The First Ten Days

The First Ten Days
Rabbi Yaacov Haber

Mosaica / 88 pages

For those unfamiliar, Rabbi Yaacov Haber (of TorahLab fame), has published an inspirational reader for the days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The First Ten Days, as its names implies, has an entry for each of the aseret yemei teshuva with inspirational material based on the sefirot. Indeed, Rabbi Haber, one of the few who is able to dance between the worlds of nigleh and nistar, has adapted each of the ten sefirot to each of the Ten Days of Repentance by delivering an easy to read and easy to internalize lesson based on each of the sefirot. It is one of the few pieces of kabbala that even a dry halachist like me has benefited from.

Now in its third printing, each of the ten short chapters opens with an explanation of that day’s ‘sefira’, its relationship to the days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and finally, some food for thought and questions to ask yourself in order to maximize this special time of year and ensure that these ten holy days are not wasted. With the occasional short story or inspirational adage, the book is short and to the point, and as such, it is very effective. There are few aseret yemei teshuva readers that can inspire you so quickly.

At less than $10, it may very well be the most worthwhile purchase of the Tishrei season.

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