Life isn't easy for fifteen-year-old Frayda Rina Mandelbloom. After her father suddenly passed away, her mother remarried and moved to New York, leaving Frayda behind in Jerusalem. Now Hadassah, the woman she boards with, is flying off to England, and Frayda needs a place to stay while she's gone. Feeling alone and dejected, Frayda tries one friend after another, but nothing seems to work out – until she meets Elisheva in the local bookstore, and things finally start to turn around. At long last, Frayda begins to feel like part of a family. But can it last?
A unique, one-of-a-kind Passover celebration! The highly professional blend of story, music and art contained in this book/cd/Haggadah combination will bring the Passover story alive, stretching all the way back from G-d’s encounter with Abraham at Ur Kasdim, until our present-day Seder table. The read-along audio CD contains nine tracks of narrative and song that children AND adults will find intriguing and entertaining. Set at a modern-day Seder table, complete with traditional grandfather, “get-it-over-with” adults, semi-curious children, and a mysterious surprise guest, this delightful presentation imparts the true meaning of the Exodus from Egypt and its significance to our lives, and helps transmit this all-important message to children and adults alike. The oversized book includes a complete Hebrew-English Haggadah, and makes a perfect gift for Passover!
A cavity?! Horrible images passed through my head;
My heart and mind were filled with dread.
Would it hurt to have it fixed? What would I do?
And what if the dentist found not one cavity–but two?!
Fear of the dentist—and particularly of having a cavity filled—is
quite common among many people, especially young children.
The very idea of a cavity filling may cause children to think of
all the scary “what-if” scenarios that could occur in such a
situation. Of course this only serves to increase their
In Chanie Goes to the Dentist, written by the author
of the popular Moshe Goes to Yeshiva, the “dentist
fears” that children like Chanie may have are quickly,
calmly, and effectively laid to rest as the exact procedure
of what occurs at Chanie’s cavity-filling appointment is recounted
and explored in a straightforward, child-friendly, and yes, fun way.
Your child will love the book’s rhymes and endearing illustrations,
and before long will shed his or her “dentist fears,” along with
In Windows to Loyalty, Shia Moseson’s second volume in the Windows
series of Jewish literature, the reader is taken deep into the lives and
hearts of people across the globe.
In Book One, Windows to Courage, when Yankel Greenstein passes away,
his descendants are pitted against each other. Caught in the middle is
Motty, a defenseless orphan with a mysterious past, and Yoni and Raizy,
a newly-married couple who just happen to be first cousins.
As the plot moves between New York, Yerushalayim, and a remote
village in Ukraine, join the protagonists in a desperate search for
answers. Will an unlikely friendship between an elderly shamash and a
young runaway provide the solution they are so desperately seeking?
In Book Two, Windows to Devotion, a community is stunned when Rabbi
Shmelka Werner, a popular albeit controversial Rav, is arrested on
kidnapping charges. His detractors, mostly parents of his youthful
followers, insist that he is a cult leader – but are they right?
Yoske Warshavsky looks the part of an older yeshivah bachur. What is
the burning secret in his past, and why does he spend hours each day
trekking from shul to shul, collecting tzedakah?
Across the country, the Tiretzky sisters grapple with the shadow of their
long-estranged father. Their mother is determined to keep him out of
their lives forever. Can they dare disobey her wishes?
As the lives of this motley group of characters become increasingly
intertwined, the protagonists are faced with circumstances that test their
integrity in ways they never imagined. Will they rise to the challenge?
In The Sephardi Journey, Sephardi Contributions throughout History, Taieb-Carlen discusses the sufferings of the Sephardi Jews under Islam, not in order to rekindle hatred or to open old wounds, but in order to pay the respect due to any Jewish community which has lived through oppression and persecution without abjuring its faith and which, after close to thirty centuries, had to leave its old and cherished native lands, only because of its faith.
She also reviews the happy periods of harmonious and peaceful coexistence during which the Sephardim prospered and flourished in Muslim lands so that these precious memories can permit us to hope and believe that, since this has once been possible, nothing should prevent “history to repeat itself ”.
Among chinuch voices in our generation, that of Rabbi Moshe Goldstein, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshiva Shaare Yosher in Eretz Yisrael, stands out. Appointed by Harav Elazar Menachem Shach zt"l, to lead the first-ever yeshivah for youth who have strayed, Rabbi Goldstein has devoted the last 40 years to bringing thousands of disillusioned young people back to Torah.
But UpGrade is not about bringing children back. It's about prevention. In this volume, Rabbi Goldstein shares the wisdom he has culled from his four decades of experience, so that we, as parents and educators, can avoid the pitfalls that send children off the derech.
Through this book, we will learn how to transmit the Torah's timeless messages using methods and terminology that apply - and appeal - to this generation of children and adolescents.
UpGrade doesn't rewrite the chinuch methods of generations past; rather, it shows us how to adapt our cherished mesorah to modern-day challenges, and how to raise the next generation in a way that will bring nachas to us, and to Hashem.
"[Rabbi Goldstein] teaches methods of overcoming the wiles of the yetzer hara that he heard from Maran Harav Shach, zt"l, and he has had much success in this avodas hakodesh."
They walked miles, from the entrance to the city, from near and from far. They abandoned their cars, busses and packages to join with the multitudes forming a sea of people mournfully parting from a beloved, affectionate, leader. They flocked from everywhere and in every type of dress to bid farewell to the towering figure who gave an entire community a reason to hold their heads high.
