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: http://www.barcohn.com.

 

Review of Moses and the Path to Leadership and Redeeming Relevance

by Alan Jay GerberMosesWeb2

Rabbi Zvi Grumet’s “Moses and the Path to Leadership” [Urim Publications, 2014] is an excellent profile of the great lawgiver which will provide you with a rigorous, close analysis of his biography and leadership talents. This documents how he withstood the test of his leadership as a teacher and master of G-d’s law and teachings. The book’s topics are most timely to this season’s Torah readings of the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy. Moses’ talent and gift of resilience, trust, and wisdom, are given their timely due within the context of his leadership talents as a teacher of the holy writ. This book forces you to recast your previous regard to Moses’ place in the history of our people. Read this work with caution as well as respect; both the subject and the author richly deserve it.

Rabbi Grumet is a musmach (recipient of rabbinic ordination) of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik and is a graduate of Yeshiva University. He is a senior staff member of The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, coordinator of the Bible Department at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi, and a distinguished faculty member at the Pardes Institute.

Rabbi Francis Nataf’s latest chumash commentary “Redeeming Relevance” [Urim Publications, 2014] deals with the Redeeming Relevance in the book of numbers
Book of Numbers. This commentary contains a relevance that gives it a heft both intellectually and religiously, a factor that is a rare commodity today among our Bible commentators. This quality is found in the way Rabbi Nataf deals with such complicated personalities such as Bil’am, Korach, the daughters of Tzelofchad, the spies, and the actions of the tribes of Shimon, Levi, Reuven, and Gad. Chumash is rarely taught in this manner at most shul shiurim, but it can be had by the simple addition of this work into your shul library.

Excerpts were taken from “On July 4th, warm summer book suggestions” The Jewish Star (July 2, 2014)

To see the full list of book suggestions click here.