Edited by Nechemia COOPERSMITH and Shraga SIMMONS
Do you believe in heroes? Why would a perfectly healthy woman give her kidney away to a stranger?
Do you believe that people can change? Follow the spiritual journey of a Muslim from Kuwait, whose maternal grandmother whispers Hebrew prayers in the darkness of night.
Do you believe in the power of a story? True stories that take us to a palace in Tehran and a stuffy New York traffic court; stories that introduce us to a group of Ethiopian Jews searching for the Temple in Jerusalem and to the only Jewish chaplain in Iraq; stories of wandering and inspiration, of challenge and triumph.
Here is a collection of thought-provoking, moving stories that shows us the power and possibilities that lie within every one of us.
We are taught that the great Talmudic scholar, Rabbi Akiva, realized that Torah, like drop after drop of water, has immeasurable power - and he transformed himself from an ignorant shepherd to one of Judaism's greatest teachers. In Like Water on a Rock we meet dozens of fascinating people who harnessed the power of Jewish wisdom and belief to transform their lives - demonstrating how we can, too.
Shaar Press, 2011
Hardcover, 318 pages
Dimensions: 23,5 x 16 cm
ISBN: 1422611752 / 9781422611753