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Written with wisdom, straight from the heart, this compassionate, soothing, and eminently valuable book is so warm and personal that it is as if the author, a renowned teacher and rebbetzin, is speaking privately to the reader.
Rich with concrete, time-tested advice for brides-to-be and newlyweds, culled from the teachings of our Sages, and Torah literature, this book weaves together the author's extensive experience with inspiring Torah values, imparting a tapestry of ideals and tools that will surely help every kallah get off to the right start.
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We all crave intimacy. It's essential to our emotional and spiritual health, and without it we don't feel whole.
Yet today our culture faces an intimacy crisis. Many of us, even when we're in a committed relationship, still feel painfully alone.
For more than four decades, world-renowned author, counselor, and teacher Manis Friedman has empowered couples to successfully navigate their own intimacy issues and replace loneliness and unfulfilled expectations with a deeply soulful and satisfying relationship.
In this refreshingly frank, sensible, and at times humorous guide, Rabbi Friedman and Ricardo Adler share the deeper truths at the heart of our longing for intimacy along with practical wisdom from Jewish tradition insights anyone can use to recapture passion, save their relationship, and tap into the essence of the true intimate experience.
One by one, The Joy of Intimacy exposes the myths about love, sex, and intimacy that separate rather than bring us together and shows how to overcome the greatest obstacles to a healthy intimate relationship. You'll explore secrets to preserving your natural spontaneity, setting the mood for intimacy, and making your bedroom a sacred space. You'll also learn how to increase your sensitivity to the sacred experience of oneness that has the power to transform every aspect of your marriage and nourish all those around you.
Whether you are married or single, in a relationship or seeking to create one that is both meaningful and lasting, The Joy of Intimacy will give you the skills and confidence you need to keep your relationship alive, fresh, and fulfilling.
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On February 1, 1940, a thirty-three-year-old Jewish woman arrived alone in New York Harbor bearing, in her womb, the person who would eventually become the author of this book.
Ernestyna Goldwasser had left behind her family, steeped in the rich Jewish culture of Krakow, to seek sanctuary from the marauding Germans, who had invaded Poland the previous fall.
As the child of a father who held US citizenship, Ernestyna enjoyed a special status that became priceless when the war broke out.
She, too, was deemed a US citizen and thereby eligible to emigrate out of Poland.
Unfortunately, Ernestyna's husband, Chaskel Goldwasser, enjoyed no such status.
As his wife, pregnant with their first child, embarked on her journey, Chaskel was forced to remain behind, trapped in the inferno that was soon to engulf and incinerate one third of the world's Jewish population.
Ernestyna entered the US through the famed golden door mentioned in the final words of the Emma Lazarus poem that graces the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, because of the antisemitic policies of the US State Department, that door remained shut tight to Chaskel.
During Ernestyna's valiant struggle to reunite with her husband, they were able to maintain an intimate and highly emotional correspondence.
Many of their letters have been preserved and are presented in this volume as a first-person account of their desperate struggle to find the key that would unlock Chaskel's imprisonment...before it was too late.
Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch
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Words To Hear With Your Heart, by Sarah Karmely is a journal of Jewish inspiration for your marriage, your soul and your life by the internationally renowned speaker who for over 20 years, has touched the hearts and lives of thousands of Jewish singles and couples.
Her heartfelt, motivational talks on love and relationships and her expertise and sensitivity in family-values counseling, have communicated traditional marriage ideals to packed houses and have endeared her to audiences around the world.
Sarah is also the beloved writer of On Inspiration (now renamed Words to Hear With Your Heart), her regular column in the respected N'shei Chabad Newsletter and mentor and counselor to hundreds.
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It's a question many young singles have asked themselves at one point or another.
Here are some very convincing answers to the question.
Author Doron Kornbluth presents some hard-and-fast evidence that will educate and enlighten. Citing dozens of research studies, he shows how inter-faith marriages affect not only the couple's relationship, but their children's futures, their family dynamics, and their own personal happiness.
