Quietly, rhythmically, the heart feeds the needs of the body, sending life-giving blood to famished organs and cells.
Stories are like that too. The right ones send a flash of inspiration, revelation and encouragement pulsing through us, nourishing our spirits and our souls.
Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky knows the right stories.
Rabbi Pruzansky's first two books, Stories for the Jewish Heart I & II, took the world by storm, becoming instant bestsellers. Now, in Stories that Tug at the Heart, he continues to give readers delightful, moving, life-affirming, poignant stories.
The Jewish heart, says Rabbi Pruzansky, has infinite capacity for love, for giving, for empathy and for change. In these beautifully written true stories we see that capacity in many different ways, in many different people. We learn to look at others in a new and positive way: the boy whose green spiked hair hid a searching Jewish heart; the Torah giant who found the time to ride up and down an elevator in order to cure a wounded spirit. We meet single mothers and great sages, angry teens and frightened soldiers. From all of them we learn to respond to our own challenges, our own fears. We are entertained - and we are inspired.
We read Stories that Tug at the Heart and our own hearts grow stronger, as we share people's capacity for caring and love.
Watch our Inside Artscroll interview with the author, Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky