Tough Questions Jews Ask 2/E: A Young Adult's Guide to Building a Jewish Life
DescriptionWith honesty, humor and respect-and without pretending to have all the answers-Rabbi Feinstein encourages young people to tackle their tough questions about the world and to make sense of the Jewish tradition by wrestling with what we don't understand.
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About the Author
Rabbi Edward Feinstein is senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. He is an instructor in the Ziegler Rabbinical School of American Jewish University and the Wexner Heritage Program. He is the author of Tough Questions Jews Ask: A Young Adult's Guide to Building a Jewish Life (Jewish Lights) and Capturing the Moon; and the editor of Jews and Judaism in the 21st Century: Human Responsibilities, the Presence of God, and the Future of the Covenant (Jewish Lights). He contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism-Yizkor; Who by Fire, Who by Water-Un'taneh Tokef and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism-Ashamnu and Al Chet (all Jewish Lights).
"I wish I had this book when I was young. I'm grateful that the b'nei mitzvah and their parents in my congregation have it now. Rabbi Feinstein responds to the tough questions thoughtful Jewish teenagers ask with wisdom, humor, gentleness and insight. "
--Rabbi Laura Geller, senior rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, California
"In this remarkable book Rabbi Feinstein asks all the tough questions, and gives them thoughtful, important and often surprising answers. I will keep it by my desk; every Jewish parent seeking answers should do the same."
--Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California; author,
Teaching Your Children About God
"A masterpiece in Jewish education by a master educator. A gift for teenagers and adults alike. "
--Rabbi Donniel Hartman, co-director, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem
"Takes us through those 'keep-you-up-at-night' questions--and does so with wit and depth. This is the best theology book for young people that I have read in a long time. It will be must-reading for confirmation classes and Hebrew high school. What a treasure! "
--Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, author, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah and For Kids--Putting God on Your Guest List: How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah