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Candies from Heaven

In his native Israel, Gil Hovav is beloved as a special national cultural treasure. Now, finally, with this deft translation of his utterly charming story collection that comes laced with 21 mouthwatering recipes, English-speaking readers will be able to appreciate why. Hovav is a masterful storyteller, a born raconteur. An unforgettable gallery of colorful uncles, aunts, and other family member--with food woven through as a lemotif--makes these autobiographical accounts of growing up in Jerusalem in the 60s and 70s read like short stories in the great tradition of Sholem Aleichem: tales told with great wisdom, tenderness, insight, and wit as tart as a bowl of Yemenite pickles. And who wouldn't salivate over Hovav's family recipes for sweet sour chorba tomato soup or his Aunt Levana's eggplant and feta bourekas? Dig in, dear readers, pleasure is served.

Jesus' Mission Required a Son: A Summary of Jesus, Mary, Lazarus and Child: The Great Secret of the Fourth Gospel

A concise summary of the conclusions drawn in Jesus, Mary, Lazarus and Child, by J. Tyson primarily for those with an interest in the current theory that Jesus had children. By understanding the context and motivation behind Jesus' mission, we can understand why his success was dependent upon him having a son. No footnotes, no long explanations. Just an easy read to whet the appetite.

Tell A Vision: Future Prophetic Wars Of Revelation

as predicted in this book, the 5th War of Israel is coming soon and lead by The Islamic State. It was not even a blip on the radar when written.

This work reveals a new understanding of the Book of Revelation. As you read through the various chapters, the reader will be presented with the answers to some key questions on Bible prophecy and the Book of Revelation: What are the future wars of Israel? Will the 5th war of Israel occur soon? Does the Rapture occur at WWIII? Why WWIII is not Armageddon? What are the powers that will soon be changed forever? Why the United States is not a power after WWIII? Why Islam is not a factor during the Tribulation? Why the Antichrist is not the Mahdi? What the 666, number of the Beast, really is? What Daniel's ten toes and ten horns really mean? Why Daniel's extra 75 days following the Tribulation? What is the sign that proceeds Christ's coming?

Confidence in God in Times of Danger

Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. Confidence in God in Times of Danger is a passionate explanation of God's workings in the Book of Esther. The author moves from Biblical insight to practical application in the lives of God's people today. When the times are turbulent and filled with all manner of possible dangers, the great God of the Bible is in control and can be trusted completely.

"We learn that the most casual events which take place in the affairs of the world are connected with God's plans respecting His people; and that the most trifling things are appointed and directed by Him to effect His purposes. It decides a question that philosophy has conversed for ages, and will never fathom; recording a number of events, the result of man's free will, yet evidently appointed of God and directed by His providence. From this book the believer may learn to place unbounded confidence in the care of his God in the utmost danger; and to look to the Lord of omnipotence for deliverance when there is no apparent means of escape."

Should I Convert to Judaism?

This book guides readers who are considering joining the Jewish people. The book describes the variety of reasons why people convert, a plan for how to think about conversion, a way to think about God in the Jewish tradition, a step-by-step description of the conversion process, and an extended list of further resources. There are stories of converts throughout the book.

Teaching Mitzvot: Reciting the “Shema”

A description of the mitzvah of reciting the shma, it's meaning, laws and symbolism. Lists of activites to help students connect to the mitzvah are suggested for students at each age level (primary, intermediate, secondary) as well as for group teaching of mixed ages. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Tzedakah

A description of the mitzvah of tzedakah. Lists of activites, like making Shabbat challah covers for nursing home residents, are provided that will help students connect to the mitzvah. There are activities for each age level: primary, intermediate, and secondary, as well as for teaching family groups. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Honoring the Elderly

A discussion on the value of honoring our elders. Lists of activities for every age group, like creating a collage about ageism, are included. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Teaching Torah: V’zot Habrach

The final parsha of the five books of Moses, this text includes Moses' last words to his people and the elevation of Joshua as the next leader. This chapter also includes an analysis of the text, suggestions on how to personalize it, and even a related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project idea.

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Teaching Torah:Mikaytz

The story of Joseph in Egypt, from his imprisonment through his elevation to ruler, and reunion with his brothers and family. This chapter also includes in-depth analysis and insights into the text, suggestions on how to personalize it as well as related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas.

