Heaven and Earth [Hardcover]

Brand: Gefen Publishing House
By: Yerucham Reich
Product ID: 9789652299321 FREE GIFTS with your order - New gifts added monthly
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Heaven and Earth [Hardcover]
A Real-World View of Jewish Life through the Parashah and the Holidays
By: Yerucham Reich

Product Description
From his vantage as a physician, Torah-observant Jew, second-generation Holocaust survivor, first-generation American, and thinking man, Yerucham Reich shares his perspective on our lives as Jews with insights into the weekly Torah portions and the holidays.
These straight-talking, commonsensical essays are drawn from life, from history, from the world as it really is, from the world as it ought to be, from the mesorah of our forebears, and from the teachings of our sages. Dr. Reich tackles everything from ancient textual questions to the controversial issues of the day with independent-minded analysis and aplomb. Alternately passionately serious, funny, touching, and at times lyrically transcendent, Heaven and Earth is an experience to share.

This is not just another book on the parashah. This is a book to which one can turn as a "workbook" for the integration of day-to-day routine with authentic and uplifting religious teachings. I especially recommend this book to the many who struggle with "real world" challenges and need an intelligent but practical framework within which to deal with them. --Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President Emeritus, Orthodox Union

A charming book that will enhance your understanding of the Torah's weekly parshas as well as the Yomim Tovim. It is also guaranteed to delight the guests at your Shabbos table. --Rabbi Y. Y. Rubinstein, author and speaker

A breath of fresh air! ...Yerucham Reich...blends the roles of a serious ben Torah and an accomplished eye doctor who trained his vision to see Hashem's world through Torah spectacles. ...Every line of this splendid sefer refreshes my soul.... --Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Feuer, Kollel Ateres Mordechai; author of numerous translations and commentaries

About the Author
Yerucham Reich, known professionally as Raymond Reich, MD, was born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, a year after his parents, Shimon and Chana Reich, Holocaust survivors of Polish-Galitzian Chassidic background, arrived in the USA. He attended Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan and holds a BA from Yeshiva University and an MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his postdoctoral training at Brookdale University Medical Center (Internal Medicine), SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Ophthalmology), and Harvard Medical School (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery). He is founder and director of Reich Medical and Surgical Eye Care in Brooklyn, New York, and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Downstate Medical School, as well as co-author of a widely acclaimed medical textbook. He is married to the former Sue Hilsenrad and is father to five children and multiple grandchildren.

Product details
Hardcover: 708 pages
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House (November 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9652299324
ISBN-13: 978-9652299321
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 2 x 10.1 inches

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