Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book Beginning: "Therefore, Choose Life. . ."



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Among the philosophical reflections of the Pirkei Avot is the observation that there are three times and we are compelled to act against our will: . . . "Despite your self you were born, despite yourself you live, and despite yourself you die . . ."

From the Author's Preface to "Therefore, Choose Life. . ." by Moisey Wolf, edited and translated by Judson Rosengrant, published by OSU Press with the support of the Oregon Jewish Museum.

"Therefore, Choose Life. . ." is the autobiography of Dr. Moisey Wolf, who escaped the Holocaust, served in the Soviet Army during World War II, had a distinguished career as a psychiatrist in post-Stalinist Soviet Russia, and came to America in 1992. It is the story of a remarkable life lived in extraordinary times.

8 comments :

guiltless reader said...

It sounds inspiring. How are you finding this, Gilion?

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds fascinating!

Anne Bennett said...

You always read such interesting books that sound so deep. I am always reading YA books for my job so I don't have time to select materials that fascinate me.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a fascinating story of an amazing man.

JC Jones said...

What an interesting sounding book. Hope you enjoy it.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds very moving.

Is it a good read?

THANKS for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Tea norman said...

I'm not familiar with his name. It seems like an interesting beginning.

Katherine P said...

What amazing experiences the man must have had. This sounds like it could be absolutely fascinating!

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