NEW RELEASE! Making Change

June 17, 2015

L733It’s something so many teens could relate to. You’re chaloshing for that latest digital camera, or that adorable pair of summer shoes, or a Coach wristlet, or whatever else it is you fancy, and everyone else in your class is getting it…but your parents, of course, have to say no. “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” they tell you.

And now, besides for being minus that new hot item that you so badly wanted, you’re also in the embarrassing position of having to explain to all your friends, whose parents for sure already bought the item for them, that it was too expensive and your parents couldn’t afford to buy it.

Welcome to Ahuvi’s life—except for her, it seems that money—or the lack of it—has become an actual obsession in the family. As she struggles with feelings of anger and resentment toward her parents and the family’s whole financial situation, she unexpectedly stumbles upon a secret that sheds light on everything

Chana Cohen “gets” teens. She understands the way they think, the way they feel, what makes them sad, upset, or embarrassed, and what makes them feel like a million dollars (or like a Coach wristlet). In Making Change, a collection of short, fictional stories, this talented author opens the door into many a teen’s heart, while providing her readers with an enjoyable story at the same time.

If you’re looking for a book your teen or tween will appreciate, Making Change is it.

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NEW RELEASE! Mitzllal – Stranger Among Sisters

June 16, 2015

L732Close your eyes and imagine the following scenario:

For your entire life, you’ve heard of little else but the Holy Land, the homeland of the Jews. You’ve grown up with the dream of settling there as strong and as real to you as the desire of a parched man for water. And then, finally, you were given the opportunity to travel there.

The journey was far from easy. Indeed, it was grueling, both physically and emotionally, and fraught with danger and hardships. Yet you made it there. You made it to Eretz Yisrael, and now–finally–you feel you can rightfully expect to experience the bliss and ecstasy of being a Jew in his rightful land.

And then, like a cruel slap in the face, like an ice-cold bucket of water poured all over your dreams, you are told: You are possibly not a Jew. You may have no right to feel any connection to this land at all.

Sounds awful, doesn’t it? Yet this exact scenario played out in the lives of many Ethiopian immigrants upon their longed-for move to Eretz Yisrael. In Mitzllal, we are given a unique window into the heart-wrenching experience of one such Ethiopian Jewish woman.

This book is unique, unlike any you’ve read before. As far as I know, there aren’t any other English biographical accounts that deal with this difficult topic. You will read about the turmoil and identity crisis in which Mitzllal was thrown–and about her eventual triumph and discovery of true connection. Mitzllal is a book that will touch you to the core, as it gives you a real appreciation for the zechus of being a Jew.

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NEW RELEASE! The Parsha with Rabbi Juravel – Sefer Bamidbar

June 8, 2015

C403If your kids are anything like the thousands of Rabbi Juravel young fans out there, you’ve no doubt been harangued by them for the past couple of years–“When is The Parsha with Rabbi Juravel -Sefer Bamidbar coming out?”

Like all parents of devout Rabbi Juravel fans, you’re slowly amassed your collection of Rabbi Juravel CDs, and then books: A Story with Rabbi Juravel, Journeys with Rabbi Juravel, Sefer Bereishis, Sefer Shemos, Sefer VayikraAll you need now is for the final two Chumashim to be released, and then your Rabbi Juravel-loving kids will be set–well, at least in regard to parsha books.

So, for all those anxiously awaiting this book…drum roll, please… The Parsha with Rabbi Juravel – Sefer Bamidbar now makes its grand debut!

And once you pick up this book, you’ll see immediately that it was well worth the wait. The parshiyos in Sefer Bamidbar come to life with Rabbi Juravel‘s inimitable style of storytelling, and the additional stories, “Did You Know” tidbits, and other “extras” round out each parsha in a most succinct way. Plus, let’s not forget the adorable illustrations peppered throughout the book–your kids are absolutely going to love those!

If you’re looking to give over the parshas hashavuah to your children in a way that will interest, entertain, and excite them–Rabbi Juravel’s parsha books are the way to go. And with the release of The Parsha with Rabbi Juravel – Sefer Bamidbar, you’re one book closer to finishing the complete set!

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