Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe
By Dr. Erica Brown
OU PRESS, Maggid Books
Regularly $22.95 / Was $19.50
The ten days between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, the Aseret Yemei Teshuva, are fraught with tension as we try to focus on teshuva. But how genuine is our repentance? How sincere is our quest? In her remarkable new book, Erica Brown plumbs the depths of human nature as she explores the questions that swirl around the teshuva process. This is a book targeted to contemporary Jews with contemporary problems, from eating disorders to existential angst. This is a book that will grab your attention and not let go.
The book is divided into ten chapters, one for each day of Aseret Yemei Teshuva, with each chapter devoted to self-improvement in one particular area. In her compelling style, Dr. Brown marshals traditional Jewish sources as well as literature, psychology, and other disciplines to make her motivational and inspirational points.
Each chapter is followed by texts for additional study from Maimonides’ Laws of Repentance, Rabbi Moshe Haim Luzzatto’s The Path of the Just, and Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook’s The Lights of Repentance. Each chapter also concludes with a “Life Homework” section containing real life behavioral suggestions incorporating the lesson of the chapter.
Let Erica Brown help you navigate the process of teshuva this year.