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Many frum people observe mitzvos and yet seem to be lacking a sense of inner spiritual connection. Others seek understanding and depth of meaning, but have no rebbi, no trusted mentor, to whom they can ask their questions. Still others have become tired, jaded, apathetic, or cynical — and suspect that there are no answers worth hearing.

In Search of Torah Wisdom — Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Rebbi is a fascinating, original, and inspiring work that will undoubtedly help thousands of frum men and women of all ages feel “re-jewvenated” in their Torah lives. This volume addresses questions we have, issues that are rarely discussed, and challenges we face as individuals and a community. Written in a friendly — even casual — and easy-to-read style, it draws on an incredible breadth of classic sources, and presents mainstream “yeshivish” hashkafah as it applies to our contemporary lives.

Some questions addressed include:
Why are Orthodox Jews so conservative?
How do we understand bitter disputes between Torah giants?
Why do rabbis issue bans on books if they only serve to increase their sales?
What is the deeper meaning of Tanach, aggadata and minhagim?
How do we view Torah, science and history?
Where do non-jews fit in the Divine Plan?
Where do chumros come in – and how about black hats?

These and dozens of other questions are answered in entertaining and thought-provoking ways that will help you explore what it means to be a frum Jew, a ben or bas Torah – and a thoughtful human being who seeks a serious relationship with Hashem.

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Many frum people observe mitzvos and yet seem to be lacking a sense of inner spiritual connection. Others seek understanding and depth of meaning, but have no rebbi, no trusted mentor, to whom they can ask their questions. Still others have become tired, jaded, apathetic, or cynical — and suspect that there are no answers worth hearing.

In Search of Torah Wisdom — Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Rebbi is a fascinating, original, and inspiring work that will undoubtedly help thousands of frum men and women of all ages feel “re-jewvenated” in their Torah lives. This volume addresses questions we have, issues that are rarely discussed, and challenges we face as individuals and a community. Written in a friendly — even casual — and easy-to-read style, it draws on an incredible breadth of classic sources, and presents mainstream “yeshivish” hashkafah as it applies to our contemporary lives.

About The Author

Originally from Boston, Rabbi Yisroel Miller learned for many years at Lakewood’s Beth Medrash Govoha until he became a founding member of Pittsburgh’s Community Kollel in 1978, and its Director of Education and Outreach in 1983. In 1985, he became the Rav of Pittsburgh’s Congregation Poale Zedeck, a position he held for over twenty years. While in Pittsburgh, Rav Miller greatly expanded Jewish education, develeoped and helped lead the Orthodox community, founded the Orthodox Chevra Kadisha, and co-founded its Vaad HaKashrus. He has been honored with Rabbinic Leadership Awards by the Orthodox Union and Torah Umesorah.

In 2009, Rav Miller accepted the challenge of becoming the Rav of the House of Jacob Congregation in Calgary, Alberta, and has already had a major impact on the Jewish community in Western Canada.

Rabbi Miller is renowned for his encyclopedic Torah knowledge, depth of thought on critical issues of the day, and clarity in presenting Torah-true hashkafah.

He is the author of In Search of the Jewish Woman (Feldheim Publishers, 1988), What’s Wrong with Being Human? (Artscroll, 1993), What’s Wrong with Being Happy? (Artscroll, 1994) and A Gift for Yomtov (Artscroll, 1998).

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