Book Launch: Memoirs of a Hopeful Pessimist

hopeful-pessimist-web-1Thursday evening, December 22, at 8 p.m. at Kehilat Yedidya, 12 Lifschitz Street in Bak’a.

MC for the evening: Linda Gradstein.

Panelists: Noomi Stahl and Dr. Yoni Moss, with response by Debbie.

Short musical program and light refreshments.

Book available for purchase and signing.

For more information, visit the event page here.

Book Launch of Tanakh, an Owner’s Manual


Book Launch and Annual Yahrtzeit Shiur in memory of Hannah and Joseph Sokolow

The Place of Megillat Esther in TANAKH

Monday March 2, 2015

7:30 pm

Lincoln Square Synagogue
180 Amsterdam Avenue
(at 68th Street)
2nd floor Beit Midrash

For more details, click here.

Book Launch and Lecture

Book Launch and Lecture

with guest speaker Rabbi Joseph Polak

author of After the Holocaust the Bells still Ring 

3 January, Motzei Shabbat

at 19:30

at Pomeranz Bookseller

Be’eri 5, Jerusalem  

Admission is free, but seating is limited

Please RSVP

Pomeranz Bookseller –

Ohr Hashachar Book Launch

We are pleased to announce that Ohr HaShachar is now available.OhrHaShachar

Ohr HaShachar is an in-depth commentary in English on Birchot HaShachar (the morning blessings), published by Urim Publications. It’s more than a commentary actually – this is a “machshava” sefer, a philosophical work on Judaism, containing novel approaches to a host of central concepts in Torah.

This Thursday the author, David Bar Cohn, will be hosting a book launch at his home.

Books will be available for purchase.

Light nosh will be served.

Place: 2/1 Nachal Alexander, Ramat Beit Shemesh-A
Date: Thurs, Sept 4, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30pm

You can see a preview of the book online:


Book Launch of ReReading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter!

Don’t miss our book launch event – live music, provocative study, stimulating conversation, inspiring ideas

 ReReading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter by Bonna Devora Haberman

Saturday night, September 29th, 8:30 pm

10 HaGadna Street – enter via the black gate, Old Katamon, Jerusalem

Please RSVP to the Lawrences via

telephone: 052 346-0846 or


Please dress warmly – we’ll be outside in the garden.

The book will be available for 72₪ =  $18.

We look forward to sharing this work together.

Bonna Devora Haberman


Rabbis Shuchat, Father and Son, Launch New Books

by Canadian Jewish News Staff

Father and son rabbis Wilfred and Raphael Shuchat were to jointly launch their new books at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim the evening of Slichot, September 8.

The elder Shuchat, 92, rabbi emeritus of the Shaar, has published Noah, The Flood and the Failure of Man, the third in his series on the interpretations of the sages of the Midrash Rabbah.

His son, Rabbi Raphael Shuchat, a lecturer in Jewish philosophy and mysticism at Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has published Jewish Faith in a Changing World: A Modern Introduction to the World and Ideas of Classical Jewish Philosophy.

In Noah, the elder Rabbi Shuchat writes that, although the biblical figure was chosen by God to save humanity, the sages have some reservations about his character. “[Noah] seems to be a saintly man with many flaws,” the author writes. Continue reading “Rabbis Shuchat, Father and Son, Launch New Books”

Interactive book launch for Majesty and Humility with author R. Reuven Ziegler

Join for a live, online, interactive book launch with R. Reuven Ziegler about his new volume Majesty and Humility: The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Urim Publications).

Tuesday, March  6th at 10pm Jerusalem time (3pm New York). Free registration required at: Contact with any questions or for assistance.

Rabbi Reuven Ziegler is Director of Research and Archives of the Toras HoRav Foundation and has edited numerous volumes of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s writings. He is also a founder of Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash and serves as its Editor-in-Chief.

You are Invited to a Book Launch

Herod The Man Who Had to be King

An Historical Novel by
Yehuda Shulewitz ז”ל
Completed and Co-Edited by
Malka Hillel-Shulewitz
Published by Penina Press

Beit Avichai
44 King George St., Jerusalem
(ז’ אדר תשע”ב) Weds., Feb. 29, 2012
Reception & Refreshments from 5 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 5.45 p.m.

  • Introduction by Dr. Mordechai Nisan, Lecturer in Middle East Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem on The Relationship Between History and the Novel
  • Musical Interlude with the Kolot mei Ha’Olam Ensemble Arranged by Cyrelle Simon
  • Followed by Ezra Rosenfeld, Founder and Head of Tanach Tiyulim on How the Rabbis View Herod

Moderator: Malka Hillel-Shulewitz

We will be delighted by your presence.
Please let us know if you can join us.
RSVP to by 25.2.12
Entrance to parking below Beit Avichai, Keren Kayemet St.