“Readers will be rightly amazed and pleased at how much wisdom emanates from such a young soul.” -Publisher’s Weekly
Based on true life experiences, How Coffee Saved My Life is a funny, tragic, provocative and touching story of a rich, white, North American overachiever who spends a year in Uruguay in hopes of becoming a more responsible and sensitive member of the global community. Throughout the book, vignettes tied to the Spanish language flow from observation to theological analysis.
“Failure and accidents have many positive bonuses if you take them right. How Coffee Saved My Life is proof that poignancy and sage advice can come from any age.” -Midwest Book Review
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Keeping Faith in Rabbis is a collection of essays from rabbis, academics, rabbinical students, and lay people across the denominational spectrum addressing the question, “How well do rabbinical programs prepare people for their Rabbinate?” This book celebrates the work of rabbis who strive to create vibrant Jewish communities where individuals and families can express and explore Jewish meaning. Unmediated voices provide insights to all stakeholders in rabbinical education. Unique in its diversity of viewpoints, it is an invaluable resource to better equip rabbis for 21st Century leadership in the ever-changing Jewish religious landscape.