On both Purim and Chanukah, we were threatened by an enemy that struck at our core values. The Amaleki championed the worldview of mikreh - haphazardness, and the Yevanim dared to suggest there could be a replacement for Torah, chalilah. In both cases, our eyes were darkened and our spirituality assaulted.
However, the courageous Mordechai and Esther, and the bold and gallant Chashmona'im withstood the test. They avowed with great pride that our relationship with Hashem is never haphazard - and our Torah is never replaceable.
Only Hashem decides when it is A Time to Conceal His presence and when it is A Time to Reveal it. With this deep and inspirational book, we can remove the façade of teva and uncover the Glory of Hashem.
About Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland
Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland has warmed the hearts and souls of hundreds of students throughout his forty years as a rebbi and maggid shiur at Sh’or Yoshuv Institute of Jewish Studies in Far Rockaway, New York. As a long-time student of its founder, Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld, of blessed memory, Rabbi Kurland has absorbed into his bloodstream much of his famed Rebbe’s teachings, especially as they impact relationships in general and the delicate relationship of marriage in particular.
A popular speaker and author of six bestselling works, Rabbi Kurland has inspired his audiences with his passionate delivery and great sense of humor, striking the perfect balance so that his words will enter their hearts. In this volume, he does the same: utilizing the universal language of humor as a means toward his noble objective of promoting shalom v’shalvah, peace and tranquility between husband and wife.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Rabbi Kurland lives with his wife Leah and family in Far Rockaway, New York.