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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
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
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