For more than two decades Rabbi Paysach Krohn has been inspiring and enthralling tens of thousands of readers with his "Maggid" series. Now the "American Maggid" is finally back again with a long-awaited new collection of unforgettable stories.
There are many reasons why Rabbi Krohn's "Maggid" books make up one of the bestselling series in Jewish literary history. One reason is - the stories themselves. Each story is true, and each one is different. Each one is short enough to pack a punch, but long enough to touch the heart and ignite the soul. Some stories go back decades, even centuries, while others are pure twenty-first century - but all of them speak to our lives, to our contemporary concerns and challenges.
Another reason is - the author himself. The warmth, perception, and insight of the man known as the American Maggid comes through in every line, every story. Rabbi Krohn understands us, our strengths and weaknesses, and he loves us as well. In his stories we can feel this acceptance and affection and therefore we allow the stories to teach us -- and to touch us.
The maggidim of past centuries had their own special tools to reach the people: fascinating stories, humor - and, most of all, concern and caring for their people. These tools are what make up the "spirit of the maggidim." And this is what readers will enjoy in this new, wonderfully insightful book, In the Spirit of the Maggid.