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New Artscroll’s eBook – “It’s Not As Tough As You Think” by Rabbi A. J. Twerski

Life can be much easier if we cut its problems down to bite size… or at least put on some tenderizer. Too often we do just the reverse. We magnify small problems and make the softer ones tougher. After ministering to over 40,000 people 10 years as a rabbi and 35 years as a psychiatrist Dr. Abraham J. Twerski shares with us some of the invaluable insights he has gained through his extensive experience.

Sure, there are many stresses in daily living, but we can take distress out of stress. We can modify our attitudes, use coping techniques, and reach out for help. Even big challenges can be dealt with effectively. Dr. Twerski shows how we can put a different spin on things, so that we can be more productive and happier.

Here are just a few of the many ideas you’ll find in this book:

  • There’s Magic in a Smile
  • Stress Can Be Beneficial
  • Some Mountains Melt into Molehills
  • Lack of Success Is Not Equivalent to Failure
  • You’re More Okay than Not. We are often told, “Don’t just stand there! Do something!” O.K., but what? In this book Dr. Twerski points out some of the things we can do. His simple, down-to-earth ideas are refreshing in a world of complexities.

About the Author

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Twerski (born October 6, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American Hasidic rabbi, a scion of the Chernobil Hasidic dynasty, and a psychiatrist specializing in substance abuse. He is a son of Grand Rebbe Jacob Israel Twerski (1898–1973) of Hornosteipel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin andDvorah Leah Twerski (1900–1995).

Twerski’s medical career includes Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, which he founded and serves as medical director emeritus,clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine,and founder of the Shaar Hatikvah rehabilitation center for prisoners in Israel.

In his rabbinic career Twerski is a prolific writer of Jewish books and of shiurim Torah-themed lectures. He was co-spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Jehudah with his father from ordination until 1959. During this time he composed a melody for the Hebrew verse Psalms 28:9 “Hoshea es Amecha”, which became popular in Jewish circles.Twerski had a major influence on the turn toward orthodoxy of several young men in Milwaukee, including most notably Meir Tzvi (Stanley Martin) Schuster, who later moved to Israel and founded the Heritage House in Jerusalem. (Schuster is known in Israel as “The Rabbi of the Wall” for his efforts to recruit Jewish students at the Western Wall.)

Twerski was educated in Milwaukee Public Schools, and graduated from North Division High School in 1948. He then enrolled in the Hebrew Theological College of Chicago (now located in Skokie, Illinois) and was ordained a rabbi in 1952. In 1953 Twerski enrolled at Milwaukee’s Marquette University, and subsequently graduated from its Medical School in 1960, after which he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (more here).

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Category: Self-Improvement
Released: Aug 19, 2010
PublisherArtScroll / Mesorah Publications
Price: $11.99 (buy iBook)

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