by Benjamin Rapaport
Published by Urim Publications
Hardcover, 224 pages
Self-knowledge is a necessary skill to master. It allows us to access our inner resources, recognize and shape the lens through which we see the world, and navigate a course to actualize our highest potential. The Jewish Art of Self Discovery is a guidebook for entering the gates of this wisdom of self-discovery.
This work uses the timeless insights into human nature contained in Torah literature as its compass. Through the use of concise essays, stories, and reflective questions, the Self-explorer is escorted along their path. Read this book, reflect on its contents, and reach for your greatest self.
About the Author:
Rabbi Benjamin Rapaport grew up in Great Neck, NY, the son of a famous surgeon and scientist. Following high school, he decided to take a six-month trip to Israel that turned into a twenty-year career of study. Rabbi Rapaport received semicha from Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood in 2002, taught in the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem for six years, and lectured at a number of introductory programs to Judaism. More recently, his activities have included graduate work in Clinical Sociology, and several years of clinical practice in counseling. Rabbi Rapaport lives with his family in Jerusalem, where he works with individuals and groups, helping them discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.
Praise for The Jewish Art of Self Discovery:
"There can be no greater impediment to success, happiness and self-fulfillment than the failure to know oneself. The Torah is the repository of true wisdom. Rabbi Benjamin Rapaport has masterfully extracted from the rich Torah literature many insightful teachings that can enable a person to come to self-awareness. The Jewish Art of Self-Discovery is a major contribution to Torah-oriented psychology."
-Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.