Thursday, September 17, 2009

Read: On Repentance by Pinchas Peli

If there is one book you should read before Rosh Hashana or before Yom Kippur (and if you cannot get it before then, then sometime this year) it is On Repentance. This is the Rav's thoughts on Teshuva as compiled by Pinchas H. Peli. I took the book out of the library at 9:00 PM tonight and was so totally captivated by it that I finished it just now- I read the whole book in one night. It is 343 pages and full of beautiful, insightful, compelling and awe-inducing thoughts and ideas. It will make you cry. Take it out, read it, absorb it- let it touch you. All of you who went out and bought the Rav Machzor for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur? What you really want is this book. And all of you who didn't? You still want this book.

3 comments:

Dude with hat (aka BTS) said...

You were memed

dman said...

The Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago owns two copies. I checked out one. The other copy was still on the shelf earlier this afternoon.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

The Hebrew version...uses words that are more familiar and strike a ..more intimate cord than the vague words used in the English one.. ..I feel.