"I always look forward to reading Avi Shafran's writings. TheyåÊare invariably on the mark: well thought out, well written,åÊprovocative --åÊwhat could be a better combination? FromåÊall angles, he is a cut above the rest."
-- Rabbi Emanuel Feldman,åÊRabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Jacob, Atlanta, Georgia, and former editor, Tradition: The Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought
"Rabbi Shafran's consistently insightful analysis of contemporary eventsåÊand challenging issues invariably reflects a profound appreciation foråÊTorah-true Judaism at the highest level. His superb language skillsåÊand considerable secular knowledge, together with proven bona fides as aåÊlegitimate Torah scholar, emerge gracefully in every writing."
-- Rabbi Meyer H. May,åÊExecutive Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center
"A lot of journalism is ephemeral -- here today and gone tomorrow -- butåÊRabbi Shafran's words endure. And that is because he writes about thingsåÊthat matter in a compelling and entertaining way. He provides a clearåÊwindow into how the Orthodox world sees a variety of issues, from scienceåÊto politics to contemporary culture, and he is not afraid to ask tough questions.åÊMost of all, Rabbi Shafran is a great storyteller who gently guides theåÊreader along. We are all the richer for his insights and guidance."
-- Professor Ari L. Goldman, Columbia University,åÊAuthor, Being Jewish and The Search for God at Harvard
About the Author:
A talmid ofåÊYeshivas NeråÊYisrael inåÊBaltimore and aåÊmusmach of RavåÊYaakov YitzchokåÊRuderman, ztz‰l, Rabbi Avi ShafranåÊserved as a JewishåÊeducator in California and RhodeåÊIsland for nearly twenty yearsåÊbefore joining Agudath Israel ofåÊAmerica in åÊat the urging of itsåÊlegendary president, Rabbi MosheåÊSherer, z"l. He currently serves asåÊthe organization's spokesperson andåÊmedia liaison.
Rabbi Shafran has writtenåÊwidely in the Jewish and generalåÊpress, and is the author of fouråÊbooks, including Migrant Soul: TheåÊStory of an American Ger (Targum/Feldheim), and with his father,åÊRabbi Simcha Shafran, Fire, Ice, Air:åÊA Polish Jew's Memoir of Yeshiva,åÊSiberia, America (Hashgacha Press).
He has also penned a weeklyåÊcolumn on hashkafah (JewishåÊtheology) and current eventsåÊfor more than a decade, first foråÊAgudath Israel, and more recentlyåÊfor Ami magazine.
Rabbi Shafran and his wifeåÊreside in Staten Island, New York.
Author: Rabbi Avi Shafran
Hardcover | 6" x 9" | 312 pages | ISBN 9789657599037
Published by: Torah Temimah Publications