Kosher Bookworm
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The Kosher Bookworm by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of January 15, 2010/ 29 Tevet 5770 Last Wednesday, January 6th was the 806th yahrtzeit of the Rambam [Maimonides]. Some scholarly literature … more
A review of “1492: The Year the World Began” by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of January 1, 2010/ 15 Tevet 5770 It is not unusual for a book’s title to include a year. 1776 and 1912 are … more
A review of relevant literature for the Fast of the Tenth of Tevet Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Dec. 25, 2009 / 8 Tevet 5770 According to several essays that I recently read by … more
A review of “The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany” by Dr. Susannah Heschel By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of December 18, 2009/ 1 Tevet 5770 The provocative … more
The Kosher Bookworm By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of December 11, 2009/ 24 Kislev 5770 A few months prior to the recent elections a book appeared titled, “Why Are Jews Liberals?” by … more
The Kosher Bookworm by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of December 4, 2009/ 17 Kislev 5770 This week I will focus upon literary works that deal with themes and personalities both Biblical and … more
The Kosher Bookworm By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of November 27 2009/ 10 Cheshvan 5770 A rebbe who does not speak Yiddish; a rebbe who speaks a fluent German; a rebbe who dresses in the … more
The Kosher Bookworm by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of November 20, 2009/ 3 Cheshvan 5770 This past Shabbat we read the Torah portion of Chayei Sarah, the parsha deals with the passing of our … more
The Kosher Bookworm By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of November 13 2009/ 26 Cheshvan 5770The beginning of the 19th century witnessed many historical events that were to foreshadow much of the next … more
The Kosher Bookworm By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of October 30 2009/ 12 Cheshvan 5770 Just when I thought that all that had to be recorded on Sefer Bereishit was now safely behind us, along … more
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