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Bnei Avraham Ahuvecha: Gerim in Chassidic Thought Paperback – May 9, 2012
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Whenever I get a book that contains any research, I always check out the footnotes first. The notes in this book are an indication of the amount of hard work that Dov ben Avraham put into the labor of love. What's amazing, is that the footnotes reference many Hebrew books and concepts within Judaism and are written in style that is engaging and simple to understand. The truth is, this is how the whole book is. The skill to take complex, hard to define ideas and clearly bring the to a reader in an engaging way is something that is exhibited thoughout the book.
The author has taken ideas and teaching that were only available in Hebrew and has rendered them into English in very readable fashion. The book is organized by topic and has several first-person essays placed thoughout the volume. In edition, the book as additional essays written by some of the most knowledgable people within the English speaking Chassidic world.
Not only does the author (a ger, convert, himself) provide teachings based on the Chassidic tradition, but he offers additional insights, when needed. As he writes in his introduction he, "used his non-existent free time" since the fall of 2009 to work on this project and the result is amazing. BNEI AVRAHAM AHUVECHA fills a void that has been missing within the Jewish world for years. It even contains sections with teaching based on the Jewish holidays.
Just looking at the sincere approbations in the front of the book show how special the author is and importance of this work.
Now for the litte things, like the actual physical book. You might think that paying $14.95 for a book that has 320 pages is a great deal... well, you're right. The author has made the book very affordable and hasn't given up on providing the reader with a high-quality paperback book. The cover (front and back) is in heavy glossy print, it's tightly bound, the paper is a very sturdy cream color, and the font is very easy on the eyes.
I am looking forward to finishing up this book in next few days and I know it will be something that I go back to time and time again.
The author has taken material from a large amount of Chassidic texts that teach about the soul of a Jew. While some of these texts are well known, most of them are not known to those outside of the Chassidic world. (For the uninformed the teachings of Chassidism are a wellspring of encouragement, and teach one how to serve G-d with a joy and passion not found anywhere else.) These esoteric sources were painstakingly translated from the original Hebrew into English so the common layman can understand it. While some may think of Gerim - people who weren't physically born Jews - as something other than complete Jews, the teachings contain here inform us how exalted the souls of Geirim are. This volume shows us how every Jewish soul is a diamond, except some of them are hidden, waiting to be revealed.
The author himself is a Ger who passionately put this amazing work together. Another feature that I love is the extensive footnotes and end notes detailing every source so I can always look up the information in the original text. There are glowing approbations from some great Chassidic Rabbis recommending this book, and I would highly recommend this book to every Jew and especially to those that enjoy the teachings of the Chassidic masters.
The writer of this book is a fellow ger and a tzadik for putting this together. He and the sources he quotes have dried my tears many nights and one day I would love to have the opportunity to tell him exactly how much this book means to me and other gerim. If you are in the process of conversion or even a Ger already, please do yourself a favor and buy this book. You will not regret it.
Every jew that couches converts or that wants to understand what a convert is and how to help them should study this book and ponder upon the information presented here.
Probably a bit more of expounding on the halachah on gerim would enhance the book.
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