This is an intellectually stimulating, eye-opening book that will challenge you to think deeper about who you are--and what you want from life.
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A collection of inspirational essays, relevant customs and laws, magnificent illumination, for the most meaningful time in a couple's life.
- Customs through the Ages
- The Chattan, Kallah and Har Sinai
- A Personal Yom Kippur
- Loving through Giving
- The Mezinka Tantz
- Foundations of Holiness
- Sheva Berachot Building Worlds
- Laws of the Aufruf, Chupah and more
8 1/2"x 11" gift size edition
Luxurious embossed and stamped artistic cover
Satin ribbon marker
Full color illumination throughout the volume
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It's a time of joy and a time of doubt - finding a match and building a Jewish home: finding the bashert, shaping a marriage, perpetuating harmony, handling problems.
In this Artscroll Judaiscope® book, a broad array of gedolim and professionals meet these challenges head on, offering Torah perspectives, sound advice, and practical guidance - Rabbi Avrohom Pam zt"l, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, Rabbi Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg, Rabbi Matisyahu Solomon, Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman, and Rabbi Yisroel Reisman among others, as well as such thinkers and counselors as Professor Aaron Twerski and Dr. Meir Wikler, to name just a few!
More than 40 articles culled from The Jewish Observer archives enlighten us on such categories as: Shidduchim; the Road to the Chupah; Navigating the Potholes; Shalom Bayis, Dealing with Extraordinary Circumstances.
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How many times have you had to speak at a Sheva Brachos and did not have what to say?
Fear not! Salvation is here in this collection of messages, tied to the weekly parashah, by a who's who of rabbis and laymen.
Compiled by Dr. Mandell I. Ganchrow, president of the Orthodox Union and one of Orthodoxy's most distinguished activists.
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At a time when medical advances in fertility treatment are being made with unprecedented speed, Jewish couples are finding themselves psychologically and ethically challenged.
Overcoming Infertility is an indispensable reference book for couples, rabbis and counselors trying to understand and resolve the complex issues of fertility therapy.
This thorough and sensitive work examines contemporary technologies as they relate to halakha, the particular psychological and social issues faced by Jewish couples grappling with infertility, and the intersection of the physical and spiritual aspects of overcoming infertility to give couples the guidance and hope they need to fulfill the profound human desire to have children
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Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy and girl enjoy the sparks in the early years, but eventually settle into a comfortable friendship, and all passion disappears from their marriage.
That s just the way it goes, right?
As many as one in three long-term marriages in America are sexless, and most people accept this as the inevitable course of a romantic relationship.
In this groundbreaking book, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach explains why the prioritizing of love and companionship in marriage is all wrong, and why we should not go quietly into that dark night of celibate marriage.
It is not love, Rabbi Shmuley shows, but lust that is the glue of a marriage.
In this book you will learn how to restore lust to its rightful place as the central pillar of marriage.
You will learn about the three principles of lust, and how to tap into them to keep the flames burning in the family hearth.
Finally, you will discover the incredible emotional and spiritual potential of the intimate marital bond.
In a wide-ranging discussion that plumbs the depths of the erotic mind, Rabbi Shmuley delivers a revolutionary message with the power to completely transform your most important relationship.
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Tractate Gittin, according to the accepted arrangement of the tractates of the Mishna, is the penultimate tractate in the order of Nashim.
This tractate deals mainly with a single topic, the manner in which divorce is performed.
The situations in which divorce is permitted, justified, or even obligatory are discussed in other tractates, especially Ketubot.
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Joy combines the rhythmic progression of a simple geometric motif with the delightful sensation of color.
Here, the repetitious motif of a cube, with its progressive variations, couples with a sophisticated chromatic interplay evoke a whimsical feeling .
A color juxtaposed next to just the right color has the ability to symbiotically define, emphasize and elevate each other.
