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  1. Against All Odds

    Against All Odds

    $21.00

    “I’ll tell you a story, a true story, a story about my firstborn son, Moshe. A catastrophe struck. I knew it would. For years I waited in panic. Yet when it did, it struck me by surprise and left me breathless, like a blow to my solar plexus.”

    So begins a mother’s candid and harrowing account of a devastating injury her son received during a mis- sion in the Israeli air force. Shock and despair give way to determination, emunah, and hope, as the fam- ily struggles to cope with Moshe’s complex medical is- sues, with the help of friends and community.

    The story portrays a period of pain, fear, and frustration that is permeated with love, humor, and blessed moments of grace, as Moshe’s family helps him in his heroic quest to choose life, against all odds. Learn More

  2. Incredible! From the Bronx to Bnei Brak: The amazing true story of Rabbi Yossi Wallis

    Incredible! From the Bronx to Bnei Brak: The amazing true story of Rabbi Yossi Wallis

    $25.75

    This is a true story so full of non-stop action, physical and spiritual courage, Divine Providence, spine-tingling adventure -- and an utter dedication to Torah -- that it can only be called: Incredible!

    As CEO of Arachim, the ultra-successful global kiruv organization, Rabbi Yossi Wallis has touched and transformed the lives of tens of thousands of Jews, and has developed personal, warm relationships with many of our greatest Torah leaders.

    Before he became a renowned kiruv master, Yossi ("Joe") Wallis lived a life of breathtaking exploits and hair-raising escapes. It began on the tough New York streets, where Joe led the Bronx's first all-Jewish gang, black leather jackets and all. It was a life that included dangerous encounters with the Mafia underworld, a stint in the Israeli air force, and an unexpected discovery of his Torah heritage while waiting in a restaurant for his treife sandwich.

    Rabbi Wallis wasn't the only illustrious member of his family. Under the deft hands of master storyteller Rabbi Nachman Seltzer we meet Rabbi Wallis's ancestor, Rafael Vallis, one of the three last Jews to be publicly burned in a Spanish auto-da-fe. And Yeedle Wallis, Rabbi Wallis's father, whose against-all-odds survival in the Holocaust and journey to pre-State Palestine is something you'd expect only to find in fiction.

    This is a story that reads like a thriller, and, at the same time, it is an inspiring account of a spiritual journey.

    This is a story that is simply Incredible! Learn More

  3. 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

  4. ויהי איש מצליח

    ויהי איש מצליח

    $19.00

    תולדות חייו של ר' זלמן יודא דייטש Learn More
  5. חד בדרא

    חד בדרא

    $19.95

    תולדות ופרקי חיים של כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר מליובאוויטש זצוק"ל Learn More
  6. 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

  7. Curiosity & The Desire For Truth

    Curiosity & The Desire For Truth

    $17.95

    The Spiritual Journey Of A NASA Scientist Learn More
  8. Schneur of Chevron H/C (Young Lamplighters #7)

    Schneur of Chevron H/C (Young Lamplighters #7)

    $15.50

    Accompany Schneur on his daily adventures in Chevron, the city of our forefathers. Observe the role he happily fulfills as a busy young outreach worker..

    Hello from Israel! My name’s Schneur. I’m nine years old and I live in Chevron — the city of our forefathers! On Chol Hamoed Sukkot I pray at Mearat Hamachpelah, I travel in a mobile sukkah to help the Jewish soldiers to perform the mitzvah of the arba minim, and my friends and I plan a Simchat Beit Hashoevah for the entire Avraham Avinu neighborhood! Schneur of Chevron is the seventh book in the Young Lamplighters series. These books allow young readers to peek into the lives of boys and girls from all around the globe. They meet children who, together with their parents, are trying to help Jews learn more about their heritage. Via these first- person accounts, readers can visit the most fascinating places. They will be drawn into these children’s lives and they will learn all about the cities and the countries in which they live. Interesting facts and captivating descriptions alongside authentic professional photographs are included throughout the book. These stories broaden horizons while demonstrating the art of giving and caring for others. Learn More

  9. 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

  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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