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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

A best-selling author and rabbi's profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi.

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness...." (Albert Einstein)

When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Thus began a three-year search into the mystery of Einstein's letter and into the mystery of the human soul. What emerges is an inspiring, deeply affecting audiobook for people of all faiths filled with universal truths that will help us reclaim our own souls and glimpse the unity that has been evading us. We all long to see more expansively, to live up to our gifts, to understand why we are here. In Einstein and the Rabbi, Levy leads us on a breathtaking journey full of wisdom, empathy, and humor, challenging us to wake up and heed the voice calling from within - a voice beckoning us to become who we were born be.

©2017 Naomi Levy (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"It would be hard to find a more upbeat, moving, and loving narrative than this...Speaking with a slight Brooklyn accent, she tells listeners that she views life as a tremendous opportunity for love, healing, and insight." — AudioFile Magazine

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An excellent book, filled with life lessons!

I found this book to be both engaging and educational. Rabbi Levy should read more audiobooks!

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Thank you Rabbi

If you’re religious leaders speak to the power and influence of the soul thank you Rabbi for your gift. They God bless

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wonderful voice and great inspiring stories!

she has a great voice and so easy to listen to and her story telling was fun and easy to relate with. great book too

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Outstanding !!

Naomi, you gave me goosebumps in all your stories! Now that I completed this book I will miss you! May Adonai continue to bless you and your family Thank you

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Love this book!

What did you love best about Einstein and the Rabbi?

I love the beautiful letter that Einstein sent to a grieving father and the adventure of learning about the father.

What about Rabbi Naomi Levy’s performance did you like?

LOVE her honesty. She's a beautiful person.

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This book touched my soul

Although I was a bit skeptical about this book, I have to admit that never has my heart and soul been so deeply touched and moved. Rabbi Levy is so authentic with her writing and the reading of her work. I highly recommend this work of true joy.

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A spirit-filled life-affirming book.

Loved this book by Naomi Levy. It is a life and spirit affirming book filled with anecdotes from the Rabbi Levy's life and from the two great personalities that form the basis of the tale. There is a mystery that starts her search about who Einstein wrote a letter to and a satisfying resolution and complex end as she unravels the almost forgotten tale of the Rabbi who saved nearly 1000 boys from Buchenwald. Amazing story that intertwines with Rabbi Levy's own interesting tale. Performance by the author just adds to the enchantment. Highly recommended.

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Glad I stayed with it

If you could sum up Einstein and the Rabbi in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, Spiritual,Repetitive

Would you be willing to try another book from Naomi Levy? Why or why not?

Probably not. I imagine Rabbi Levy would be a delightful person to know, however I found her reading voice did not add to the experience.

How could the performance have been better?

Would a professional performer added to the experience. Maybe.