Creating a Life that Matters is a provocative, insightful guide to finding meaning amidst the often-confusing challenges of today’s complex world.
The book addresses the personal struggle to discover the purpose of life, difficulties in relationships in marriage and parenting, and answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and a deeper connection with God,
Rabbi Friedman offers a witty and sometimes not-so-commonsense approach to what matters most: living each moment with peace of mind, fullness of heart, and real, lasting happiness.
Get a Life primarily focuses on our innermost identity, the essence of what it means to be a human being in a purposeful and uplifting relationship with the Creator.
Marriage Matters addresses virtually every facet of the relationship between a husband and a wife.
Fathers & Mothers & Daughters & Sons is all about the sacred mission of parenting, educating, and elevating our children to fulfill their unique mission in life.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
RABBI MANIS FRIEDMAN
World-renowned author, teacher, and speaker, well known for his provocative and incisive wit and wisdom. His international speaking tours, seminars, and retreats take him around the world, and he has been featured on CNN, A&E Reviews, PBS, and BBC Worldwide as well as in such publications as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Guideposts, and Publishers Weekly. He is the author of The Joy of Intimacy: A Soulful Guide to Keeping the Spark Alive and Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore? He is the most popular rabbi on YouTube and has hosted his own critically acclaimed cable television series syndicated throughout North America.
Rabbi Friedman is the dean of Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies, which he cofounded in 1971, and the founder of It’s Good to Know, a nonprofit life-learning foundation based in New York City. He lives with his family in St. Paul, Minnesota. To learn more about Rabbi Manis Friedman and his work, visit ItsGoodToKnow.org.
Recipient of a full scholarship from Harvard University and graduating with a master’s degree in theological studies. She has taught world religious traditions at the University of Phoenix South Florida Main Campus and at the Miami International University of Art & Design. She currently teaches writing as a spiritual journey at the Chaya Aydel Seminary in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Rivka is also a relationship coach, helping men and women navigate the world of dating, marriage, parenting, family, and stepfamily relationships. A native of Singapore, she currently lives in Hollywood, Florida, with her family. To learn more about Rivka Goldstein and her work, visit AskDodaRivka.com.
“Friedman is one of the great
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“Manis Friedman is one of a handful of original thinkers that miraculously appear in each generation. This wonderful book synthesizes his answers to life’s most profound questions. It is hard to imagine the person who would not greatly benefit from reading Creating a Life That Matters.”
RABBI MORDECHAI ABERGEL
Chief Rabbi of Singapore
“Rabbi Manis Friedman has succeeded in making the profound teachings of Chabad Chassidic philosophy relevant and accessible to an entire generation. Most remarkably, he has done so without diluting or compromising their integrity, bringing these core truths—the essence of these age-old wellsprings of knowledge— to diverse audiences throughout the world. . . . This book is truly a modern guide to the perplexed that will benefit the scholarly and the uninitiated alike.”
THE HUNGRY MIND
“Friedman is an energetic and entertaining speaker and writer, exploring with careful wit and compassion the gamut of human behavior.”