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ISBN 978-1-933143-38-5
hardcover/280 pp.
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Posts Along the Way volume 1: Shuls by Gil Student

Posts Along the Way is an adaptation of the Torah teachings on the popular Hirhurim-Musings blog. In this book, learn about the halachah and hashkafah of shuls in the quick and enlightening blog format. Take a guided tour of the sources and see how they are relevant to the Judaism you live and experience.


ISBN 978-1-933143-22-4
hardcover/326 pp.
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In the Footsteps of the Kuzari: An Introduction to Jewish Philosophy volume 2 by Shalom Rosenberg

In the Footsteps of the Kuzari is an exciting work that guides readers through Judaism's views on the most pressing philosophical issues of the day. Combining a keen sensitivity to the religious dilemmas of our day with the intellectual rigor of the university, this book serves as an introduction to Jewish philosophy, and unapologetically argues that Judaism presents a coherent and sophisticated religious worldview that is as relevant today as it has been for millennia.

Building on the classic work of Jewish thought, The Kuzari, noted Orthodox thinker Prof. Shalom Rosenberg takes readers through the Jewish views that have been voiced throughout the ages and shows how they can be transformed into a compelling worldview in this postmodern age.


ISBN 978-1-933143-18-7
hardcover/326 pp.
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In the Footsteps of the Kuzari: An Introduction to Jewish Philosophy volume 1 by Shalom Rosenberg

In the Footsteps of the Kuzari is an exciting work that guides readers through Judaism's views on the most pressing philosophical issues of the day. Combining a keen sensitivity to the religious dilemmas of our day with the intellectual rigor of the university, this book serves as an introduction to Jewish philosophy, and unapologetically argues that Judaism presents a coherent and sophisticated religious worldview that is as relevant today as it has been for millennia.

Building on the classic work of Jewish thought, The Kuzari, noted Orthodox thinker Prof. Shalom Rosenberg takes readers through the Jewish views that have been voiced throughout the ages and shows how they can be transformed into a compelling worldview in this postmodern age.


ISBN 978-1-933143-17-7
hardcover/326 pp.
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A Philosophy of Mitzvot: The Religious and Ethical Principles of Judaism, Their Roots in Biblical Law and the Judaic Oral Tradition by Gersion Appel

What divine purpose do the mitzvot, the Biblical commandments, serve? What moral and spiritual goals do the mitzvot envision? The Sefer ha-Hinnukh, one of the principal works in Jewish ethical and halakhic literature, is a primary source for ta'amei ha-mitzvot, the reasons and purpose of the divine commandments in the Torah.

A Philosophy of Mitzvot by Rabbi Dr. Gersion Appel sets forth the Hinnukh's objectives and his approach to revealing the religious and ethical meaning of the mitzvot. In his wide-ranging study, the author presents a comprehensive view of Jewish philosophy as developed by the Hinnukh and the classical Jewish philosophers. The Hinnukh emerges in this study as a great educator and moral and religious guide, and his classic work as a treasure-trove of Jewish knowledge, religious inspiration, and brilliant insight in the molding of human character.


ISBN 978-1-933143-23-1
hardcover/235 pp.
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Flipping Out? Myth or Fact: The Impact of the 'Year in Israel' by Shalom Z. Berger, Daniel Jacobson and Chaim I. Waxman

Flipping Out? Myth or Fact: The Impact of the 'Year in Israel' takes a hard look at a phenomenon that has become a major source of both inspiration and consternation in the Jewish community. The Jewish community has changed over the past four decades for many reasons, prominent among them the phenomenon of large numbers of students spending a year after high school studying Torah full time in Israel.

This book gathers together insights on this phenomenon from three talmidei chachamim who are respectively an educator, a psychologist and a sociologist. Together, they begin the communal discussion about what impact the 'Year in Israel' has on students and the community in general.

With an introduction by Richard M. Joel, President of Yeshiva University.


ISBN 978-1-59899-087-4
softcover/487 pp.
Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on the First Book of Psalms: Chapters 1-41 translated by H. Norman Strickman

Rabbi Abraham ben Meir ibn Ezra was one of the outstanding personalities produced by medieval Andalusian Jewry. He was a noted poet, mathematician, astrologer, grammarian, and philosopher. However, above all Ibn Ezra was one of the greatest Bible commentators of all time.

