Lights from Jerusalem
Lights from Jerusalem: Stories and perspectives from the Holy City From the author of Holy Woman, Lights from Jerusalem features fascinating and inspiring stories. Captivating accounts of a paralyzed educator who writes books via eye movements; a mother of 14 children who feeds 200 guests every Shabbos; 75 orphans in Calcutta; a Nobel Prize winner; a Jerusalem Kabbalist and of other amusing and compelling characters whom the author has encountered in her epic spiritual journey. Authored from her 900-year old home in Jerusalem, Sara Yoheved Rigler's writings plumb the depths of human nature and aim toward the heights of spiritual aspiration. Her own 17 years of seeking took her from Brandeis University in the turbulent sixties around the world until, in 1985, she heard an Orthodox rabbi speak about "love of God." That led her to Jerusalem, where she was amazed to discover the depths of Torah Judaism. In the more than 50 selections in this book, Sara Yoheved Rigler shares her ever-fresh wonder and love for the transformative power of Judaism. One of the most masterful writers in the Jewish world today, she will keep you glued to the pages. By Sara Yocheved Rigler. Artscroll, 430 pages.
Traveling with the Maggid
A Journey to the Great Torah Centers of Yesteryear Haven't you always wanted to visit the well-known Yeshivos of pre-war Europe? Rabbi Paysach Krohn takes you there in this magnificent new book! In Traveling With the Maggid, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, the American Maggid, transports you to the great Torah centers of yesteryear! Rabbi Krohn, best selling author and inspiring speaker, has led hundreds on moving visits to the outstanding pre-War European Torah communities that set the stage for today's Torah world. Through this beautiful book, you will join him on these inspiring, emotional, and educational tours! Come walk the streets and see the sights of Vilna, Ponevezh, Telshe, Kelm, Kovno, Slabodka, Radin, Volozhin, Minsk, Mir, Baranovitch, and Grodno. Discover the legacies of the legendary roshei yeshiva and rabbanim that have made these shtetelach part of the treasury of recent Jewish memory. With its scores of color photos, you'll savor the grandeur of a golden age of Torah that continues to touch our lives today. Through Rabbi Krohn's inspiring stories, insights, and comments, you will "meet" the personalities whose achievements and teachings influence us now. It is a gift from the generations that were to the generations yet to come. Large 8 1/2" x 11" gift edition. Includes over 150 full color photos. By Rabbi Pesach Krohn. Artscroll, 216 pages.