To Life! Jewish Reflections on Everyday Living
(Aliyah Publishing, 2005)

A collection of stories and essays by Amy Hirshberg Lederman

Have you ever wondered: “Do I have to tell the truth if it will hurt someone? Have I found my true soul mate? Is it wrong to treat my children differently? Can I keep just ‘a little bit’ Kosher and still be a good Jew?”

To Life! Jewish Reflections on Everyday Living offers perspective on these and many other questions in a collection of heart-warming essays and columns. Each story shares an experience–about family, friendship, education, work, holidays, life and death– and inspires us to see how Jewish wisdom can imbue everyday life with meaning, wisdom and purpose.

What others are saying about To Life!

“Amy Hirshberg Lederman is a spirited and talented writer who blends compelling vignettes from life with authentic Jewish teaching. Readers will learn while they enjoy good stories that help them see life steady and whole.”
—Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul andThe Bible’s Top Fifty Ideas

“I knew Amy Lederman was smart and I knew she was a gifted teacher, but it wasn’t until I opened the pages of To Life! that I realized she could convey that wisdom and passion to the printed page. This is a book to be savored and enjoyed.”
—Ari L. Goldman, author, The Search for God at Harvard and Living a Year of Kaddish.

“Amy Hirshberg Lederman is a teacher, writer and an insightful human being. All of these qualities come together in this collection of reflections on life. I thought a little, cried a little, laughed a little and enjoyed it all immensely!”
—Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz, Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, coauthor,The Adult Jewish Education Handbook

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