Time to Speak
Controversial Essays That Can Change Your Life
By Martin Stern
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
274 pages, Illustrated
$19.95 Paper original
Controversial, thought provoking and provocative are some of the words used to describe Martin Stern's A Time to Speak. The author doesn't mince words with those who seek to dilute the beauty that Judaism has to offer. You may agree or disagree vehemently about any number of topics he discusses, such as the terrible repercussions that have occurred because of a lack of decorum in the synagogue; the correct response to the missionary menace; how to avoid being overly pious at other people's expense; or the importance and use of the major gematria systems. But one thing is certain: You won't be bored by the insights of this eclectic defense of Judaism.
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