Days of Reflection, Days of Joy
Rabbi Yaakov Feitman, a beloved Rav and author, shares his wise, discerning and often witty perspectives on Chodesh Elul, the Yamim Noraim, and Succos. These thought-provoking insights, based on countless sources including his own Rebbe, Rav Yitzchak Hutner, are conveniently arranged for daily reading.
Rabbi Feitman has a gift for making profound ideas relatable and practical. He weaves together stories and insights from across the spectrum of our gedolim to give us a deeper appreciation of the holy days and the unique nature and power of each one. Each essay is summarized in a practical takeaway that can help readers make the most of this meaningful time of year.
What are some of the gifts of Chodesh Elul – and how can we “unwrap” them? What does the British monarchy have to teach us about (l’havdil) crowning Hashem as our King? Where does the joy of Succos come from, and how did Jews in the most dire situations still manage to find that simchah? This is a book that will enrich these “days of reflection and joy” – and our lives throughout the year.