Rabbi Dr. Abraham J.
Twerski, whose many books have transformed and enriched the lives of
tens of thousands of readers, now distills a lifetime of wisdom,
experience, and ahavas Yisrael into this poignant, warm and personal
collection of letters.
In letters sent to
grandchildren standing on the cusp of marriage, he shares his insights
on building relationships and keeping them strong and fresh. To his
great-grandson, on the occasion of his bar mitzvah, Rabbi Dr. Twerski
gives a wealth of advice on the best way for a Torah Jew to live and
reach his G-d-given potential. He imagines, rather wistfully, the letter
he would have liked to send to his parents, and in it offers us his
profound understanding of hakaras ha'tov, gratitude. He even writes a
letter to his great-great-grandchild, who has not yet been born, showing
him that no matter what changes the world will undergo, some things -
the most vital things - are changeless and immortal. The letters are
spiced with personal case histories from Rabbi Dr. Twerski's career as a
psychiatrist, as well as wonderful stories from Chassidic lore.
By sharing his personal correspondence, Rabbi Dr. Twerski makes us a part of his family. And what a "zeide" he is to us all!