It’s long been our hope that How to Be a Mentsh would end up being discussed in the various flavours of synagogue across the English-speaking world (no translations have been commissioned as yet). And now it’s happened.
Rabbi Mark Fasman of the Shaare Zedek Synagogue of St. Louis, MO references the book in his January edition of “Message from the Rabbi” which discusses the three main components of Jewish identity today.
Rabbi Fasman uses Mentsh to illustrate how one of the fundamental aspects of the Jewish experience is being in goles or exile – being outsiders – which informs the strength of a Jewish community that takes care of itself.
You can read the full Message from the Rabbi here.
MichaelWex.com approves this message.
Nu! So already a copy I bought…
Best wishes for lotsa sales.
From your mouth in Bookscan’s ear.
I still can’t find the January comments at the St. Louis site
Yeah – for some reason it was removed……..
The link at the bottom of this article is wrong, but if you still want to read it go here: http://www.shaarezedek.org/rabbi/
Shaare Zedek is MY Synagogue and I was delighted when I saw Michael Wex’s article. I showed it to Rabbi Fasman.
So thank you, Michael, for putting us on the map!
Shaare Zedek congregant 🙂