Making the Odyssey to Israel By Rabbi Mordechai Weiss 6.3"x9.2" (131 Pages)Publisher: Devora Publishing, 2010
In the summer of 2003, Rabbi Mordechai Weiss, together with his wife, Ellie, and their children made the leap from Teaneck, New Jersey, and joined the many who have made aliyah to Israel from the United States. Personal writings from Rabbi Weiss regular e-mail updates to family and friends, sharing the personal challenges and triumphs of beginning anew in Israel, form the basis of this book. With his unique perspective and sense of humor, Rabbi Weiss writes of the struggle to make a new home in the Land of Israel.
About the author:
Rabbi Mordechai Weiss, born in Miami Beach, Florida, attended the Hebrew Academy of Greater Miami and received his rabbinical ordination from Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York. He served the Bergen County, New Jersey, community for over two decades in his capacity as an emissary of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. In addition to his many responsibilities as Rabbi of the Teaneck Chabad House, Rabbi Weiss also volunteered as an EMT for the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He and his family live in Mitzpeh Yericho where he is now a licensed Israeli tour guide.