Title: The Equation of Life: Making Your Life and History Add Up
Author: Pinchas Winston
Twenty five plus 11=36. That is “the equation of life, since it is the operating principle of all Creation,” writes Rabbi Pinchas Winston. A former Aish HaTorah professional, the teacher, public speaker and author proves that these numbers indicate what should have happened in Gan Eden: history would have come to a glorious, painless end and we’d be better off for it.
Fear not, the 215-page paperback is an enjoyable read as it defines the spiritual values of the integers named above and the formula for getting things right today. The book empowers its readers to literally save the universe.
You will learn that reality is not particularly “stable.” Fluctuating with possibilities, reality is vulnerable to human action (mistakes included) and inaction. Quotations from Malbim, Ohr HaGanuz, Shaarei Leshem, Zohar plus arcane and widely known commentaries by Torah sages are deftly interspersed throughout Winston’s text. They and he make the case for “The 13 Principles of History” chapter. The key lesson there segues into the “World History Has Built-In End Dates” portion of the book.
The section entitled “Time Limits in History” captures all the above, underscoring the point that when anti-Semitism proliferates, it’s sign that the protective Shechina is leaving a particular geographic area. Learn why on pages 147-150.
The negative result of a Shechina-challenged situation is defined on page 151. Her departure leaves each Jew with a choice that has been offered since Adam erred. We can redeem ourselves with proactive behavior and intention taught in Torah literature or
Save the world as you save yourself. Learn what to do, and why, when you buy this powerful paperback at www.thritysix.org.
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