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A Fine Blend of Scholarly & Popular Jewish Books


New Release! Conflict & Resolution in the Early Prophets

by Rabbi Allen Schwartz
Now Available for Pre-Order!

Save 10% off the paperback version when you pre-order now!    The Bible is filled with characters, even heroic ones, who seem to fall short of the mark. David, Joshua, and Elijah are some of the characters that appear to blatantly break Torah law. In some cases their apparent sins are not even recorded as violations. However even in cases where the biblical text withholds criticism, the Rabbis were acutely aware of these apparent failings. In some cases, the Rabbis were courageously open about criticizing the heroes of the Bible, claiming that their sins led to various punishments. In other cases, the Rabbis fiercely fought to acquit the biblical characters from any wrongdoing. In Conflict & Resolution in the Early Prophets, Rabbi Allen Schwartz compiles, categorizes, and explains over 100 violations in the Bible, focusing on the books of Joshua, Judges, and Samuel. In each case, he explains the parameters of the biblical law, and shows how the Rabbis addressed those violations. In many cases, multiple responses, some favorable and some condemnatory, are presented side by side. Rabbi Schwartz’s style reveals the interplay between traditional and modern Bible interpretation, while providing a unique window into the minds of the Rabbis of the Talmud and Middle Ages.

Rabbi Ari Kahn at Young Israel Aish Las Vegas

January 10-11, 2020
9590 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Kodesh Press at the YU Seforim Sale

February 3, 2020
2495 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10033

Reading the Rav Book Launch with Dr. Moshe Sokolow

February 10, 2020, 8 p.m.
Yeshiva University Seforim Sale

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, ztz”l, was one of the most prominent teachers of Modern Orthodox Jewry. Dr. Moshe Sokolow, Associate Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, collects fourteen articles and essays about how Rabbi Soloveitchik  understood ideas central to Jewish life, such as the relationship between man and God, the role and centrality of prayer from historical and philosophical perspectives, belief in redemption, the role of Zionism in Judaism, and many others. Dr. Sokolow masterfully weaves in Talmudic, traditional, and modern sources to provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the Rav’s position, and a broader grasp of the full range of Jewish approaches to these fundamental questions.

Rabbi Ari Kahn at Beth Jacob (San Diego)

February 14-15, 2020
4855 College Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

Rabbi Ari Kahn at Congregation Baron Hirsch (Memphis)

April 24-25, 2020
400 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38120

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