Ancient Jewish Teachings Applied to a Modern World
Drawing from his vast knowledge of Torah, Kabbalah, Talmud, and other ancient writings, Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz continues to teach us about the inner and outer world—more than 250 years after his passing.
Rabbi Yacov Barber, a master of inner wisdom, uses ancient and modern wisdom to inspire and motivate the Jewish community throughout the world. In Sparks of Wisdom, he uses his unique skills to transform Rabbi Eybeshitz’s eighteenth-century writings into modern terms so that even those with limited knowledge of Judaism can understand the profound and timeless teachings of the esteemed Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz.
With easy-to-navigate alphabetical entries, readers will explore searching questions like:
• Why did G-d create the world?
• Reincarnation: Is it a Jewish belief?
• Where are today’s miracles?
• What is Jewish meditation?
• Why did G-d create me?
• Which animal has the most spiritual energy and spiritual life force?
• How does one become a prophet?
• Love: How do you know when you are in it?
• How can we change our negative behavior?
Ancient teachings meet modern understanding in Sparks of Wisdom to provide practical guidance on the answers to these questions and many more based on established Jewish teachings, laws, and code.
Readers of all ages and all levels of knowledge will be able to access and appreciate this essential Jewish wisdom.
Rabbi Yacov Barber was born to Holocaust survivors. He is the father of six children and a proud grand-father. He has lived and studied in Israel, Canada, and Melbourne. He is currently living in New York. Having received both Rabbinic Ordination and Judiciary Ordination, he has also completed courses in palliative care, mediation, family violence, and arbitration.Rabbi Barber is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and a much sought-after communicator on ethics as well as spiritual and personal growth. He has lectured across the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada.He is the author of Generation to Generation: Insights into the Haggadah, Wit & Wisdom: Sermons on the Weekly Torah Reading, and Pearls of Wisdom, a translation of insights of Reb Yehonatan Eybeshitz on the weekly portion and the festivals.