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Keeping the Spark Alive

Making Your Year-in-Israel Experience Last

by Yankie Schwartz

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Being in Eretz Yisroel is one of the most wonderful times in life. Adjusting back to 'reality' is one of the hardest. How can a person stay spiritually charged when they are at work, or in school? How does one stay close and loving to family and friends after a life-changing experience? What can we learn from others who have been down this path before?

In this original and powerful volume, R' Yankie Schwartz shares information, wisdom, and time-tested advice. This one book can help turn your year in Israel into a lifetime of happiness and growth.

About the Author:
Yankie Shwartz learned in the Chofetz Chaim Yeshivah system and is a talmid of Rabbi Shaya Cohen. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and a Juris Doctor from Cardozo School of Law. He is currently employed as a risk management consultant.

Yankie resides with his wife and children in Cedarhurst, NY. He enjoys spending time with his family, and in his spare time he enjoys reading and writing. He is the author of two acclaimed books on Jewish thought, Ponderables and Contemplations.

"Young men and women returning from a year or two learning in Eretz Yisroel often have great difficulty adjusting back into life in our mundane … world. Reb Yankie takes returning seminary students … through the often gut-wrenching process of maintaining their newly found levels of ruchnius, while not losing important family relationships…. he provides valuable advice on dealing with work, internet, tznius, and other sensitive subjects .. I highly recommend this original work."
— Rav Yaakov Feitman, Kehillas Bais Yehudah Tzvi of Cedarhust

"… a 'must-read' for all seminary girls who want to strengthen their ruchniyos…"
— Rav Yosef Viener, Kehillas Sha'ar HaShamayim

"… a big step towards … continued spiritual growth."
— Mrs. Dina Schoonmaker, Michlala

"[with] this book … Eretz Yisrael will never leave you."
— Mrs. Rachel Rose, Bnot Torah (Scharfman's)


  • ITEM #: 7308
  • Dimensions: 6" X 9"
  • ISBN: 978-1037887-72-8
  • Weight: 0.7690 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 104 pages
  • Published by: Mosaica Press

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    The hardest thing when I got back from sem was keeping up with everything I had learned. I wish this book could have been written years ago its so helpful

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