Ibn Ezra's commentary on Psalms is part of the important intellectual bequest that this great medieval scholar left behind. It, along with the other works produced by the great minds of Israel, is part of the great "inheritance of the congregation of Jacob."


ISBN 978-1-933143-01-0
softcover/227 pp.
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The Pursuit of Justice and Jewish Law: Halakhic Perspectives on the Legal Profession (Second Edition) by Michael J. Broyde

The Pursuit of Justice and Jewish Law systematically examines the ethical and halakhic issues raised by the many different facets of law practice, as well as other issues encountered by the Jewish lawyer or others significantly involved in the American legal system. This book is required reading for every Jewish lawyer.

Major topics examined from the perspective of Jewish law include: litigating in secular courts; the problems posed by professional confidentiality; the issues involved in aiding a client in a violation of either Jewish or American law; the ethics of cross examination and the obligations of a lawyer to pursue truth; the problems raised by working as a prosecutor or a defense attorney; practicing bankruptcy law; and the permissibility or obligation of informing on others for violating American law.


ISBN 1-933143-16-9
hardcover/221 pp.
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The Rabbis' Advocate: Chacham David Nieto and The Second Kuzari by David Nieto, translated by Meir Levin

Matteh Dan, or Kuzari Hasheini, is a defense of the Jewish oral tradition against attacks by Karaites and skeptics. Rabbi David Nieto, Chacham of the Sephardic congregation in London in the early eighteenth century, responded to criticisms of the rabbinic tradition by writing this wide-ranging defense of the Talmud and the Oral Law. Matteh Dan is widely considered a classic of Jewish apologetics in the best sense of the term and is still widely studied and quoted, even into our day. Although the field of heresy has unfortunately undergone much growth and development since R. Nieto’s time, his contribution remains important, and his arguments continue to ring true today.


ISBN 1-933143-04-5
hardcover/428 pp.
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Bach, Rabbi Joel Sirkes: His Life, Works and Times by Elijah J. Schochet

Rabbi Joel Sirkes (1561-1640), better known by the acronym Bach, was one of the foremost Talmudic scholars and halakhists of Poland. He authored over 250 responsa as well as one of the premier commentaries upon the Arba'ah Turim of Rabbi Jacob ben Asher. This volume describes the life and personality of Rabbi Sirkes as well as that of the community of which he was a part. The book also carefully analyzes Rabbi Sirkes' role as a halakhic decisor in his responsa and commentaries, and presents a translation and analysis of an important lost responsum.


hardcover/320 pp.
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The Legacy of Maimonides: Religion, Reason and Community edited by Yamin Levy and Shalom Carmy

Rabbi Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), known as Rambam, is widely known as a profound philosopher and authoritative legal scholar. However, Rambam's contributions are not merely remnants of medieval scholarship but a vibrant legacy that gives compelling guidance in modern man's spiritual search. In The Legacy of Maimonides, leading scholars present surveys of Rambam's thinking and his impact on Judaism, and apply Rambam's approach to various issues of critical contemporary importance. Community, tradition, self-perfection, Bible interpretation, messiah and dogma are among the timely subjects covered in this important work.


ISBN 1-933143-06-1
hardcover/266 pp.
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Man and Beast: Our Relationships with Animals in Jewish Law and Thought by Natan Slifkin

Man and Beast presents a comprehensive Jewish perspective on our relationship with the animal kingdom. From the blessings to be recited when visiting the zoo, to understanding what exactly sets us apart from animals, to the issues involved in keeping pets - an entire framework is presented.

"It is skillfully researched and it is a thoroughly enjoyable read on a subject that otherwise could be considered arcane."
— Rabbi Berel Wein

Click here for the author's website.


ISBN 1-933143-15-0
hardcover/360 pp.
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The Challenge of Creation: Judaism's Encounter with Science, Cosmology & Evolution by Natan Slifkin

The Challenge of Creation is a thoroughly revised and vastly expanded version of Rabbi Slifkin's controversial book The Science of Torah (read about it in the NY Times). It is a fascinating look at the profound topics of the nature of scientific laws, the age of the universe, and the evolution of life. The Challenge Of Creation discusses a range of approaches to Torah and science, and also presents its own unified approach to all these issues. It shows that Judaism can approach these topics in a sophisticated and honest manner, without being either dogmatic or apologetic. The Challenge of Creation is an essential read for every thinking Jew.

