FREE Continental US SHIPPING on orders $99 +. Exclusions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

Free shipping exclusions include large items that need their own box/boxes such as large sets of books etc or delicate items that need a lot of extra packaging such as picture frames etc

Biographies & Memoirs

Items 1 to 10 of 40 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Rebel with a Cause, One Woman's Desparate Search for Meaning and Truth

    Rebel with a Cause, One Woman's Desparate Search for Meaning and Truth

    $21.95

    I stood alone on the pavement, suitcase in hand, staring at the closed door of my house. As far I was concerned, my home was gone forever.

    So begins Shira Yehudit Djalilmand’s riveting story of her life, a story which begins in a small, dusty manufacturing town in the West Midlands of England and takes us on a tumultuous journey through her rebellious teenhood to her wanderings in Morocco, across the Spanish countryside, and eventually to a kibbutz in the Negev. Searching desperately for some meaning to her existence, this Christian-born young woman wrestles with the deepest questions of mankind and nearly despairs of finding the answers that would bring peace to her tortured soul. When she finally finds that peace, her questions fall away in the face of the enormity of the gift she’d been given…the gift of Torah and Judaism.

    Rebel with a Cause, by talented and popular Mishpacha writer Shira Yehudit Djalilmand, is an eye-opening, gut-wrenching memoir, amazing in its honesty and in its author’s quest for truth. Learn More

  4. The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

    The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

    $21.95

    Unknown to even his family, Gershon Burd led a double life ...

    Gershon Burd -- a regular guy who rose to spiritual greatness like a meteor before passing from this world at the tragic young age of forty -- knew how to do chessed (acts of kindness). Not with fanfare or fireworks, but secretly. So secretly that whatever people knew of his chessed while he lived, it was like the tip of an iceberg that protruded slightly above the water’s surface while leaving its vast mass hidden below. He was an absolute master, often able to make you feel like you were doing him the favor rather than the other way around.

    Do yourself a chessed, and read this book! Gershon Burd’s story just might inspire you to start your own "secret life" -- one hidden chessed at a time. Learn More

  5. 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

  6. המופלא והמיוחד חלק א

    המופלא והמיוחד חלק א

    $21.50

    סיפורים על גדול הפלאת ומעלת כ"ק אדמו"ר נשיא דורנו Learn More
  7. Our Father, Our Child, The Captivating Story Of A Daughter-In-Law’s Devotion

    Our Father, Our Child, The Captivating Story Of A Daughter-In-Law’s Devotion

    $21.95

    Over the years, Pa had become a legend; now, this giant of a Jew was old and bent and broken. His eyes were filled with tears of self-pity. How could I force him to take yet another step?

    “Pa,” I said softly.

    He turned to face me. “For what?” he cried. “For what purpose do you insist on forcing me to walk when I have no place to go?”

    “Why I force you to walk?” I answered. “So that when the Mashiach comes, you’ll be able to run to greet him.”

    By then, I was crying. “How will you be able to run to greet Mashiach when you can’t even walk the length of this porch?”

    Never taking his eyes off me, Pa loudly blew his nose, grabbed hold of his walker, and made it to the door.

    When Sudy Rosengarten’s parents-in-law decided to spend their final years in Jerusalem, Sudy, her husband, and children made the extraordinary decision to uproot themselves from their home and community, and accompany them. Thus began a journey not only over the ocean, but into the past, as Sudy coaxed Pa’s incredible story out of his reluctant mouth. At the same time, she struggled with her own story — navigating the daily conflicts between the needs of her elderly parents-in-law and those of her children, and finding her own place in uncharted terrain.

    Written with honesty, warmth, and humor, beloved author Sudy Rosengarten gives us a candid look at the heartfelt relationship between parent and child, child and parent — and the love that sweetens all. Learn More

  8. Drawing New Worlds, A courageous young manʼs struggle for physical and spiritual survival

    Drawing New Worlds, A courageous young manʼs struggle for physical and spiritual survival

    $21.95

    We were lined up when the general appeared. He called out, “Yosef Markovitz aus Budapest.” What?! From all the hundreds of prisoners lined up he has to call me? And he even knew my name! In the camp we did not have names, only numbers.

    I stood rooted to the spot, paralyzed by fear. My friends whispered, “Yossele, you’re endangering all of us by standing here.”

    My knees shaking uncontrollably, and not daring to breathe, I began walking towards the general.

    “Are you Yosef Markovitz of Budapest?”

    I saluted and responded, “Jawohl.”

    The general withdrew my siddur from inside his jacket and handed it to me, saying, “Here is your prayer book.”

    I took back my siddur and promptly fainted.

    His old world was gone. If he survived, what would the young yeshivah bachur find in the new world?

    Drawing New Worlds is the remarkable story of Rabbi Yosef Meir Markovitz, the respected patriarch of a large family in Williamsburg. The story begins on the eve of the Holocaust in old-world Hungary, with its esteemed yeshivos and tangible yiras Shamayim. We are given a vivid portrayal of real life in the last moments of the alter heim as we join Yosef Meir in his journey from one yeshivah to another and his face-to-face encounters with the Torah luminaries of the previous generation.

    His world is about to change forever, but his impeccable upbringing, sheer determination, and stalwart emunah will enable him to draw new worlds around himself — both in pre- and post-war Europe, as he fights for his physical and spiritual survival.

    Poignant and often humorous, Drawing New Worlds will open readers’ hearts to the courageous story of one man’s struggle and triumph. Learn More

  9. Out of the Darkness, A Memoir

    Out of the Darkness, A Memoir

    $21.00

    Out of the Darkness, A Memoir

    They didn’t want to tell me, but they wanted me to know.

    I knew this from the way they kept the pictures hidden. My mother would look at them when she thought I was busy playing, but I was very much aware of what she was doing. When I’d come into the room, she would quickly put something back into a drawer, and when she went out, I would take the barely concealed pictures and study them.

    The poignant voice of Naomi Lobl, well-loved writer and child of survivors, touches our hearts. With fine writing that is compelling and understated, we follow Naomi through her life’s experiences as she comes into her own, transcending the silences of her childhood and emerging as a proud and vibrant grandmother. Her life comes full circle when her own granddaughter asks her questions she had never dared to pose to her parents, and she finds that the great pain that had been percolating inside her all these years finally turns down to a simmer.

    This rich collection includes original and imaginative tales that span generations. We are moved by their piercing truth as we join the author in her journey out of the darkness and into the light.

    “Nothing I can think of saying about Naomi Lobl’s book can do it justice. I could go on and on about its unpretentious artistry with words, its entertaining, sly humor... about its humanity, and its authenticity, and its subtlety as literature... I needn’t bother. Out of the Darkness will speak for itself. But as a skeptical reader who’s always looking for ‘something real,’ I can tell you that the stories in these pages have kept me company during a few dark passages of my own, and restored my faith in the truth, that morning follows night.” —Sarah Shapiro, editor of the Our Lives series. Learn More

  10. Dearest Children

    Dearest Children

    $21.95

    Dearest Children

    From the time she made aliyah, Ruchoma Shain, author of the best-selling “All for the Boss”, kept up a lively correspondence with her children in America. In these beautiful letters, filled with her hallmark warmth, sincerity, and irrepressible humor, she vividly describes her experiences in getting adjusted to life in Israel and in celebrating the festivals Eretz Yisrael-wtyle. She shares with her children her excitement over starting a new career as an author at the age of 68, and poignantly mourns her beloved husband’s passing. Inspiring, touching, informative, hilarious – Mrs. Shain’s letters and anectdotes are all these things and more. Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 40 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction