On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz

25 Years of Pre-Dawn Car Trips, Mind-Blowing Encounters and Inspiring Conversations with a Man of Wisdom

by Arthur Kurzweil


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About this book

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was internationally regarded as one of the most brilliant and influential rabbis of our time. He was lauded by Time magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar” and by Ted Koppel of Night Line as “one of the very few wise men that I’ve ever met.”

Arthur Kurzweil — himself a Jewish scholar, author, teacher, and publisher — a disciple of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s for more than 35 years, as well as the rabbi’s designated chauffer in the United States. While stuck in countless traffic jams and attending the rabbi’s lectures at universities, government agencies, synagogues and seminars, Arthur Kurzweil has had the rare opportunity of personally learning from his inspired teacher and has become intimately familiar with the rabbi’s wisdom and teachings.

On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz presents an intimate portrait of this wise and holy man as he has never been seen before as Kurzweil shares the rabbi’s most personal, humorous, and inspiring tales.

You will feel like a backseat passenger in Arthur’s car as he and Rabbi Steinsaltz discuss provocative issues such as:

  • How can we develop a personal relationship with God?
  • What are some of the sublime ideas contained in Kabbalah?
  • Why has God created a world with so much suffering in it?
  • Can we be religious and live fully in the world?
  • How can we tell what is important and what is unimportant in this life?
  • Can we be religious and keep our sense of humor?

Throughout the book Arthur Kurzweil also shares Rabbi Steinsaltz’s views and teachings on Jewish identity and the role of Jews in modern society. So grab your overcoat and come along for a ride with Rabbi Steinsaltz and Arthur Kurzweil-a ride that could very well change your life.

About the Author

Arthur Kurzweil is a writer and teacher, and is the author of several books including From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History, Pebbles of Wisdom from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Kabbalah for Dummies, The Torah for Dummies, My Generations: A Course in Jewish Family History, and The Persistence of Memory: My Father’s Ukrainian Shtetl – A Holocaust Reckoning.