Hechzir atarah leyoshnah is the phrase that best depicts the life mission of Chacham Ovadia Yosef. It wasn’t merely the political slogan of his Shas party, but a statement that went to the essence of a giant. Who was he? Who was this man who drew approximately one million people to his levaya? Who was this man who touched so many? What was his power? What set him apart? How did he live his life? What did he do to earn the largest funeral in the country’s history?
50 Pathways to Parenting Wisdom is an enlightening collection of practical ideas for good parenting. The fact that this little book is very concise is a further enhancement for busy parents to read and learn from . The author, Shira Frank, provides the tools which will benefit parents and children alike. May Hashem grant her much success in helping Klal Yisroel.
Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky, Rosh Yeshiva, Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Shira Frank has written a highly practical guide to parenting our children in an increasingly complex world. Informed by decades of practice as a therapist helping parents strike the delicate balance between love and limits, this book presents easily implemented approaches to raising children through use of praise, empathy and an unemotional and gentle strategy for limit setting. In addition to suggesting practical, Torah-informed strategies for improving communication, Mrs. Frank tackles special challenges such as helping children deal with divorce, and providing guidance for parents faced with the unique stress of parenting children with special conditions such as attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorders or pervasive developmental disorder. Shira Frank has provided our community with an invaluable resource for helping parents navigate the increasingly complex demands of raising children. I highly recommend this book.
David Pelcovitz, Ph.D., Professor, Straus Chair in Psychology and Education, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University.
Without question, the greatest challenge people face is “successful parenting.” The traditions and practices that formed the framework in the shtetl are gone, and the high-tech, instant-gratification of our culture require special techniques to raise healthy, productive, happy and respectful children. Shira Frank has provided us with 50 techniques, stated concisely and clearly, to help us meet this awesome challenge of modern life.
“C’mon. Do two inches really make such a big difference?”
“Why should I stick out and feel like the nerdy one?!”
“Tznius is so personal! How can anyone understand my struggles, given my personality and background?”
Say the word “tznius” in a crowded auditorium of women, and the reactions will range from admiration to guilt to misgiving to…thinly veiled derision. What is it about this distinctive mitzvah that looms like such a formidable mountain? And more importantly, how can we overcome our private hurdles?
In this warm, relevant, and carefully researched book, we meet hundreds of women from all walks of life – seminary girls, young marrieds, working mothers, and mechanchos – who’ve been there – and grown. Hear their candid accounts of how they defeated their inner demons in various aspects of dress, conduct, and mindset. Sharing a plethora of tips and strategies, these heroines have left precious nuggets that every woman and girl – on every level – can internalize.
No, tznius is not defined by hemlines and inches.
It is your identity. Your essence. And your privilege.
But as Shauli gets older, his pacifier becomes more and more of a problem. No one can understand what Shauli tries to say when it’s in his mouth. And Shauli is becoming a big boy—does he really want to continue keeping his mouth covered with a pacifier?
Popular author Rachel Stein is back with a whole slew of new stories for tweens!
In Guilt-Free Chocolate and Other Stories, you’ll meet Chaim, who’s ashamed of his immigrant father…until he learns the truth about him; Chavie, who has absolutely no interest in giving up her room to a family of strangers over Shabbos, until she realizes how much of an interest she actually does have in these people; Devorah, who learns the hard way that being a perfectionist is not always a good thing; Yissacher, who always thought of himself as the most average kid around, until he discovers the secret behind becoming a true star…and many other kids who, like yourself, are attempting to climb the mountain of life, while dealing with the challenges thrown their way, as best as they could.
If you are a tween who loves reading as much as you love chocolate—then this book is for you! Or why not have both?
Guilt-Free Chocolate and Other Stories together with a snack of a yummy chocolate bar…now that’s what I call delicious!
Rebbe Mendel has done it again! In his trademark style, he’s woven an educational yet side-splitting masterpiece that will amaze, inspire, amuse, and captivate kids and adults alike.
Introducing Professor Elimelech Binenshtick, world-famous scientist and originator of outlandish inventions. Lately, however, his contraptions have been going haywire, resulting in disaster and disgrace…
The Professor’s faithful assistant, Ephraim Offenbach, sets out to solve the mystery, and comes up against a trio of men all furious with Professor Binenshtick and determined to cause his downfall.
Will Ephraim and the Professor manage to overcome Chamid, the Arab policeman, Mayor Kichli, and Duke Raymond Gaton? Who is really behind the malicious plots surrounding the Professor? And, last but not least, who will win the Nobel Prize?
Once again Rebbe Mendel weaves a thrilling tale that will leave you in suspense to the very last page, taking you on a journey with humor, good middos, and faith in the unlimited potential of each and every Jew. A fabulous read that will leave you laughing, crying, and thinking!
Each one of us is born under a different sky. Some skies are clear blue, while others are grey with clouds that block the sun’s rays. Sometimes the clouds part swiftly, but at other times, years pass before the picture changes.
A baby is born and a terrible secret accompanies him throughout his life.
A lonely teenager desperately seeks acceptance from the family who has taken her in.
A high school girl mistakenly gains a reputation for extraordinary middos only to find her real self put to the test.
When the Clouds Part tells the story of people whose lives collide with repercussions that span the generations. When the missing pieces of the puzzle suddenly appear, who will have the courage to face the truth?