Dear Dr. Chani,
I am writing to you about a friend I am worried about. There is a 40-something-year-old bachelor who lives in my community. I often host him for Shabbat lunch with my family. He is kind and friendly. I see no reason why he could not be happily married. Yet, over the years, I have tried to
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Reviewing: “The Gallery of Beauties” by Nina Wachsman. Level Best Books, June 2022. ISBN 978-1-68512-105-1.
It is 1612 in Venice. Diana, a young Jewish widow, is happiest studying religious texts with her father, as she used to do with her late husband. But she
Reviewing: “Words for the Wise: Sixty-Two Insights on Hebrew, Holidays, History and Liturgy” by Mitchell First. Kodesh Press. 2022. 264 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1947857971.
There was great anticipation as the news spread that Mitchell First had a new book coming out soon. It
Reviewing: “Rebecca of Salerno: A Novel of Rogue Crusaders, a Jewish Female Physician, and a Murder” by Esther Erman. She Writes Press. 2022. English. Paperback. 264 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1647422479.
“Rebecca of Salerno,” by Esther Erman, is subtitled “A Novel of Rogue
Highlighting: “The Eishes Chayil Yamim Noraim Treasury” by Rabbi Dov Weller. ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications. 2022. Hardcover. 300 pages. ISBN #: 9781422632321.
(Courtesy of Artscroll) The days between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur are some of the busiest in a woman’s
Reviewing: “Unmatched: An Orthodox Jewish woman’s mystifying journey to find marriage and meaning” by Sarah Lavane. Sifria Publishing. 2022. English. Paperback. 226 pages. ISBN-13: 979-8218010324
The Talmud recounts the horrific and irreconcilable torture and murder of
I bet you’re anxious to learn the results of my blood-pressure test.
In last week’s article, I talked about my high blood pressure, and how, for the sake of a more accurate reading and because I kept claiming that my blood pressure was only high when I