Finding Ourselves in the Crowd: What 18 Out-of-the-Box Jews Can Teach Us About Individuality in Orthodoxy

Kidney donor. Wilderness therapist. Black belt. Zoological historian. Agunah advocate. Environmentalist. And Orthodox.

These are just some of the people you’ll meet in Finding Ourselves in the Crowd, 18 stories of out-of-the-box individuals in the Orthodox world—men and women, young and old, “frum from birth” and ba’alei teshuvah, ranging from Chassidic to Modern Orthodox.

Aside from their commitment to Torah, one thing unites them all: They believe in themselves—so they choose to be themselves.

Read about them, appreciate them, and become inspired to be yourself too.

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The Magic Touch: A Jewish Approach to Relationships

Touch is more powerful than most of us realize.

In this frank and eye-opening book, Gila Manolson offers a thought-provoking perspective on the Jewish approach to touch. Both serious and funny, entertaining and enlightening, The Magic Touch shows how one of the least understood areas of Jewish law can help you get the most out of a relationship.

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Outside/Inside: A Fresh Look at Tzniut

Tzniut—the Jewish term usually translated as "modesty"—is:

[ ] T [ ] F : A dress code

[ ] T [ ] F : Only for women

[ ] T [ ] F : Designed to keep men's heads in the right place

If you answered "true" to any of the above, this book is bound to be eye-opening.

Tzniut is seeing yourself in a different light. It is for both men and women. And its purpose is to transform your life—by connecting you to your deepest self.

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Head to Heart: What to Know before Dating and Marriage

Is dating on your mind?

Before going out, there's a lot to look into. Head to Heart raises rarely discussed issues of personal growth, psychology, love, and Jewish law—so you can be ready for the real thing.

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Choosing to Love: Building a Deep Relationship with the Right Person--and with Yourself

Love should come naturally—but it often doesn't. Especially love for ourselves.

In Choosing to Love, Gila Manolson highlights new scientific findings on love and touch, describes the media's growing impact on self-image, and demonstrates how the alarming rise in eating disorders reflects disconnection from our essence. And powerfully, she shows how Jewish wisdom and spirituality can help us reclaim the ability to love another—and ourselves.

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Hands Off! This May Be Love: God's Gift for Establishing Enduring Relationships

Gila's first book for a general audience!

Can not getting physical land you in the relationship you're looking for?

In this down-to-earth yet powerfully argued book, Gila Manolson demonstrates that if you want the real thing, there's no better way than to keep your hands off each other. Including both ancient Jewish wisdom and modern science, Hands Off! This May Be Love offers an enlightening perspective on how a radical old/new idea can help you achieve genuine and enduring love.

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