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Book cover: How to Get God on Your Side

Warning! This book could change the way you think.

if you have ever wondered why it seems that a few people make all the difference in the world, and if you have ever wondered why some people seem happier and luckier than others—especially if you have ever wanted to be one of them—then this book is for you.
The premise is simple: all of us have the same access to God no matter what our particular beliefs may be. It is up to each of us to reach out and connect. Inside, you will find 100 ways to connect and all the reasons, too!

Pirkei Avot: Torah from Our Sages

Meet the General whose work helped make defensive weapons the most sought after systems in the world's military budgets.

So it really is possible to “hit a bullet with a bullet.” But going from disbelief to a state of reasonable certainty required intense effort and coordination. It also required an individual with a certain kind of background and belief. Come meet the General!

Alone and Wrestling (cover)

From the Pen (and Keyboard) of Seymour Rossel ...

Start with fiction and wend your way into the recesses of essays as disparate as the modern meaning of superstition, the inner workings of the mystical  Sefer Yetzirah (“The Book of Creation”), a true-life encounter with Martin Buber, how Rebecca saved the Hebrew people. and so much more.

Pirkei Avot: Torah from Our Sages

Study Pirkei Avot with Jacob Neusner as Your Guide!

It’s a rare opportunity to study the Mishnah’s favorite tractate with the world-renowned master of the Mishnah, Dr. Jacob Neusner. Torah from Our Sages is a commentary like no other, filled with fresh thinking and insightful teaching. You will not wish to miss this.


Rooms of the Soul: A Novel Told in Hasidic Tales
The Wise Folk of Chelm

The guide for reading Torah week by week!

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How we know what the authors and editors of the Torah and the Bible had in mind; and how we know who they were.

Study the actual texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls; discover people, places, & events they illumine; & consider their meaning now.

A close look at the Bible’s book of beginnings and what the Book of Genesis is really trying to tell us.

The legacy of the Writings, from scrolls that read like storybooks to wisdom literature and the Book of Job.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst…” — Follow two women from idyllic village life to ostentatious palace courts.

Click any panel for descriptions of Teacher In-Service workshops, weekends, & more

Turning teachers into classroom wizards is a Rossel specialty. Every in-service workshop is tailored to your school.

“Commandments” for classroom management. Interactive & challenging, teachers apply what they know & discover new tools.

Teachers — veteran & novice alike — leave with new techniques, new understandings, & renewed confidence. For all teachers, k-college & beyond.

Tricks and tips that make any curriculum sing and give teachers the master teachers’ edge. A Rossel classic, highlighted by a colorful and memorable visual presentation.

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Celebrate 5,000 years of great Jewish teaching in legends, tales, & stories. Based on Seymour Rossel’s book The Essential Jewish Stories.

Consider the four ways our ancestors “heard” God’s voice and discover the one path that tradition teaches is open to us today.

The momentous first centuries shaped the Judaism we live & breathe. This colorful presentation explores events that changed the world.

Fake News is nothing new. Explore how governments in ancient times –throughout Bible lands — used “The Big Lie.”

From Chelm to the Baal Shem Tov, from Elijah the prophet to Albert Einstein — Rossel has a unique way of bringing stories to life.

Click any panel for descriptions of workshops, lectures, & text study on Jewish Magic & Mysticism

The basics of Jewish mystical teachings, with a side-glance at the wild world of Jewish magic through the ages.

Can modern Jews — Reform, Conservative, Humanist, & Reconstructionist — find spirituality without losing faith in science & logic?

Is the “D”-mail in your life going unanswered? Understand dreams in the Bible & how dreams are embedded into our Jewish heritage.

Jewish mystical movements in biblical, talmudic, & early medieval times & their influence on the Jewish soul.

Major Jewish mystical moments since 1492 and how they shape and continue to inspire modern Jewish religious movements.

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