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David Block’s Informative Reference Book “Understanding the 613 Mitzvot” Was Displayed at the 2023 L.A. Times Festival of Books

Embark on an enlightening journey through the sacred teachings of the Torah as author David Block unveils his transformative masterpiece.

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“Mr. Block’s book is a beautiful entry into Jewish law and tradition. It is well-written and a wonderful read. Highly recommended!” – Dan Wolpe, Amazon Review. 

Self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet exhibited the Torah study guide “Understanding the 613 Mitzvot” by David Y. Block at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2023. The literary festival took place on April 22-23, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

In the groundbreaking guide “Understanding the 613 Mitzvot,” Block shares his profound insights gained as a student at the revered Aish HaTorah Yeshiva in the historic Old City of Jerusalem.

Having experienced firsthand the challenges of comprehending the intricate details of the 613 Mitzvot, Block empathizes with seekers of knowledge who yearn for a comprehensive and accessible study tool. Drawing from his transformative journey, Block has meticulously crafted this invaluable companion to help laypeople and students enhance their understanding of the Mitzvot.

“Understanding the 613 Mitzvot” is the culmination of Block’s quest to simplify the vast tapestry of Jewish commandments. The book serves as a beacon of guidance, offering clarity and wisdom to those who have struggled to grasp the intricate nuances of Jewish law.

The book is a thoughtful gift for anyone passionate about Torah, offering an unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper into the rich tapestry of Jewish commandments.
The author’s exceptional ability to distill complex concepts into relatable and accessible teachings has garnered him recognition as a true luminary in the field. With his book, Block solidifies his place as a trusted guide, bridging the gap between tradition and contemporary understanding.

Get a copy of “Understanding the 613 Mitzvot” by David Y. Block on Amazon.

To learn more about David Y. Block, please visit his website:

“Understanding the 613 Mitzvot”
Author | David Y. Block
Genre | Informative Reference Book
Publisher | Independently published
Published date | October 29, 2021

For over 30 years, David Block has worked as a documentary producer, director, and freelance journalist. He is also legally blind and has been that way since birth.

As a freelance journalist, he has over 1500 articles published in a variety of publications, such as The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jazz Journal International, Runner’s World, Running Times, Runner’s Gazette, and dozens of local magazines, newspapers, and websites. During his extensive career, he has interviewed high-profile athletes, celebrities, government agents, and musicians such as Kobe Bryant, Bill Cosby, Joe Frazier, Florence Henderson, Bruce Jenner, Lee Majors, Sarah Palin’s parents, Charles and Sally Heath, David Sanborn, McCoy Tyner, and Grover Washington, Jr. He has never shied away from difficult assignments and has never missed a deadline. To date, he has made eight documentaries, many of which have been televised and screened at film festivals; some have won film festival awards.

In December 2017, David Block earned his Master’s Degree in Journalism at Temple University, Philadelphia. In April 2016, the Journalism Department at Temple University awarded David the Lori Schipper Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism.

In 2020, David Block began teaching journalism to night school students at Main Line School Night. In 2021, David Block’s first book, ““Understanding the 613 Mitzvot”,” was published. It took him 11 years to write and complete this challenging book.

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