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One, two or three chapters are linked to Jewish book titles, with an extra page from the chapter following often included as well. (All this, in accordance with each publisher's approval)
book beginnings are always used for novels, the story sample is not always the first in the story collection.

Sample chapters and stories presented, mostly, in text format to shorten time waiting for stories and samples to come up.

The Jewish book categories overlap a great deal. For example, the book, Far From a Place Called Home, is middle grade in readability, yet its serious content made us place it among Jewish books for young people in older grades. It is also for this reason, that some books were placed in two categories.

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Personal Experiences,

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Jewish books
on Thought
and Meditation

*new books added in Adar - Feb.

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*Reb Shraga Feivel
The Life and Times of Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz
The Architect of Torah Life in America
Yonasan Rosenblum
based on Rabbi Aharon Sorasky's Shelucha Derachmana
Mesorah pub.
Biography of a Torah Pioneer in America. He built Torah Vodaas, a yeshiva that awakened the students' fervor for their Torah and Yiddishkeit.

Guardian of Jerusalem - The life and times of Reb Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld - by
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Sonnenfeld
Biography of the great Tzaddik.
Presents, a close up, in depth, picture of Torah and Yiddishkeit in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) and Eretz Yisroel, in Reb Yosef Chaim's time.

Reb Moshe - the life and ideals of Hagaon Reb Moshe Feinstein
Rabbi Shimon Finkleman with Rabbi Nosson Scherman
Mesorah pub.
Biography of the renowned sage. This book is written with a special warmth. Reading about the great kindness and sensitivity of the tzaddik helps one be a better human being.

Not just Stories - by Rabbi Abraham Twerski M.D. (Shaar Press) (Distributed by Art Scroll/Mesorah)
Inspiring book showing us the ways of our saintly leaders from the Chassidic world to help us aspire to be better human beings

Reb Chaim Gelb - by Reb Dovid Fisher
Mesorah Publications
Inspiring biography of a person who was a legend in his own lifetime. May we all learn from his good deeds, his warm, his kind and loving heart, and his great and  intense passion for Yiddishkeit. May his merit protect us

*new books added since Adar - Feb.

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*Behind the Walls
Miriam Cohen
Together with the rest of Europe's Jews, Chanah's comfortable life is harshly disrupted. Without prior warning, the eleven-year-old finds herself in a gentile woman's dank cellar, and after that, behind the foreboding walls of a Christian convent.
This is a book of spiritual heroism, a story of a young girl's stark determination and unwavering faith in her Creator.

*The Committed Life
Principles of Good Living from our Timeless Past
Rebitzen Esther Jungreis

*Coming Back to Earth
The Central Park Guru Becomes an Old City Jew
Gil Locks
L'Chaim Publication
copyright © 2004 by Gil Locks Old City, Jerusalem
From the Preface
Whatever happened to New York City's "Central Park Guru"?.......It was the summer of 1972 and New York was trying to move on from the hippies to whatever was going to be next. Many young people were already looking toward the East, so seeing someone dressed as an East Indian was not something that merited national television time.....

*The Bamboo Cradle
a Jewish father's story
Avraham Schwartzbaum
Feldheim Publishers

A Jewish couple find and adopt an abandoned infant chinese baby and raise her with love and devotiont as their own daugther. Through their efforts to convert her to Judaism they discover their own Jewish heritage.

*All for the Boss
The Life and Impact of Reb Yaakov Yosef Herman, a Torah Pioneer in America.
Ruchoma Shain
Feldheim Publishers

With affection, humor, and awe, Ruchoma Shain tells the story of her father's strength and determination to uphold the Torah as he revolutionized Jewish life in the early 1900's in New York.

From those years to the final decades in Jerusalem, R' Yaakov Yosef Herman was known for his love and uncompromising devotion to Hashem and to his fellow Jews—to living a life "all for the Boss."

An affectionate family chronicle ...

(book description from the Publisher's intro)

*Migrant Soul
Avi Shafran
Targum Press
The heartwarming tale of Abel and Ariella Gomes and their extraordinary, unrelenting search for truth. The Story of an American descendant of Mohawk and Narragansett Indians who becomes a convert to Judaism.

*Carry Me in Your Heart
The Life and Legacy of Sara Schenirer - Founder and visionary of the Bais Yaakov movement
by Pearl Benisch
Feldheim Publishing
Sara Schnerer founded Bais Yaakov, a network of Jewish schools for girls, guided by Torah true values.

