Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth: Inspiring Tales to Nourish the Heart and Soul
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The Glory and Grief, Humor and Pride of the Human ExperienceInspiration from a Jewish Perspective
From exile to rebirth, from degradation to renaissance, the Jewish People has undergone every human experience and emotion that God created. In this inspiring collection of stories, award-winning anthologist Dov Peretz Elkins captures the best and worst of Jewish experience in these spine-tingling tales of courage, devotion, passion and extraordinary achievement.
Elkins taps the famous and the not-so-famous, world-renowned figures and the little-known person next door, for stories that illustrate the wonder, meaning, and purpose of life as viewed through the lens of Judaisms core values. Though drawn from the Jewish tradition, these universal stories of kindness, hope, faith and discovery will intrigue the minds and warm the hearts of people from all walks of life.
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, award-winning anthologist, lecturer, educator and author, is co-editor of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul. Widely published in the Jewish and general press, he is author of The Wisdom of Judaism: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud (Jewish Lights), and is editor of Yom Kippur Readings: Inspiration, Information and Contemplation and Rosh Hashanah Readings: Inspiration, Information and Contemplation (both Jewish Lights). He is rabbi emeritus of The Jewish Center of Princeton, New Jersey, and a former member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Council for Jewish Education. Visit his websiteswww.wisdomofjudaism.org and www.Eco-Judaism.orgfor more information.
- Jewish Lights Publishing, September 2008
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