Catalog of Books

Judaism In A Nutshell Series
A complete guide to the themes, practices, and traditions of Passover.
The reality of God as examined through philosophy, history, and the  Kabbalah.
Learn how the State of Israel arose, its history and why it is so central to Judaism.
A broad exploration of the major holidays deeper spiritual meaning.
The Survival Kit Series
Rediscover the seder's lively inner life as a source for personal growth.
  Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur
An easy-to-use guide for the High Holiday Services
  Family Haggadah
Clear explanations woven into the standard text along with Q & A style commentary.
Survival Kit Companions
  Chanukah - 8 Nights of Light, 8 Gifts for the Soul
Examine the history, themes, traditions, and prayers of Chanukah.
  One Hour Purim Primer
A step-by-step guide to celebrating Purim with insights that reveal how the holiday speaks to the heart
Clueless but Curious Series
  The Bible For The Clueless But Curious
The Bible's wisdom presented  in a fun and unique format.
  Kosher For The Clueless But Curious
A fun, fact-filled and spiritual guide to all things kosher.
Cheat Sheets
  High Holiday Cheat Sheets
A pamphlet that's jam-packed with fun and practical information to help you have the most meaninful High Holidays ever!  
  My Hanukkah Cheat Sheets
This Hanukkah, give the gift of Jewish knowledge and humor.
  My Purim Cheat Sheets
This pamphlet is jam-packed (and not just because it includes a recipe for jam-filled hamentashen!) with useful, fun, and practical information about the holiday of Purim.
Other Available Books
  Remember My Soul
Provides a comforting voice for those who have suffered a loss.
  Death Of Cupid
Speaks equally to singles searching for love and couples searching to deepen theirs.
  Missiles, Masks And Miracles
Chilling accounts of the attacks on Israel during the Gulf War and the miracles that ensued.  
  The Jewish Hero Corps
This comic book tells the story of the world's only Jewish Super-Hero team as they go on a worldwide race against ti$  


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Media Resources


"Ever wondered what makes kosher food kosher? Why is keeping kosher important to Jews, anyway?does God really care what we eat? Apisdorf, an Orthodox rabbi, has the answers. With a sense of humor and a light touch, he lays out the basics of the Jewish dietary laws?what foods (like pork, snails, and shrimp) are forbidden; how to tell if prepared food that you buy at the store is kosher. He dispels many widely-held myths about the Jewish dietary laws. For example, contrary to popular belief, "kosher" does not mean that food has been blessed by a rabbi. Apisdorf also addresses pastoral questions, gently suggesting that Jews who want to start keeping kosher don't take on all the dietary laws at once: they should begin by cutting out one non-kosher food, and gradually move toward a more complete observance of the whole dietary code. Apisdorf also uncovers the spiritual aspects of keeping kosher. Integral to Judaism, he says, is the recognition that physical, seemingly mundane details can play a profound role in spiritual life. Quirky "bits and bites of kosher history" round out the book. (For example, Rokeach Co., a major producer of kosher food, began marketing kosher products in 1870 with kosher soap. Who knew?). Though certainly not the only introduction to Jewish dietary law, this charming guide is a welcome addition to the field."

--Publishers Weekly


 Media Resources
        Shimon Apisdorf (.jpg)

        Book Cover- Kosher for the Clueless but Curious (.jpg)

  Audio Files:
        Shimon discusses the High Holiday Cheat Sheets with Nachum Segal, 9/20/05 (.ram)

        Shimon discusses the High Holiday Cheat Sheets with Walter Bingham (Arutz Sheva radio), 9/21/05 (.ram)

        Shimon discusses Kosher for the Clueless but Curious with Nachum Segal, 11/14/05 (.ram)

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