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  1. The Story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis, Her Amazing Home & Family

    The Story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis, Her Amazing Home & Family

    $19.95

    It looks like an ordinary apartment in Jerusalem. But once you step in, extraordinary things happen. Welcome to the Machlis home. Mordechai and Henny Machlis moved to Israel right after they were married. They knew they wanted to build a beautiful Jewish home. They wanted to welcome visitors. But they never dreamed that they would become famous as the family that hosted more than 100 people (sometimes even 150!) in their apartment every Shabbos. In this book we will see how Rebbetzin Machlis – whom everybody called Henny – managed to take care of so many people while raising her own large family. But more: we will see how she loved every single Jew she met. We will be inspired by her emunah, her faith and trust in Hashem. We will be amazed by the unbelievable things that happened to her all the time, because she knew that she was taking care of all of Hashem’s children. “In the Machlis home, miracles happened every day,” one of her grandchildren once said. In The Story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis we’ll be amazed and inspired by those miracles of love, caring, and faith. Learn More
  2. Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, His Vision, Wisdom, & Warmth Lit Up the World

    Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, His Vision, Wisdom, & Warmth Lit Up the World

    $24.75

    He taught so many of us to learn. He taught so many of us to pray. 
    Now, through his engrossing life story, Reb Meir Zlotowitz will teach us how to become better parents, better children, better friends. Better people.

    Many of us know the story of how Meir Zlotowitz, a young graphic artist, started a company -- and a Torah revolution -- called ArtScroll. In this scrupulously researched and beautifully written biography, author Yisroel Besser paints a stunning portrait of a remarkable man, one of the greatest Torah disseminators of our time; a giant with global impact who managed, at the same time, to be devoted to his family and loyal to his friends. Busy building a Torah empire, he somehow always managed to find the time to advise and help the countless friends and strangers who sought him out.

    What was the secret of Rabbi Zlotowitz's phenomenal success? How did he establish relationships with the greatest Torah luminaries of the time? How did his personal challenges affect the person he became? What role did his rebbi, Rav Moshe Feinstein, play? How did he attract supporters from the entire spectrum of Jewish life even while being unapologetically rooted in the world of the yeshiva? What sort of advice and guidance did he offer younger businessmen, educators and activists who looked to "Uncle Meir' as a mentor?

    Most important of all: How did he maintain his care and concern for every individual, while devoting himself so wholeheartedly to the entire Jewish people?

    This book is a page-turner, a hard-to-put-down masterpiece that will inspire you to reach out and change the world -- while investing yourself in those closest to you, your family and friends. It's a story not only about what Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz did, but about what he was. A story of one man’s courage, his vision, and his unwavering faith in the Jewish People and their Torah. Learn More

  3. One of The 36 Hidden Tzaddikim

    One of The 36 Hidden Tzaddikim

    $23.75

    Hagaon rav Yitzchak Silber zt'l: His life and legacy, as told by his students and those close to him

    Rav Yitzchak had to find someone urgently, probably for a get, but he did not know the address. He called a taxi, came out of the house, sat in the car, and said, "Let's go!" the taxi driver asked, "Where to?" "I don't know. I need to find a certain person. Please go…" They left Sanhedria and reached a traffic light. "Now, where?" Rav Yitzchak answered, "If one does not know where to go, it is written that one should make a right turn." They turned right and drove past the Ramot neighborhoods, left Yerushalayim, and headed in the direction of Tel Aviv. The driver could not bear it any longer. He turned into the first town along the way, Givat Ze'ev, and said, "You don't even have an address! Don't waste your money. Get out here -- look, here's a bus stop and go home. I feel bad wasting your money." Rav Yitzchak got out of the taxi and asked the first passerby, "Excuse me, do you know such-and-such a person?" The man answered, "He lives in that house over there."

    THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF RAV YITZCHAK ZILBER -- legendary leader of Russian Jewry in Israel for the past three decades -- has been immortalized in the perennial bestseller, To Remain a Jew. Now you can read 280 firsthand stories of his unswerving emunah in Hashem, superlative middos, and unparalleled love for all Jews, which helped him rise above seemingly impossible situations throughout his life in Communist Russia and Eretz Yisrael. Told by the people who experienced them, they provide an awe-inspiring glimpse into the life of One of the Thirty-Six Hidden Tzaddikim Learn More

  4. From Djerba to Jerusalem, The Extraordinary Story of Rebbetzin Shulamit Bitton Blau

    From Djerba to Jerusalem, The Extraordinary Story of Rebbetzin Shulamit Bitton Blau

    $24.75

    Many countries. Many lives. 
    And one overwhelming love, for Hashem, His Torah and His People. 
    Meet Shulamit Bitton-Blau. You're going to love her.

