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New Book Series on Basics Of Jewish Belief and Faith

(Courtesy of Mosaica Press) Three volumes by author Rabbi David Sapirman reinforce belief, increase passion and deepen commitment.

‘The Unbroken Chain’

In this fascinating book, master-educator and author Rabbi Sapirman illustrates that the Oral Torah we have today is the original, authentic one that was given to Moshe on Mount Sinai. This unique and essential book explains many perplexing issues, and will undoubtedly bring considerable clarity to understanding and belief in the Oral Torah.

“The Unbroken Chain” offers everyone, young or old, the opportunity to comprehend the system of the Oral Torah and answer its related questions with ease. Considering its subject, depth and comprehensive explanation, this unique work is sure to be classic.

‘Emunah’

The Torah has been transmitted to us with extreme care and precision. The Rambam believed in it and passed it on. The Vilna Gaon believed in it and passed it on. Our grandparents believed in it and passed it on. While receiving a tradition handed down from generation to generation can be enough for us to trust and live by, substantiating faith with one’s own thinking and intellect offers huge advantages. It provides excitement—a passion and an enthusiasm that make the Torah alive and vibrant. It helps tailor our Torah lives to our individual minds and souls. It helps make Judaism real.

No magical “leap of faith” is necessary in order to believe. All we need is clear thinking—as demonstrated in this incredible book. In this “refresher course” to emunah, we will rediscover why we believe, and will be able to pray and learn with ever-increasing levels of emunah and connection to Hashem.

‘Tranquility and Travail’

Common sense seems to dictate that the world should be run simply and clearly: good people should be rewarded and bad people should be punished.

However, that’s just not the way things are. Naturally, we wonder why. Why did that wonderful person go through such pain? Why do innocent children die? And why do evil people sometimes seem to succeed?

This question is as ancient as the world itself. King David addressed it in Chapter 73 of Tehillim, saying that this question often knocks people off their feet and drives them off the path of Hashem. Shlomo Hamelech writes repeatedly in Kohelet that this is one of the main reasons why people sin, since the difference between good and bad is not apparent to them in this life. And this was one of Moshe’s main questions to Hashem.

Indeed, throughout the millennia, this gnawing question continues to frustrate and discourage people from serving the Creator properly. However, while we cannot fully understand God’s ways, Tanach and the statements of Chazal do offer glimpses into the ways of Divine providence. There are answers to much of the mystery. This comprehensive and easy-to-read book shares core information and key insights from Torah sources.

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