"I always look forward to reading Avi Shafran's writings. They are invariably on the mark: well thought out, well written, provocative -- what could be a better combination? From all angles, he is a cut above the rest."
-- Rabbi Emanuel Feldman, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Jacob, Atlanta, Georgia, and former editor, Tradition: The Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought
"Rabbi Shafran's consistently insightful analysis of contemporary events and challenging issues invariably reflects a profound appreciation for Torah-true Judaism at the highest level. His superb language skills and considerable secular knowledge, together with proven bona fides as a legitimate Torah scholar, emerge gracefully in every writing."
-- Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center
"A lot of journalism is ephemeral -- here today and gone tomorrow -- but Rabbi Shafran's words endure. And that is because he writes about things that matter in a compelling and entertaining way. He provides a clear window into how the Orthodox world sees a variety of issues, from science to politics to contemporary culture, and he is not afraid to ask tough questions. Most of all, Rabbi Shafran is a great storyteller who gently guides the reader along. We are all the richer for his insights and guidance."
-- Professor Ari L. Goldman, Columbia University, Author, Being Jewish and The Search for God at Harvard
About the Author:
A talmid of Yeshivas Ner Yisrael in Baltimore and a musmach of Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, ztz”l, Rabbi Avi Shafran served as a Jewish educator in California and Rhode Island for nearly twenty years before joining Agudath Israel of America in at the urging of its legendary president, Rabbi Moshe Sherer, z"l. He currently serves as the organization's spokesperson and media liaison.
Rabbi Shafran has written widely in the Jewish and general press, and is the author of four books, including Migrant Soul: The Story of an American Ger (Targum/Feldheim), and with his father, Rabbi Simcha Shafran, Fire, Ice, Air: A Polish Jew's Memoir of Yeshiva, Siberia, America (Hashgacha Press).
He has also penned a weekly column on hashkafah (Jewish theology) and current events for more than a decade, first for Agudath Israel, and more recently for Ami magazine.
Rabbi Shafran and his wife reside in Staten Island, New York.
Author: Rabbi Avi Shafran
Hardcover | 6" x 9" | 312 pages | ISBN 9789657599037
Published by: Torah Temimah Publications