    One foggy day in northern England, a young woman danced into the relatively new girl's seminary that had been founded in Gateshead, wearing an enchanting smile, a bright purple coat, and sandals. The only child of a family deeply rooted in Djerba, the legendary island of Kohanim, Shulamit Cohen was Sefardic, a miracle child whose Jewish education had taken place entirely at home. Yet within moments of her arrival she felt entirely at home in Gateshead - and Gatehead felt entirely at home with its new, unusual and exuberant student.

    It was that exuberance, coupled with her rock-solid emunah and her unparalleled love for Torah, which carried Shulamit through her many journeys and challenges. That wide-eyed student grew up to be the wife of an impoverished Torah scholar in Gateshead, a rabbanit in Marseilles when her husband was appointed av beis din, a widow who married off eight children, and, after her remarriage, the wife of one of the outstanding figures in Yerushalayim's Eida Chareidis.

    Quite a journey; and Shulamit was quite a personality. Bestselling author Libby Lazewnik brings her to vivid life: her unusual optimism in the face of daunting circumstances and her devotion to her family - a family that included all of Klal Yisrael.

    From Djerba to Jerusalem is an engrossing story. More: it's an eye-opening, heart-opening look at the power of chesed, emunah, and love. Learn More

  5. Great Jewish Classics, History, Influence, & Content of Selected Works of Torah Scholarship

    Great Jewish Classics, History, Influence, & Content of Selected Works of Torah Scholarship

    $47.50

    The Books We Learn.

    The Books We Love.

    Jews and their books are inseparable. Our sefarim have accompanied us for millennia, offering hope, comfort, and, above all, the infinite wisdom of Torah.

    In Great Jewish Classics, Rabbi Moshe Bamberger takes us on a fascinating exploration of some of Judaism's most important and beloved holy books. He shares absorbing and often little-known biographical and historical background, legends, stories, and, of course, a short and readable analysis of the contents of each Jewish classic.

    And pictures! So many evocative images: A twelfth-century manuscript of Rambam's Mishneh Torah, including his own handwritten edits; the first edition of the Shnei Luchos Habris of the Shelah HaKadosh; a 1939 postcard from Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzensky to the Chazon Ish; a copy of the Kedushas Levi with a heartrending, handwritten postscript written in the Lodz Ghetto by its owner, who later perished in the Holocaust - here is a stunning collection of images that bring these scholars and their contributions to Klal Yisrael to vivid life.

    From Rashi to Rav Chaim Soloveitchik, from the Pnei Yehoshua to Rav Ovadia Yosef, from Torah and Talmud commentaries to collections of halachic responsa and works of mussar - Great Jewish Classics introduces us anew to more than 100 classic Jewish books that have molded and guided our people Learn More

  6. Kosher Investigator, How Rabbi Berel Levy Built the OK and Transformed the World of Kosher Supervision

    Kosher Investigator, How Rabbi Berel Levy Built the OK and Transformed the World of Kosher Supervision

    $24.75

    Kosher Investigator: How Rabbi Berel Levy Built the OK and Transformed the World of Kosher Supervision

    Even as a young child, Berel Levy was determined and fearless in the pursuit of his goals. From the home of his uncle, “the Malach,” to the Lubavitch yeshivah in Otwock, Poland, he followed his dream of studying Torah, despite his parents’ disapproval and the looming clouds of World War II. In the halls of Torah Umesorah and the clandestine Jewish schools of the Soviet Union, he bolstered Jewish education and observance in the face of political opposition and an oppressive Communist regime. Perhaps most remarkably, as the head of the Organized Kashrus Laboratories, he forever changed the world of kosher supervision. Rabbi Levy’s life story is told for the first time in these pages.

    “Kosher Investigator pays honor to a founding father of modern industrial kosher certification. Rabbi Berel Levy’s passionate commitment to yiddishkeit and his keen powers of investigation helped transform the American kosher certification system into a model of reliable private regulation.”

