Are you looking for the perfect Yom Tov gift? A book is always appreciated! Or do you need some great reading for yourself for the long three-day Yomim Tovim up ahead? For the kids? Following is a list of twenty all-new titles divided by subject from publisher Israel Bookshop Publications for your Yom Tov enjoyment!
Novels / Literature
THE FREEDOM TO BE: by Chaya David. A searing novel of two young men struggling with life’s choices…and the aftermath of those choices. FOR MATURE READERS.
THE MESHULACH: by Meir Uri Gottesman. Anything can happen in the mystical, magical world of Uri Meir Gottesman. Three powerful novellas in one book.
A PATCHWORK LIFE: by Libby Lazewnik. Great Yom Tov reading from one of your favorite authors!
RIDING THE WAVES: by Tamar Ansh. Stories and inspiration on navigating the sea of shidduchim. Author of Splitting the Sea.
Inspiration / Hashkafah
GROW MORE! by Rebbetzin S. Feldbrand. Inspiration, Stories and Practical Advice. A roadmap to self-improvement!
TIME TO LAUGH, A TIME TO LISTEN III: by Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland. Thoughts that open the heart and stir the soul through simchah.
SHIMSHON’S STRUGGLE: by Rabbi Gershon Weiss. The classic work on the story of Shimshon, and other hard-to-understand episodes in Navi. Completely revised with new material.
BEN ISH HAI: by Yehuda Azoulay. The Life and Times of Hacham Yosef Chaim of Baghdad. A beautiful biography for both Sefardim and Ashkenazim to enjoy and learn from.
THIS SIDE UP: by Mordechai Schmutter. Enter the upside down world of everyone’s favorite humor columnist, but be prepared for a surprise!
Chumash / Torah
DORASH DOVID ENGLISH: by Rav Dovid Hofstedter. Insights and Essays on the Torah. Available as a 3-volume set in Hebrew, on the entire Chumash, or one volume in English on Bereishis and Shemos.
DORASH DOVID HEBREW: by Rav Dovid Hofstedter. Insights and Essays on the Torah. Available as a 3-volume set in Hebrew, on the entire Chumash, or one volume in English on Bereishis and Shemos.
TARYAG ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 3 (Hebrew): Covers the mitzvos in Parshas Mishpatim that are heavily studied in Yeshivos. A stunning gift.
POWER POINTS: by Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum. Short stories and enlightening insights for your Shabbos and Yom Tov table. Arranged according to the three meals of Shabbos.
THE COLOR OF HEAVEN: by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair. Powerful Torah lessons and inspirational stories by a noted author and lecturer.
Teens / Children’s
ONIONS ALWAYS MAKE ME CRY: Edited by Sterna Citron & Nechama Dina Smith. Stories for teenage girls from the pages of Shoshanim Magazine.
DON’T JUDGE BY WHAT YOU SEE: by Ashira Greenberg. Children learn the all-important lesson not to judge others by their physical abilities/disabilities or other external appearances.
3 NEW DINA-DEE TITLES: by Menucha Beckerman. “Dina-Dee, Jewish Girls are Special!” – a Sukkos story – “Dina-Dee Forgives and Forgets”, and “The Mix-up in Dina-Dee’s Gan”.
YONI PLONI NEVER TALKS TO STRANGERS: by Rabbi Yehoshua Danese. This much talked-about slim volume teaches children specifically how to deal with strangers. Recommended by Rabbanim and the Torah Safety Commission.
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I am looking for titles of jewish novels that were written many years ago. I have some myself.