Description: What your rabbi probably never told you-- about God, belief, the meaning of life, and more-- but could have, if you had only asked.
The art of asking good questions is a hallmark of Jewish spirituality. From a very early age, we teach our children to ask and we celebrate their questioning. But for young people, it often feels as if no one is willing to take their questions about spirituality seriously-- even the best-intentioned of adults can be dismissive, condescending, or even just unable to explain the hows and whys of their own beliefs.
This conversational, engaging book turns all that around. Wise but accessible, reverent but funny, Rabbi Edward Feinstein leaves no question unasked and no curiosity unaddressed. Tackling topics as diverse as whether the stories in the Bible are actually true, to how it's possible that bad things happen in the world, Tough Questions Jews Ask illuminates the wisdom of the Jewish tradition in a way that's informative, inspiring-- and fun.