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  1. Strangers in a Foreign Land, A Historical Novel

    Strangers in a Foreign Land, A Historical Novel

    $24.75

    A relative calm descends upon Seville, Spain after the Riots of 1391, but life has changed for the Iberian Jews and the Herrera family.

    Eduardo meets his future wife at the wrong time. Or is it the right time? Hortensia wants her daughter to get married in a church.

    Esmeralda yearns to see her one surviving relative in Portugal. Carlos sees only one alternative. Somehow, he must extricate his family from the relentless clutches of the evolving Inquisition.

    Clinging desperately to their Jewish roots, the protagonists confront a destiny that forces them from one exile to another. Yet, a young, bright hope for the future shines through the pages. The story of the "wandering Jew" comes alive through a colorful array of fifteenth century characters that includes Castilians, rabbis, emirs, Moors, pirates, shaliachs, cartographers, sofers and pilgrims. Glimpses of Jewish life during the Middle Ages in Europe, North Africa and the Levant, and reflections on the connection between past and present, reveal the secret of Jewish continuity. Learn More

  2. Trailblazer, An exciting historical novel

    Trailblazer, An exciting historical novel

    $21.95

    An exciting historical novel of shifting fates and fortunes.

    After discovering her uncle’s devious plan, fifteen-year-old Raizel Golden is forced to leave her loving family in civilized Boston and flee to her relatives in the rugged Colorado Territory. On the run with only a colorful carpetbag holding precious letters and simple art supplies, Raizel joins a wagon train of American settlers trekking out west. She crosses rivers and mountains, and faces buffalo hunts, hostile Indians, and miles and miles of prairie land.

    Will Raizel’s emunah and determination be strong enough for her to forge ahead—despite the threat to her Yiddishkeit?

    Trailblazer is an exciting historical novel filled with shifting fates and fortunes. Popular author Sukey Gross takes readers on a fascinating journey through America during the height of its pioneer days. Join Raizel as she blazes a trail through the western frontier—into the unknown. Learn More

  3. Stepping Stones, A historical novel

    Stepping Stones, A historical novel

    $26.75

    Yuri Brenner. Former KGB agent and partisan, now working for the Shin Bet. Living in Bnei Brak, married to his mentor's widow, building a new family and a new life. But-can he ever find his place?

    Pavel Neumann. Red Army soldier, a drifter, never quite settled. After meeting up again with his best friend and commander from the war, he comes to the fledgling State of Israel, trying to figure himself out. The twists his life then takes are beyond his imagination...

    Nechama. Her early childhood a hazy fog, she was adopted as a war orphan by Kibbutz Asif and believes this will be her home forever, her safety net that encompasses her past, present and future. But will it remain so?

    Kibbutz Asif. Hidden secrets, hidden children. What is going on behind the idyllic scenes of farm life so innocuously hidden away in this far corner of Israel?

    In Stepping Stones, Rochel Istrin, a master of historical fiction, takes us back to WWII's aftermath and the early years in Israel. Everyone has their past to deal with as they etch out a new path for themselves.

    Powerful, compelling, intense, Stepping Stones is a novel that will take you on a gripping tale of action and inner growth in which each of its characters goes through the stepping stones of their lives...while learning that change, though sometimes painful, ultimately blossoms into true meaning and fulfillment.

    Rochel Istrin is the author of SearchingHidden, and co-author of Baby's First Year. She writes regularly for several publications. Learn More

  4. Born to Rule, A HISTORICAL NOVEL SET DURING THE TIMES OF THE GEONIM

    Born to Rule, A HISTORICAL NOVEL SET DURING THE TIMES OF THE GEONIM

    $24.75

    On the outside, Surura-the spoiled only daughter of the Reish Galuta-has everything a girl could dream of: servants at her command, beautiful clothing and ornaments, and no responsibilities at all.

    Yet Surura's life is not as idyllic as it seems. She is plagued with loneliness, haunted by fears, and hounded by questions that seem to have no answers.

    Is there anything that can fill the emptiness inside of her?

    After she finally finds happiness, is it destined to be snatched away forever as a result of her father's violent temper?

     

    When Osnat marries Amram, she assumes they will live a happy, calm life together...but those dreams are shattered mere hours after their wedding. When tragedy strikes again, she is left all alone.

    Can Osnat possibly rebuild her life when it seems there can be no happy ending?

     

    Gershon sets out for a distant land, thinking he is in for an adventure.

    But is he getting more than he bargained for with the perilous journey that has many surprising and frightening twists? Can Gershon maintain his spirits, even in the face of extreme hardship?

