The Holiness of Little Daily Dramas
Sure. But this might take a while, is how Bob Alper responds when the passenger flying next to him asks what he does. He’s a rabbi who earned a doctorate at Princeton Theological Seminary, has performed stand-up comedy hundreds of times with Arab and Muslim comedians, and is heard daily on the Sirius/XM clean comedy channel.
Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This is a collection of true and moving stories, from tales of fatherhood (‘The Glance’) to a touching recount of the way small gestures lodge themselves in your heart and memory (‘Old Lovers’).
It is hard to choose a single story in this collection and to say: writes Rabbi Jack Riemer, co-founder of the National Rabbinic Network,
This is the best, or
this is the one that you really have to read,
Almost all of them pull at my sleeve and say:
You’re not going to talk about me? How can you skip me? and I am really torn between them.
This volume of spiritual gems was awarded four stars by the Detroit Free Press.
Praise for Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This
Rabbi Alper speaks truthfully and beautifully. He is a moving writer.
… a wise book of personal reflection … a superb guide.
Author of The Kneeling Bus and In Troubled Waters
It’s too bad Rabbi Bob Alper does not have a congregation in New York City. If he did, I’d join in a flash! Where else can you get such gentle wisdom and such terrific humor?
Ari L. Goldman
Author of The Search for God at Harvard and former religion writer for The New York Times
Four stars. A volume of spiritual gems.
Detroit Free Press