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Machzor in Poetry The Book of Esther: A poetic Reading for Purim
with Introduction and Hebrew text of the entire Megillah
Kindle e-book publication 2016 - revised February 2017
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This entertaining, inspirational and informative rendering of the Biblical book of Esther into rhymed verse brings to life the characters and the intrigue of the court of Xerxes I in ancient Persia. It follows closely the Biblical account of the banishment of the king's wife Vashti, the competition arranged to find a replacement consort for him, and the choice of the beautiful, but retiring Jewess, Esther, an orphan brought up in the home of her much older, and single, cousin, Mordechai. But as a new, racist and bumptious Chief Minister of State, Haman, rises to prominence and extracts permission of the king to destroy the Jews, Esther, though at first reluctant, is persuaded by her cousin to use her feminine charm to bring about Haman's downfall. Mordechai foils a plot to assassinate the king, and positions himself ultimately to replace the disgraced Haman and, together with Esther, to enable the Jews to take up arms and defeat those who wished to give Haman a posthumous victory. That victory was immortalised by the annual celebration of the Jewish festival of Purim and the chanting of the Hebrew scroll of Esther, being a chronicle of that saga.

Machzor in Poetry The Haggadah in Poetry
Why is This Different From All Other Haggadot …?
Published February 2015 by Gnesia Publications
ISBN: 978-0-946000-08-1

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Machzor in Poetry The Machzor in Poetry
A Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Companion
Published September 2012 by Gnesia Publications
ISBN: 978-0-946000-07-4

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Siddur in Poetry The Siddur in Poetry
A weekday & Shabbat Companion
Published September 2012 by Gnesia Publications
ISBN: 978-0-946000-06-7

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Genesis in Poetry Genesis in Poetry
Published September 2010 by Gnesia Publications
ISBN: 978-0-946000-05-0

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The Bedside Companion for Jewish Patients The Bedside Companion for Jewish Patients
Inspirational and entertaining readings and meditations to lift the spirits of the sick, hospitalized and house-bound.
Published in 2002 by Gnesia Publications.

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The abridged Haggadah for rusty readers The Abridged Haggadah for Rusty Readers
Perfect for those around the Seder table whose Hebrew reading is 'rusty' and for whom The recitation of the entire Haggadah would be too challenging.
Published in 2000 by Gnesia Publications.

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Yizkor Yizkor
A Memorial Booklet
Used in a number of synagogues, it contains individual English meditations for each departed relative.
Published in 2000 by Gnesia Publications.

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Issues of the Day Issues of the Day
A Modern Orthodox View
Wide-ranging. Ethical, moral and religious issues, Israel, Women, community, Interfaith, and author's personal reminiscences and experiences.
Published in 1999 by Gnesia Publications.

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Following the Synagogue Service Following the Synagogue Service
A Guide to the Weekday and Sabbath Services
Published in 1997 by Gnesia Publications.

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Festival Adventure Festival Adventure
Humorous and absorbing stories for the Junior school age group.
Published in 1982 by Gnesia Publications.

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Understanding the Synagogue Service Understanding the Synagogue Service
Published in 1974 by Gnesia Publications.