After the Moon . . . a Luminous Orange! Pungent wit, succulent poetry and luminous insight fill this latest collection of Forbes’s inimitable brand of modern haiku—a worthy companion volume to his recently published After the Moon a Blue Ocean. Curious how each of these poems can be read in a few seconds, yet stays with you forever!
Two Minutes of Torah: TM Short Essays on the Weekly Parsha
yet deceptively entertaining, Ephraim Sobol’s two-minute commentaries
on the Torah Parshiot are chock full of deep, original. and fascinating
insights that make each Parsha vitally relevant and applicable to daily
life. Reb Sobol has found a key to the mind of every Jew who “knows he
is Jewish in his heart.”
Alexander Forbes, considered by many one of Canada's finest poets, lends
a unique, contemporary voice to the ancient art of haiku, tanka, senryu
Blending humor, whimsy, erudition and elegy with a light but thoughtful
brush, Forbes offers surprises as insightful as they are delightful.
Long a familiar name to afficionados of modern haiku journals, Forbes
presents his first collection of poems in the modern haiku style--the
perfect gift for that literate loved one who has everything--or nothing!
UNTIL YOUR PEOPLE PASS OVER; THE STORY OF OUR LIVES
Until Your People Pass Over; The Story of Our Lives
by Moishe & Yetta Feiner.
perhaps the most devastating epoch of all of Jewish History, the lives
of this remarkable couple are told here by the protagonists with
disarming simplicity and spine-chilling directness. From the beleaguered stetlach of the Ukraine to the snowbound steppes of
Siberia, from the awe-inspiring Court of the Holy Tzaddik of Belz to the
field kitchens of the Soviet Army, this is a Jewish survival narrative
unlike any other that I have ever read or heard. Rife with hair-raising
terror and trauma, pathos and hilarity, yet brimming with Holiness, with
open Miracles, and with unswerving Faith in G–d, this book is a living,
unadorned, historical testimony of what it really means to be a Jew in
the last and darkest moments before the Ultimate Redemption.
The coffee tableart
book, traditionally the prestigious but impenetrable refuge of stuffy
art critics, the best of whose texts are often unjustly and ironically
condemned to serve as drab wallpaper to the beautiful reproductions they
were intended to elucidate, has now been superseded. Hail the art book
in which paintings and text form an indelible bond of passion, wonder,
discovery and self discovery! The inventor of this welcome innovation is
none other than Rafael Chodos (already praised on this site as the
author of a monumental legal reference work on Fiduciary Duties), who
has lately co-authored with celebrated Japanese artist, Junko, a jewel
of an art book entitled, Why on Earth Does God Have to Paint?
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Rafael Chodos; Based on Selected Works and Writings of Junko Chodos.
Giotto Multimedia, 2009. 336 Pages. ISBN: 978-0-9704042-8-2.
Price: US $35.00
Book Review by Peter Gimpel.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
by Dan Bowling
Squadron lead and group lead pilot of the 57th
Bomb Wing, 321st Group, 445th Squadron,22-year old Dan Bowling flew 67 combat
missions over Northern Italy between August, 1944 and May, 1945. He also kept a
war diary, from which, soon after his return to civilian life, he wrote an
expanded memoir of his wartime experiences. Discovering this precious
typescript in a closet, where it had lain forgotten for more than 50 years, Dan’s
son, historian Lance Bowling, of Cambria Records fame, published this stirring
account of the unassuming courage, patriotism and dedication that won the war
and keeps America great. Illustrated with Bowling’s personal period photo and
document collection and an appendix of rare, original documents pertaining to
WWII air operations, this book also contains a rare account of the secret PDI
system that enabled the bombardier to control the plane, during bomb runs, for
precision bombing. A forthright, valuable, first-hand contribution to your WWII library!
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Hard cover. 192 pages
Price (US): $23.95
FIRST WESTERN TRANSLATION OF THE POEMS OF YIHUAN!
Brief Rest in the Garden of
Flourishing Grace. Poems of Remembrance & Loss by the
Manchu Prince Yihuan: Renditions from the Chinese, by Vera
Remembered chiefly as the
father and grandfather of the last rulers of Imperial China, Yihuan
(1840-1891) was a gifted and prolific poet whose work represents the
last glowing embers of the Confucian school. Working from the original
Chinese, poet Vera Schwarcz captures the spirit and humanity of a
philosopher-statesman cast aside by the landslide of history. In these
wonderful poems by the last patriarch of the Qing Dynasty, Ms. Schwarcz
probes with her own poetic artistry the consolation of memory, forging a
profound link between old and new, east and west, history and poetry.
