Down through Jewish history, our Sages have urged us to deeply long for the days of redemption and the coming of Mashiach. They explain that by longing for redemption we bring the Divine Presence closer to us and so bring a great flow of blessing into our lives - even before the Final Redemption arrives.
But how do we actually achieve and sustain an inner state of anticipating that occurrence - especially at a time when there are so many daunting challenges facing Jews in the Diaspora and Eretz Yisrael?
Rabbi Heshy Kleinman, whose Praying With Fire books changed the way a generation davens, now turns his insightful eye and talented pen to the vital topic of redemption - the ultimate redemption that we await as a people, and the personal redemption that each of us looks for in our daily lives.
In as little as five minutes a day, this book teaches strategies that will help us hasten the redemption - principles that will help us achieve "ahavas chinam," the unity and love for one another that will help bring Mashiach. Here is clear and practical guidance to enrich our prayers, our charity, our Torah study, our Shabbos observance, and our desire for repentance - all important elements in our longing for redemption.
All salvation, all good, begins with our yearning to see that exile end. Yearning With Fire, with its wonderful combination of strategies, stories, and scholarship, helps us bring salvation - personal and national - into our lives.