With a foreword by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb


ISBN 1-933143-14-2
hardcover/288 pp.
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Between the Lines of the Bible by Yitzchak Etshalom

Yitzchak Etshalom initiates readers into the world of the New School of Orthodox Torah commentary in a series of compelling studies of Genesis. Over the past few decades, Orthodox Jewish scholars have carefully embraced many of the methodologies of modern Bible study. History, archeology, linguistics and many other disciplines-especially literary analysis-can serve to enhance our understanding of the Book of Books. In this book, Yitzchak Etshalom provides the first English introduction to the methodologies of the New School. In a number of popular essays, Etshalom analyzes the familiar stories of the Bible and demonstrates the powerful tools of modern Torah commentary. In the process, Etshalom undermines many of the arguments of biblical critics and defends the Torah, through literary and historical methodologies, against attacks.


ISBN 1-933143-12-6
hardcover/387 pp.
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My Yeshiva College: 75 Years of Memories edited by Zev Nagel and Menachem Butler

My Yeshiva College: 75 Years of Memories celebrates the past seventy-years of Yeshiva College, written from the perspective of former students and faculty members-many of whom still teach at and are involved with Yeshiva today. The volume follows the course of the College's history, beginning with the nascent years under founder and first president Rabbi Dr. Bernard Revel, into the years of rapid growth under Rabbi Dr. Samuel Belkin, and into the last two and half decades of leadership under Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm.


ISBN 1-933143-11-8
softcover/156 pp.
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Where There's Life, There's Life by David M. Feldman

In this book, Rabbi Feldman makes the case for life's intrinsic preciousness and does so, first, by guiding us through the details of pikkuach nefesh - the principle in Jewish religious law that sets saving of life and health above all else. He then illustrates this life-affirming perspective by means of a comprehensive exploration of abortion, euthanasia and the right to die, martyrdom, the mandate to heal, the mind-body connection, embryonic stem cell research, organ transplants - including the controversial questions of heart transplantation. He leads us with edifying expertise, but in eminently readable style, through an analysis of pro-natalism, new reproductive technology, even the death penalty and the writing of Living Wills.


ISBN 1-933143-10-X
hardcover/324 pp.
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Gray Matter volume 2 by Chaim Jachter, with Ezra Frazer

Tough questions often yield different answers. Rabbi Chaim Jachter selects topics of relevance and interest to contemporary Jews and, in his characteristically clear and readable style, comprehensively surveys the issues and the varying views of contemporary scholars. Torah authorities from a broad spectrum of Jewry are included in these broad studies. Topics covered range from how and when to save lives on Shabbat including whether one may return from the hospital, the complex Agunah cases that emerged from the World Trade Center tragedy, when halachah causes infertility, the use of lawyers in a Beit Din, and much more. This book contains the first extensive English discussion of the contemporary theoretical and practical issues involved in building and maintaining mikvaot.


ISBN 0-967070-53-8
hardcover/272 pp.
Gray Matter volume 1 by Chaim Jachter, with Ezra Frazer

Tough questions often yield different answers. Rabbi Chaim Jachter selects topics of relevance and interest to contemporary Jews and, in his characteristically clear and readable style, comprehensively surveys the issues and the varying views of contemporary scholars. Torah authorities from a broad spectrum of Jewry are included in these broad studies. Topics covered range from copyrights in Jewish law, casino gambling, proposed solutions to the Agunah problem, and much more.


ISBN 1-933143-09-6
softcover/650 pp.
Moral Issues of the Marketplace and Jewish Law by Aaron Levine

Rabbi Aaron Levine uses the real-world case study method he pioneered to confront moral dilemmas of the marketplace in the light of American law, secular business ethics, and Jewish law. Rabbi Levine covers the full range of Jewish law in the business world: professional ethics; fair competition; marketing ethics; labor relations; privacy issues; public policy; and ethical issues in the protection of property. From a deep understanding of the workings of applied halakhah, coupled with a keen sense of economics and the realities of today's complex business environment—this straightforward, hard-hitting book takes on some of the key issues of the day. If you are in business, if you are an employer or employee, if you sell or buy anything, in this post-Enron world—you need this book!


