The Rabbi, Priest, and Two Ministers who gave their lives so that others might live. In the midst of WWII, on February 3, 1943, a German Nazi submarine torpedoed the USAT Dorchester near Greenland, with more than 900 US army personnel on board, including four chaplains. This is the heroic story of Rabbi Alexander Goode, […]
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Simcha Raz has the unique ability to gather profound Jewish teachings from many places and deposit the sweetness and beauty of this Jewish wisdom into outstanding collections. Now in their seventh book together, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins presents the English edition of Simcha Raz’s collection of wisdom and tales from the Baal Shem Tov, the […]
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins tells the heroic story of Peter Bergson (born Hillel Kook) who understood before most Nazi Germany’s genocidal intentions and devoted great efforts to mobilize the United States, in particular, to save European Jewry. Written in a manner accessible to young people and also of great interest to adults, Elkins reminds us […]
Few friendships in all of American Jewish history have been as impactful for Jews as the one between Eddie Jacobson and Harry S. Truman. Dov Peretz Elkins ably recounts the story of that friendship and what it meant for the emerging state of Israel. An inspiring story.– Jonathan D. Sarna, University Professor and Joseph H. & […]
In the eyes of many Jews, the great poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik opened wide the door to the modern era of Hebrew literature through his poetic style and expression of thought. In Bialik’s era, the mere mention of his name stirred the hearts of the Jewish nation. Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins presents highlights from the […]
Jewish Ethical Wisdom From Pirkei Avot. The only Pirkei Avot edition according to topic themes.