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Annual Supplement of inspiring stories, poems, midrashim to enrich conducting and participating in High Holiday worship. Ideal for rabbis who want to enliven services for Yamim Noraim. Annual Best-seller. Over 400 pages!
To Climb the Rungs: Memoirs of a Rabbi
In this memoir, “To Climb The Rungs”, Dov Peretz Elkins has culled stories from his Rabbinic career that highlight his contributions in Jewish education and commitment to the Jewish people.
The Holy Brothers
TALES OF REB ELIMELEKH OF LIZHENSK AND REB ZUSHA OF ANIPOLI.
With charm and a deep respect for the values by which they lived, Simcha Raz opens the window into the lives of these two brothers, their profound teachings, and their simple, yet deep dedication to living lives of holiness.
Translated by Dov Peretz Elkins and with a foreword by one of the most prolific storytellers of our generation, Rabbi Hanoch Teller, The Holy Brothers: Reb Elimelekh of Lizhensk and Reb Zusha of Anipoli is the first time the tales of these two personalities are published in English.
Many people want to know what rabbis talk about when they know that no layperson is listening. Four Rabbis At Lunch provides a fictional attempt at replicating some of these intimate – no laypersons present – conversations by listening in on four rabbis as they meet for their weekly lunch.
A Treasury of Thoughts on Israel and Zionism is a collection of facts, opinions, words of wisdom and commentary themed to the rights and responsibilities of the Jewish nation in today’s world.
In this anthology of comfort and healing, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins and Anne E. Pettit present this collection, chiseled out of the crucible of the pain of many hands – some from years past, others more recent, some from cavernous voids, others from lesser degrees of sorrow. It is their hope that the soothing words they have included in this book can be a contributing source of healing that will uplift a sorrowing heart, dry a tearing eye, and send a mourner on the necessary path to normal living.
This collection is filled with stories that celebrate the joys, sorrows and challenges of being Jewish. Storytelling is a major component of the Jewish tradition, and this book honors that heritage. Some stories are timely and others are timeless; all are filled with heart-and, of course, love. In these pages you will discover the invincible power of love-love of family, love of tradition, love of God. Whether you are a Jew or a non-Jew, this collection is sure to capture your heart. Publishers Weekly called it the best of the entire Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
While there are other books on the subject of Judaism and the environment, SIMPLE ACTIONS FOR JEWS TO HELP GREEN THE PLANET (Growth Associates / October 2011/ Softcover/ $17.99) is the only one that deals directly with specific actions and behaviors that Jews (and people of all faiths and backgrounds) can perform to become active in helping to green the planet.
The Torah is called -Etz Chaim – a tree of life. In all of his writings, Dov Peretz Elkins has managed to make the ancient wisdom of Judaism come alive for modern men and women. He is at his best in Sidrah Sparks, Talking Torah at the Table with Your Family. Rest assured, not only will this book give you something to talk about at your table with your family; it will also give rabbis something to talk about in their synagogue with their congregants. The book really does help make the Torah come alive!
The author’s theory is that if one knows 50 verses of the 5000 in the Torah (1%!), the reader will begin to grasp the essence of the Bible This is a revolutionary approach.
WISDOM OF JUDAISM – An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud – written by the author of the book. Includes Questions for Discussion, making it easy to use the book for a text in the high school or adult classroom.