Chanuka is when Jewish publishers, including Israel Book Shop Publications, release many of their new books. This year in particular, there were many exciting new releases in Judaica stores, many of them innovative and eye catching. Which books were the most popular? After polling some of the busiest Judaica stores, who consulted their sales reports, here is our unbiased top ten Judaica book list from the past few weeks and the Chanuka season. Stay tuned for the kids’ top ten, and the top five CDs too, coming soon, IY’H! (Note: an ↑ means the book is newer and has been climbing the list, a ↓ means the book is not as new and has been descending.
|Rabbi Sherer||Yonason Rosenblum||Artscroll – Mesorah||Biography|
|Cooking With Color||Estee Kafra||Israel Book Shop Publications||Cookbook|
|Diamond in the Rough||Esther Rapaport||Israel Book Shop Publications||Novel|
|Breaking Free||Riva Pomerantz||Targum Press||Novel|
|A Touch of Inspiration||Rabbi Yechiel Spero||Artscroll – Mesorah||Short Stories|
|Emergencies in Halacha||Rabbi Moshe Rotberg||Israel Book Shop Publications||Halachah|
|Dessert Time||Rivky Katz||Judaica Press||Cookbook|
|Too Beautiful||Hanoch Teller||Feldheim||Short Stories|
|Reb Baruch Ber||Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Rosenthal||Feldheim||Biography||↑|
|Aleinu L’Shabeiach||Rabbi Yitzchok Zilberstein||Artscroll – Mesorah||Torah||↑|
Honorable mention: Triangle of Despair↓, In Forest Fields, The Beit Hamikdash, A Clever Title Goes Here↑.