By Phyllis Rudin
In this coming-of-age tale, Benjie Gabai is confident he’s been the sufferer of a bad cosmic hoax. rather than being born within the 18th century as a French-Canadian voyageur, God has plunked him down in present-day Montreal, right into a relatives that perspectives his fur exchange obsession as facts that their Benjie, as soon as so bursting with promise, has good and actually misplaced it. Benjie serves out his days as caretaker of The Bay’s poky in-store fur alternate museum, dusting and sprucing the artifacts that gas his mind's eye. while he learns his museum is set to be closed down, scattering his priceless assortment to the 4 winds, he hatches a plan that hazards bringing his voyageur illusions lapping dangerously up opposed to reality.
My actual and entire Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur melds Canadian frontier historical past with the madcap adventures of a tender guy who's no longer able to meet maturity head on.
By S. E. Gillingham
By Hubert Haddad,Pierre L?bb
By Ruth Benjamin
His prior - a gloomy mystery.
His current - a burdened whirl of feelings and questions.
His destiny - unknown and whole of danger.
This novel, first released via Targum Press in 1995, takes the reader on an action-packed and suspenseful trip throughout 3 continents and 5 a long time as Carter makes an attempt to resolve the key of his earlier - and construct a destiny as a Jew
By Uri Norwich
If truth can develop into weird and wonderful delusion, and the myth can morph again into fact, then a twilight transition may perhaps exist someplace at the method.
"A border patrol officer stamped my go out Visa with an incredible, blue, around seal. 'Released!' I have been published from the main Evil Empire. I have been published from slavery. I have been published into the loose international! The sweetest liberate of all of them — stateless, penniless yet loose! At that second, I didn’t care approximately the next day to come. I didn’t care that I basically had 80 funds to my identify, a few outfits on my again, and 2 suitcases. something I knew evidently i'd by no means be a slave again."
The tale is written as advised through a tender guy in his twenties, bouncing world wide as a ship set unfastened in a stormy sea, searching for his position in it. He hits the largest jackpot of his existence and shall we it leave so easy.
The writer had lived via and skilled firsthand occasions and locations mirrored within the booklet. writer lives in a brand new York urban suburb, nonetheless having fun with each second of novelty being a unfastened guy, even after such a lot of years.
By Jürgen Schmidt
By Kevin E. Ready
A modern romance with a tender Jewish girl discovering her method because the global adjustments round her. "Wealthy humans should buy difficulties that the bad or regular operating humans may by no means imagine." So went the recommendation from the recent York lawyer who inserted himself in Susan Fisher's existence. by no means prior to had Susan ever had to contemplate the issues wealth can convey. frequently, her challenge have been the opposite.
Susan Fisher's lifestyles is in a turmoil and she or he must take care of ambiguities and indecision because of drastic adjustments in her existence. She must determine her position in an international with a formerly unexpected Jewish historical past and a thorough swap in fortune. Susan's route to resolving those ambiguities and alterations brings her romance, confusion and, finally, a brand new path in lifestyles. Susan Fisher grew up as "that Jewish lady on 4th road" in her native land of Moline, Illinois, yet there has been little or no that was once particularly Jewish in her lifestyles. Her mom and dad, a professor and a highschool instructor, gave her a well-rounded, yet decidedly secular upbringing. She is gorgeous, clever and hardworking, but if her mom and dad move away without notice, Susan, a faculty sophomore at a small Christian collage, unearths herself thrust into life-changing events and he or she needs to query her goal in lifestyles, her values and her Jewish historical past. dropped at long island urban via a cryptic cell name from an legal professional for a deceased aunt, Susan is pressured to return to phrases with the ambiguities a dramatic switch in station, locale and chance brings her. Susan's aunt has left her not just an inheritance that may definitely swap her destiny, but in addition a style of her misplaced Jewish background that her mom and dad disdained. alongside the best way, Susan unearths herself wondering these issues she had consistently idea vital, whilst she is uprooted and transplanted right into a far-different international from her cozy, Midwestern, educational roots.