Like two distinct colors, the bride and groom come together and embark on their journey in life, side by side: bringing their own individual qualities to the marriage. They have the ability to mutually enhance and strengthen one and another by the mere closeness of their being.
• Giclee lithography: 3 layer papercut on fine acid-free paper: hand-embellished with genuine platinum leaf.
• A limited edition; all ketubahs are numbered and signed by the artist.
Size: 15.5" w x 15.5"
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A leading rabbinic authority summarizes the Jewish view of marriage and explores the customs, practices, and symbols of the traditional wedding ceremony.
Jewish law is also applied to such topics as premarital sex, homosexuality, and intermarriage.
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A guide to facing the current crisis of intermarriage.
Throughout history, the Jewish people have miraculously endured unfathomable adversity.
Yet, no challenge has been so ravaging to the Jews and their mission as the current crisis of intermarriage.
This enemy has been met with much silence. The spiritual ills that breed intermarriage affect us all. Only in our sacred heritage lies the remedy.
Gleaning from the ancient teachings of the holy Sages while consulting with the Sages of the present, Rabbi Landy offers direction for the truth seeker.
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For 22 years, Chana Levitan has been educating, mentoring, and enlightening people about how to find real potential in their relationships.
Her classes on the topic are standing-room only.
With this book, she is finally sharing her knowledge with a bigger audience.
You’ll find a smart, clear relationship guide with 10 essential questions that need to be asked before – and during – the dating process in order to spot long-term potential.
Filled with real-life anecdotes and insightful dating advice, these chapters will help you better understand yourself and what you really need to succeed in building a loving marriage.
There is no rule that heartbreak must be a prerequisite for good judgment!
I Only Want to Get Married Once will help you get it right the first time and gain the confidence to steer through the decision-making process of dating.
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What could be more exciting for a child than to go to a wedding?
Whether their teacher, a sibling, a cousin or a family friend is getting married, children love to participate in this most joyous event!
In I Go to a Wedding, all the significant and fun parts of a Jewish wedding are brought to life.
The familiar brother and sister from all the other Toddler Experience Books enjoy every aspect: from receiving the invitation and getting dressed up, to watching what takes place under the chuppah and dancing until late in the night.
Colorful, detailed illustrations and bouncy rhymes make I Go to a Wedding a great addition to every child’s bookshelf.
It makes a perfect and very thoughtful gift for any child who’s family is planning a wedding!
What better way to prepare even very young children for this most important occasion… so they can enjoy it to the fullest and feel part of the simcha!
By Rikki Benenfeld
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Intermarriage is more than a problem--it’s an epidemic in the Jewish nation, and we must do all we can to stem the tide.
This practical, down-to-earth book is designed to help parents stop their children from intermarrying.
It explores the entire gamut of questions, issues, and hot points for parents who face the possibility of their children marrying out of the Jewish faith, and offers much wisdom and many important suggestions.
The author, Rabbi Packouz, has spoken on national radio and television on the topic of intermarriage and Jewish survival. He is the director of Aish HaTorah Jerusalem Fund in Miami.
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For Orthodox Jews, immersion in a ritual bath—the mikveh—is the cornerstone of family life and is central to Jewish women’s practice of their faith.
Yet women from across the Jewish spectrum frequent the mikveh, often for surprising personal reasons.
Roused by her own immersion experience, for years Varda Polak-Sahm, a secular Jew, patiently observed and interviewed women at the mikveh, gaining unprecedented access to this hidden world.
The House of Secrets offers a richly nuanced, uncensored look at an experience that is for some holy and for others coercive, ultimately illuminating the remarkable power of ritual immersion.
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Covers every aspect of Jewish dating, marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
For singles, it is a step-by-step guide that helps you find a mate and keep that mate for life.
For married, divorced, or remarried couples, this is a self-help manual that really works.