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Teaching Torah: Balak

The story of Balak, the King of Moab who sends the prophet Balaam to curse the Israelites. Yet, after a chat with his donkey who suddenly has the power of speech, Baalam chooses to bless them instead. This chapter also includes an in depth analysis of the text, suggestions on how to personalize it and related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Being Kind to Animals

A summary of the sources and meaning of the value of Tza'ar Ba'alay Chayim. Activities for every age group, like visiting a zoo and evaluating the care of the animals there, are included. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Ethics and the Jewish Teacher

A discussion on the nexus of Jewish education and Jewish ethics, with special focus on the values of tzedakah, k'lal Yisrael, personal and business ethics, and reaching the disabled.

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Beyond Apples and Honey: The Editor’s Soapbox

A call to action that outlines the importance of updating Jewish teaching techniques so that they are more effective in giving students enduring understandings of core Jewish values and issues.

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Enriching Instruction with Music

Suggestions for how to integrate song into the classroom that enhances a Jewish curriculum and helps teach Jewish subjects.

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Moses Maimonides: Regimen of Health

Maimonides' Regimen of Health, a treatise on hygiene,was written in 1198 for the Egyptian sultan Afdal Nur al-Din Ali, who suffered from attacks of depression accompanied by physical symptoms. Maimonides teaches that physical convalescence is dependent on psychological well-being and rest. He stresses the necessity of hygienic conditions in the care of the body, physical exercise, and proper breathing, work, family, sexual life, and diet, and suggests that music, poetry, paintings, and walks in pleasant surroundings all have a part to play toward a happy person and the maintenance of good health.

The Noble Quran English Languange Edition Ultimate

The Noble Quran literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanized Qur'an or Koran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from Allah SWT (God) It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature. The Quran is divided into chapters (surah in Arabic), which are then divided into verses (ayah).

Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Prophet Muhammad SAW was 40, and concluding in 632, the year of his death. Muslims regard the Quran as the most important miracle of Prophet Muhammad SAW, a proof of his prophethood, and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Prophet Adam (Pbuh) and ended with Prophet Muhammad SAW. The word "Quran" occurs some 70 times in the text of the Quran, although different names and words are also said to be references to the Quran.

According to the traditional narrative, several companions of Prophet Muhammad SAW served as scribes and were responsible for writing down the revelations. Shortly after Prophet Muhammad SAW passed away, the Quran was compiled by his companions who wrote down and memorized parts of it. These codices had differences that motivated the Caliph Uthman to establish a standard version now known as Uthman's codex, which is generally considered the archetype of the Quran known today. There are, however, variant readings, with mostly minor differences in meaning.

The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in the Biblical scriptures. It summarizes some, dwells at length on others and, in some cases, presents alternative accounts and interpretations of events. The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance for mankind 2:185. It sometimes offers detailed accounts of specific historical events, and it often emphasizes the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence. The Holy Quran is used along with authentic and reliable hadith to interpret sharia law. During prayers, the Quran is recited only in Arabic.

Someone who has memorized the entire Quran is called a hafiz. Quranic verse (ayah) is sometimes recited with a special kind of elocution reserved for this purpose, called tajwid. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims typically complete the recitation of the whole Quran during tarawih prayers. In order to extrapolate the meaning of a particular Quranic verse, most Muslims rely on exegesis, or tafsir.

Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

Due to the scarcity of sources regarding actual Jewish and Muslim communities and settlements, there has until now been little work on either the perception of or encounters with Muslims and Jews in medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. The volume provides the reader with the possibility to appreciate and understand the complexity of Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations in the North.

Against Apion

The Makers and Teachers of Judaism, From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Death of Herod the Great

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Pesach Seder Haggadah: Passover Seder Haggadah

This Jewish Christian Haggadah, the Hebrew word for "story," is a tool used to fulfill the commandment of Exodus 13:8 which tells us that we are to tell our children about Passover because of what the Lord did for the Israelites and the liberation from Egypt. The tradition of telling this story while reclining with having four cups of wine and a meal is goes back to the 2nd century BCE. With striking resemblances of the seder as it is presented in the Mishnah, the story of the Last Supper of Jesus with the disciples is actually a description of a Passover seder based upon early rabbinic documents and a present comparison of these traditions with the texts of the Gospels.

Steadfast In Honor the Gist - Bible Torah

I have talked to people all over about reading the Bible; but many of them would respond, "I've tried to read the Bible; but, ya know, I just can't understand it. All I get from it is partial truths and double-talk. Maybe you can understand it; but I'll just read the paper, at least I can understand that."

So, in obedience to God we, the group at Bread of Life International Ministries, took on this enormously long project of writing this GIST-BIBLE. What a GIST-BIBLE is, is a "what it's talking about"-Bible. What the BOLIM (Bread of Life International Ministries) group have done is we have read from many versions of the Bible, prayed about what we read, talk to seasoned ministers, read again, prayed and listen to the Holy Spirit and wrote what He said down in our own words.