ISBN 1-933143-05-3
hardcover/290 pp.
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The Students' Guide Through The Talmud by Zevi Hirsch Chajes, translated by Jacob Shachter

Long acknowledged as one of the land-marks in Rabbinic scholarship, this work is being republished in English for the first time in over forty years, more than 150 years since the work's original publication in Hebrew. Like the Talmud itself, The Student's Guide through the Talmud bears a two-fold character and deals with both the Halachah, the legal aspects of the Talmud, and the Aggadah, the non-legal portions. Presenting his analysis with the experience and insight of a world-renowned talmudic scholar, R. Chajes imparts a detailed history and classification of the Talmud and its underlying oral tradition.


ISBN 1-933143-07-X
softcover/208 pp.
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Medicine and Jewish Law volume III edited by Fred Rosner and Robert Schulman

How do the ethics derived from the Jewish legal tradition respond to the ethical issues raised by the miracle of modern medicine? The Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists have convened a number of conferences in which leading medical and religious scholars address these questions. Medicine and Jewish Law volume III contains papers presented at one of these conferences. This volume contains articles on infertility, genetics, end of life issues, and other miscellaneous topics written by such leading scholars as Rabbi J. David Bleich, Dr. Fred Rosner, Dr. Abraham S. Abraham, Dr. Mordechai Halperin, and many others.


ISBN 1-933143-02-9
hardcover/219 pp
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Rabbi Israel Salanter: Religious-Ethical Thinker by Menahem G. Glenn

Rabbi Israel Salanter was arguably the most influential leader of nineteenth century non-Hasidic Orthodox Judaism. Salanter was a renowned Talmudic genius who, troubled by the breakdown of Orthodox Judaism in nineteenth century Eastern Europe, sought to reform the Jewish world from which he emerged. He introduced an ethical curriculum to fight corruption, spiritual malaise and non-religious forces, a program that still retains impact today. However, these reform measures were initially met with great resistance from the very rabbinic elite of which he was a respected member. This book is a carefully researched biography and a detailed analysis of his thought and his religious-ethical program to revitalize Judaism.


ISBN 1-933143-03-7
softcover/304 pp.
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The Right and the Good: Halakhah and Human Relations by Daniel Z. Feldman

In an effort to respond to the baseless criticism that Jewish law is overly pre- occupied with religious ritual at the expense of issues having to do with interpersonal relationships, Daniel Z. Feldman presents readers with a detailed exploration of the vast attention that the masters of Jewish thought have given to relations between and among individuals. This book is not a legal guide to interpersonal relationships in Jewish life, nor is it a volume of moral exhortation. Rather, Rabbi Feldman aims to convey the importance of his subject by exhibiting its hallowed place within the structure of Jewish and within the analysis that interpersonal relationships have been given among the giants in the field of Jewish thought.


ISBN 1-933143-99-1
hardcover/160 pp./$10
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Bnei Banim vol. 4 by Yehuda Henkin

Bnei Banim, like most responsa books, is the collected letters of halakhic rulings of Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin. However, Bnei Banim also includes essays on timely topics and the weekly Torah portion, investigations into the simple meaning (peshat) of biblical passages, and recollections of the author's illustrious grandfather. Rabbi Henkin courageously tackles some of the most controversial topics of day, thoroughly analyzing a topic and demonstrating how he arrives at his conclusions. As the address for some of the most difficult questions facing contemporary Orthodox Jews, Rabbi Henkin responds to issues that are very timely and relevant.


hardcover/$29.95
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The Camel, the Hyrax, & the Hare by Nosson Slifkin (Currently out of stock)

For more than a century, the Torah's list of animals with one kosher sign has been a source of controversy. Do we know the correct identities of these animals? Do they indeed chew the cud and lack split hooves? Does the Torah claim them to be the only such animals? And are there any others? This groundbreaking work draws upon a wealth of Torah literature and the latest zoological research to present a detailed and comprehensive study of this difficult topic.






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