     

    Set in Baghdad and beyond during the tenure of Rav Saadiah Gaon, Born to Rule is a fascinating story filled with characters who lived long ago, yet are timeless in their struggles. Sarah Feldbrand once again takes us on a captivating historical journey, interwoven with true facts about the period and people, that teaches us about the end of an era for the Jewish nation, and about how every person-no matter where or when-can rise above challenges in a triumph of the soul. Learn More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Courtyard of Dreams, Growing up in the Old Yishuv of Eretz Yisrael, Bas Zion finds herself surrounded by excitement and adventure of all kinds

    Courtyard of Dreams, Growing up in the Old Yishuv of Eretz Yisrael, Bas Zion finds herself surrounded by excitement and adventure of all kinds

    $21.00

    Bas Zion's courtyard is her entire world, and the colorful characters and personalities that comprise that courtyard cause her endless worry, joy, fear, and relief...sometimes all at the same time!

    What can be done about her friend Rivkah, who is being ensnared by missionaries?

    How can Rachy be saved from an evildoer who is her own flesh and blood?

    Will Tzemach ever be able to hold his head high again?

    Join Bas Zion as she weaves her way through some surprising twists and shocking discoveries that enable her to save her friends and play an instrumental role in her sister's shidduch. On the way, meet famous historical figures such as Rav Shmuel Salant, Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, the Lelover Rebbe, and Dr. Moshe Wallach. You will be amazed at the factual detail in this gripping story of courage and devotion!

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  8. פעילות חוצה גבולות ב"כ

    פעילות חוצה גבולות ב"כ

    $39.00

    'פעילות חוצה גבולות' - ב' חלקים בעריכת הרב שלום דובער פרידלנד מאוברוויליע שבצרפת, חתנו של הק' הרב מענדל דייטש הי"ד. בספרים מובאים פרטים חדשים סביב סיפור היציאה החב"דית מרוסיה לרגל מלאות 700 שנה.

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    באמצעות מאות מסמכים מקוריים מארכיונו הנדיר של הרב שלום מענדל קלמנסון ע"ה, אנו נחשפים לראשונה לפרטי אחת הפרשיות המכוננות של חסידות חב"ד בדור האחרון - יציאת רוב אנ"ש מברית המועצות בשנים תש"ו-תש"ז, לעסקנות החשאית התוססת שהתבצעה מאחורי הפרגוד, למהלכי היציאה עם תאריכים ושמות, לפעילותם הבלתי נתפסת של העסקנים משני צידי הגבול, לפרשיות המאסרים, ומעל לכל למעורבותם העמוקה של רבותינו נשיאנו, עם פרשיות עלומות נוספות שנלוו לפרשיה המרכזית. בשילוב דברי ימי חייו המרתקים של הרב קלמנסון.

     

     

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    הספר עוקב אחר תולדותיו המעניינים של הרב שלום מענדל קלמנסון בצרפת, משולב בסיפור התיישבות והתאקלמות אנ"ש בצרפת, בקשותיו החוזרות ונשנות ושפע ההוראות וההדרכות של הרבי לפעילות בצרפת בעשרות מכתבים בפרסום ראשון, הרקע למהפיכה הרוחנית בצרפת המשמשת מודל להפצת היהדות בצורה שאין לה אח ורע, הצלחת הקהילה ופריחת מוסדות החינוך 'שניאור' אותם הקים, הקשיים הגדולים עימם התמודד וההצלחות הכבירות שליוו אותו בסייעתא דשמיא בפעילותו הציבורית ועבודת הקודש שלו כשוחט ומוהל.

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  9. 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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  10. Abiding Hope, Bearing Witness To The Holocaust

    Abiding Hope, Bearing Witness To The Holocaust

    $20.50

    There will come a time, not too many years from now, when no one who suffered at the hands of the Nazis will be here to proclaim: "I was there. This happened to me. I saw this."

    Author Benjamin Samuelson is one of few survivors of the Auschwitz Sonderkommando: "I don’t understand how or why I made it through alive. . . . I woke, ate, did the task assigned me, and had but one thought: Why?"

    "So many times, I considered walking into the air-tight brick room with the next group of people. Why didn't I? The only answer I've been able to think of is that some inner, divine spark of life would not allow it. I sincerely felt that by living, I would one day bear witness."

    It took Benjamin 50 years before he could begin to relate his story to Jeff Shevlowitz. From his happy childhood in Rumania to the horrors of four Nazi concentration camps to the Israeli struggle for independence--a story of historical significance; countless miracles; and the will to live, with abiding hope, to tell the world of what he had witnessed.

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