By Moshe Mikanovsky The Levi family is sitting shiva – the Jewish tradition of observing a week-long period of mourning. The family has been shattered by the death of the middle son, Nir. The loss brings back together a father, elder son, and daughter whose relationships have been damaged following the loss of the children’s…
[Book Review] Choosing Hope: The Heritage of Judaism by David Arnow
By David Arnow
Dr. Arnow’s new release explores various sources of Jewish text and tradition that provide the primary sources for seeking hope in an ever changing world. The book considers nine sources including: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), the Exodus, HaOlam HaBa (the World to Come), Israel, and Jewish Humor, among others.
Dr. Arnow provides fascinating and thoughtful insight as he offers a new interpretation of Jewish tradition. This work is certainly very timely given the state of the world as we seek a new normal through the pandemic and the attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty. Dr. Arnow’s book provides an excellent meditation for bringing hope into one’s life on an individualized level as well.
This is an excellent book I can see myself returning to regularly.
I’d like to thank Stuart Schnee for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author
David Arnow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, received his doctorate from Boston University. He has extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit world and is a scholar of the festival of Passover. For more information visit his website, davidarnowauthor.com
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