Though her selection comprises but a small part of Yihuan’s considerable
output, there is a greatness here that merits serious attention. Thus
we are honored to premiere the poet Yihuan in this, the first
representative translation of his work in any western language!
Red Heifer Press. ISBN: 978-0-9631478-2-0. Trade
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--Jeffrey Satinover, MS, MD, former William James Lecturer in Psychology
& Religion, Harvard University; former President, C.G. Jung
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in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change.
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Rumours of Bees. Paintings by Tricia
Sellmer, Poems by Alexander Forbes. An
outstanding new poetic talent teams up with one of Canada's most
celebrated painters to pay harmonious tribute to those
remarkable denizens of the hive, purveyors to the
breakfast table and all-around buzzing wonders: The Bees.
The result, elegantly bound and beautifully type-set and
printed on top-quality archival paper by Abacus Press,
makes a charming and thought-provoking dialog between the visual
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Soft Cover. 7.5" X 12". 64 pages.
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If I Could
Sleep by Alex B. Stone. By the fifth day of
sitting Shiva for his eldest daughter, Fred Stern has
transformed his mourning into a desperately needed opportunity
to reconnect with his soul, his past, and his Faith. There's only
one problem: his devoted sister has flown in to share his
bereavement, and she's driving him nuts . . .
A brilliant and moving novel about
aging, grieving, noodging, and never giving up.
Trade paper. ca 225 pages.
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Gansa's Dream, or Science as a Naked Lightbulb: a Jewish
reply to Carl Sagan's Demon-haunted World: Science as a
Candle in the Dark. By Peter Gimpel. Narrative
poem in 75 "stanzos", satirizing Sagan's anti-religious
agenda; with a critical exposé of Sagan's fuzzy thinking,
sloppy scholarship, and Jewish self-hatred. With 11 "visualizations"
by Gerry McGuinness.
paper. 72 pages (including illustrations). ISBN:
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of Looking at Images: the Logic of Visualization in
Literature & Society. By Mervyn Nicholson.
What is a mental image? 13 Ways marks the
beginning of a new era of thinking about images and what
they are and do. Exploring a broad sampling of
deceptively familiar tracts, Nicholson demonstrates that
crystallized, frozen into literary texts are the laws that
regulate the proliferation and organization of mental images. In
tracing this "logic of visualization," Nicholson shows how
society–not just individuals–thinks in images, and how
this "imagethinking" informs social constructs, not just
literary texts. A landmark work by a brilliant and
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Concert Paraphrase of the Song of the Soldiers of
the Sea (for piano), by Jakob Gimpel (Op. Post.).
Sheet Music. Edited by Marc-André Hamelin. Foreword by
Peter Gimpel. "Witty, skillfully and brilliantly done,
should find widespread recognition, the more as it is based
on such a popular patriotic tune . . . bound to become a
steed for every concert pianist, but at the same time a
valuable technical study for every piano student." —Ernst Toch.
Price (US): $12.95.
NOW IN PRINT!
Carnevalis of Eusebius Asch, Edited, Annotated,
and with an Introduction by Peter Gimpel.
A young and gifted piano student struggles
to find himself between the contradictory worlds of
Secular Humanism and Jewish Mysticism in this passionate
romance of intellectual and spiritual awakening set
against a background of music, literature, philosophy and art.
With original contributions in the field of audiopsychology as
well as to the understanding of Giambattista Vico, Père
Castel, and Hermann Hesse's Glasperlenspiel, this
novel is one of the few to have won the distinction of a
review in a journal of philosophy. Yet critics and
readers alike have praised the Carnevalis for its
wit, humor, imagination and emotional power.
A SELECTION OF THE JEWISH BOOK CLUB
Trade paper. 272 pages. ISBN 0-9631478-1-1. Price (US):
With Halfmoon Rising: Selected Poems by Peter
Gimpel. Containing . . . POETRY MY ARS! A
hilarious send-up of the academic poetry scene. ON
THE INTERPRETATION OF BEETHOVEN: Elegy from the
ruins of today's mass-media classical-music celebrity
culture. THE QUESTION: What if the State of Israel
had no right to exist? A fable. CANTO VII: An unsuccessful
bid for the first civilian spaceride is transformed into a
defiant tribute to the Challenger VII
Astronauts. TESHUVA: A five-poem cycle
celebrating the poet's return to Jewish observance in the
chassidic tradition of his grandfather. And much more!