-changing work, we will hear the singing of the Levites, feel the crying of exile, and be inspired by the trumpet of the Great Day to come.
Masterfully adapted by Rabbi Shlomo Katz (renowned musician and creator of the best-selling and acclaimed The Soul of Chanukah: Teachings of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach), these teachings touch the soul.
From the back-cover:
What are you willing to wait for?
I'm not going to sit and wait for a bagel for two hours. It's not worth it. Why? Because life is more important.
How long will you sit and wait for a friend? You'll sit as long as they are important to you. Some friends are "two-hours" important to you, others are "three-hours." Another is even "five-hours" important. But I'm not going to sit for three days.
Can you imagine waiting for somebody 2,000 years?
We've been waiting for Yerushalayim for 2,000 years.
We've been thinking about Yerushalayim for 2,000 years.
The truth is that I'm always thinking about Yerushalayim. It is the one place I never stop thinking about.
You can talk to me about anything in the world, but deep, deep inside, I don't stop thinking about the 6 million. I can't.
How can you forget them for one second?
How can you forget Yerushalayim for one second?
There is a little land. In that little land, there is a little city. In that city there is a little street, and on that street there is a little wall. When you stand by that Holy Wall, you can hear the footsteps of our father Abraham, and you can hear the trumpet of the Great Day to come.
You hear the past and you can hear the future. You can hear the singing of the Levites. Or, you can hear us crying, going into exile. You can hear the six million crying out of the gas chambers, and you can hear the trumpet of the Great Day to come.
I was standing one early morning by the Holy Wall, and I was saying Kaddish for my father. But when you stand by that Holy Wall, you say Kaddish for the whole world. Sometimes you feel like saying Kaddish for your own soul, and sometimes you feel like saying Kaddish for tomorrow. Then you hear the words Yisgadal V'yiskadash Shmei Raba, May G-d s Name become great and sanctified, and you remember there is one G-d, and you know that the Great Morning is coming. You know that day and night will get together. The living and the dead, we and the whole world. This is my song, the song of tears, because on that Great Day the tears will march through the world, and the whole world will join them. The tears will clear the world and prepare the world. Everything will come together. We will all come together. It will be a new morning - a new beginning.
In this remarkable and life-changing work, the reader is transported to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem to be inspired by the teachings of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach zt"l. Masterfully adapted by Rabbi Shlomo Katz (renowned musician and creator of the best-selling and acclaimed The Soul of Chanukah: Teachings of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach), these teachings touch the soul.
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Join lovable, furry Grover and celebrity host Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) as they travel to Israel in this 12-part award-winning DVD series co-produced by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, and Israel’s Channel HOP!
Designed to help bring the vitality of Jewish culture and tradition, as well as the diversity of Israeli life, to American children and their families, each 30-minute, live-action and animated DVD focuses on storylines drawn from Jewish cultural traditions, highlighting lessons on Hebrew letters and words, unique sites in Israel, and Jewish values.
In addition to Anneliese van der Pol, the series features guest appearances by top name talent including Jake Gyllenhaal, Debra Messing, Matisyahu, Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Greg Kinnear, Debi Mazar and more!
Approx. 6.5 hours
Disc 1: “Welcome to Israel” and “Grover Learns Hebrew”
Disc 2: “The Sticky Shofar” and “Monsters in the Sukkah”
Disc 3: “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah” and “Grover Plants a Tree”
Disc 4: “Be Happy, It’s Purim!” and “Shabbat Shalom, Grover!”
Disc 5: “It’s Passover, Grover!” and “Countdown to Shavuot”
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Setting aside vitriolic debates and worn postures, Rereading Israel refreshes current conversations about Israel, opening Jewish sources to interpret Israel in critical, innovative, and inspiring ways.
The book presents readers with an opportunity to engage ethically, intellectually, and emotionally, challenging them to apply the resources at their disposal to grapple honestly and creatively with land and people, history, text, and spirit.
This consideration invites those who read into a deep exploration of their roles and their relationships to the destiny of a profoundly human and unfinished sacred project.
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The profound and ancient teachings of Jewish mysticism - Kabbalah - speak of the urgent need to rectify the world, instructing us how to pick up the pieces of our shattered dreams and mend the tattered fabric of our lives, both as individuals and as active contributors to humanity's destiny.
