Showing posts from March, 2018

Books Received (March 2018)

With Pesach quickly approaching, I have no time for proper book reviewing.
As such, I will simply list some of the titles I recently received, along with some brief comments. Cover photos at the bottom of the page.
1.  Walking the Exodus Margaret Malka Rawicz Urim / 520 pp
A modern-orthodox woman's journey to re-trace the steps of the Exodus.  Loaded with pictures, personal stories, and sprinkled with divrei Torah. One of the most fascinating and captivating reads I have ever gotten my hands on. Highly Recommended. I hope I find the time to read every page.
2. Equality Lost Essays in Torah, Halacha, and Jewish Thought Rabbi Yehuda Henkin Urim / 190 pp
A reprint of the 1999 volume. I'm not sure why *this* volume was reprinted. I am a fan of Rabbi Henkin but this is not one of his more impressive works. Good resource for sources on Kol Isha, Women and Kaddish, and other similar "Women's Issues." 
3. The Gates of Joy The Laws and Customs of the Jewish Wedding Rabbi…

The Spiritual Revolution of Rav Kook

The Spiritual Revolution of Rav Kook The Writing of a Jewish Mystcic By: Rabbi Ari Ze'ev Schwartz Gefen / 270 pp
I was wildly impressed with the Spiritual Revolution of Rav Kook. After getting my hands on everything available in English over the years on Rav Kook's writings, this is the first, yes, the first, English book on Rav Kook that I was able to fully understand.
Although not a translation of any single work of Rav Kook (as most other translations are) The Spiritual Revolution of Rav Kook contains important and inspiring excerpts from all over Rav Kook's writings. The book is divided into four categories. The first is "The Individual" which contains teachings on God, Torah, prayer, Teshuva, personal growth, and more. The second is "The Nation" which includes many of his (in)famous teachings on Zionism. The third is "Humanity" which includes a chapter on our relationship with other religions. The fourth is "Creation" which is a…