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The Emunah Reality

Bring Life Into Focus with Emunah

by Rabbi Moshe Goldstein

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You're offered a three-month total exemption from Torah. No positive or negative commandment would apply. No Torah ethics would matter. You're given a chance to do whatever you want - with no limits, restrictions or consequences. Would you take it? What if, instead of an exemption from mitzvos, the offer was for a complete exemption from the need to eat? For three months, you wouldn't have to eat a thing. But you also wouldn't enjoy any food. Would you take it? Torah's truth is unassailable, yet many Jews from observant homes lack clarity in their emunah. Could things be different? What would life be like if we lived in the "emunah reality"? Rabbi Moshe Goldstein, shlita,has been one of the most fascinating, original, and effective educators in Israel for decades. A greatly respected Rosh Yeshiva, his amazing warmth and legendary shiurim have helped thousands of young people choose to stay frum - and lead happier lives. In this powerful volume, for the first time, his unique approach has been adapted for English-speaking audiences.

About the Author:

RABBI MOSHE GOLDSTEIN, shlita, founded Yeshivas Shaarei Yosher in Jerusalem over thirty-five years ago and remains at its helm to this day. Shaarei Yosher was the first yeshiva in Israel to address the needs of young men seeking Torah inspiration and emunah - even those who had abandoned Torah observance. With great warmth, far-reaching insight, and an innovative approach, Rav Goldstein has helped thousands of students return to living a renewed and inspired life of Torah and emunah.Rav Goldstein studied at Yeshivas Ponovezh for over a decade and is a disciple of Rav Yechezkel Levenstein, zt"l, who was a pillar of emunah in the post-Holocaust generation. Rav Goldstein is the author of many highly regarded Torah works.

RABBI DONIEL BARON is a noted international Torah educator and writer. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and family. Rabbi Baron is also a former Wall Street attorney who currently counsels international clients on corporate and transactional matters.


  • ITEM #: 7490
  • Dimensions: 6 X 9
  • ISBN: 9781946351104
  • Weight: 1.5930 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 360 pages
  • Published by: Mosaica Press

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  • AA

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    • 10/4/18

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    • Moshe Dov K

    The book is very deep, but well written.
    It really deserves 5 stars, but I had a tough time with the high language.
    I read it, but you really have to learn it!

  • An Incredible Sefer for our time

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    • 8/12/18

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    • Eliezer

    For the first time, there is an opportunity for the English language reader to obtain a deep and comprehensive understanding of the ‘what and how’ of true Jewish belief and faith. It opens a ‘door’ that will forever change the reader’s understanding and appreciation of terms that always seem so distant and unreal. I really thinks this book is a must for scholars and laymen, yeshiva bochurim and students in seminary, and should be on the bookshelf of every Jewish home. Simply, it opens the ‘portal’ of personal enrichment, meaning and a key to attaining happiness in the face of life’s challenges.
    Emunah should have an impact and transform us. However, as a rule, even people of faith are not prepared for change. They seem to think that by remaining ignorant of the fundamentals of emunah, relieves them of the obligation to learn about it, or, more importantly, to act on it. (Often there is the thought: “If I delve into emunah, am I going to interrupt my day-to-day life, my comfort zone? Is my life going to become more austere? Are my happy and carefree moments going to be taken away?”)
    However, pause for a moment. The most enervating and inspiring moment every year, at the conclusion of Neila, the shul breaks out in a deafening roar – everyone proclaiming after Shma Yisroel – Hashem Hu HaElokim (Hashem is G-d) seven tines! What is the meaning of the declaration? And what about the posuk – Ata horaisa loda’as … ein od milvado (You have been shown to know that Hashem is G-d, that there is NONE besides Him) – what does that really mean?
    There are answers, clear answers, as Rav Goldstein shows. However, as he points out, if you appreciate that you need to put in effort to understand a piece of Gemora or Tosafos, you do need to put in an effort to understand emunah. Then you will see and experience just how rewarding the Emunah Reality can be. It will also be clear that you do not have to downgrade the level of pleasure in your life while you do so.

  • Thank You

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    • 12/24/17

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    • Lakewood613

    Although I thought it would be a "happy ever after" emunah sefer, I was BH wrong.
    Its a very good book, not the most easy reading, but very much worth it. And the short stories are amazing.
    Good solid hashkofa,
    It actually took me to a fascinating trip to lean why and how I live.
    Thank you
    Do you sell it in paperback?

  • Yid

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    • 11/13/17

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    • What R' Shimshon Pincus said about this question:

    In a kiruv seminar, he was once asked what he would do if he found out that he is not Jewish (his mother/.grandmother wasn't Jewish). Others might say they'd try a cheeseburger etc. He had a totally different answer, as follows: 'I would first build a Bama (small mizbe'ach), and be makriv a korban - something only Goyim are allowed to do nowadays, then I'd convert back to Judaism!'
    As the author notes, Emuna, and Torah and mitzvos, are like food. If one perceived them as requirements, then; although they are, he doesn't have the proper perspective of what they truly are. Is there a law that suicide is prohibited or that one is required to eat? No such law is necessary! There may be law anyways (perhaps so others can't claim insurance etc.) but no person needs to be told this! If one feels hungry, one knows he has to eat. If one sees a cliff, he stands back (unless he doesn't value his life enough...). Certainly this book will be enlightening.

  • Very good

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    • 11/7/17

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    • Moshe613

    Although there are many emunah seforim out there, I personally enjoyed this one very much, even-though its not easy reading, they did a nice job of explaining deep ideas.

  • Very good

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    • 11/6/17

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    • Ben

    Made me think a lot

  • Fresh Air!

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    • 11/5/17

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    • Ben

    Im not good at this stuff... But the book is very good

  • Masterpiece

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    • 10/30/17

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    • Yisroel

    Although the subject is not my favorite, I gave it a chance over Shabbes...
    Undoubtedly it's not stam another emunah book...
    Very well written, humorous, and the adaptation for the English speaking audience, is simply perfect.

  • A true groundbreaking book, it changes my life... for good!

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    • 10/29/17

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    • Steve

    I only wish I had read it before...
    Now life has a true meaning, and I`m not living on "cruise-control"...
    After reading this book, I realize that YIddishkite is not something we do... But who we are!
    This book is Life101!

  • AWESOME!!!

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    • 8/29/17

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    • Jake

    Really a must to every frum yid!
    I read it twice and hope to read it again!

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