THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS: Precursor to Redemption

THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS: Precursor to Redemption
    Price: $22.00

    THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS: Precursor to Redemption

    by Rabbi Yosef Gabay

    Hardcover, 205 pages
    Penina Press, Urim Publications, 2011
    ISBN: 978-193-444-042-1

    The Jewish Holidays - Precursor to Redemption will fascinate the reader with challenging concepts written in an essay format presented for each Jewish holiday, Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh. Rabbi Yosef Gabay explains that, in our intricate relationship with God, man's essence is mostly defined by his deeds rather than by his theoretical knowledge.

    What can each of us do to hasten redemption?

    King David writes: "tenu oz le'Elokim, give power to God." How can Israel grant might to God? It is by infusing into our daily pursuits the sanctity of Shabbat and of the Jewish Holidays. Creation was intended for a holy purpose and man must live up to this objective. When the People of Israel celebrate a Jewish holiday, it is not merely to commemorate a recurring historical event. Rather, it is also to perform a specific tikkun, spiritual betterment to the cosmic world at large, and to the well being of the Jewish People.

    About the Author:
    Rabbi Yosef Gabay was born in Marrakesh, Morocco, where he studied in the yeshiva of Rabbi Nissim Benisty, zt"l. For the past eighteen years, he has been involved in outreach for the French-, Hebrew- and English-speaking communities in Los Angeles. He authored A Bridge to Heaven, a collection of classic kabbalistic commentaries on the Torah. He is also the author of Living with God in the 21st Century, a comprehensive study of Jewish philosophy that gives one an understanding of God's Plan for mankind and the meaning of life.

    Praise for The Jewish Holidays:
    "Rabbi Gabay has presented the fundamentals of Jewish Faith and Hashkafa in a clear and engaging manner. Undoubtedly, many will benefit from the content of this book as it will strengthen their spiritual quest. I commend the author for his work."
    - Rabbi Dovid Schustal, Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, NJ

    "As is in his previous works, Rabbi Gabay presents us with many and varied Torah sources that he weaves into a beautiful tapestry to present the message of the various holidays in depth and breadth."
    - Rabbi Zev Leff, Rosh Yeshivah Gedolah Matityahu, Israel