Today, the need for rectification is felt most acutely in Israel, where the dream of Jewish security and cultural revival seems to be threatened as never before.
The Kabbalistic model that helps us understand what is happening in Israel is known as the "breaking of the vessels".
Secular Zionism has succeeded in creating material vessels - constructing buildings and roads, developing industry, and creating institutions of higher, secular education. But it has willfully neglected or even rejected the inner, spiritual dimension of the vessels themselves - the conscious intention that they serve God's puropose in creation.
Every day, the vessels that have been created by the secular Zionist dream of the Jewish people returning to the land of Israel and establishing a safe haven from the perils of the diaspora in the form of a secular Jewish state, whose ultimate goal is to live in peace and harmony with its Arab neighbors, are shattering before our eyes.
In this book, Rabbi Ginsburgh presents a conceptual and practical program for healing the ills of the state of Israel.
These proposals are borne of intimate acquaintance with the pulse of the people as well as the failings of Israeli politics, and permeated with Chassidic optimism and love for the Jewish people and all of humanity.
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Shlomo and Chana, who live in the Jewish quarter of Yerushlayim's Old City close to seventy years ago, go on a routine shopping trip to the batrak- the arab shuk.
In the souvenir shop, they are surprised to meet their grandfather, who is busy buying three giant drums. When their grandfather summons his friend, the engraver, and asks him to mark the drums with a special symbol, the children realize that something serious is going on.
What are the drums for?
Will they be found in the end?
Before the question could be seriously considered, the War of Independence breaks out, and the children are thrown into a vicious whirlpool whose end no one can guess.
Who ate Shlomo's chocolate?
What are Jewish youths hiding in a head of cabbage, and which burgers does the lamb's mother not prepare? The terros of war draw nearer. and the family finally decides to leave for quieter surroundings- but a surprise is in store for them.
Follow Shlomo and Chana, and their parents and siblings, and discover the authentic tale of events that took place in the Jewish quarter during the war of Independence.
This book is both engaging and genuine, combining the Torah outlook on the events of those days with an enjoyable and information- packed experience.
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Three friends join together on an unforgettable trip to Israel.
A run-away prisoner and some well planned tours as well as quick thinking put them in a position to catch the prisoner and uncover some interesting facts.
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Can you picture:
...moving sunrise prayer at the Mearas HaMachpeilah?
...reading from the Torah on the Jerusalem-Beit Shemesh train?
...the excitement and joy of Lag BaOmer in Meron?
...the delicious secret behind Uri's famous doughnuts?
...the amazing feats of Jewish juggling?
In Eretz Yisrael, everything takes on a spiritual hue. And whether it's harvesting honey for Rosh HaShanah, blessing the budding fruit trees in the month of Nisan, or making atzei chaim for Torah scrolls, professional photojournalist Esther Tscholkowsky has captured the moment in this beautiful album depicting the holy times, work, and places of the Holy Land.
Inspiring, entertaining, and enlightening, Picture This! is a perfect book for the whole family, young and old alike. Relax and recharge your soul with these uplifting sights and images - for holidays and everyday!
Our lives are surrounded by mitzvos - all we need is to open our eyes and see them.
A flowering pomegranate tree is more than just a pretty sight. Golden sheaves of wheat, a majestic ram's horn, a fragrant citron orchard - each of these has a story to tell that transforms the mundane into holiness and fillls our souls with closeness to Hashem.
With this in mind, renowned photojournalist Esther Tscholkowsky took her camera in hand and photographed the everyday spiritual beauty of Eretz Yisrael.
Through captivating pictures and fascinating information about them, Picture This! accomplishes her goal - to promote kavod haTorah while creating a wonderful experience for the entire family.
$26.99The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of IsraelVisit product page →
The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat for more than four thousand survivors of Nazi rule and transport them to Palestine.
Renamed Exodus 1947, the ship and its young crew left France en route to the future state of Israel.
The Holocaust survivors aboard Exodus endured even more hardships when the Royal Navy stopped the ship in international waters, used force in boarding (killing two passengers and one crewmember) and eventually deported its human cargo to internment camps in Germany.
The death of the ship’s captain in late 2009 generated headlines throughout the world.
Enriched with new survivors’ testimonies and previously unpublished documentation, Operation Exodus is the deeply moving saga of a people who risked all in search for a home.
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A delightful story about Daniel, eleven-years-old and living in Jerusalem, who aspires to be a detective.
When assigned to do a school project on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Daniel discovers there are even bigger mysteries to be solved.
His investigation takes him to the Shrine of the Book at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where he gets his first clues, then on to Qumran in the Judean Desert, where an archaeologist guides him through the place where the scrolls were found.
Yossi Abolafia’s lighthearted illustrations accompany full-color photographs that bring this story to life, as we get to know Daniel, his family, and the people he meets along the way.
Young readers will learn about one of the world’s most exciting and important archaeological finds, and will get a feel for life in Israel today, while they enjoy following Daniel's progress on his “big case.”
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Winner of the Everett Family Jewish Book of the Year Award (a National Jewish Book Award) and the RUSA Sophie Brody Medal.
In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present.
Following the lives of seven young members from the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit responsible for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi reveals how this band of brothers played pivotal roles in shaping Israel’s destiny long after their historic victory.
While they worked together to reunite their country in 1967, these men harbored drastically different visions for Israel’s future.
One emerges at the forefront of the religious settlement movement, while another is instrumental in the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza.
One becomes a driving force in the growth of Israel’s capitalist economy, while another ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a leading peace activist, while another helps create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus.
Featuring an eight pages of black-and-white photos and maps, Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth look at these diverse men and the conflicting beliefs that have helped to define modern Israel and the Middle East.
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From the author of the bestseller Holy Woman comes Lights from Jerusalem.
Like Holy Woman, the stories in this volume both fascinate and inspire.
Its wisdom is gleaned from: a paralyzed educator who writes books with his eye movements; from a mother of 14 children who feeds 200 guests every Shabbos; from 75 orphans in Calcutta; from a Nobel Prize winner; from a Jerusalem Kabbalist; and from a colorful cast of characters whom the author has encountered in her epic spiritual journey.
Authored from her 900-year old home in Jerusalem, Sara Yoheved Rigler's writings plumb the depths of human nature and aim toward the heights of spiritual aspiration. Her own 17 years of seeking took her from Brandeis University in the turbulent sixties around the world until, in 1985, she heard an Orthodox rabbi speak about "love of God." That led her to Jerusalem, where she was amazed to discover the depths of Torah Judaism.
In the more than 50 selections in this book, Sara Yoheved Rigler shares with the reader her ever-fresh wonder and love for the transformative power of Judaism.
One of the most masterful writers in the Jewish world, she keeps the reader glued to the page. And from the page, she catapults the reader upward.
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For tens of thousands of readers, Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen's books of halachah, Jewish law, are synonymous with extraordinary clarity.
Rabbi Cohen has the rare gift of being able to take complex topics and make them understandable without talking down to the reader.
Even more remarkably, he can, in the same volume, steer the layman through the maze of halachah while enriching the scholar's understanding of the background issues and halachic sources, logic, and debates.
In The Laws of Daily Living: The Three Weeks, Tisha B'Av, and Other Fasts Rabbi Cohen examines one of the most important - and surely the saddest - times of the Jewish year, when the Jewish People mourn the loss of the Temple and the Exile that followed.
In his clear and authoritative manner he examines the laws of all the fast days (with the exception of Yom Kippur), the restrictions of the Three Weeks, the heightened sense of loss that builds up as we approach the Nine Days, and the climactic mourning of the Tishah B'Av fast.
The book is enriched and deepened by a discussion of the historical background of the momentous events that led to the Temple's destruction, based on the teachings of the author's grandfather, the renowned Rabbi Avigdor Miller zt'l.
This adds a new and important dimension to the way we mark this period.
With the best of intentions, it is not easy to mourn something that we never knew and hardly understand.
Rabbi Miller's thought provides a moving and profound discussion of the Beis HaMikdash, its role in our lives, and the all-consuming loss that the Jewish People suffered with its destruction.
Those who truly mourn the loss of the Temple, say our Sages, are destined to rejoice in its rebuilding.
As we study and learn to properly follow the laws of these sad weeks, we bring that long-awaited moment ever closer.
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