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This is a book written about some of the beliefs found in Classic Judaism. In truth we are continually in the middle of a raging war, we are at war with the Yetzer Hara. (Sort of the devil - sub conscious - bad mind part - whatever?) The war must be waged every day, there are no truces and no cease fires. We must be brave enough to pursue victory and humble enough to admit defeat. The Lord is with us at every moment, in every situation, and all that happens to us comes from him. We must accept e ...more
This is the perfect book for Elul and the Aseres Yamei Teshuva: easy-to-digest mussar. Ironically, though, even though it’s about battling the yetzer hara, I wasn’t altogether successful in battling mine, and therefore, it took me many months to finish. I may have a stronger attraction to more fun books, but nobody can eat dessert all the time, and this is one mussar book that I can take in small portions and definitely apply to my life. ...more
Internationally renowned as an outstanding scholar of Jewish Studies as well as a gifted lecturer and author, Rebbetzin Heller has been a full-time faculty member of Neve Yerushalayim College in Jerusalem since 1980. Her areas of expertise include textual analysis of Torah, Biblical literature, and Jewish philosophy with an emphasis on the teachings of Maimonides and Maharal. She is also particula ...moreMore about Tziporah Heller...