Yes, it's true. Yours truly is an author. For the past four years plus I have been sending out emails regularly describing our experiences of acclimating in Israel. Based on those emails, I have authored a book which will be published in the Spring of 2009 by Simcha publishing. Here is what they wrote about my book after reviewing it:"I've read about half a dozen aliyah "diaries" over the last few years and I can say unequivocably that yours is one of the best I've ever read."
Here are some of the other approbations received so far;
“I think Rabbi Mordechai Weiss is one of the finest men I know and has devoted his entire life to the welfare of the Jewish people. He has showed the way in so many areas by both being a devoted communal leader and also in having many wonderful children and thereby demonstrating the beautiful cohesiveness’s of a large Jewish family. A few years ago he decided to make aliyah and moved his entire family to Israel. We have missed him here in the States but have had the next best alternative by having him communicating with us with regular written updates which I enjoy reading and always look forward to their arrival.”
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Rabbi Weiss's letters from Israel are a lilting, loving, insightful record of his growing family's decision to leave Teaneck, New Jersey and embrace life in Israel. From day one, his "dispatches" from a new life have entertained, enlightened and charmed those left behind. His warmth, whimsy and underlying spiritual committment to an ideal have allowed those of us lucky enough to be on his email list, to share in this grand adventure.
If you've ever puzzled about the question of Israel's future, or pondered what pioneer spirit is really all about, or you simply have a warm spot in your heart for home, and hearth and family, do yourself a favor and read this lovely book.
Cathy Cash Spellman, author of Paint the Wind,
So Many Partings, Bless the Child
More to come!
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