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How do Jewish ritual practices – circumcision, tefillin, prayer – express the underlying link between the individual’s personal life cycle and the life cycle of the Nation?
Steven Ettinger presents the major events in the lives of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, and connects them to the core of the Jewish life cycle. He builds upon this foundation and shows how the Forefathers of the Jewish people were also the cornerstones upon which the Jewish holidays are built.
Using Rabbinic lore, Midrash, and Hassidic Commentaries, the author reveals the hidden links between the Jewish holidays, the Torah, and the historical events of the Jewish people. The reader will develop a unique personal understanding of the interconnectedness of these major components of Judaism.
Steven Ettinger attended the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva in Jerusalem and Yeshiva University in New York. He has law degrees from both The Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and The New York University School of Law.
Rabbi Ettinger has served communities in both New Jersey and Ohio, and has lectured for Aish Hatorah and at the OU Israel Center. He was also a member of the Presidium of the Jewish Learning Network of Michigan. He served as Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Tax Program at the Thomas Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan. Currently, he is Managing Counsel for an international legal services firm.
Rabbi Ettinger has achieved considerable success in his business, academic and communal life, and sees the Torah as a guiding light in everything he does and has done in the past, as aptly illustrated in his previous book, Torah 24/7: A Timely Guide for the Modern Spirit.
The Ettingers recently moved to Israel and live in Hashmonaim with their six children.