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Messages Season 4

‘Messages’ is a weekly TV show featuring the ideas and ideals of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. In its fourth season the program aired in Toronto. Each half hour show includes a short segment of the Rebbe speaking (with English subtitles) followed by discussion and commentary by Chabad Rabbis and Rebbetzins from the Toronto area. These 26 […]

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The Deed Season 2

A Guide to Mitzvot from the TV Series ‘Messages’ ‘The Deed’ is the final segment of the weekly TV show ‘Messages’ featuring the ideas and ideals of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Each ‘The Deed’ is a five minute video presentation describing the practical performance of a mitzvah. This 2 disk set compiles 26 episodes from the […]

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A Handbook for the Jewish Home

by Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch In A Handbook for the Jewish Home, Rabbi Kolatch provides us with a practical guide that explains precisely and concisely how to conduct ourselves both in our homes and when interacting with the Jewish community at large. Without underestimating the reader’s intelligence or overestimating his or her Jewish knowledge, the […]

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A Plain Pine Box

A return to simple Jewish Funerals and Eternal traditions.by Rabbi Arnold M. Goodman A Plain Pine Box is an elegant, simple book that tells the story of a congregation’s transformation. We walk with Rabbi Goodman as he and his congregation learn about traditional Jewish practices surrounding death and burial as they organize a Chevra Kadisha. […]

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A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort 2nd Edition

A Guide to Jewish Bereavementby Dr. Ron Wolfson A guide to meeting the needs of those who mourn and those who seek to provide comfort in times of sadness. Includes the specifics for funeral preparations and practical guidance for preparing the home and family to sit shiva. Advice is given for attending a Jewish funeral, […]

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How to Conduct a Jewish Funeral

Help for you understand the meaning of life’s changes and find comfort in our heritage. This cd is the perfect gift! Instructional cd for learning how to conduct a Jewish funeral. Label: Chadish Media

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K’Vod Hamet

A Guide for the Bereavedby Rabbi Stuart Kelman Two guiding principles inform all Jewish rituals related to death and mourning, namely k’vod hamet (respect for the dead) and nichum avaylim. This booklet includes information about funeral preparations, grieving, relevant prayers, glossary and bibliography. Publisher: EKS Publishing, 2002

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The Jewish Mourner’s Companion

Guidance, Comfort, Liturgyby Rabbi Zalman Goldstein The first mourners book to include Mincha and Maariv services with easy-to-read English transliterations! This book will guide you through the difficult times of illness and death, presenting Jewish tradition in a way that is both sensitive and instructive. Endorsed by leading rabbis, hospital chaplains, and family counselors, this […]

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The Funeral and Cemetery Handbook

by Rabbi David Weinberger and Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter An essential handbook. In Hebrew and English, contains the funeral service, the procedure for burial, the procedure for erecting a monument (unveiling), prayers for visiting a cemetery and reciting at various relatives gravesides, and selected laws related to mourning.(97 Pages) Publisher: Arscroll/Mesorah

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When a Jew Dies

The Ethnography of a Bereaved Sonby Smuel C. Heilman An eloquent account of the traditional customs that are put into practice when a Jewish person dies that provides both an informative perspective on Jewish rites of mourning and a moving chronicle of the loss of a father. This unique narrative covers and recovers the boundary […]

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Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer

by Macy Nulman Fifteen years in the making, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer is a monumental achievement. Never before has such a comprehensive resource been available to those searching for answers to questions on Jewish prayer. Macy Nulman has provided, in one unique, accessible volume, information on each and every prayer recited in the Ashkenazic […]

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ArtScroll Complete Service for the Period of Bereavement - Siddur

Ashkenaz (Orthodox)Edited by Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter and Rabbi David Weinberger A Siddur designed especially to be used in a house of mourning. Adapted from the Complete ArtScroll Siddur , it highlights those special prayers and customs which are only relevant to bereavement. Included are explanatory notes Also included is Minchah for Shabbos afternoon, the […]

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The RCA Lifecycle Madrikh

by Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka A life-cycle handbook for the rabbi. Compact and focused. The categories of this volume are Baby Naming for a girl, Berit, Pidyon HaBen, Adoption, Conversion, Bat Mitzvah, Pre-Nuptial and Arbitration Agreements, Tenaim, Marriage and Sheva Berakhot, Visiting the Sick, Changing of Name, Dying, the Funeral, Birkat HaMazon in the House […]

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And From Jerusalem, His Word

Stories and Insights of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt’lby Hanoch Teller An inspiring tribute to the beloved gadol ha-dor, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt’l, whose vast scope and legacy of Torah knowledge, humility and love of chesed affected Jews the world over.(398 Pages) ‘Seldom is the Torah world taken so spellbound as it was by […]

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Shalom, Friend:

The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabinby The Jerusalem Report StaffEdited by David Horovitz Written by the reporters and editors who knew him best, drawn from interviews with the people who knew him best, this authoritative, entirely new biography traces the extraordinary life of Yitzhak Rabin, from his birth in Jerusalem in 1922 to his […]

