This book of uplifting mussar and deep insights should be read by all of us. Every day we should read a chapter when rising from our beds. Its wisdom brought to us by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins is a jewel. It is deeply rooted in the finest tradition of what the Jewish and the non-Jewish world has to offer us. Our inner lives would be overflowing with love and appreciation which we all are so desperately in need of. A must!
Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Dean of the Beth Midrash of Avraham Avinu, Jerusalem
Rabbi Elkins shares his wit and wisdom in this precious volume of timely and timeless thoughts. He discusses a range of topics, drawing on the wellsprings of Jewish teachings, as well as on the wisdom literature of the world. Readers will be rewarded by a host of thoughtful and thought-provoking essays.
Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel, Director, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org)
In the Spirit is a lovely and accessible compendium of Jewish virtues that draws on our traditions of wisdom from the Bible to modern writers. Rabbi Elkins’ own stories and comments make this book a valuable guide that can accompany the reader on many occasions.
David Ariel, PhD, President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford
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