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  1. Nouri, The story of Isidore Dayan, and the growth of a vibrant community in America

    Nouri, The story of Isidore Dayan, and the growth of a vibrant community in America

    $26.75

    The orphan, raised by his grandmother, caught in an unusual custody battle that only a bet din can resolve.

    The prosperous businessman building up a family and a community on the quiet streets of Bensonhurst, lending money to others so that they can open a business that will compete with his own.

    The generous philanthropist cleaning up the synagogue he helped to build.

    The indomitable optimist who pulled himself out of poverty, but who always knew where his success really came from.

    This is Nouri's story

    He was a man of many names: Ezra, Nouri (which, appropriately, means "my light"), Isidore, Izzy. He was a larger-than-life personality, helping to create a larger-than-life community, and it needs a larger-than-life book to tell his story. This is Nouri's book.

    Nouri: The Story of Isidore Dayan, and the growth of a vibrant community in America focuses on one of the most intriguing personalities of the modern Jewish world. The tale spans almost a century, includes two World Wars, and features a panoramic background ranging from Baghdad and Damascus to Brooklyn, from Czechoslovakia to Baltimore to tiny Vineland, New Jersey.

    In the pages of this biography-that-reads-like-a-novel, you will meet famed gedolim: Hacham Murad, Nouri's mentor and eventually his father-in-law; Rav Avraham Kalmanowitz, the Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva, whose efforts and care for Klal Yisrael included the Sephardim of America; and Rav Yitzchok Hutner, who, together with Nouri's daughter and son-in-law, underwent a harrowing terrorist plane hijacking.

    You will meet men who create businesses built on generosity and adherence to Jewish values; Sephardic grandmothers filled with the unyielding strength of simple devotion; and a new generation of young Sephardim determined to reach - and teach - higher levels of Torah learning. And, of course, you will meet Nouri, the quiet, unassuming, and friendly man who became a legend in his community.

    The young, poor orphan becomes a wealthy businessman: it's almost a cliche. But in Nouri's story there are no cliches. There are only remarkable instances of Divine Providence, self-sacrifice, devotion, and an almost extraordinary level of chesed and caring - a true life odyssey that reads like a novel. Learn More

  2. ויהי איש מצליח

    ויהי איש מצליח

    $19.00

    תולדות חייו של ר' זלמן יודא דייטש Learn More
  3. Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact -Russian Edition

    Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact -Russian Edition

    $31.50

    "Samarkand" tells the story of the Chassidic underground that operated in the Soviet Union, upholding Judaism during the rule of communist terror. Gripping narrative sweep the reader to distant lands, and paints a picture of mysterious figures in Samarkand's alleys, secret Torah study under the constant threat of arrest by the KGB, and the long and hard fought victory in inspiring Jewish renaissance throughout the Soviet Union. Learn More
  4. חד בדרא

    חד בדרא

    $19.95

    תולדות ופרקי חיים של כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר מליובאוויטש זצוק"ל Learn More
  5. Tuky: The Story of a Hidden Child

    Tuky: The Story of a Hidden Child

    $12.50

    Mrs. Tuky (Gestetner) Treitel is a well respected member of the Montreal Jewish community where she’s lived for decades and raised a beautiful family. However, her experiences as a hidden child during WWII are always with her.

    This inspiring chapter book takes young readers back to that dark and perilous time, allowing them to walk along with six-year-old Tuky, her little brother, and their cousin, as they leave a comfortable life and happy Jewish home to hide from the Nazis.

    Will the three children be able to blend in with simple farm families in the Hungarian countryside? Will they remember they are Jewish? Will they be able to keep such a dangerous secret?

    Excellent, age-appropriate introduction to the Holocaust for elementary school age children. Bonus material includes family photos, a historical note, and a recent interview with Mrs. Tuky (Gestetner) Treitel, by her daughter, Author Shterni Rosenfeld.

    Ages 8 to 12 Learn More

  6. Curiosity & The Desire For Truth

    Curiosity & The Desire For Truth

    $17.95

    The Spiritual Journey Of A NASA Scientist Learn More
  7. A Boy Named 68818 (hardcover)

    A Boy Named 68818 (hardcover)

    $26.75

    "From now on this is going to be your name: 68818".

    Everything had been taken from him except his name. Now they were taking that too.

    Who was the boy behind the number? As you discover 68818 in this gripping Holocaust memoir, you may just discover yourself, as well.

    This poignant, gripping account of the extraordinary courage of a young boy in the holocaust comes to life with the rich illustrations of Gadi Pollack. It is ready to be used as an educational text with historical overview of the war years, maps, timelines, a chapter-by-chapter learning guide color coded with historical, psychological, heroic, Jewish heritage and literary lessons. Learn More

  8. Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact

    Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact

    $34.50

    "Samarkand" tells the story of the Chassidic underground that operated in the Soviet Union, upholding Judaism during the rule of communist terror. Gripping narrative sweep the reader to distant lands, and paints a picture of mysterious figures in Samarkand's alleys, secret Torah study under the constant threat of arrest by the KGB, and the long and hard fought victory in inspiring Jewish renaissance throughout the Soviet Union. Learn More
  9. Ahrele #3, The Incredible, Touching Story of Rav Ahron Margalit, Part 3

    Ahrele #3, The Incredible, Touching Story of Rav Ahron Margalit, Part 3

    $19.00

    The amazing true story of Aharon Margalit's drive to triumph over all trials and tribulation from childhood through adulthood has been a bestselling source of inspiration to adults in As Long As I Live. This graphic story presentation has been adapted for children to inspire them while entertaining with the fascinating story of his life.

    "I have always been a man of dreams — of vision, hope, and faith. I remember myself holding on to my dreams for dear life from a very young age. I drew strength from my dreams to deal with life, to overcome difficulties, and to keep on trying. In the course of my life I have seen — more than once — that sometimes dreams do come true, especially for those who believe and pray that the day will come when they will indeed come true."

    "One question comes up over and over again whenever I meet with children and adults: You had such a hard childhood. You contracted polio at the age of two and a half, and you were left with a severe handicap that affects you to this day. You spent years in a hospital and than in a home for handicapped children, far from your home, your friends, your family. The people around you criticized you harshly. You stuttered badly for many years, which led to many social and emotional difficulties. How did you succeed in overcoming the feelings of inferiority that accompanied you during those years to become a popular speaker in Israel and the world over? I know that many children (and adults, too) suffer from feelings of inferiority. In this book, I tried to give you some guidance on how to overcome those negative feelings that sap your spirit, weigh you down, and prevent you from reaching the potential that Hashem Yisbarach implanted in you. If I succeed, with Hashem's help, in ridding myself of these negative emotions, every single one of you can, too. Daven to Hashem to help you, ask advice when necessary learn from other people's experiences — and believe that you can do it! I have confidence in your ability and pray for your success.

    Ahrele Learn More

  10. ישראל'יק אשר בך אתפאר

    ישראל'יק אשר בך אתפאר

    $15.95

    סיפור חייו ופועלו של השליח הרב ישראל בוטמן ז"ל Learn More

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