Putting God on the Guest List, Third Edition: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Edition, Revised & Expanded)
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About the Author
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is recognized as one of the most thoughtful Jewish writers and teachers of his generation. He has helped people of all ages find spiritual meaning in both the great and small moments in life.
A noted author whose work has appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest and the Congressional Record, Rabbi Salkin is editor of The Modern Men's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Jewish Men on the 54 Weekly Torah PortionsandText Messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens; and author of Being God's Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link Between Spirituality and Your Work, with an introduction by Norman Lear; the best-seller Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah; For Kids-Putting God on Your Guest List: How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah and Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Role Models for Sacred Relationships (all Jewish Lights), among other books.
"An invitation to all families to link the sacred act of 'going up' to the Torah with the sacred process of 'growing up' in faithfulness to God and community."
--Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (Reconstructionist), Beth-El Zedeck Congregation, Indianapolis
"I hope every family planning a bar or bat mitzvah celebration reads Rabbi
--Rabbi Harold S. Kushner (Conservative), author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"Shows the way to restore spirituality and depth to every young Jew's most important rite of passage."
--Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (Orthodox), author of Jewish Literacy
"Raises the questions that most need to be asked at every bar and bat mitzvah."
--Rabbi Laura Geller (Reform)