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A Timeless People: Memphis

September 6, 2011, by

The exclusive excerpt below, a continuation of Shabbat Shalom’s mini-series on Jewish communities across America, is courtesy of Dr. Saul Landa, a New Jersey dentist with a passion for photography, author of “A Timeless People” (Gefen Publishing), which highlights the history of 18 Jewish communities across America. How to Grow a Jewish Community The keys

A Timeless People: Cincinnati

August 23, 2011, by

Often called “The Queen City of the West,” Cincinnati was also described by historian Henry Howe as “a sort of Paradise for the Hebrews.” The exclusive excerpt below, a continuation of Shabbat Shalom’s mini-series on Jewish communities across America, is courtesy of Dr. Saul Landa, a New Jersey dentist with a passion for photography, author

A Timeless People

August 16, 2011, by

After attending the Orthodox Union’s first Emerging Jewish Communities Fair in 2006, Dr. Saul Landa, a New Jersey dentist with a passion for photography, was inspired to publish “A Timeless People” (Gefen Publishing); highlighting the history of 18 Jewish communities across America. Dr. Landa’s four-year odyssey resulted in a coffee-table sized book of 380 pages

Sometimes You Are What You Wear! (Part II – Self Respect)

July 26, 2011, by

In the following exclusive excerpt from his book, Sometimes You ARE What You Wear, Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran addresses the general principles tzniut. Regardless of gender, age, culture or religious background, modesty is “the interchange, the nexus, between the ethical and the moral, between the inward-facing and the outward-facing”, and not simply a matter of

Sometimes You Are What You Wear! (Part I: Self Image)

July 19, 2011, by

In the following exclusive excerpt from his book, Sometimes You ARE What You Wear, Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran addresses the general principles tzniut. Regardless of gender, age, culture or religious background, modesty is “the interchange, the nexus, between the ethical and the moral, between the inward-facing and the outward-facing”, and not simply a matter of

In Narrow Places: Part III

July 6, 2011, by

Below is part three of a three-part series of excerpts from Dr. Erica Brown’s introduction to In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks To view the first excerpt, please visit: In Narrow Places: Part I To view the second excerpt, please visit: In Narrow Places: Part II Dr. Brown is one of

In Narrow Places: Part II

June 29, 2011, by

Below is part two in a three-part series of excerpts from Dr. Erica Brown’s introduction to In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks To view the first excerpt, please visit: In Narrow Places: Part I Shabbat Shalom will feature the last excerpt next week. Dr. Brown is one of the foremost Jewish

In the Narrow Places: Part I

June 21, 2011, by

Below is part one in a three-part series of excerpts from Dr. Erica Brown’s introduction to In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks Shabbat Shalom will feature the remaining excerpts in weeks to come. Dr. Brown is one of the foremost Jewish educators of our time. Through her writing, study groups and

Black and White, or Color?

May 24, 2011, by

As photojournalistic wedding photography becomes an increasingly popular choice, photographer Judah S. Harris shares his personal approach and explains how couples can explore a more artistic rendition of their special day. “Black & White or color?” That’s a question I ask couples when meeting with them to discuss my photographing their wedding. For some the