Hashem, help me remember that nothing will happen to me today that You and I together can’t handle.
The quote is framed and hangs on a wall in my home, as it does in my parents’ home and many of my siblings’ and other relatives’ homes, as well. My parents had been visiting Eretz Yisrael when they came across this quote on a magnet in one of the many souvenir-type shops in Geulah. Thinking that my grandmother would like it, they bought the five-shekel magnet for her.
Well, she certainly did like the quote—enough to propel her to have the quote typed up on a beautiful background, make copies of it, frame each one, and finally distribute them all to her children and grandchildren. I guess that’s the power of a quote—if it speaks to you, it really speaks to you.
Magnificent Messages has this fantastic advantage too. Written by Rabbi Naftoli Hexter, a well-known principal in Baltimore, this gift-type book has a beautiful dvar Torah on each parshah, in addition to a true story that relates to the lesson being highlighted. But it’s the stunning, full-color, graphically designed quote on the facing page, one for each parshah, connecting to that parshah, which really sets this book apart.
It’s the kind of thing that you have to see for yourself to fully appreciate. Walk into a bookstore and pick up a copy of this book. Immediately your eyes will be drawn to these pithy yet poignant quotes; they jump out at you, strike a chord within you.
If you’re looking to buy a gift for a loved one, or for someone hosting you for Yom Tov, or for yourself—Magnificent Messages makes for a top-notch choice. In both its aesthetics and its contents, it’s a book that will be read, pondered over, and cherished for years.
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