Lew points out that there are many things that happen in our life
for which we are totally unprepared such as a death in the family or
when someone is ill. We were on solid ground but when
something serious happens in our lives, we can start to feel it
disappear and we turn to our faith for help.
explains that Jews take part in a series of rituals and prayers from
the days just before Rosh Hashanah up to Yom Kippur and that the
purpose of these rituals is to open one's heart to God. He
then takes the reader on a journey through seven stages by using
these prayers and rituals.
An interesting point made
by Rabbi Lew is that often we find ourselves "spiritually
dead". How do we change this? He states that we have
lost our passion and the first thing we have to do is to try and
find it and one of the best ways to create this renewal is
prayer. Prayer opens us up to any type of change that might be
necessary for us to deal with our circumstances.
Lew has done an excellent job writing this book. For many of
us who are not familiar with this faith, his explanations of the
rituals help us to understand the beliefs and meaning of the holy
days of the Jewish people. The book is easy to understand, and
at the same time, is very intriguing as Rabbi Lew takes you through
this journey. Add this book to your reading list. It
will be a great learning experience for you!
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