Features: Case studies that highlight why people succeed or fail in their interpersonal relationships; Well-documented from both a Jewish and contemporary psychological viewpoint; Pertinent for Jewish men and women from all levels of the Jewish religious spectrum.
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Life for a Jewish single has never been so complicated!
We dream of finding the right one, but the path to that goal can be so full of obstacles and wrong turns that we’re worried we’ll never reach the end.
Dating experts Rosie Einhorn and Sherry Zimmerman, authors of the bestselling Talking Tachlis and In the Beginning, have smoothed away the roadblocks with this wise, comprehensive guide for singles and their friends and family.
Learn how to make networking work for you, identify critical dating obstacles, avoid hitting an impasse, and much more.
The authors’ up-to-date and on-target advice will make the road much easier to traverse…and, with G-d’s help, shorter, too.
With many years of experience successfully helping singles in their private therapy practices and in their organization Sasson V’Simcha— The Center for Jewish Marriage, the authors are superqualified to offer singles and their families terrific tips, techniques, and tools for finding the right mate.
Dating Smart —it’s the first choice for savvy singles.
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Amidst the whirlwind of dating, the excitement of engagement, and the anticipation of wedding preparations, unfortunately, halachah often falls by the wayside.
However, never are the laws of tznius, yichud, negiah, and proper behavior between the genders, more crucial than during this time.
For if the couple is careful in these matters, their entire marriage will be infused with holiness and purity.
This comprehensive work discusses all the practical applications of the halachos, in a clear, sensitive way.
From the distinguished author of 'Modesty: An Adornment for Life.'
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Rav Eliyahu Lopian was asked, "For what length of time is a chassan like a king? A week? A month? Or maybe even a year?” His answer: "For as long as he treats his wife like a queen.”
Rav Chaim Kanievsky says: If a husband treats his wife with respect and speaks to her with respect, and doesn’t argue or fight with her, he will become a rich man — rich meaning rich in money.
Everybody loves to give advice. But not all advice was created equal.
Nothing can compare to the words of wisdom given by our gedolei hador. In Chassan Shmooze, you’ll find a valuable and inspiring collection of counsel from our greatest rabbanim.
It’s filled with real-life examples from the Chazon Ish, Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Eliyahu Dessler, Rav Avigdor Miller, Rav Sholom Wolbe, Rav Mordechai Gifter, Rav Chaim Pinchus Scheinberg, and many other revered rabbanim of today and yesterday.
Whether you’re a new chassan or a man married for many years, take some time for a chassan shmooze, and watch your shalom bayis soar!
With a haskamah from Rav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit"a.
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From the creator of "Mitzvah Boulevard" and the "Wonders of Hashem", Torah Treasure presents a new animated series for girls starring the lovable and adorable "Bella Bracha."
When "Bella Bracha" finds out her cousin Shaina Baila is getting married, Bella Bracha is overjoyed and can hardly wait for the big day.
Join Bella Bracha and friends as she learns some of the things that can happen at a real chasunah (not like the mock weddings in her living room) as well as a few lessons about jealousy and the mitzvah of being m'sameach a chosson and kallah (bringing joy to a bride and groom)!
Featuring an original soundtrack of fun and lively songs, this DVD is sure to have children learning, enjoying and singing all day long!
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“Around the Family Table” is a practical and inspiring prayer book for the Jewish household.
Many of the uplifting and ancient Jewish traditions are rooted in the home and celebrated with the family.
This prayer book is intended to serve as a guide for meaningful expressions of the Jewish experience at home.
Inspiring stories and personal commentary by Rabbi Riskin supplement the text.
Blessings and songs celebrating the entire year of Jewish festivals and Sabbaths, in Hebrew, with English instructions and translations, make this work of fundamental value to every Jewish home.
Birth celebrations for boys as well as for girls, the marriage ceremony, prayers for inaugurating a new house, and other momentous life cycle occasions are marked with traditional praise and holy words.