Real stories about real people have a profound capacity to transform our lives. Author Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky has mastered the craft of weaving everyday life events with extraordinary Torah insights. In this unique collection of Jewish anecdotes, readers will find poignant accounts of struggle, irony, hardship, resolution, kindness, dedication, ahavas Hashem, and ahavas Yisroel.
Stories for the Jewish Heart demonstrates how little things are really big things.
• On a family trip from Lakewood to Boston on I-95, a car breakdown before Pesach becomes the setting for a moving display of Kiddush Hashem.
• While sitting shivah, a Rebbitzen discovers how a casual conversation with her husband years before caused an angry, rebellious girl to become a dedicated bas Yisroel.
• A community leader agrees to give up his customary Yom Tov aliyah to another who was saying kaddish – and reveals a deeper, unknown side of his character.
• Rendered spiritually illiterate by seventy years of Communist oppression, a congregation employs the alef-bais to reach great heights of kavanah on Rosh Hashanah.
Stories for the Jewish Heart reveals the steady pulse of hashgacha pratis at work in the lives of Jews around the world. This is a book you can with share friends and family around the meal table, during quiet moments on Shabbos, or any time you need a replenishing charge of inspiration to elevate your own avodas Hashem.
Watch our Inside Artscroll interview with the author, Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky