My review on Amazon.com:
Jenna Maio comes from a secular Jewish family. Growing up she viewed the Torah observant Jews in her neighborhood as medieval throwbacks. But as she got older and started on her life’s path, she realized that there was a void in her life. After becoming dissatisfied with a party life, she moved on to environmental activism. But the void grew larger, deeper. Finally, she rediscovered Judaism. Not the bagel and lox Americana-Judaism. But the profound truths of Torah Judaism.
“With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug abuse and depression on the rise, many fear what the future holds.
“In Morality, respected faith leader and public intellectual Jonathan Sacks traces today’s crisis to our loss of a strong, shared moral code and our elevation of self-interest over the common good. We have outsourced morality to the market and the state, but neither is capable of showing us how to live. Sacks leads readers from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the present day to show that there is no liberty without morality and no freedom without responsibility, arguing that we all must play our part in rebuilding a common moral foundation.
My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014.
He is gone, but like all veterans certainly not forgotten.
Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families.