This Pesach 5779, a much-anticipated book by Rabbi Ben Zion Shafier – noted author, veteran educator, and founder of The Shmuz – will line the shelves of Jewish book stores across the country.
The Shmuz (TheShmuz.com) is a popular website that dispenses weekly Torah inspiration to over 10,000 Jews worldwide, offering refreshing insights into the parshah, transformative hashkafah workshops, and captivating seminars.
In the new release, entitled “Two Worlds, One Chance: Finding Meaning and Purpose in a World Transformed,” Rabbi Shafier sets out to uncover answers to challenging philosophical questions about life, like “Why am I here?” and “What is my purpose?”
The book centers on the relationship between a rabbi and his former student, a young lawyer facing a life-altering challenge. Offering fresh, thought-provoking insights, Rabbi Shafier guides readers on a journey to unlock their potential and discover the true meaning of life from a Torah perspective.
True to his trademark approach, Rabbi Shafier succeeds in taking deep, powerful concepts and bringing them down to daily life. He is known for his direct, down-to-earth, and often humorous style as well as his ability to convey essential Torah principles in an engaging way.
“Two Worlds, One Chance” was written to resonate with a wide audience, from shomer mitzvos Yidden searching for deeper meaning to young bachurim and post-seminary girls who feel like they’re going through the motions to knowledge-seeking Jews frustrated by a lack of satisfying answers to their challenging questions about life.
Like Shafier’s other books, “Two Worlds, One Chance” has received rave reviews. “Finally, a book that has better answers than questions. It touches almost all areas of basic Judaism. I recommend this book to everyone. It will bring you laughter and tears, sometimes on the same page!” says Rabbi Boruch Davidowitz of the Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York. After reviewing the book, The Jewish Press called it both “thought-provoking and entertaining.”