From being single, to being married, to raising a (special) child, rising - rabbinic - star Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen shares his experiences and immense wisdom about living a Jewish life in the world today. Readers will gain a friend, a mentor, and positive can - do attitude to life.
About the Author:
Rabbi Cohen just completed nine years serving as rav of the Young Israel of the West Side, where he was instrumental in making it one of the more popular synagogues in Manhattan. He received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1994, graduating with honors in history. He was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at YU in 1997 and studied at a kollel affiliated with the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He earned his J.D. at Columbia University Law School in 1999 and is a member of the New York Bar. In 2007, the University of North Texas awarded Rabbi Cohen an M.S. degree in counseling, with a concentration in family therapy.
Rabbi Cohen served on the national board of Yachad, the OU's flagship program of the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD). He was also a member of the executive committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, which provides numerous services for rabbis and their communities, and served as a rabbinical judge on the Beth Din of America. Rabbi Cohen is available for speaking engagements and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I heartily recommend this insightful and thought - provoking book. Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen takes us along a fascinating journey through his personal experiences in the Rabbinate and deals with some challenging situations with which many individuals and families will readily identify. His lively style of narrative and mastery of an impressive range of Jewish sources will deepen faith and inspire and motivate many readers."
- Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth
"Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen has written the orthodox Jewish version of A Prairie Home Companion, with New York's upper west side as Lake Wobegon. This entertaining and illuminating volume shares life lessons and rabbinic answers to human dilemmas with a mix of humor, sadness and seriousness. It is serious and enjoyable, a nice read."
- Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer, former United States Ambassador to Israel and Egypt and Professor of Middle Eastern Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University
"The intelligent, honest, and sincere voice of my dear friend R' Dovid M. Cohen, pierces through the cloudy confusion of our times. Study and savor this marvelous collection of essays and personal reflections. This is a touching and engaging work!"
-Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Rabbi, Congregation Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY, Mashpia, Yeshiva University
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