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The Book Of Klezmer

The History, The Music, The Folkloreby Yale Strom Klezmer is Yiddish music, the music of the Jews in Europe and America, a music of laughter and tears, of weddings and festivals, of dancing and prayer. Born in the Middle Ages, it came of age in the shtetl (the Eastern European Jewish country town), where ‘a […]

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Shalom, Friend:

The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabinby The Jerusalem Report StaffEdited by David Horovitz Written by the reporters and editors who knew him best, drawn from interviews with the people who knew him best, this authoritative, entirely new biography traces the extraordinary life of Yitzhak Rabin, from his birth in Jerusalem in 1922 to his […]

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Still Life with Bombers

Israel in the Age of Terrorismby David Horovitz When peace talks between Palestinian and Israeli leaders collapsed at Camp David in 2000, a conflict as bloody as any that had ever occurred between the two peoples began. Now David Horovitzeditor of The Jerusalem Reportexplores the quotidian and profound effects this conflict and its attendant terrorism […]

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Tales Out of Shul

by Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Provocative, funny, moving, revealing — this remarkable book will make you laugh and cry (sometimes simultaneously) as it takes you behind the scenes of Jewish life抯 most hectic, frustrating, and satisfying job. This riveting journal takes us on a vivid and unforgettable tour of forty years in one of the most […]

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The Shul Without a Clock

Second Thoughts from a Rabbi’s Notebookby Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Both moving and humorous, serious and playful, this delightful book gives you a grand tour of many facets of Jewish life today. Calling the shots as he sees them, Rabbi Feldman, rabbi emeritus of Atlanta’s Congregation Beth Jacob, takes you to uplifting funerals, depressing bar mitzvahs, […]

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Minyan

10 Jewish men in a world that is heartbroken.by Eliezer Sobel Winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, Minyan is the story of Norbert Wilner, a man who has mastered the art of arrested development. At thirty-seven, he lives in New York City, still trying to find his place in the world and […]

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The Gift of Asher Lev

by Chaim Potok This is a sequel to My Name is Asher Lev , the story of an Orthodox Jew who becomes a painter and is ‘exiled from his Ladover Hasidic community in Brooklyn for 20 years. In this novel, shaken by critics’ reactions to his latest show and the death of his favorite uncle, […]

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In The Spiders Web

by Chaim EliavTranslated by: Miriam Zakon Originally run in serial form in an Israeli newspaper, this mystery by Eliav will keep you on the edge of your seat page after page. Jairo Silverman, a lawyer in Rio, attends the funeral of an old friend, and is drawn into a web of intrigue. His friend has […]

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Human Parts

by Orly Castel-BloomTranslated by: Dalya Bilu It was an exceptional winter.?With deceptive understatement, Orly Castel-Bloom draws back the curtain on her disturbing, revelatory novel set in Israel during the Al Aksa intifada. This is a world already regularly interrupted by terrorist ambushes and suicide bombs. And now it is further plagued by a Saudi flu […]

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In The Spiders Web

by Chaim EliavTranslated by: Miriam Zakon Originally run in serial form in an Israeli newspaper, this mystery by Eliav will keep you on the edge of your seat page after page. Jairo Silverman, a lawyer in Rio, attends the funeral of an old friend, and is drawn into a web of intrigue. His friend has […]

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Death on Sacred Ground

by Harriet K. Feder Ages 12+ On a Seneca reservation in New York a girl is found murdered. Vivi and her father, Rabbi Hartman, arrive for the funeral and end up in the middle of a mystery. Unsure of who t trust, Vivi searches for the solution to the disturbing death, but finds danger instead!(192 […]

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How to Conduct a Jewish Funeral

Help for you understand the meaning of life’s changes and find comfort in our heritage. This cd is the perfect gift! Instructional cd for learning how to conduct a Jewish funeral. Label: Chadish Media

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A Candle For Grandpa

A Guide to the Jewish Funeral for Children and Parentsby David Techner and Judith Hirt ManheimerIllustrated by: Joel Iskowitz Ages 4-7 A moving, poignant story explains Jewish funeral and burial practices to children. It gives comfort and counsel to young people who are ezperiencing the sadness that follows a loved one’s death. Beautifully illustrated. ‘…an […]

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The Book Of Klezmer

The History, The Music, The Folkloreby Yale Strom Klezmer is Yiddish music, the music of the Jews in Europe and America, a music of laughter and tears, of weddings and festivals, of dancing and prayer. Born in the Middle Ages, it came of age in the shtetl (the Eastern European Jewish country town), where ‘a […]

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Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism

When peace talks between Palestinian and Israeli leaders collapsed at Camp David in 2000, a conflict as bloody as any that had ever occurred between the two peoples began. Now David Horovitz—editor of The Jerusalem Report—explores the quotidian and profound effects this conflict and its attendant terrorism have had on the lives of ordinary men, […]

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