Susan confides in an acquaintance that she needs she had a Disambiguation web page like these on Wikipedia.com, the place she may speedy and properly make a decision among the identities and offerings for her existence new romance and the myriad alterations she encounters require. Susan unearths the most important ambiguity she needs to face is in her personal middle and experience of self. writer Kevin prepared provides a fascinating voice to this story of a tender girl coming of age and making her existence offerings. The booklet supplies an attractive view of Jewish historical past and customized, because the younger, supposedly Jewish lady stories her ancestral celebrations, heritage and values for the 1st time. A rabbi's long-lost granddaughter reveals her historical past in Kevin Ready's pleasant story.
By Gabriella Safran
By Julien Hirszhaut,Valerie Schatzker,Anthony Polonsky,Miriam Beckerman
Combining a heritage of Galicia's petroleum with an annotated English translation of Julien Hirszhaut's Yiddish novel Di yiddishe naftmagnatn (The Jewish Oil Magnates), Schatzker lines the near-century-long increase and bust cycle that came about within the Austro-Hungarian province - from the perilous, back-breaking paintings of digging for oil by means of hand, to the advent of the Canadian drill that elevated construction. Galician Jews labored within the from its starting to its ultimate days lower than German career. They have been pioneers in exploration, refining, and advertising and marketing, and within the first a part of the 20th century have been well-known between its technical, medical, and managerial leaders. After the 1st international struggle, as borders shifted and minorities clashed, oil assets declined. in the course of the moment international battle, Nazi occupiers, utilizing Jewish slave labourers, squeezed out the final barrels for his or her warfare attempt.
Schatzker’s research and Hirszhaut’s novel remove darkness from and tell one another: her monograph offers the historic context for the unconventional and his novel offers color and aspect, personalizing the background. jointly, they give a priceless glimpse into Jewish existence in a vanished era.
By Michael Leo Samuel
I do see the worth of getting Philo’s reviews at the Pentateuch obtainable during this form…all this is often performed to make Philo converse to a modern examining audience.
Torrey Seland, Ph.D.
Review of Biblical Literature
Rabbi Samuel has performed a good carrier to Philo and to trendy readers. In Rediscovering Philo of Alexandria: a primary Century Jewish Commentator, Philo’s old Torah observation turns into readable and significant, fascinating and contemporary
Rabbi Ari Kahn,
Bar Ilan collage,
Author of Echoes of Eden
Philo of Alexandria used to be the main prolific author of Hellenistic Judaism within the early first century. but, his works have frequently remained unknown, unread, inaccessible or imprecise to many Jewish and Christian readers. Rabbi Samuel’s new sequence, Philo of Alexandria: a primary Century Jewish Commentator “cuts to the chase” by means of conveying the taking into consideration Philo in a suitable, down-to-earth demeanour that either student and layperson can simply take hold of and delight in. more suitable via an abundance of cross-references and scholarly notes, this remark offers new perception and angles of a theological dialog helpful to a person intrigued via this first-century Jewish philosopher and exegete.
Dr. Marvin Wilson,
Author of Exploring Our Hebraic background:
A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal
“This is a superb creation into the taking into consideration an important thinker… Rabbi Samuel deals readers a biography of Philo and explains, with notes, what Philo is asserting, thereby making his booklet not just very informative yet very readable”
Rabbi Israel Drazin,
Author of Onkelos at the Torah:
Understanding the Biblical textual content
Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel is the son of a Holocaust survivor. He holds rabbinic ordinations from the Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch Yeshiva of 770 japanese expressway, Brooklyn and holds a D. Min measure from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. he's an avid pupil of the Greek classics, Biblical and Talmudic scholarship, Jungian Psychology, Western Medieval Theology, smooth Philosophy, and twentieth century psychology. he's the writer of The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Theology of the being concerned God (1996), start and Rebirth via Genesis (2010), A Shepherd’s music: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor In Jewish notion (2014), and Torah from Alexandria: Philo as a Biblical Commentator (Volumes, 1-3),(2014-2015)
Keywords: Torah statement, Jewish Philosophy, old Jewish inspiration, 1st Century Judaism, Hellenism and Judaism, Alexandria, Philo of Alexandria, Rabbi, Samuel