The Hebrew Months in Trei Asar
The Twelve Months and the Twelve Prophets
By Zvi Ryzman
Who would have imagined that the Twelve Prophets / Trei Asar are related to and interact with the twelve Hebrew months? But in this fascinating book, R' Zvi Ryzman shows that they are indeed very closely related. The author integrates a wide variety of sources from across the centuries -- from the Talmud and Midrash to the classic exponents of Chassidic and Mussar thought, including the works of contemporary Torah thinkers. He weaves them all together in tapestry that is engrossing, fascinating, and extraordinary.
This book is unique and its author is a marvel. R' Zvi Ryzman of Los Angeles insists that he not be described as a rabbi, although he is in the top ranks Torah scholars. He calls himself an ish asakim, a businessman. Indeed he is the embodiment of the Rabbinic teaching that one should combine Torah with commerce Â– while giving priority to the beis midrash over the office. Reb Zvika is a scholar, internationally recognized teacher and lecturer, author, and philanthropist. He is a winner of the Jerusalem Prize for his many Hebrew volumes of Ratz KaTzvi. His halachah shiurim in Israel, America, and other countries are attended and acclaimed by renowned rabbinic leaders. He has a fertile mind, is an original thinker and has a passion to share his brilliance with others, through the written and spoken word.
In this book he explains how the Hebrew months are filled with fascination and meaning. The reader will marvel at the connection between the yearly cycle and the Book of Trei Asar -- and never look at his calendar or Tanach the same way.