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By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of March 27, 2009 / 2 Nissan 5769 In his introduction to “Haggadah and History” (Jewish Publications Society, 1975), historian Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi noted the … more
Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of March 20, 2009 / 24 Adar 5769 Recently I came across a very astute observation that will serve as the theme and tone for the Bookworm essays for the coming … more
A review of a nation we are commanded to hate By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of March 6, 2009 / 10 Adar 5769 Rav Kook in his “Midbar Shiur” teaches that the Jewish people have two missions, … more
A review of seasonal literature to learn from Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Feb. 27, 2009 / 3 Adar 5769 With Shabbos Shekalim and Rosh Chodesh Adar now behind us, our minds, hearts … more
A timely review on the 200th birthday of the 16th President Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Feb. 13, 2009 / 19 Shevat 5769 Throughout history, heads of state, whether elected, … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Jan. 30, 2009 / 5 Shevat 5769 December 31, 4 Tevet, marked the shloshim of Rabbi Emanuel Rackman z”l, a very talented and learned rabbi who represented a … more
What’s in a name? Plenty Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Jan. 23, 2009 / 27 Teves 5769 This year it is our good fortune to witness the publication of several high quality new … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Dec. 19, 2008 / 22 Kislev 5769 With Chanukah just around the corner,I bring you three more books for your reading pleasure. Each one is of a distinct literary genre; … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Dec. 12, 2008 / 15 Kislev 5769 No, that wasn’t just a nip in the air; it’s really cold outside, which means Chanukah is just around the corner. In addition to … more
The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Nov. 28, 2008 / 1 Kislev 5769 To review a movie documentary of a great rav and poseik is a … more
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