"Yes. That's what I want from the person I love."
This is a book about love.
It’s about what love looks like in real life, and also about what love can look like when it’s a spiritual practice.
This is a book of stories from couples who are very much in love and at least one of the partners is a Rabbi. Of course, you don’t have to be Jewish to learn something from how a Rabbi and spouse make their love-nest. Every cultural group likes to think, “We’re unique.” Our claim is that we’re just like everyone else, only more so.
Rabbis aren’t monks. They fall in love, they marry, they have families. It’s expected. Jewish spirituality is rooted in daily family life; the joy, the passion, the tears, “the whole enchilada”, or as Jews would say, the whole megilla.
If you are one of those folks who take pleasure in getting a little ferclempt, which is Yiddish for “choked up about something nice,” you will probably enjoy reading these stories. There is something in Jewish culture that says it’s a good thing to feel deeply.
We did not create this to be a how-to book, although we do think it contains inspiring lessons. Rabbis in Love is first of all a book of stories.
If you’re a busy executive type and can’t wait to know the bottom line, the “Secrets-to-True-Love-that-Rabbis-Know,” skip ahead to the last chapter. But then come back and read the interviews.
Hearing someone’s stories about how they live their love is so much richer than merely hearing homilies.
A Relationship is a Story in Two Voices
Stories are a great way to capture relationships because stories tell you about what he did and then what she did and then what he did, round and round. It’s especially interesting to hear from both partners. You get to see how they are with each other, how they embellish and correct each other.
That is why we’ve kept the dialogue between the couples intact. It wasn’t an easy decision. The synthesized voice is very tidy; the voice of dialogue has all these interesting loose ends and you get more of a feeling for the relationship.
Meet The Rabbis
- The Wings of Love and The Sheltered Nest of The SabbathRabbi Ronnie and Karen Cahana
- This Love, Like the Moon in All Its Phases.Rabbi Leibish and Deena Hundert
- Without Touching, Without Gazing, No Intimate Exchange of Words For Seven Years, and Yet…Rabbi Yisroel and Sara Bernath
- How Different Can Two Be and Still Be One?Rabbi Haim and Caroline Sherrf
- Do Not Awaken Love Until it is RipeRabbi Shefa Gold and Rachmiel O’Reagan, M.A.
- Looking for LilithRabbi Ohad and Dawn Cherie Ezrahi
- Two Rabbis,One SoulRabbi Victor Gross and Rabbi Nadya Gross
- Being ThereRabbi Laura and Charles Kaplan
- All the Waters of the Flood Cannot Drown LoveRabbi Lisa Grushcow and Rabbi Andrea Myers