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BY Esther Apt
August 7, 2014

By Amy Webb Dulton Adult 2013, 304 pages In the age of online dating, this book takes a new look at an issue that millions of daters generally leave up to fate. Sick and tired of hearing things like “ true love will find you”  and “ stop being so picky,”  digital strategist and author CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 31, 2014

By Joshua Muravchik Encounter Books, 281 pages With Israel battling both terrorists in the Gaza Strip and a sea of public opinion that more often than not casts the Jewish state as the aggressor in its conflict with the Palestinians, Joshua Muravchik’s new book couldn’t come at a more prescient time. A fellow at the CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
July 24, 2014

By Edith Brotman, Ph.D. Jewish Lights Publishing, 191 pages Though the earliest references to the Jewish spiritual practice of mussar date to ancient times, the focus on ethics re-emerged in the 19th century when revered scholar Rabbi Israel Salanter of Lithuania and his disciples formalized its study, creating a Mussar Movement in Germany and Russia. CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 17, 2014

By Jacob M. Appel University of South Carolina Press, 177 pages Jacob M. Appel is many things: a physician, an attorney, a bioethicist and, if he’s telling the truth in the selection of self-deprecating essays, a forlorn lover obsessed with finding out why the flurry of different individuals in his life do the things they CONTINUE »

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BY Neal Gendler
July 10, 2014

By Stephen Pressfield Sentinel, 430 pages Taken on its own terms, as “hybrid history,” “The Lion’s Gate” is an engaging immersion in the experiences and emotions of participants in Israel’s first three wars. Steven Pressfield, author of 12 previous books, interviewed 63 people over the course of 370 hours and sliced their recollections into chronological CONTINUE »