To Let Go a Dream
by Rhoda Goldstein
When Iroquois warriors destroy her town in a terrifying massacre, 10-year old Calli loses everything. Captured by an Indian brave, she is carried off to a distant village – to a nation of kinsmen totally unlike her own. All that remains of her past life and family are her memories, and her dream to return to her people one day.
As time goes by however, Calli, now called Running Deer, gets to know and accept the customs of her new community. Yet each day brings unexpected surprises.
“Ominously the bearskin was beginning to shake, first in slow ripples and then more and more quickly. Suddenly, with a piercing shriek that shattered the suspended calm, the covering was completely thrown aside, and in filed the most frightening individuals Running Deer had ever seen or imagined. She clutched Blue Cloud’s arm in terror, but did not move.”
Gradually, life changes for Calli. With the passing of the seasons, she begins to see her captors in a new light. She learns to appreciate their traditions and comes to understand that they are not an uncivilized callous society, but a proud people of wisdom, courage, honor, and strength. This realization creates the ultimate dilemma for her: should she try to return to the world of her forefathers – or should she make peace with her new identity, and let go her dream?
To Let Go a Dream is a well-researched novel that takes the reader into the heart of Native American life. It gives a balanced picture of hazards faced by both sides in the pioneering and Iroquois communities and offers readers insight into self-awareness, tolerance and understanding between cultures. The book’s vivid, fast-paced style, packed with action and realistic descriptions gives readers a lifelike view of this crucial period in American history.
FRAGMENTED FAMILIES: Patterns of Estrangement and Reconciliation
by Ellen Sucov
Winner in Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice at the National Jewish Book Awards
The purpose of the book Fragmented Families is to clarify the phenomenon of estrangement between family members. The book focuses on the meanings and process of alienation, its outcomes and possible paths toward resolution. The reader is encouraged to recognize that estrangement, with all its frustration and pain, may offer new opportunities for self-understanding. The task of exploring one?s family, examining its fragmented parts and clarifying one?s own role as a family member is a crucial s tep in personal development, whether or not the effort leads to reconciliation. Fragmented Families is intended for a general readership. It will also be a relevant resource for psychologists, physicians, lawyers, social workers and clergy.
by Daliyah Hanin
Who are Saddam’s Spies?
When 16-year-old Fatima Atik is taken to live in the palace of her uncle, Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein, as a reward for her father’s bravery, she has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. Trained to become one of Saddam’s top spies, her identity changes completely. Her previous life as the pampered daughter of General Atik ends, and she becomes the sophisticated Leila Amal, an intelligent, quick-witted spy who is prepared to kill for the “Fatherland.”
Fatima’s adventures take her and her beloved handler, Sensei, from Iraq to Germany, Rome, and the United States. She tells her story with quick witted humor and riveting action, introducing the reader to a world known only to very few – the heart of Saddam’s corrupt and cruel regime.
Saddam´s Spies is a fast-paced, fictional spy novel that describes the West through eastern eyes. It shows the dedication that Saddam’s spies had to their cause, a cause that they were more than prepared to die for.
BUILDING WEALTH IN ISRAEL
by Douglas Goldstein, CFP
HOW COME SOME PEOPLE “MAKE IT” AND OTHERS DON’T?
In this indispensable volume, veteran investment advisor Douglas Goldstein, CFP, Director of Profile Investment Services, LTD., presents a solid overview of practical strategies for achieving financial success in Israel. Writing in an easy-to-understand manner, Goldstein teaches his readers how to get their financial houses in order and how to create, step-by-step, long-term plans for their wealth.
With a guest chapter from Leon Harris, CPA, international tax partner with Ernst & Young (Israel), Building Wealth will help you leverage one of the most powerful investment tools – knowledge.
REDEMPTIONS: Contemporary Chassidic Essays on the Parsha and the Festivals
by Rabbi Zvi Leshem
“Joyous prayer, mitzvot, and Torah study hold the answers to our existential questions…”
An original tapestry of ideas about our festivals and the weekly Torah reading, this work is a collection of Chassidic insights, presenting these beautiful concepts in easy-to-read, contemporary language. Rabbi Zvi Leshem’s informative and comprehensive writing touches on so many themes that have reverberated through time and continue to resonate through our generation, including: creation and the nature of love, ridding the world of anger, protection from domestic violence, feminine spirituality, and the power of joy.
Redemptions provides a clear understanding of the deep wisdom within the Torah from the Chassidic perspective, refining and explaining concepts that touch all of our lives, every day. It appeals to Jews of all backgrounds, whether they are seeking an understanding of the esoteric explanations of Chassidut on the Torah, or a straightforward insight into the Torah portion of the week.