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  • The Blue Box

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    Life is fragile, and when it changes without warning, people are changed as well, sometimes irreparably. When circumstances outside our control reshape our lives, who we are and who we have the capacity to become are put to the test. With clarity ...


  • Prairie Sonata

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    Richly textured and lyrically written, Prairie Sonata is the story of Mira Adler and her journey from innocence to experience. Mira grows up in post–World War II Canada, in a close-knit Manitoba community founded by secular Jews from Eastern Europe. ...


  • From Promise to Peril

    A Family Saga by

    The upwardly mobile Landesburg family sells off their modest German dairy farm to seek financial success in early-twentieth century Berlin, where their son Sigmund eventually graduates from a prestigious medical school. Sigmund’s medical practice ...


  • A Sword Shall Pierce Your Soul

    The Story of Jesus' Mother by

    Based on the biblical account of Mary, mother of Jesus, A Sword Shall Pierce Your Soul takes readers back to first-century Israel, where they meet a young woman whose “Yes” to God heralded the first notes of the gospel. From her engagement to Joseph ...


  • A People at the Source of a River

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    In 1933, a young Jewish family leaves an increasingly tense Germany for New York. Eager to make a place for his family in America, Henrich Schwartz purchases a large acreage in Washington State with plans to plant an apple orchard. With his wife, ...


  • The Messiah of Smyrna

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    In the 17th century, Shabtai Zvi was a name to reckon with. A man of strong passions and mesmerizing personality, he convinced many that he was the Jewish Messiah. But his thirst for power - his conviction that anything he wanted could be his - was ...


  • Ephraim

    A Rabbi Strays... by

    When twenty-seven-year-old Ephraim returns to Toronto from rabbinical school in New York, he’s looking forward to launching his career and then someday finding a devout young woman who’ll be happy to become his rebbetzin. However, his Uncle Avram ...


  • Under the Old Sycamore Tree

    The Story of a Slave in Ancient Egypt by

    Around 33 centuries, in Ancient Egypt, an Israeli village called Goshen was enslaved by the Egyptians for many centuries. The people of Goshen suffered greatly under the tyranny of their Egyptian masters and had given up hope trying to be rid of ...


  • Shtetl on the Grand

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    These stories describe aspects of Jewish life in Brantford from the 1940's; they are centred on fictional characters and events. Although 'small town', or shtetl communities like Brantford have faded away, the memory of them continues to fascinate ...


  • Prinz David's Castle

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    Germany, 1939. While Europe braces for the inevitable advancement of the Nazi war machine, Hitler turns his hate-filled agenda on his own people, specifically the portion of the German population least able to defend itself—the mentally and ...