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 […]
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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.
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. Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, the editor of this volume, has compiled material across 38 topics to develop this handy resource for speakers, writers, students, […]
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 […]