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Title: Be Positive: It’s More Than Just a Blood Type, it is the Way of Life

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Title: Be Positive: It’s More Than Just a Blood Type, it is the Way of Life
Author: Rabbi Pinchas Winston
Publisher: Thirtysix.org

 

 

        Popular speaker and author Rabbi Pinchas Winston has written one of the best books of his career. “Be Positive: It’s More Than Just a Blood Type, it is the Way of Life” is a pocket-book sized paperback with the distilled wisdom of Torah inside. It also defines the purpose of life.

 

         As he states in his forward, Rabbi Winston is revealing God’s key to a successful life: ” we are here to participate in the completion of creation, which translates into helping the world arrive at yemot haMashiach with the least amount of physical and spiritual casualties while working to achieve more of our [spiritual] potential.”

 

         In 12 succinct chapters that quote various Midrash, Toraitic and Kabbalistic verses, the author makes a strong case for living life with joy, explains how to live joyously and describes the benefits of doing so. Tracing the actions and declarations of our ancestors, connecting them to halachic directives and defining the differences between faith (bitachon) and miracles, Rabbi Winston helps his readers to quickly understand hashgacha pratit (God directed developments). By the time you put the book down, you’ve probably re-read some of the fascinating passages several times in order to absorb very empowering information.

 

         Page 127 explains why the world, indeed all of Creation, is “hard-wired for miracles.” Rabbi Winston describes how we can use “momentum” to bring those miracles about. Page 145 highlights the lesson of (Sanhedrin 90a): that the more we invest in the self-sacrifice of mesirat nefesh, the more God reciprocates far beyond our expectations. It puts a softness and new spiritual richness on the face of what we figured we already knew about middah k’neged middah. Heaven’s version of “measure for measure” is based on kindness, or the desire to give.

 

         It’s truly a blessing to own and learn from this book. Buy your copy at book stores or through the publisher, Thirtysix.org, POB 292 Telzstone, Israel 90838.

 

         Learn more about this title and Rabbi Winston’s other works at www.thirtysix.org

Handy Media Directory

Wednesday, July 18th, 2001
Please Note: The Association of Orthodox Jews in Communications, a support network for observant members of the media and public relations, marketing and advertising fields is updating its mailing list and will hold a reorganization event in the fall. Members of the group should send any updated information (new job titles, phone numbers, etc.) to AOJC01@aol.com. Prospective members should send names, addresses e-mail and other contact information to the same address. Elections for new members will be held in the fall.

* * * *In response to a number of requests, the Monitor has put together the following directory of major media outlets for quick reference. Whether you communicate with their offices via telephone, fax or e-mail, it’s never been easier to let editors and reporters know what’s on your mind. There’s no excuse for inaction.

The New York Times: 229 West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 556-1234. Fax: (212) 556-3690. Public Relations Mgr.: Kathy Park, (212) 556-4059. E-mail: letters@nytimes.com.

The Washington Post: 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20071. Phone: (202) 334-6000. Fax: (202) 334-7502. E-mail: letters@washpost.com.

The Los Angeles Times: Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053. Phone: (213) 237-5000. Fax: (213) 237-4712. E-mail: letters@latimes.com.

USA Today: 1000Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22229. Phone: (703) 276-3400. Fax: (703) 247-3108. E-mail: editor@usatoday.com.Associated Press: 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020. Phone: (212) 621-1610. Fax: (212) 621-7520. E-mail: feedback@ap.org.

Reuters: 747 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. Phone: (212) 833-9250. Fax: (212) 859-1717. E-mail: editor@reuters.com.

Time: 1271 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Phone: (212) 522-3817. Fax: (212) 522-9153. E-mail: letters@time.com.

Newsweek: 251 W.57th St., New York, NY 10019. Phone: (212) 445-4000. Fax: (212) 445-5068. E-mail: letters@newsweek.com.

U.S. News & World Report: 1050 Thomas Davidson St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007. Phone: (202) 955-2000. Fax: (202) 955-2049. E-mail: letters@usnews.com.

ABC News: 47 W. 66th St., New York, NY 10023. Phone: (212) 456-7477. Fax: (212) 456-4866.

World News Tonight With Peter Jennings: Phone: (212) 456-4040. E-mail: peterjennings@worldnewstonight.abcnews.com. Foreign Desk Editor: Chuck Lustig. Phone: (212) 456-2800. Fax: (212) 456-2771. Israel correspondent: Gillian Findlay. Fax: (972) 5-500-2051.

NBC News: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112. Phone: 92120 664-5900. Fax: (212) 664-2914.

CBS News: 542 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. News Desk: Phone (212) 975-4321. Fax: (212) 975-1893. Foreign Editor: Chris Hume. Phone: (212) 975-3019. Fax: (212) 245-7460.

CNN: 1 CNN Center, POB 105366, Atlanta, GA 30348. Phone: (404) 827-1500. Fax: (404) 827-1593.

Fox News: 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 301-3000. Fax: (212) 301-4224. E-mail: speakout@foxnews.com.

PBS: POB 50880, Washington, DC 20091. Phone: (800) 356-2626.

National Public Radio (NPR): 635 Mass Ave., Washington, DC 20001. Phone: (202) 414-2323. Fax: (202) 414-3324.

Jason Maoz can be reached at jmaoz@jewishpress.com 

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