Lights from Jerusalem
Stories and perspectives from the Holy City
By Sara Yoheved Rigler (Author)
From the author of the bestseller Holy Woman comes Lights from Jerusalem.
Like Holy Woman, the stories in this volume both fascinate and inspire. Its wisdom is gleaned from: a paralyzed educator who writes books with his eye movements; from a mother of 14 children who feeds 200 guests every Shabbos; from 75 orphans in Calcutta; from a Nobel Prize winner; from a Jerusalem Kabbalist; and from a colorful cast of characters whom the author has encountered in her epic spiritual journey.
Authored from her 900-year old home in Jerusalem, Sara Yoheved Rigler's writings plumb the depths of human nature and aim toward the heights of spiritual aspiration. Her own 17 years of seeking took her from Brandeis University in the turbulent sixties around the world until, in 1985, she heard an Orthodox rabbi speak about "love of God." That led her to Jerusalem, where she was amazed to discover the depths of Torah Judaism.
In the more than 50 selections in this book, Sara Yoheved Rigler shares with the reader her ever-fresh wonder and love for the transformative power of Judaism. One of the most masterful writers in the Jewish world, she keeps the reader glued to the page. And from the page, she catapults the reader upward.
About the Author
Sara Yoheved Rigler is an acclaimed author and lecturer. She resides with her husband and children in Jerusalem's Old City. Her first book, Holy Woman, swept the Jewish world and went into 7 printings in its first year. She is a regular contributor to aish.com, the educational website of Aish HaTorah, and her columns there form the basis for this book. Her articles have also appeared in many anthologies as well as in Mishpacha Magazine and Hamodia.