Sarah Perlman was a typical American young wife and mother. After getting married, she and her Israeli husband, Chaim, lived in Lakewood, NJ, and then moved to Bnai Brak, Israel. Although shy and easily overwhelmed with irrational fears, she still managed her life fairly well, juggling work with raising her family. Life seemed quite simple and good until one day… tragedy! Chaim’s accident and subsequent brain injury turned her life upside down and thrust her into the depths of despair.
Join Sari as she strives to save her husband, marriage — and herself. Ride with her on the roller coaster of emotions as she struggles with decision-making and assertiveness. Discover the wise counsel and support of her esteemed and holy Rav, and the warmth and comfort of her dear friend.
A story of challenge and courage, of struggle and deep faith, From Darkness to Dawn will have you laughing and crying together with its main character. This unique work is a real page-turner!
About The Author
Bracha Pearl Toporowitch, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was born in London, England. She grew up in Brooklyn, and her high school years were spent under the tutelage of Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan, a”h. After her marriage, she lived in Lakewood, New Jersey, during the time Rav Shneur Kotler, zt”l, was Rosh Yeshiva, and then she made aliyah with her family. She currently lives in Zichron Yaakov in the north of Israel. She has been working with women in various capacities since 1969, and since 1999 as a guided imagery practitioner and hypnotherapist. In 2017, she opened the Mind-Body Healing Fertility Clinic in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. Mrs. Toporowitch gives shiurei Torah in Hebrew and English and always weaves true Jewish hashkafah into her work as a practitioner. She is the author of From Darkness to Dawn (Mosaica Press, 2018), the first novel in the Perlman family saga, as well as the riveting account of the life of her father in At Your Command (Targum, 2008).
Mrs. Toporowitch was personally affected by the disastrous Egged Bus number 2 suicide bombing in August 2003 — dubbed by the media as “the children’s bus bombing” — as some of her close family members were on that bus. She took from that traumatic event many lessons for life, which she publicized in her speeches and writings. In this novel, a fictionalized account of a terror attack, she depicts the horrendous aftereffects suffered by victims of terror. She attempts to make the public more aware of their suffering and to pinpoint ways of helping them.
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I could not put down this book! It is a must read for anyone looking to increase their faith, as well as understand the vast world of healing available to us!