NEW RELEASE! Whirl and Twirl

November 24, 2016

whirl_cover-egAttention all tween readers! Your favorite author Rachel Stein is back, with another spectacular book of great stories for you!

In her newest book, called Whirl and Twirl, you’ll meet Mindy, who will do anything to win the Tanach Bee Competition…until she is really put to the test; Shmuel Yaakov, who pulls a practical prank on his friend…and then must suffer the consequences from it; Chaim, who is being asked to give up a very special trip in order to help out his Zeidy; and a host of other relatable characters. Whirl and Twirl will take you on a glorious ride into the exciting world of tweens, from the first page until the very last!

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NEW RELEASE! Mitzvah Dolls

November 23, 2016

mitzvah-dollsI admit—I have a weakness for dolls. Yes, I know I am an adult and that dolls are generally considered the purview of little girls, but when I saw the cover of Mitzvah Dolls, I instinctively gasped and was filled with a warm feeling as I thought: Shiffy! Because the gorgeous blonde-haired doll on the front cover of this equally gorgeous children’s book does indeed look very much like Shiffy, the doll I had as a seven-year-old, and seeing this cover immediately brought back all those delicious memories of long days and nights spent playing with my doll, styling her hair, dressing her up…  And right away I knew I wanted to give this book to my own seven-year-old daughter, who, like her mother, enjoys nothing more than playing with her dolls.

The thing is, this book is not just a photo album of pictures of dolls. There’s tochen to it, too, on a children’s level, as each page of this unique book is graced by a photo of an adorably dressed doll doing a mitzvah. There’s the picture of the dolls davening, the doll helping his brother who fell off his bike, the one helping her mother fold laundry, and lots more. The corresponding rhymes that go along with each picture further enhance the presentation.

Do you have a little girl in your life who loves dolls as much as she loves reading books? Give her Mitzvah Dolls as a gift, and you’ve made this lucky girl’s year!

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NEW RELEASE! Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos

November 3, 2016

dayan-posenIt’s the sefer that’s found on hundreds, if not thousands, of Shabbos tables around the world. It’s the go-to sefer when you want to learn hilchos Shabbos—and the practical applications of those halachos—in a clear and concise way. It’s the hilchos Shabbos guide used by countless schools and study groups in the frum community. And now this bestselling Hebrew book is available in English, too!

Sefer Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos, by esteemed posek Rav Yaakov Yechezkel Posen, has become somewhat of a byword over the many years since its publication. Originating as a Hebrew textbook when the author began teaching hilchos Shabbos in Rika Breuers Teachers Seminary, the humble paperback sefer soon grew into a handsome hardcover book, and its popularity within frum circles grew along with it.

Back in 5732 (1972), the author showed his work to Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l. Besides for giving his warm approbation to the sefer, Rav Moshe advised Rabbi Posen to translate the book into English. It took a while for Rabbi Posen to find the right person for the job, but finally, after many years, the English edition of Sefer Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos has been completed, and the book has just been released.

Did you make a kabbalah to improve your shemiras Shabbos this year? What better way to do that than by learning Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos!

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NEW RELEASE! Medical Decisions in Halachah

November 1, 2016

l817These are the topics no one wants to discuss—yet no one can afford to not discuss. When it comes to end-of-life and other weighty medical decisions, the areas can be potential minefields, and as Torah Jews, we are urged to proceed with utmost caution—by knowing when and about what to ask sheilos.

A family receives a call that their father’s death is imminent. May they go on Shabbos to be with him?

The doctor says that the surgery he needs to perform has a mortality rate of 50%. Does halachah allow for that surgery to be done?

The doctor advises a patient to be transferred to a hospice facility for palliative care. What must the patient’s family be aware of before allowing for this?

Is one ever allowed to put himself at risk in order to save the life of another person?

Medical Decisions in Halachah, by Rabbi Moshe Rotberg, is a newly published work that deals with these issues and hundreds of others on the topic, all in a clear and concise fashion. The culmination of nearly a decade of research, done in conjunction with the leading poskim and medical doctors in America, Canada, and Israel, this sefer can be used as a guide at those serious times when a person’s medical care is being put on the table for discussion.

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