"The author presents a colorful, concise yet comprehensive, highly readable understanding of the festival occasions on the Jewish calendar. Unlike the many other works on the Jewish holidays, he directs the reader's attention to the spiritual principle of gratefulness embedded in the very fabric and soul of each sacred Jewish celebration and commemoration.
The work incorporates not only textual interpretation and explanation, but also pictorial images, color, design, poetry and song .
In sum, this guide speaks not only to one's mind, but to the heart and imagination as well."
Rabbi Henry Glazer is also a clinical social worker, counselor and teacher. A native of Montreal, Canada, he received a BA and BRE from Yeshiva University, an MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, ordination as rabbi and a DHL in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Currently, he is adjunct professor at the Wurzweiler and Touro Schools of Social Work, and at the Academy of Jewish Religion. Author of several articles on gratefulness in "Conservative Judaism" and the "United Synagogue Review," he maintains a website titled-"thegratefulrabbi.com." Married to Rose Lederman, a clinical social worker, grateful father of Jessica Sarah, also a social worker, and Jeremiah Brian, MA in Philosophy and currently a film editor. Rabbi Glazer and Rose live in Fort Lee, N.J