Book presentation: Paul Chaim Eisenberg „Auf das Leben! Witz und Weisheit eines Oberrabbiners“
If there’s a marital dispute, problems with the neighbor or a crisis in the job, devout Jewish women and men do not go to the coach or to the therapist—they go to the rabbi. Wisdom and wit, faith and serenity have been very closely intertwined in Judaism from time immemorial. Rabbis embody all of that: They listen, they ponder, they help others to find their own ways. Because if two people have a quarrel, they turn to their rabbi. He listens to one of them and says: “You are right.” Then he listens to the second one and thinks: “You are right.” Then the rabbi’s wife comes in and is of the opinion that both cannot be right after all. And the rabbi replies: “You are right, too.”
Rabbinical wisdom and Talmudic logic are documented in numerous stories, anecdotes and myths. In his handbook of Jewish wisdom, Paul Chaim Eisenberg, the former Chief Rabbi of Vienna, collects entertaining miniatures of rabbinical “life counseling” from A to Z. A humorous handbook with a deeper meaning—also for atheists.
Paul Chaim Eisenberg was the Chief Rabbi of Vienna from 1983 to 2016. However, one remains a rabbi for one’s whole life, just like the Pope (even when he has a successor) stays Pope
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