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Title: No Such Victim: A Book About Divine Providence and How to Work with It

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Title: No Such Victim: A Book About Divine Providence and How to Work with It

Author: Pinchas Winston

Publisher: Thirtysix.org

 

 

   With a title such as this, Rabbi Winston’s new book belongs in every Jewish home and institution. Page 180 holds a delicious, psychologically satisfying insight and answer to your confusion about the purpose and function of personal suffering.

 

   With that cleared away, let’s look at the rest of this 198-page palm-sized paperback. Chapter One “The Good and the Bad” reminds us that Hashem has a sharp sense of humor and justice. Though enemies have slaughtered us, history is Heavenly designed to result in the end of evil plus the punishment of volunteers who served Heavenly justice on us. A third point is that payback time is approaching with the geula. Actually, payback time seems to be in progress if you read the book carefully. That makes it rather fun to guess what’s in the coming attractions of God’s plan.

 

   Want to know how to happily end your sense of guilt for misspent time and opportunities? Pages 32-37 show how we can overcome the anger, negativity and harm of personal and other challenges in minutes, perhaps within moments. Subsequent chapters expound on these pages.

 

   Chapter Seven’s “Of Angels and Miracles” shows us why Torah is not exclusively in Heaven but dependent on Oral Law instead. Delegation of halachic authority in times of exile would enable adherence to normative Judaism instead of disastrous loss of Jewish tradition. The illustrative examples cited here can clear up spiritual confusion and let you look forward to the future.

 

   Chapter Ten’s “A Short Story and Example” is for soothing your anguish over past mistakes, pointing out the path to personal improvement. It only takes a few moments of reflection. You can spend a lifetime relishing the results.

 

   Start your emotional and spiritual recovery when you buy “No Such Victim: A Book About Divine Providence and How to Work with It” at www.thirtysix.org.

 

   Yocheved Golani is the author of E-book “It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge”  (www.booklocker.com/books/4244.html).

Title: Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim and Pesach

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Title: Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim and Pesach


Author: Rabbi Pinchas Winston


Publisher: Thirtysix.org


 


 


   Remember to breathe as you read Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim and Pesach. The enlightening ideas presented by author Rabbi Pinchas Winston will boggle your mind. They’re the stuff of terrific discussions in any Jewish setting.

 

   Learn why Haman cleverly chose to build a gallows specifically 50 amot high in order to destroy not only Mordechai HaTzadik, but also the entire Jewish people. He was no fool. You won’t be either after reading that passage. You’ll also realize, with the author’s help, why we celebrate Purim only in the Adar sheini of Jewish leap years.

 

   Leaping right into the topic of geula (redemption) do you know why the nun sha’arei binah, the 50 Gates of Understanding, predicate eternal Jewish freedom? Care to learn why that’s relevant to the 50-amot courtyard outside the Mishkan?

 

   Can you explain the ever-higher levels of consciousness that a Jew attains by reaching pardes? And just what sort of orchard is that place, anyway? Balak and Bilaam knew, and this book explains why they invested great effort in cursing the Jewish nation. Hint: it all comes down to the exalted state of unity among the klal at Mattan Torah and the intellectual state that precedes such achdut. Hoshea understood the phenomenon. After reading this book, you can, too.

 

   Most Jews learn that Amalek represented cynicism, the polar opposite of Torah’s eternally positive point of view. Read Redemption to Redemption and learn why this makes Amalek relevant to the manna that fell from Heaven to nourish Jews in the desert. A few paragraphs later, you’ll understand why the power and gift of speech have so much in common with the lessons of Parshat HaMan, too.

 

   As the chapters leave Purim and delve into Pesach, readers will grow wide-eyed with wonder while considering the stunning act of chesed and damage control that Yosef achieved with his somewhat dysfunctional brothers. The life-saving importance of his exemplary behavior is a lesson for the ages: Appearances can conceal or reveal the truth. Yosef teaches us throughout the millennia that anyone associated with Torah life should strive for truth.

 

   Redemption to Redemption comes in spiral-bound or PDF formats exclusively through www.thirtysix.org. Answers as to how we Jews can actualize the geula appear in both versions of the book, covering material from Pri Tzadik Parshat Balak 3 to much of the vast world of genuine Jewish literature.

 

   Rabbi Winston has devoted his adult life studying and teaching these lessons. His time has been well spent. It can save generations of Jews from making misguided choices.

 

   The book offers a superb look at the deeper meanings of Torah life. It bears haskamah from Jerusalem’s Rabbi Mordechai Friedlander. Redemption to Redemption: The VERY Deep & Intricate Connection Between the Holidays Purim and Pesach belongs in shuls, homes and educational institutions for every age.

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

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/title-be-positive-its-more-than-just-a-blood-type-it-is-the-way-of-life/2007/06/13/

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