Category: Book Reviews

Questions about the Torah that bothered scholars for centuries

  In “Inconsistency in the Torah,” Rabbi Dr. Joshua A. Berman, addresses questions that have bothered scholars and clergy for centuries—the many seeming contradictions that are found in the Torah, in both its narrative and legal portions. He offers a solution that they ignored, a solution that makes sense. He suggests that many of the […]

A great Israeli writer

Elsewhere, Perhaps By Amos Oz   Amos Oz, born in 1939, is properly regarded by many readers and critics as Israel’s most famous living author. He won numerous international literary prizes, such as the “Peace Prize of the German Book Trade” and “The Israel Prize.” His works have been published in over forty languages in […]

It is now revealed that the Torah teaches preventive medicine

                                                    New revelations about the Torah and preventive medicine   Dr. Michael Lebowitz’s “God’s Preventive Medicine” is a fascinating, eye-opening, and thought-provoking book that reveals never-before-known information about several biblical […]

American support of Israel in photos since 1840

  I learnt much from this book.   American Interest in the Holy Land Revealed in Early Photographs from 1840 to 1940 By Lenny Ben-David   Even people like me who are familiar with the history of the State of Israel and the relationships between Israel and the United States will enjoy reading this book, […]

A really good book

David Grossman is one of the great Israeli writers. People we should know about him.   David Grossman, born in 1954, who lives in Jerusalem, Israel, is the author of ten acclaimed novels and four non-fiction books. His works have been translated into forty languages, he is the winner of numerous prizes, his writings appeared […]

King Solomon’s mighty deeds in Midrashim

The following is a chapter from a book I am working on called “The Authentic King Solomon.”                                                                   King Solomon’s mighty deeds in […]

Some thoughts about Nachmanides

Among the many things that I do each week are the reviews that I write for amazon and which I place on amazon. (Since I was a child, I have been unable to do just one thing at a time. For example, I went to Talmudical Academy in Baltimore since kindergarten, including high school, but […]

Two tales by the master writer Agnon

The Nobel Prize Winner S. Y. Agnon is Israel’s most famous writer. Like the Bible, his works can be read and enjoyed on many levels.   Two Tales Betrothed & Edo and Enam By Shmuel Yosef Agnon Shmuel Yosef Agnon (July 17, 1888 – February 17, 1970) is considered one of Israel’s greatest writers. Agnon […]

A revelation by Amos Oz

I enjoy reading books by writers from other cultures such as ancient Greek tales by Homer and Hesiod and even the earlier one called Gilgamesh, the latter making me think more deeply about the biblical Noah; novels from Spanish writers filled with magical realism, which helps me understand prophecy; books by a French Jewish Nobel […]

The Black Box

This 1993 book is excellent. It is written by Amos Oz, one of Israel’s greatest writers. It is not only a well-told attention-holding story told by means of letters that one writes to another and the answers, it is a work of art, surely to be considered a classic in the future. The title is […]

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