Mamaleh Knows Best

Mamaleh Knows Best
Author: Marjorie Ingall
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0804141428
ISBN 13: 9780804141420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mamaleh Knows Best Book Review:

We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: Hectoring, guilt-inducing, clingy as a limpet. In Mamaleh Knows Best, Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall smashes this tired trope with a hammer. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares Jewish secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical, and accomplished children. She offers abundant examples showing how Jewish mothers have nurtured their children’s independence, fostered discipline, urged a healthy distrust of authority, consciously cultivated geekiness and kindness, stressed education, and maintained a sense of humor. These time-tested strategies have proven successful in a wide variety of settings and fields over the vast span of history. But you don't have to be Jewish to cultivate the same qualities in your own children. Ingall will make you think, she will make you laugh, and she will make you a better parent. You might not produce a Nobel Prize winner (or hey, you might), but you'll definitely get a great human being.

Mamaleh Knows Best

Mamaleh Knows Best
Author: Marjorie Ingall
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 080414141X
ISBN 13: 9780804141413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mamaleh Knows Best Book Review:

"In this funny, insightful look at the best practices of Jewish mothering, Marjorie identifies the 10 key tenets of Jewish parenting, then uses a blend of funny anecdotes, modern research, and ancient texts to show how anyone can teach those values at home"--

Hungry

Hungry
Author: Crystal Renn,Marjorie Ingall
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN 10: 143910123X
ISBN 13: 9781439101230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hungry Book Review:

In this inspiring and cautionary memoir, one of the world's top plus-size models relates her former life as a Size 00 model and her battles with eating disorders and delivers a universal message about body image, beauty, and self-confidence.

Nurture the Wow

Nurture the Wow
Author: Danya Ruttenberg
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1250064953
ISBN 13: 9781250064950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nurture the Wow Book Review:

A deeply affecting, funny, insightful meditation that challenges readers to find the spiritual meaning of parenting. Every day, parents are bombarded by demands. The pressures of work and life are relentless; our children’s needs are often impossible to meet; and we rarely, if ever, allow ourselves the time and attention necessary to satisfy our own inner longings. Parenthood is difficult, demanding, and draining. And yet, argues Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, if we can approach it from a different mindset, perhaps the work of parenting itself can offer the solace we seek. Rooted in Judaism but incorporating a wide-range of religious and literary traditions, Nurture the Wow asks, Can ancient ideas about relationships, drudgery, pain, devotion, and purpose help make the hard parts of a parent’s job easier and the magical stuff even more so? Ruttenberg shows how parenting can be considered a spiritual practice—and how seeing it that way can lead to transformation. This is a parenthood book, not a parenting book; it shows how the experiences we have as parents can change us for the better. Enlightening, uplifting, and laugh-out-loud funny, Nurture the Wow reveals how parenthood—in all its crazy-making, rage-inducing, awe and joy-filled moments—can actually be the path to living fully, authentically, and soulfully.

How to Be a Jewish Parent

How to Be a Jewish Parent
Author: Anita Diamant,Karen Kushner
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN 10: 0805212205
ISBN 13: 9780805212204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Jewish Parent Book Review:

How can I make the holidays interesting and meaningful to my child? Should I send my child to a Jewish day school? A Jewish summer camp? What kind of synagogue is best for my family? How do I plan a family trip to Israel or add Jewish heritage sites when traveling around the country or around the world? If you are, or hope to be, a Jewish parent in more than name, you have a lot of decisions to make. So many choices! But you can have no better guide to this wealth of opportunity than Anita Diamant. The author of popular books on Jewish weddings and baby rituals, Diamant now joins with family therapist Karen Kushner to help you through the next steps. They give creative, practical answers to these and many other questions, provide guidance on how to foster Jewish decision making for children of all ages, describe how to make your home a "Jewish space," and explain the importance of synagogue membership, holiday celebrations, community service, and other family activities. Diamant and Kushner draw from many sources to describe the practices, customs, and values that go into creating a Jewish home. They combine insights from Jewish tradition with contemporary developmental thinking about how children learn and grow. They provide addresses (including Web sites) where you can find specific information and other resources. And since experience may be the best of all teachers, they share their own and other parents' stories and observations. For Diamant and Kushner, the number-one goal of How to Be a Jewish Parent is to give parents (and grandparents) guideposts to raising joyful children within the rich tradition of the Jewish faith and culture. No Jewish family should be without it. From the Hardcover edition.

All s Faire in Middle School

All s Faire in Middle School
Author: Victoria Jamieson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 0735229988
ISBN 13: 9780735229983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All s Faire in Middle School Book Review:

Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind—she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all. As she did in Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson perfectly—and authentically—captures the bittersweetness of middle school life with humor, warmth, and understanding.

Raising America

Raising America
Author: Ann Hulbert
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN 10: 0307773396
ISBN 13: 9780307773395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising America Book Review:

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, millions of anxious parents have turned to child-rearing manuals for reassurance. Instead, however, they have often found yet more cause for worry. In this rich social history, Ann Hulbert analyzes one hundred years of shifting trends in advice and discovers an ongoing battle between two main approaches: a “child-centered” focus on warmly encouraging development versus a sterner “parent-centered” emphasis on instilling discipline. She examines how pediatrics, psychology, and neuroscience have fueled the debates but failed to offer definitive answers. And she delves into the highly relevant and often turbulent personal lives of the popular advice-givers, from L. Emmett Holt and Arnold Gesell to Bruno Bettelheim and Benjamin Spock to the prominent (and ever conflicting) experts of today.

If All the Seas Were Ink

If All the Seas Were Ink
Author: Ilana Kurshan
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1250121272
ISBN 13: 9781250121271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If All the Seas Were Ink Book Review:

**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature** **2018 Natan Book Award Finalist** **Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies ** The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life." The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original." The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.” American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.” At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce,Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for“daily page” of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundredyears. Her story is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriageand motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turningpage after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tourof the Talmud. For people of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If All theSeas Were Ink is a celebration of learning, through literature, how to fall in loveonce again. Discussion guide available at ilanakurshan.com

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year
Author: Abigail Pogrebin
Publsiher: Fig Tree Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1941493211
ISBN 13: 9781941493212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Jewish Year Book Review:

In the tradition of The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs and Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler comes Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year, a lively chronicle of the author’s journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism. Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance; she wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the religious calendar. Whether in search of a roadmap for Jewish life or a challenging probe into the architecture of Jewish tradition, readers will be captivated, educated and inspired by Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools
Author: Jane Nelsen,Mary Nelsen Tamborski,Brad Ainge
Publsiher: Random House USA Incorporated
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1101905344
ISBN 13: 9781101905340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools Book Review:

"Jane Nelsen, author of the successful Positive Discipline series, has now compiled a toolkit for parents to teach their children creative cooperation and self-discipline, with success stories from parents worldwide"--

The Carp in the Bathtub

The Carp in the Bathtub
Author: Barb Cohen
Publsiher: Kar-Ben Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 1512407534
ISBN 13: 9781512407532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Carp in the Bathtub Book Review:

On its 30th anniversary of publication, Kar-Ben brings back the classic story of Leah and her brother, who hatch a plan to save the Passover carp from the cooking pot.

Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself

Starring Sally J  Freedman as Herself
Author: Judy Blume
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1481414372
ISBN 13: 9781481414371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself Book Review:

While spending the winter of 1947-1948 in Miami Beach with her family, ten-year-old Sally makes up stories, casts herself in starring roles in movies, and encounters a sinister stranger.

The Enduring Ark

The Enduring Ark
Author: Gita Wolf,Joydeb Chitrakar
Publsiher: Tara Publications
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2013-02
ISBN 10: 9789380340180
ISBN 13: 9380340184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enduring Ark Book Review:

Retells the biblical tale of Noah's ark through an Indian adaptation that features scroll-painting-style illustrations.

Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures

Parenting  Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
Author: Amber Dusick
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 1460309863
ISBN 13: 9781460309865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures Book Review:

"The drawings aren't very good, Mama." —Crappy Boy, age 5 Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you're not the one wiping it up. This book won't make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you're not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know.

The Art of Solitude

The Art of Solitude
Author: Stephen Batchelor
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0300250932
ISBN 13: 9780300250930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Solitude Book Review:

"Elegant and formally ingenious."--Geoff Wisner, Wall Street JournalIn a time of social distancing and isolation, a meditation on the beauty of solitude from renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught. He aimed to venture more deeply into solitude, discovering its full extent and depth. This beautiful literary collage documents his multifaceted explorations. Spending time in remote places, appreciating and making art, practicing meditation and participating in retreats, drinking peyote and ayahuasca, and training himself to keep an open, questioning mind have all contributed to Batchelor's ability to be simultaneously alone and at ease. Mixed in with his personal narrative are inspiring stories from solitude's devoted practitioners, from the Buddha to Montaigne, from Vermeer to Agnes Martin. In a hyperconnected world that is at the same time plagued by social isolation, this book shows how to enjoy the inescapable solitude that is at the heart of human life.

