The Day I Met Father Isaac at the Supermarket

Lessons in How to Live from the Jewish Tradition

By Rabbi Jack Riemer

Format: Softcover

Pages: 256

ISBN: 978-1602803091


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What would you say to our forefather Isaac, if you happened to bump into him in a parking lot, and he asked you: ''What's new?'' One of Rabbi Riemer's congregants wants to take his girlfriend away to a hotel for a weekend to see if they click or not and Rabbi Riemer seizes the moment to discuss this counseling problem with Father Isaac. What should he advise the young man to do? The answer he gets from our biblical patriarch is both hilarious and wise. Throughout the chapters of this book, Rabbi Riemer relates stories found in the Bible to the world in which we live today, with humor, imagination and wisdom. After reading these entertaining and meaningful accounts you will understand why Rabbi Riemer is known as ''the rabbi's rabbi,'' and why people like Elie Wiesel, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Harold Kushner have praised his writings.

About the Author
Rabbi Jack Riemer is the founding Chair of The National Rabbinic Network, a support system for Rabbis of all denominations. He has taught rabbis all around the country. His book The World of the High Holy Days is widely used by Rabbis and his original prayers appear in the prayer books of the Conservative, Reform and Orthodox movements in America and abroad. Rabbi Riemer has published essays and reviews in many journals of Jewish and general thought.