Twenty years ago, Roy (Yisroel) and Leah (Linda) Neuberger electrified the Jewish world with Roy’s book, From Central Park to Sinai,sharing the story of their return to Torah and Jewish life. Now, bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer joins them on their fascinating journey, revealing new and unusual parts of the Neubergers' lives, both before they became observant and in the two decades since they shared their story and became world-traveling ambassadors of Torah.
Born to wealth and privilege, educated in the most prestigious schools and, eventually, married to a wonderful woman, Roy Neuberger should have been a contented, happy man – and yet something was missing, always missing ... until he found Torah. Under the gracious guidance of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis and her family, Roy and Linda – now Yisroel and Leah – opened their hearts to Yiddishkeit, their neshamahs to Torah, and their homes to Jews searching for their heritage.
We will follow Roy as he faces down thugs in the subway and anti-Semites in the newsroom where he worked. We will travel with the Neubergers as they bring Hashem’s message to a forest in Russia and comfort wounded soldiers in an Israeli hospital. We will join them as they host thousands of Jews yearning for meaning, taking them in for a Shabbos meal, for a week or, in some cases, for years.
If you already read From Central Park to Sinai, be prepared to reexperience the drama of Roy and Leah’s return and follow them in their busy and fulfilling lives since that book was published. And if you did not read Roy Neuberger’s first book -- prepare to discover an adventure-filled life, full of surprises and inspiration.
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