The Way Back

The Way Back
Author: Gavriel Savit
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1984894641
ISBN 13: 9781984894649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way Back Book Review:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A SYDNEY TAYLOR NOTABLE BOOK Perfect for readers of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons. For the Jews of Eastern Europe, demons are everywhere: dancing on the rooftops in the darkness of midnight, congregating in the trees, harrowing the dead, even reaching out to try and steal away the living. But the demons have a land of their own: a Far Country peopled with the souls of the transient dead, governed by demonic dukes, barons, and earls. When the Angel of Death comes strolling through the little shtetl of Tupik one night, two young people will be sent spinning off on a journey through the Far Country. There they will make pacts with ancient demons, declare war on Death himself, and maybe-- just maybe--find a way to make it back alive. Drawing inspiration from the Jewish folk tradition, The Way Back is a dark adventure sure to captivate readers of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust.

My Everything

My Everything
Author: Einat Nathan
Publsiher: Hachette Go
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 0306924056
ISBN 13: 9780306924057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Everything Book Review:

The compassionate #1 bestseller in Israel that shows parents—particularly mothers—how to teach children to be strong and independent by seeing the world through their children's eyes and feel it through their children's hearts. Einat Nathan is the mother of five children and a parenting expert and counselor with her own clinic. She first published her book (Haimsheli, by top publisher Kinneret Zmora Bitan) in 2018, and it became the national bestseller of the year across all categories in Israel, making her a national celebrity. My Everything resonated because mothers read it, cried and smiled, and discovered a way to look at their children as independent people, not solely as an extension of who they are or as a calling card. Now translated into English, My Everything is a beautiful and comforting read that reminds mothers how to be patient with their children, to try to remain calm in an age of constant fearmongering, and to appreciate and accept each child as an individual, with their own quirks, gifts, and flaws. Einat writes, "Parenthood is like a bungee jump. It's scary and fun, it makes you fly and often lets you down." This book isn't so much a parenting guide as an exploration of the complex emotional journey of being a parent, reminding us of the courage and energy it requires as well as acknowledging that no parent is perfect and at the end of the day, this relationship is about connection. My Everything is a compassionate, loving answer to The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother to teach children to be strong and independent. Part Conscious Parenting and part The Blessings of a Skinned Knee, this is a book that will transform how readers think about raising children, resonating across cultures.

Crazy Sexy Diet

Crazy Sexy Diet
Author: Kris Carr,Sheila Buff
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-01-17
ISBN 10: 0762774525
ISBN 13: 9780762774524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Sexy Diet Book Review:

The author of the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor takes on the crazy sexy subject of what and how we eat, drink, and think. Crazysexydiet.com On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass! Along with help from her posse of experts, Carr lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: a low-glycemic, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes. In ten chapters with titles such as, “pHabulous,” “Coffee, Cupcakes and Cocktails,” “Make Juice Not War,” and “God-Pod Glow,” Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair. In addition to debunking common diet myths and sharing vital tips on detoxifying our bodies and psyches—advice that draws both on her personal experience as a cancer survivor and that of experts—she provides helpful hints on natural personal care, how to stretch a dollar, navigate the grocery store, eating well on the run, and working through the inevitable pangs and cravings for your old not-so-healthy life. Crazy Sexy Diet is a must for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting
Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN 10: 1101992972
ISBN 13: 9781101992975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Danish Way of Parenting Book Review:

International bestseller As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

52 Shabbats

52 Shabbats
Author: Faith Kramer
Publsiher: The Collective Book Studio
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 1951412265
ISBN 13: 9781951412265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

52 Shabbats Book Review:

"Educational and tantalizing" —Foreword Reviews Whether you are a longtime host of weekly Shabbat dinners or new to this global Jewish tradition, 52 Shabbats will spice up your Friday night in one way or another. This book offers a holistic scope of the Shabbat tradition for every reader, Jewish or otherwise. In it you'll find: Over fifty primary recipes to anchor your menuMore than twenty recipes for side dishes, accompaniments, and dessertsShort essays that detail global foodways and historiesExplanation of the Shabbat ritual Faith Kramer outlines recipe pairings in a mix-and-match friendly format, incorporating easy substitutes throughout the cookbook to make Shabbat accessible for all lifestyles. From gefilte fish to challah, berbere lentils to cardamom cheesecakes, these seasonally organized recipes will never fail to inspire your weekly dinner menu. MORE PRAISE FOR 52 SHABBATS: "For anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques....A worthy companion to Joan Nathan's King Solomon's Table (2017)." —Booklist "Clear and approachable....Faith has included recipes that not only have you rethinking Shabbat but dinner year-round." —Calvin Crosby, The King's English Bookshop "[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor." —Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food