W. Gunther Plaut is an internationally recognized rabbi and scholar, and one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century. He was born in Germany, but in 1935 fled the Nazis for the United States, where he became a rabbi. He served in Chicago and St. Paul, and, from 1961 to 1977 was Senior Rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto. Upon his retirement he was appointed Senior Scholar.
Published on the occasion of his ninety-fifth birthday, this collection of sermons delivered over a period of fifty years includes discussions about religion, faith, and God; ethics and values; being a Jew, Reform Judaism, and Israel; and aging and death. Each sermon is as relevant and meaningful today as it was when first delivered. W. Gunther Plaut is an electrifying speaker who held his audiences spellbound with his charisma and wit. This anthology of his sermons is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and spirit of this great man