Heartstrings - by Ella Katz
(Targum Press)
(354 pages)

Heartstrings recounts twelve incredible months in the life of one baby and his family. Written by the child's mother, it is a poignant, powerful and  ultimately uplifting story.
(from the back cover)

Galia - Messages from Heaven - The moving story of a special child and her mother who communicate via Facilitated Communication.
By Shulamit Gad
Israel Book Shop - 501 Prospect St. Lakewood, New Jersey To order this book e-mail: or phone 1-732-901-3009

*Reaching the Stars by Ruchoma Shain
Feldheim Publishers
"Too often educators and parents concentrate om methods of teaching instead of on methods of reaching their student and children. Understanding and appreciation the psychological, emotional, and educational needs of the individual student can make the learning process a rewarding experience.
"In Reaching the Stars I am pleased to share with you some of the experiences that have made teaching a source of deep satisfaction for me, and learning a

*Windows and Mirrors
Malkie Feig
Stories and Reflections on Life Experiences

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*Just One Word
Esther Stern
Feldheim Publishers

Seventy two heartwarming and inspiring stories and parables illustrating the power of one word — Amen.
Read about the treasures of Amen and how it can open all the Heavenly gates, enriching you with good fortune and success.

*The Mothers In Our Lives
edited by
Sara Shapiro
Targum Press
A women's antholgy that examines motherhood and the many facets of the mother-daughter relationship.

Visions of Greatness - by
Rabbi Yosef Weiss

(CIS Publishers)
Jewish inspirational true stories.

Visions of Greatness volume 3

Visions of Greatness volume 6

Visions of Greatness volume 7

The Director -
by Aryeh Tabak
Jewish inspirational true stories with a South-African connection.

People Like Us - Edited by Chaya Baila Kaganoff and MIriam Zakon (Targum Press)
Horizons magazine presents inspiring and heartwarming true stories.

The Other Side of the Story - True stories inspiring us to follow the teaching of our Sages, "Judge every person in the scale of merit?"

Living on the Edge - by Rabbi
Dovid Goldwasser
(Judaica Press)
Inspiring true stories.

A Treasury of Chassidic Tales on the Festivals  -vol. I
by Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin
A collection of inspirational Chassidic stories relevant to the Festivals.

This series has many Hebraic terms. It may be difficult to follow without some knowledge of the Hebrew language and some Torah background.

A Treasury of Chassidic Tales on the Festivals  vol. II
by Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin
A collection of inspirational Chassidic stories relevant to the Festivals.

A Treasury of
Chassidic Tales on the Torah
vol. II  by
Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin

A collection of inspirational Chassidic stories relevant to the weekly Torah readings.

*new books added since Adar - Feb.

new book - Fingerprints on the Universe - lower down in this column

Shaar Hayichud Vehaemuna - second part of the sacred Tanya -
Two chapters are featured here. To have a better understanding of the sacred text read Adin Shteinsalz's work: Opening the Tanya: Discovering the Moral and Mystical Teachings of a Classic Work of Kabbalah.

Bringing Heaven Down to Earthcompiled by Tzvi Freeman
Book's Forward
Kehot publications)
G-d is not just big---He is infinite. If He were only big, then those things that are small would be further from Him and those things that are big would be closer. But to the Infinite, big and small are irrelevant terms. He is everywhere,
and He is found wherever he wishes to be found.
(from the book)

The Infinite Light
A book about G-d
Aryeh Kaplan
(Publisher-National Conference of Synagogue Youth
Distributed by
Mesorah  Publications)
From back cover - Rabbi Kaplan draws from the entire spectrum of our tradition to present an understanding of God, His Torah, and of man's duty to observe the truths embodied in it.
(adapted from the inside flap)

Living Inspired - by Akiva Tatz
Targum Press)
This book shows how an understanding of some of the deeper ideas and patterns of Torah thought can illuminate our everyday experiences. This books has touched and enriched audiences and individuals worldwide.
(adapted from the inside flap)

*Fingerprints on the Universe
Searching for belief and meaning in today's turbulent world.
by Louis Pollack

Louis Pollack embarked on a rigorously intellectual search for truth. He read voraciously and digested the social and physical sciences.
This book is the "log" of his long and successful search. It traverses Maimonides and Einstein, quantum physics and quintessential faith.
To join Pollack on his mission is to join some of the greatest scientists and philosophers of all time and to subject oneself to a revolution of many ideas once held inviolable. This is a book for readers who enjoy a challenge and relish intellectual combat. (description adapted from the intro to the book)

Jewish Teen Books also has some Jewish books that are interesting to adults as well
as teens.

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