    – Professor Timothy D. Lytton, author of Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food

    “Kosher Investigator beautifully captures Rabbi Berel Levy’s remarkable contributions to kosher food – and, more generally, to Judaism. A skilled investigator himself, author Dovid Zaklikowski draws on oral interviews, obscure printed sources, and Rabbi Levy’s previously unknown personal papers to provide a revelatory account of his life. Written with great sympathy – and not shying away from controversial topics – this carefully researched book is a page-turner that readers will thoroughly enjoy.”

    – Dr. Roger Horowitz, author of Kosher USA: How Coke became kosher and other tales of modern food Learn More

  7. Miracles in Switzerland, A Hidden Child of the Holocaust Tells Her Story

    Miracles in Switzerland, A Hidden Child of the Holocaust Tells Her Story

    $24.75

    War and Holocaust were raging all around little Jutta Zehner, but this young Jewish child, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of a Swiss village, was safe.

    Or was she?

    Jutta had been sent to the Swiss Alps as her only hope of recovery from tuber-culosis. In Miracles in Switzerland, Jutta (Zehner) Luksenberg shares the riveting and largely unknown story of a group of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust years in sanitariums in Switzerland. With their parents lost in the ruins of Nazi Europe, these children were being raised as Christians - until a group of dedicated and compassionate Jews declared that they would not let these hidden children be lost to their eternal heritage.

     
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  8. My Story, 41 inspirational true stories of the Rebbe from the My Encounter with the Rebbe

    My Story, 41 inspirational true stories of the Rebbe from the My Encounter with the Rebbe

    $31.50

    From the first-time mother to the commander in Israel’s Air Force; the struggling dentist to the community rabbi, My Story features 41 inspirational true stories of the Rebbe from the My Encounter with the Rebbe oral history project, complemented by family photos and documents, as well as a stunning selection of portraits of the Rebbe from the Living Archive picture collection, printed on beautiful glossy paper on over 400 full color pages.

    Many of these stories are published here for the first time, while others are more complete versions of the popular weekly Here’s My Story publication.

    With incredible insight and sensitivity, the Rebbe’s wisdom and sensitivity shine an unexpected ray of hope in the face of challenge and adversity. The outcomes have a transformational impact on the lives of the storytellers, and are sure to do the same for you.

    My Story is the perfect gift item for your mekurovim, your children and yourself! Learn More

  9. The Boy Who Never Gave Up

    The Boy Who Never Gave Up

    $21.95

    When Shmuli Shepherd was diagnosed with a rare, virulent form of cancer right after his bar mitzvah, the universe trembled.

    That's because Shmuli was no ordinary boy. His family knew it, his friends knew it, and even his community knew it. Shmuli's thirst for Torah and concern for others were truly remarkable for his young age.

    When the news hit, the effect it had on his family was understandable. What was astonishing was the way it affected his entire Gateshead community. As Shmuli -- now Chaim Shmuli -- grew ever stronger in his trust of Hashem and his simchas hachaim, his entire community -- as well as people on other continents -- grew with him.

    Read about Chaim Shmuli's incredible spiritual journey, and discover the unstoppable potential each of us has to affect the world around us ... Learn More

  10. Don't Look Back, The harrowing account of a young family's escape from Iran

    Don't Look Back, The harrowing account of a young family's escape from Iran

    $21.95

    The border patrol took a close look at our passport. “Something’s wrong,” he said.

    “What could be wrong?” I could tell we were about to be shattered once again. My heart was pounding. I was holding my four-year-old daughter, who was burning up with fever from the long wait and the freezing temperature.

    A young family makes the courageous decision to flee the religious persecution of Jews in Iran. After bidding tearful good-byes to their relatives and friends, they try to keep suspicious neighbors from guessing their true intents. Piled into an old truck with other refugees, they start their perilous journey through harsh winds and desert sand into the pitch-black night. Filled with tension and fear, they run for their lives, with only their fervent hope and faith to keep them going throughout their horrifying ordeal.

    Don’t Look Back is the true, harrowing account of a young woman’s quest to save her family from danger and bring them to freedom. Readers will be inspired by Nahid’s inner journey, and renew their own appreciation of the freedom we often take for granted. Learn More

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