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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
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of May 15, 2009 / 21 Iyar 5769 Some years ago while teaching a course on the Holocaust in English literature at Brooklyn’s F.D.R. High School, one of my Polish-born … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of May 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769 “Ish imo v’aviv tira’u …You shall each fear your mother and father.” This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Should you by any chance … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of May 1, 2009 / 7 Iyar 5769 There is almost never a day when the State of  Israel does not draw some attention somewhere in the world. This has become the norm. … more
Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of April 24, 2009 / 30 Nissan 5769 “Honor your mother and father.” This commandment from G-d is given to us as a Divine mandate for all time. Rabbi … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of April 10, 2009 / 16 Nissan 5769 With the Pesach holiday now in full swing, the classical Jewish “bridge of time,” the Omer season, is upon us. Rabbi Paul … more
A timely review of an untimely event, Bircat HaChama Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of April 3, 2009 / 9 Nissan 5769 Our rabbis are sermonizing about an event that’s soon to happen, an … more
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