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  1. “Rabbi Akiva taught: ‘You shall love your fellow like yourself’ is the fundamental rule of the Torah."       

     Above the Angels provides a clear, in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts of bein adam lechaveiro: good middos, chesed, and derech eretz. Based on the teachings of Chazal, and filled with many stories and practical advice, it guides one to become caring, giving, and sensitive to others. It elevates the reader to emulate Hashem’s character traits and explains why and how learning Torah enables one to do so. It empowers the reader with the ability to confidently answer yes to the Heavenly tribunal’s daunting question: “Did you treat every person as a king over yourself?” Above the Angels makes the reader aware of his own infinite greatness and his own true worth as a person created in the image of Hashem, building the awareness that man is literally above the angels.

    “The author has managed to make lofty and inspirational ideas accessible to all
    readers, and to write them in a way that arouses the reader to aspire to achieve such
    lofty ideals.”
    —Rav Shmuel Baron, Rosh Yeshivas Imrei Binah

    “The author shows the path for the reader to achieve greatness in middos,
    performance of chesed, and consideration of others with all of his heart and soul.”
    —Rav Pinchos Green, Mashgiach of Yeshivas Kamenitz Learn More

  2. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors.

    Every individual is a closed door; while we can observe a person’s exterior, we have no entry into their mind.

    In recent years, the topic of mental health has become more widely discussed in open forums, but still retains a taboo-like nature. Though publications on the range of issues have certainly increased, it is still uncommon to come across a first-hand account from a sufferer. How much more so in the frum world, where there is yet greater reluctance to discuss these issues openly.

    Depressed is an open and honest personal account by Yehonatan Palmer of what it is like to suffer from depression as a frum man. This is a raw account by the author, who honestly felt the need to share his story with a wider audience to help others suffering from depression, for them to know they are not alone. At the same time, this insider’s account will help those looking in to understand this debilitating — yet common — illness. Learn More

  3. Got questions? Got problems? Got challenges?

    In Living Emunah for Teens, thousands of teenagers discovered how emunah -- the unshakeable trust that Hashem loves you, and only does what’s good for you -- is the secret to living a life without fear, doubts, and despair. More: It’s the secret to a life of happiness and confidence.

    With its Torah insights, true-life stories, and advice for practical applications of emunah in a teen’s life, Living Emunah for Teens 2 takes teenagers even further on this joyous journey to serenity. With close to 200,000 (!) copies in print, the Living Emunah series has helped many tens thousands of people find the happiness that comes from trusting Hashem. Now teenagers, too, can bring emunah into their lives. Learn More
  4. The fundamentals of Judaism in one book!

    The Foundation of Judaism deals with the basics of Judaism — Jewish thought, Jewish history, Jewish year and more, in one succinct yet comprehensive book. Written in a clear and readable style, with a wealth of maps and charts, it has been widely acclaimed as an essential teaching aid and a vital asset in every Jewish home and school.

    “A lucid and concise resource for those who teach any age.”

    -Torah Umesorah

    “A veritable gold mine.”

    -Hamodia Learn More

  5. Before Josephus and before Herod, the original Second Beis Hamikdash stood in Yerushalayim for over three centuries. It is this structure that is described in Maseches Middos and will serve as our guide to the construction of the Third Beis Hamikdash.

    The Original Second Temple by Yoav Elan explores the layout and design of the pre-Herodian Beis Hamikdash in exquisite detail like never before.

    It features:

    • A comparison of the Herodian and pre-Herodian structures 
    • Clear explanations of each part of the Beis Hamikdash
    • Extensive footnotes to source each fact 
    • Over 130 full-color computer renderings and diagrams 
    • Appendices with detailed analysis and mathematical formulations 
    • Complete annotated floor plan of the Beis Hamikdash Prepare for the coming of Mashiach — today! 

    Yoav Elan is the author and illustrator of ArtScroll’s Tractate Middos for the Schottenstein Talmud, Yad Avraham Mishnah Series, and The Mishnah Elucidated. He has been studying and teaching about the Beis Hamikdash for over 20 years. He lives in Baltimore where he is a member of Kollel Avodas Levi at the Ner Israel Rabbinical College. Learn More

  6. This book provides uplifting stories for parents to share with their children, questions about real-life scenarios based on the parashah which are designed to engage children, and an interactive halachah section which covers many daily Jewish laws, suitable for the entire family to learn together Learn More
  7. As Torah Jews, we know that emunah is one of our greatest and most delicate treasures. Therefore, we rely only on our gedolim to lay down its principles and clarify how it should be taught.

    In this sefer, Rav Moshe Wolfson shlita, Mashgiach Ruchani of Mesivta Torah Vodaath and Rav of Bais HaMidrash Emunas Yisrael, guides readers, step by step, in properly establishing a solid foundation of emunah, strengthening them to be able to withstand even the fiercest winds.

    This easy-to-read book elucidates concepts at the very core of Jewish faith. Included are topics such as:

    • Clarification of the meaning of emunah peshutah 
    • Extensive demonstration of the truth of the Torah
    • Explanation of the mesorah from Har Sinai
    • Practical advice for dealing with challenges 
    • In-depth discussion of Mashiach and his arrival 

    The Core of Emunah is a thought-provoking must-read for every Torah Jew. Learn More

  8. The World That Was: Eretz Yisrael - The Holy Land As The Nexus Of Jewish Identity
    With scrupulous attention to historical accuracy, profound understanding of Torah hashkafah, and its magnificent collection of photographs, charts and illustrations, The World That Was Eretz Yisrael is the latest addition to The World That Was series. These volumes have been hailed worldwide for offering readers a fascinating, Torah-oriented perspective on the history of the Jewish communities in various countries. Now, once again, the author meticulously presents the richly layered account of seminal events in the history of the holy, beloved land of Eretz Yisrael, the heart of the Jewish People.

    Promised to our ancestors, Eretz Yisrael was the Jewish homeland for over 1,000 years. In this exceedingly long exile of close to two millennia, it has remained our hope, our dream, the destination of our hearts’ desire, the place we turn to in our prayers.

    Volume One of The World That Was: Eretz Yisrael explores its history from the aftermath of the First Temple to the beginning of the Twentieth Century. And what an incredible history: The turbulent Second Temple era, the momentous redacting of the Mishnah, the saintly Tannaim and Amoraim, the Moslem, Crusader, and Ottoman conquests, the writing of the Zohar and, later, the Shulchan Aruch. And of course, the various aliyah movements, from the students of the Baal Shem Tov, Vilna Gaon and Chasam Sofer, to the survivors of the Holocaust. All of them were courageous Jews who followed their hearts’ passionate call and came to build what was then a desolate, dangerous land. With uncompromising commitment and love, they triumphed over unimaginable challenges to build Yerushalayim’s Old Yishuv and develop the rest of the Land.

    The World That Was: Eretz Yisrael is the riveting story of the unbreakable bond between Hashem, His People, and His beautiful, Holy Land. Learn More

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