Hadassah Magazine’s Guide to Jewish Literature
“During my teaching career I often had students entering the field of medicine and nursing. I would tell them to always remember that they are doing God’s work. Rabbi Dr. Goldstein is such a person, who did God’s work as a chaplain for close to forty years… Rabbis, social workers, physicians, nurses and children with aging parents will want to read this book.”
-Rabbi Dr. Norman Strickman.
Hadassah Magazine’s Guide to Jewish Literature
No specialized medical or Jewish knowledge is required to appreciate the fascinating history of medical contributions made by Jewish physicians throughout the ages. Profiles of more than 450 Jewish physicians are divided by region and area of specialization, all within a historical context. A perfect gift for a beloved doctor or medical student.
Dinah Rokach ● Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington (Rosh Hashanaha Hashomer bulletin)
Follow the history of Jews in the Holy
Land beginning in Talmudic times and through the Diaspora and to the State of
Israel as you learn and take pride in the accomplishments of Jewish doctors
throughout the ages. Read short biographies, most of them accompanied by
black-and-white photographs and illustrations, that will inspire and make you
Continue reading “Books About Jews Who Make Us Proud – “Jews in Medicine””
Ilka Gordon ● AJL News and Reviews
Jews in Medicine is a very interesting and
readable discussion of the history of Jews in medicine and Jewish physicians.
The book begins with the physicians and medical theories of the Talmudic era
and ends with contemporary physicians both living and deceased. The first six
chapters are divided by geographical location and period: for example,
physicians in Christian lands, Spain, Italy, Provence, and Turkey during the
Gaonic period and before and after the expulsion from Spain. There is also a
brief discussion of the rise of independent Jewish hospitals in the United
States (once 113 and now only 22) and the reason for their decline.
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An event not to
A Woman’s Courageous Journey to Religious & Political Freedom
Sunday, June 2, 7:30 pm
@ Bridgeworks, 780
Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach NY
On the 40th anniversary of her
freedom, Silvia Fishbaum will share her remarkable story of her escape from
Soviet occupied Czechoslovakia and anti-Semitism.
In today’s world with anti Semitism
rising it’s ugly head throughout Europe and reaching its highest levels
ever in the United States with attacks on Synagogues, this lecture is of
paramount importance, especially for young adults and teens in the middle
school and high school.
After sharing her extraordinary story,
Silvia will be available for book signing opportunities.
Light refreshments. FREE Entry
includes an autographed book by Silvia Fishbaum.
Click here to reserve
Yaakov (Jack) Bieler ● Jewish Book Council
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt”l, was the universally acknowledged leader of Modern Orthodoxy during the latter half of the twentieth century, when he served as Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University, head of the Halacha (Law) Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, and spiritual mentor for the Mizrachi religious Zionist organization. His passing on April 8th, 1993 left a profound void for those who looked specifically to him for brilliant and original Torah insights and methodology, guidance in halachic (legal) and hashkafic (thought) matters that have arisen due to the modern experience, and as an exemplar of excellence in Judaic and secular studies and their interaction.
This volume is a unrevised reissue of the out-of-print collection of forty-two eulogies offered by family members, former students, and admirers, which was originally published in 2003. While the eulogies contain inspiring personal recollections, words of Torah, and moving anecdotes, one wonders what those who first eulogized the Rav over twenty years ago may have wanted to add to their memorials for this incredibly great man after the passing of two decades.
Review by Amos Lassen
Dr. Ronald Eisenberg brings two of his great loves, Judaism and Medicie together in “Jews in Medicine” in which he focuses on the contributions made by Jews over time to the medical profession. He shares the history of
More than 450 individual Jewish physicians who he divides by region and area of specialization, “all within a historical context—from Talmudic times to the modern era, from Islamic and Christian lands to the spread of Jewish communities in Europe after the Spanish Inquisition.” There is a large section devoted to the modern era that focuses on European and American physicians and includes Jewish Nobel Prize winners. Included is a description of physicians who were leaders in the Zionist movement and those who contributed to the development of medicine in the State of Israel.
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Dov Peretz Elkins ● Jewish Media Review
A remarkable book, a
page-turner. Hard to put down. This wonderful collection about the intellectual
contributions of Rabbi Yitz Greenberg will be of interest to professionals and
laypersons interested in Jewish life. Anyone who reads it will be inspired,
uplifted and engaged.
Continue reading “A Torah Giant – new review”
Dr. Ari Kinsberg ● Jewish Press
Eliezer Berkovits (1908-1992) remains one of the most important Jewish theologians of the twentieth century.
Born in what is today Romania, he received semicha at the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin (where he was the talmid muvhak of the Seridei Eish) and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Berlin. While ministering as a respected rav in locales across the globe and later serving as the beloved chairperson of Jewish philosophy at Skokie’s Hebrew Theological College, Rabbi Berkovits also published an array of essays and books on halacha, philosophy and other topics of contemporary Jewish relevance. It is unfortunate that Rabbi Berkovits’ writings are today largely unknown to the larger Jewish public, even though the wisdom contained therein remains as relevant as ever.
Continue reading “Faith and Freedom”
Hungarian-born scholar Eliezer Berkovits (1908-1992) was a highly respected Orthodox rabbi. He was educated in Berlin, Germany, where he received his PhD. He authored 19 books in several languages.
He held fast to traditional beliefs such as that the Israelites met God at Sinai where God gave them both the Written and the Oral Torahs. He felt that halakha, Jewish law, is necessary to control people from acting against their own and society’s best interest. He explained that during the Holocaust God “hid his face,” hester panim, because God wants humans to use their free will even if they do so in a harmful fashion. He stressed the importance of Zionism. Although he recognized that women are not treated well in matters of marriage and divorce, and believed that both sexes are equal, he did not encourage changes in Jewish law.
Continue reading “New Review – Berkovits Haggadah”