The Wonder Of Becoming You

Author: Miriam Grossman
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 0873064380
Size: 17.37 MB
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An explanation for adolescent girls of the changes that take place at puberty and how Jewish tradition views this and other related aspects of becoming a woman.

Talking To Your Children About Intimacy

Author: Sara Diament, M.a.
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1494245477
Size: 17.10 MB
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With rabbinic approbations (haskamos) from Rav Hershel Schachter, Rav Mordechai Willig, and Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, Sara Diament, M.A. has written an Orthodox Jewish parenting guide for talking to children about intimacy and sex from a Torah perspective. In a conversational manner and with sensitivity, she provides user-friendly guidance on understanding the Jewish view of intimacy and addresses the questions that parents have when broaching this topic with their children and teenagers. With recommendations on how to overcome discomfort and affectively engage children throughout childhood and adolescence, this guide is the perfect resource for parents who are seeking religiously appropriate advice and information.

Leaving Lucy Pear

Author: Anna Solomon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698149922
Size: 11.17 MB
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“From the first page, I was under Anna Solomon’s spell.” —Sue Monk Kidd Chosen as a must-read book by TIME Magazine, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, The Millions, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and BookPage Set in 1920s New England, the story of two women who are both mothers to the same unforgettable girl—a big, heartrending novel from award-winning writer Anna Solomon One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle's house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea's hopes for her future remain unfulfilled. She returns to her uncle’s house, seeking a refuge from her unhappiness. But she discovers far more when the rum-running manager of the local quarry inadvertently reunites her with Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising Bea's abandoned child—now a bright, bold, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear, with secrets of her own. In mesmerizing prose, award-winning author Anna Solomon weaves together an unforgettable group of characters as their lives collide on the New England coast. Set against one of America's most turbulent decades, Leaving Lucy Pear delves into questions of class, freedom, and the meaning of family, establishing Anna Solomon as one of our most captivating storytellers. “Anna Solomon writes with a poet’s reverence for language and a novelist's ability to keep us turning the page. A gorgeous and engrossing meditation on motherhood, womanhood, and the sacrifices we make for love.” —J. Courtney Sullivan

A Pocket Full Of Seeds

Author: Marilyn Sachs
Publisher: Belgrave House
ISBN: 9781610846547
Size: 11.71 MB
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Nicole Nieman had never really thought about being Jewish. Now, with the Nazis occupying France, refugees escaping to the border with Switzerland frequently stay with her family. Should they go, too? Then came the day when Nicole returned home to find her parents and sister gone, and the Nazis were looking for her. Where could she go? And would she ever see her family again? A New York Times Outstanding Children’s Book of the Year. Juvenile Fiction by Marilyn Sachs; originally published by Doubleday

The Newlywed S Guide To Physical Intimacy

Author: Jennie Rosenfeld
Publisher: Gefen Books
ISBN: 9652295353
Size: 17.83 MB
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There is no lack of books for Orthodox Jews on the laws of family purity, and there is no lack of secular sex manuals, yet there has never been a book that attempted to be a sexualmanual for Orthodox Jews. Until now. The new book Et Le'ehov: The Newlywed's Guide to Physical Intimacy is groundbreaking as it is the first book to offer guidance and advice on marital intimacy for Orthodox Jewish couples. The book is uniquely targeted to Orthodox newlyweds in several ways: Language used is designed to be sensitive--it is a accurate without being offensive and it is sensitive to the Orthodox community. Special "Question and Answer" sections: address common concerns faced by newlywed Orthodox couples. The range of sexual activities included is limited to those which are broadly sanctioned by halachah (JewishLaw). Specially commissioned illustrations were designed to be sensitive to the Orthodox young couple: only those pictures which are helpful to learning about sexual function are included.

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah

Author: Paula J. Freedman
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613125236
Size: 18.11 MB
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During the fall leading up to her bat mitzvah, Tara (Hindi for “star”) Feinstein has a lot more than her Torah portion on her mind. Between Hebrew school and study sessions with the rabbi, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to hang out with her best friend Ben-O—who might also be her boyfriend—and her other best friend, Rebecca, who’s getting a little too cozy with the snotty Sheila Rosenberg. Not to mention working on her robotics project with the class clown Ryan Berger, or figuring out what to do with a priceless heirloom sari that she accidentally ruined. Amid all this drama, Tara considers how to balance her Indian and Jewish identities and what it means to have a bat mitzvah while questioning her faith. With the cross-cultural charm of Bend It Like Beckham, this delightful debut novel is a classic coming-of-age story and young romance with universal appeal. Praise for My Basmati Bat Mitzvah "In my opinion, My Basmati Bat Mitzvah shows that everyone is different in their own way and some get the advantage of being culturally diverse. I rate the book 5 stars!" —Shivani Desai, age 13 STARRED REVIEW "The latest spunky heroine of South Asian–Jewish heritage to grace middle-grade fiction, Tara Feinstein, 12, charms readers from the get-go in this strong, funny debut." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Tara’s inquisitiveness, openness, and determination to chart her own path stand out in this warm story of family, faith and the ways people are unique yet intertwined." —Publishers Weekly "With a conversational and authentic tween voice, Tara invites readers into her world as she explores the larger issues of faith, compassion, and tradition while confronting the awkwardness that is puberty—her questions regarding God are poignant and relatable while her opinions on training bras are simply spot-on..." —The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books "Authors often mention but then shrink from exploring in depth their characters’ mixed religious heritage; it’s a sensitive subject that demands close scrutiny. Freedman bucks that trend, avoiding didacticism by portraying broader issues through Tara’s personality and unique circumstances. As Tara learns in this skillful exploration, an important source of her special strengths—questioning spirit, empathy and strong ethical compass—is her mixed heritage." —The Jewish Daily Forward "This story will have resonance for many children of many faiths at the cusp of religious adulthood." —Booklist "As she makes her way through these challenges, she learns a great deal about friendship, family, and heritage. Freedman handles the ethnic and religious diversity of Tara’s family and friends with a light touch, but doesn’t shrink from exploring some of the complexities of a dual heritage." —School Library Journal "This book’s well-drawn characters bring two colorful cultures to vibrant life. The contemporary urban setting, cast with touches of humor and romance, frame mature ideas of peer and self-acceptance in a familiar, lighthearted world. Middle grade girls will readily befriend Tara and pick up new cultural understanding." —Library Media Connection