The Kabbalistic History of Civilization
This volume deals with the past, present, and future. It speaks of why God created the world to begin with, and Man's role in that ongoing Creation. It speaks of the Presence of God in the world and Man's ability to attract or repel the Shechinah. Most importantly, it speaks of the relationship between Man and God. Beginnings explains the overarching theme of the book of Bereishis, the whole Torah, and for that matter, all of life.
About the Author:
Rabbi Yaacov Haber has been a leading force in Jewish education for over forty years. He is presently the rav of Kehillas Shivtei Yeshurun, a vibrant community in the center of Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel.
Before arriving in Israel, Rabbi Haber served as the rav of Congregation Bais Torah in Monsey, NY, and the national director of Jewish education for the Orthodox Union. At the same time, he created TorahLab, a popular online educational resource center.
He was a founder of AJOP, the Torah Center of Buffalo, and the Australian Institute of Torah. -
Positive Word Power for Teens
Friends, classmates, parents, siblings... they're what we cherish most in life. Now you can learn how to protect your greatest treasure from damage, keeping your relationships shining bright. It's all in the power of the words you speak. Learn the answers to such vital everyday questions as:
Is a joke always funny?
Is criticism always constructive?
Does praise always build others up?
How can I deal kindly with someone who annoys me?
What if someone is not my type?
How should I express anger?
In 2009, The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation produced Positive Word Power, based on "The Power of Words" by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, which shone a bright light on the issue of ona'as devarim — hurting others with words. This daily learning sefer has been taken up by thousands of Jewish men and women who have learned how to recognize and change those thoughts and character traits that spur nice people to say hurtful things.
Now The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation brings these priceless lessons to you, teenage readers, through practical scenarios, strategies and discussion questions that reflect the unique challenges of your life. Positive Word Power for Teens will sensitize you to the impact of words you use and hear every day and help you shed negative habits.
Through our words, each of us has the power to paint for ourselves a bright and loving world, or a dark and lonely one. With an investment of just a few minutes a day, you can learn how to choose the beautiful hues of kindness and sensitivity, and paint a world you'll be happy to live in today and for the rest of your life! -
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Zera Shimshon 2: The Sefer. The Stories. The Segulah.
With selections from Sefer Zera Shimshon, the classic sefer by the 18th-century Rav, Rabbi Shimshon Chaim Nachmani
By Rabbi Nachman Seltzer (Author)
Zera Shimshon. Come for the segulah. Stay for the Torah.
People looking for shidduchim. People waiting for the blessing of children. People struggling financially. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, have discovered the power of the Zera Shimshon's promise:
"... [those who learn my Torah] will see children, and children's children... wise and discerning, and homes filled with everything good, and wealth and honor..."
From the Introduction to Zera Shimshon by R' Shimshon Chaim Nachmani
But though many begin their study of Zera Shimshon because of the increasingly clear power of the segulah, they stay because of the beauty and wisdom of the Zera Shimshon's insights!
Like the first bestselling volume, Zera Shimshon 2: The Sefer. The Stories. The Segulah combines three elements:
Selections translated and adapted from Sefer Zera Shimshon. Written by the brilliant 18th-century Italian Talmudist, Rabbi Shimshon Chaim Nachmani, this volume features several segments on every parashah.
The Zera Shimshon's commentary on each parashah is followed by a true story, told in Nachman Seltzer's inimitable style.
In his introduction, Rav Nachmani promises great blessings to those who learn his work - and in the past decades, we've seen that promise come true! -
What does it take to blow shofar? You + Shofar + Ez Shofar.
Go from "never got a sound out of the shofar" to good, sharp sounds in under 10 minutes. EZ Shofar - Everyone's How-To Guide contains everything you need to know about how to blow shofar in clear, simple language.
Learn to blow in 3 easy steps. Pro tips to improve your skill.
Discover The answers to many common questions (including special section for women). Relevant halachos presented in a format that makes them easy to understand.
IncludesThe seder for blowing in shul. What the makreishould announce.
EZ Shofar, the sequel to Teka Beshofar - Mastering Shofar Blowing, is a serious, sometimes humorous, but always informative work that can teach anyone to blow and make the masters even better! -