"In all your ways know Him," exhorts the verse, in both the good and the bad. But maintaining our focus on G-d when the road becomes difficult requires courage, and the advice of a more seasoned traveler. Drawing on a broad range of sources, from Talmud and Midrash to Mussar, Chassidus and Kabbalah, Rabbi Yaakov Meir Shechter guides the reader on the path of avodas HaShem and tikun hanefesh, service of G-d and self-perfection. With over thirty years experience as one of Jerusalem's foremost spiritual counselors, he shows us precisely how to traverse the spiritual trail; warning us of the pitfalls, leading is through the dark valleys, helping us reach the most exalted heights, and to go still further! Rabbi Shechter teaches us that on the path of tshuva, we can find G-d everywhere, whether we are progressing or faltering, for every descent is for the sake of a subsequent rise. Only by firmly clinging to G-d at all times can we achieve our ultimate goal, and reveal the inherent points of goodness that make each of us unique. With a tone that is light, yet serious, Rabbi Shechter encourages us to look for the good in ourselves and others, and to wait and hope for G-d's deliverance no matter how difficult life may be. Full of personal anecdotes, encouraging stories, and insightful teachings, In All Your Ways is a guide for every true spiritual seeker. It leads us on the path of Torah, reminding us that "all he ways are pleasant, and all her paths are peace."
by Rabbi Yaakov Meir Shechter
Translated by Eliezer Shore