Nachum welcomed Rabbi Nachman Schachter to this morning’s JM in the AM to discuss his new ArtScroll release, “Ten Steps to Eternity: The fascinating narrative of Avraham Avinu’s ten tests and true stories of how we follow his example today.”
From the ArtScroll website:
This is Avraham Avinu’s Story. And Our Story Too.
Ten Steps to Eternity is a unique book. It is a sefer that examines the ten nisyonos of Avraham Avinu through the eyes of the Midrash, with fascinating details and thought-provoking insights. It is also a book of true stories about Avraham’s “children” – contemporary Jews who have incorporated Avraham’s beliefs and accomplishments into their own lives.
We read about Avraham’s courage in leaving his homeland at Hashem’s command: Lech Lecha. And we see that courage, again, in stories of Avraham’s children, as they face deadly danger to escape from Iran’s brutal regime. When a group of unlearned Jews in Tbilisi, Georgia lie down in front of an army of bulldozers to protect their shul from demolition, they are merely following in the steps of their father Avraham, who would not yield as the Satan tried to stop him on his way to the Akeidah.
Be inspired and illuminated by the details of Avraham Avinu’s ten nisyonos, his ten triumphs. And be amazed by Avraham Avinu’s children, our fellow Jews, who so courageously and faithfully follow his holy path.