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Just One Jew

The Grandson of a Gadol Tells His Story

by Moishe Mendlowitz

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An Amazing, Honest, Personal Perspective on One Jew's Journey


He's the grandson of Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, and he left behind his Jewish heritage and the yeshivah world he grew up in to take a wild ride through secular, upstate New York where his long-haired, businessman image took over.

Until Hashem tapped Moishe Mendlowitz on the shoulder and led him, through a series of miraculous events, back to Torah Judaism in a roller-coaster ride across continents and turbulent emotions. Today he's the manager of the Heritage House in Jerusalem's Old City and a sought-after speaker and founder of a kiruv organization.

In this inspiring, fascinating, and exciting book, the author brings the reader into his inner world, telling a tale that will have you crying, laughing and thinking--about the power of just one Jew.


  • ITEM #: 5104
  • ISBN: 978-1-59826-361-9
  • Weight: 1.2000 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 207 pages
  • Published by: Feldheim

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    • 9/12/14

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    • Cohendogie

    This book is a wild ride how Moishe Mendlowitz whent off the derech and came back to a Torah Life. The Grandson of Rabbi Shrage Feivel Mendlowitz founder of Mistvta Torah Vodaath is a realy good story. Hang on to your seat!

  • The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree

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    • 2/27/11

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    • Fern Sidman


    A review of "Just One Jew: The Grandson of a Gadol Tells his Story"

    By; Moishe Mendlowitz

    Reviewed by Fern Sidman

    In this autobiographical account of the vicissitudes of his journey back to Hashem and a Torah life, Moishe Mendlowitz, the grandson of Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, ZT"L reaches deep into the hearts of his readers; teaching profound lessons that resonate within our souls. In "Just One Jew" , Mr. Mendlowitz does not mince words as he offers a refreshingly candid full disclosure of his departure from a Torah observant lifestyle, as a student at Brooklyn's Yeshiva Torah Vodaath. He chronicles both his immersion into the abysmal darkness of secular decadence along with his return to an observant life with unbridled passion and honesty. As an added bonus, this memoir is replete with vintage black and white photos of generations of prominent rabbeim and members of the Mendlowitz family.

    Mr. Mendlowitz so deftly illustrates that within the soul of each Jew lies an enormous power that often remains dormant unless and until it is kindled. It is the power to change; to transform the mundane into the holy; the power to overcome adversity and personal travails; the power to lead others and ourselves to an awareness of the glory of Hashem and the fulfillment of a Torah life.

  • excellent book, easy read,fans of Aish Hatorah check this out!

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    • 12/28/10

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    • miriam leah

    this book tells the story of a Jew who didn't identify as a Jew and how, through a series of events he found his way back and became a baal teshuva. great true story takes place in USA and then mostly in Israel. told with a sense of humor yet also aware of seriousness of subject.
    i really enjoyed this book!

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