Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Book Release: Quaking Hearts

Quaking Hearts by Crymsyn Hart

Wes and Samuel are partners in all things.  For the past two centuries, they have ridden earthquakes as Storm Riders. These cowboys run a dude ranch and can’t think of a more perfect life until Adina appears to them.

Adina, looking for acceptance, has come to them hoping for an open position among the Riders. Trouble follows her, no matter how much she tries to hide.

Not able to deny their growing attraction to one another, each must face the passion between all three of them. When someone tries to kill Adina, they swear vengeance and go in search of her shooter, only to find that heaven has other plans for these three lovers.

New Book Release: Early Years

Early Years by Boruch Oberlander and Elkanah Shmotkin

Early Years:

  • Meticulously researched and engagingly presented,
  • Early Years tells the fascinating story of the Rebbe’s early life, including newly-uncovered details of:
  • The Rebbe’s first meeting with his future father-in-law, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch.
  • How the match between the Rebbe and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak’s middle daughter, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, came about.
  • The identity of the Rebbe’s childhood teacher who lived in his home and whom he described as “a great Torah scholar.”
  • The details of the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin’s wedding in Warsaw, and of the simultaneous celebrations across the globe marking the event.
  • The Rebbe’s life in Berlin, where he lived with Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, hundreds of miles from his father-inlaw and the seat of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement..

New Book Release: Tehillim

Tehillim by R. Yosef Marcus

Tehillim with commentary from the Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah, Classic commentators and the Chasidic masters
Tehillim . For simple poetic genius, for pathos, sweetness and heartfelt piety, King David’s Book of Psalms is unique.

The Psalms are songs of praise to the Creator, speaking of His greatness, goodness and mercy, as well as of His power and justice. The Psalms reflect the full spectrum of life’s experiences, both of the individual and of the Jewish nation collectively.

No wonder than that throughout the ages, Psalms has served as a boundless source of inspiration, courage and hope.

Rabbi Yosef B. Marcus has once again compiled a staggering treasure house of commentary and insights on this fundamental text, offering us a deeper appreciation for every letter and every word of Psalms.

Anthologized from hundreds of commentators, classic to obscure, this work will allow Tehillim readers to bring newly-found inspiration and meaning to their daily, weekly and monthly recitations.

The commentary is rounded off by an incisive Introduction, bibliography and index. The physical appearance is likewise enhanced by original artwork, two-color printing and an elegant deluxe binding.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Book Release: A Host to History

A Host to History: The Story of Atlanta Athletic Club by Catherine Lewis

Known internationally as the home course of golfing immortal Bobby Jones, and recognized at one of the best clubs in the nation, Atlanta Athletic Club took possession of the second edition of its highly popular commemorative history book. A Host to History—The Story of Atlanta Athletic Club was originally published by Bookhouse in 2005. The new edition was updated to include recent developments and was redesigned in the process. One particular chapter, “Hosting the Majors,” vividly describes the club’s special role in attracting major golf championships. The Atlanta Athletic Club is one of a handful of elite clubs in the nation that, in the history of golf, has hosted multiple majors for both men and women.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New Book Release: Medical Decisions in Halachah

Medical Decisions in Halachah by Rabbi Moshe Rotberg

The world of medical ethics is often a slippery slope, which, if not governed by halachah, can lead to grave sins - including that of murder itself. The issues surrounding end of life, as well as other life-and-death questions, have become increasingly prevalent over the past few decades, due to both negative and positive developments in society. In today's day and age, it is not uncommon to need to make complex medical decisions, and it is of utmost importance that a patient and his or her caregiver understand the many issues and dynamics at play when it comes to medical care in halachah.

*  Which treatments and procedures must -and must not - be done for a terminally ill patient?

The doctor says that the surgery he needs to perform has a mortality rate of 50%. Does halachah allow for that surgery to be done?

* A family receives a call that their father's death is imminent. May they go on Shabbos to be with him? 

What must a family be aware of before allowing their loved one to receive palliative care in a hospice facility?

In Medical Decisions in Halachah, these issues and hundreds of others are dealt with in a clear and concise fashion. This sefer is the culmination of nearly a decade of research, in conjunction with the leading poskim and medical doctors in America, Canada, and Israel. In it, both layman and scholar will discover clarity and up-to-date information about halachah's stance regarding complex medical decisions.

New Book Release: Necessary Mourning

Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent Through Jewish Ritual by Dahlia Abraham-Klein

Necessary Mourning is written in an eloquent account of the traditional customs that are put into practice when a Jewish person dies providing a moving chronicle of the loss of Abraham-Klein's own father. This unique narrative crosses the boundary between psychology, spirituality and traditional Jewish ritual. Not only describing but also explaining the psychological significance behind Jewish practices and traditions, as Abraham-Klein moves through the five stages of mourning where at each stage it opens the door to a wider world and a broader understanding of life through touching death. The richly informative personal account deepens our understanding of the customs and traditions that inform the Jewish psychological response to death.

New Book Release: Kitzur Halachos Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Kitzur Halachos Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Rabbi Zev Hofstedter

A clear and concise guide to all the halachos of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, based on the Mishnah Berurah, by Rabbi Zev Hofstedter.