The rare genius of Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski brings us the Mishnah as we've never seen it before.
people view the Mishnah - and rightly so - as the basis of halachah.
Less well known, though, are the Aggadic and ethical aspects of the six
tractates of Mishnah -- the soul, so to speak, of the Mishnah.
Dr. Twerski is the scion of a great Chassidic dynasty, a psychiatrist
who has spent a lifetime delving into the secrets of the human psyche,
and, of course, a healer. In Messages From Mishnah he brings his unique
perspective, incisive intellect, and warm understanding of human nature
to the timeless words of Mishnah, revealing its riches, depth, and the
very human lessons we can find there.
Rabbi Dr. Twerski draws
upon a wealth of varied Torah sources to examine each Mishnah, finding
in its words messages that are startling in their relevance to today's
issues and challenges. The halachos of the Shema can teach us how to
avoid the dark side of technology; the laws of charity serve as a
springboard for discussing how we interact with others. Rabbi Dr.
Twerski, in addition to his many other accomplishments, is a born
storyteller, and his tales of Chassidic masters enliven each page.
Mishnah's tractate Avos, Pirkei Avos, has long been studied and beloved
for its ethical teachings. Now we can discover the many insights and
life-affirming messages that all of the Mishnah has for us.
Large 8-1/2" x 11" "coffee-table" format. A beautiful gift!