Beyond the Instant shows young adults how to enrich their lives through faith. It examines ten different areas of contemporary life?including friendship, family, dating, money, and career?to demonstrate how a return to spirituality can help people find happiness and satisfaction. It addresses many important questions along the way: What is the true role of sex in relationships? What is the significance of failure? How can people really make a difference in the world?
In the book, Rabbi Mark Wildes draws upon Jewish tradition and wisdom to bring a sense of balance, stability, and purpose to the often frenzied and occasionally directionless twenty-first-century way of life. Each chapter examines what the Torah has to say about a particular concern of modern life and then shows how thousands of years of rabbinical teachings can be applied to the contemporary situation. Written in a relatable and engaging style, it shows how faith and religion can provide a practical guide to finding happiness that goes beyond the instant.
SubtitleTimeless Jewish Wisdom for a Modern, Fast-Paced, Social Media World
AuthorBy Mark Wildes
Published7 August 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Rabbi Mark Wildes is the founder and director of the Manhattan Jewish Experience?a social, educational, and spiritual events organization for young adults that draws more than twenty thousand attendees each year to Shabbat dinners, classes, and special events and trips. He earned a law degree from the Cardozo School of Law and a master?s degree in international affairs from Columbia University before being ordained from Yeshiva University. He actively blogs for the Times of Israel and Huffington Post, runs a YouTube channel, and has made appearances on HuffPost Live and Fox News. He lives in New York City.