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?
The Ultimate Gift-Pak for kids, teens, and adults!
Explore the wild safari in Africa….Dive the depths of the Pacific Ocean and behold sea creatures you never knew existed…see for yourself, up close and in vivid color, the splendor of Hashem’s universe and its inhabitants, creations that are both awe-inspiring and eye-opening. This two-volume gift-pak is the perfect present for Chanukah and year-round. It is fun, educational, chock full of knowledge and information – and it is Torah-based, contains divrei Torah and meshalim, and is presented by reliable and religious researchers. Explore the Wild World with these two spectacular volumes!
What fun! With Chanukah here, the Bookmans are set for a delicious Chanukah activity. But things don’t turn out quite as delicious as planned. Watch the story unfold with a surprising and exciting twist.
In Hot! Hot! Hot!, book #3 in the Step-by-Step Reading Series, you will join the Bookmans as they all work cooperatively together. This book is the perfect step as you continue along your reading journey.
It's simple... It's fun... It's a Step-by-Step read!
For some, being “in the parshah of shidduchim” may translate into rosy dreams of rings, wedding plans, and the smashing of a glass under the chuppah, followed by joyous cries of, “Mazel tov!” For others, however, being in this same parshah may mean living with feelings of anxiety, pain, and even despair. In this warm and insightful book, noted shadchan, mentor, and shidduch advice columnist Rabbi Yoni Posnick utilizes divrei Torah and sources from the Chumash to provide guidance, direction, and reassurance to those “in the parshah.” Topics such as the importance of being “settled” with oneself before beginning to date; questions that should and should not be asked about a prospective marriage partner; and how to make sure that one does not pass up the right shidduch, are explored in Rabbi Posnick’s sensitive yet forthright manner.
This book is a treasure for singles who are “in the parshah,” as well as for their parents, shadchanim, and all others who may be involved in the often-complex area of shidduchim. If you are looking for the Torah’s guidance in this all-important stage of your life — the parshah of shidduchim — this book is for you!
The brand new Middosman series is an exciting and fun way to introduce young children to the concepts of middos and Torah values. Using warm, relatable characters; easy-to-understand stories that will capture your child’s interest; rich and full-color illustrations (laminated pages, too!); and an accompanying read-along/sing-along musical CD, MiddosMan has all the components needed to teach real-life, practical middos lessons to young children.
In MiddosMan—Learning to Share, the first book in this series, children are taught the importance of respecting others’ property and sharing what they have with their friends. Sure to become a fast favorite among kids!
As one of the foremost sages of our times, Maran Harav Aharon Leib Shteinman shlit”a is well known for his brilliance in Torah learning, his sagacious counsel on all worldly matters, and his loving leadership of Klal Yisrael. His home is the address to where Jews of all types and stripes stream, in an attempt to glean from the Rosh Yeshivah’s wisdom and erudite guidance, and the public speeches that he delivers are attended by thousands.
For years, the Rosh Yeshivah’s talks, as well as his letters and written works, have been transcribed and published in Hebrew in the form of small kuntreisim. Now, for the first time, a window is being opened into the discourses of Maran Harav Shteinman for the English-speaking audience, in the form of this rare, one-of-a-kind book.
Leading with Love contains the pure, unadulterated daas Torah of Maran Harav Shteinman on a wide variety of topics, such as emunah ba’Hashem, the supremacy of Torah learning, the responsibilities of a ben Torah, the Jewish home, and many more fundamental subjects. Readers of all backgrounds will draw tremendous inspiration from the Rosh Yeshivah’s viewpoints, set forth clearly and unambiguously—as he had originally stated them—but with his unmistakable warmth and love flowing through each and every word.
This is a book that belongs in the home of every Torah Jew striving to follow the dictates of our gedolim, in an effort to serve Hashem properly. Leading with Love will inspire you, and cause you to reach for spiritual heights you never thought you’d achieve.
“Your wife has been having problems settling down in Potters Bar? Why doesn’t she come to our Group? We meet every Monday in the village hall.”
Atara Gelbstein, transplanted from her familiar London surroundings to alien Potters Bar and starving for friendship, reluctantly agrees to attend a meeting of the Group. She returns home a different person – happy, even elated – but something is wrong.
Her husband, Dovid, can’t quite put his finger on it, but her best friend Liebe Sonnenschein is determined to discover what is behind the disturbing changes in Atara’s personality. Liebe goes undercover to find out the secret behind the Group… and then everything spirals out of control as a terrifying enemy threatens to destroy their lives.
We meet up once again with Colin and Leora Sommers, detectives from London, as they join in the race against time to rescue Atara and Liebe, and in the process uncover the chilling truth behind the Group.
In contrast to the plethora of books available nowadays on chinuch habanim and Jewish parenting, relatively little has been written regarding the many halachos pertaining to children from infancy until bar or bas mitzvah age. In Shema Beni, noted rav, posek, and author Rabbi Dovid Weinberger provides us with a clear and concise primer of the halachos, mitzvos, and customs applicable to minors, as well as the adults surrounding them.
In his lucid fashion, Rabbi Weinberger discusses the many chinuch-related halachic questions that come up frequently in every Jewish household with children. These include:
• Does a two-year-old need to wait at all between eating a meat meal and drinking milk?
• At what age should one’s child be encouraged to daven the whole Shemone Esrei? Recite the whole Birkas Hamazon?
• May one diaper a baby in a room where there are sefarim?
• At what age should a girl be trained to dress modestly?
The halachos brought down in this book have all been carefully and systematically culled from the Shulchan Aruch and the leading poskim, past and present. Every halachah is replete with documented source material to provide the scholarly reader with references for further research and study. As such, parents and educators of all backgrounds will find themselves turning to Shema Beni on a regular basis regarding the common (and sometimes not-so-common!) questions and issues that come up with their children each day.
This is the riveting story of Anne, an infant stolen from her mother's arms, and Liora, who never stops yearning for her daughter. Two decades of fruitless, anguished searching climax in a fateful meeting fraught with hopes, danger, and stormy emotions. Can mother and daughter ever bridge their gap of years, ideals and lifestyle to develop a bond of mutual trust and eventual love?
A woman with a past she can't forget
A man with a secret, sinister identity
A young girl bearing the weight of loneliness, abandonment and betrayal
A kallah forced to choose
Loving grandparents who will do anything to reclaim their long-lost grandchild
A stunning mosaic of people, of thoughts and emotions, of hope and love, of giving and sacrificing, and a tribute to the goodness and potential of others. Page by breathtaking page, this novel stirs a deep-seated appreciation of the awesomeness of being born a Jew, with all the privileges and obligations of every member of the Chosen Nation.
The Search, Rachel Schorr's latest novel, will captivate you from beginning to end!