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Issue of July 24, 2009 / 3 Av 5769 By Alan Jay Gerber The upcoming Fast of Tisha b’Av gives us an opportunity to re-learn and relive past tragedies of our people in a depth of scholarship … more
The Legacy of Irving Bunim By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of July 17, 2009 / 25 Tammuz 5769 While the popular jingle goes, “Summertime and the living is easy,” for the Jewish people, the … more
A time of year that helps teach us why Jerusalem is so important By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of July 10, 2009 / 18 Tammuz 5769 Jerusalem. Just the sound of the word should set off tremors of … more
Sefer Bamidbar to the Founding Fathers By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 In Hebrew it is called Bamidbar. Translated, that would mean desert, but we know this fourth … more
Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of June 26, 2009 / 4 Tammuz 5769 Let me start by saying that this is a very informal, somewhat irreverent book –– zany at times about subjects that are … more
How to make this summer a worthwhile reading experience (part two) By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of June 19, 2009 / 27 Sivan 5769 With Father’s Day on Sunday, I thought that it would be nice to … more
How to make this summer a worthwhile reading experience (part one) By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of June 12, 2009 / 20 Sivan 5769 With the advent of summer, I am once again presenting a list of … more
Issue of June 5, 2009 / 13 Sivan 5769 Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber With the Shavuot holiday past, we now come to the second cycle in the weekly study of the Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). … more
A tribute on the Yahrtzeit of King David By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of May 29, 2009 / 6 Sivan 5769 In the introduction to his classic translation of the Psalms, Rabbi Avraham Davis stated the … more
No book so completely unites the dispersed people of Israel. If any single volume can tell us what it means to be a Jew, it is the Siddur which embodies the visions and aspirations, the sorrows and joys of many generations … more
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