A number of times over the years I have mentioned to Rabbi Steinsaltz that in his lectures, interviews, and writings, there are always such wonderful 'gems' embedded within the transcripts and essays, and I find myself repeating these 'gems' to people. 'Perhaps not gems,' he responds. 'Maybe pebbles.' —From the Introduction Internationally acclaimed Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is considered to be one of the most brilliant and influential rabbis of our time. He has been lauded by Time magazine as a "once-in-a-millennium scholar" and by Ted Koppel of Nightline as "one of the very few wise men that I've ever met." Arthur Kurzweil—himself a Jewish scholar, author, teacher, publisher, and a longtime disciple of Rabbi Steinsaltz—has gathered in one place a collection of "pebbles" of wisdom from Rabbi Steinsaltz. This wonderful audiobook is filled with wisdom from more than 30 years of Rabbi Steinsaltz's lectures, writings, interviews, conversations, and reflections. Pebbles of Wisdom includes Rabbi Steinsaltz's thoughts on the big topics of life, including the meaning of happiness, the search for the purpose of one's life, the point of suffering, discovering oneself, dangers along the spiritual path, the process of transforming oneself, and the challenges of faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Blane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000507/bk_gdan_000507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He'll give up everything for his immortal lover...except his humanity. Leave a note and slip away to Paris alone, Adin thought. It'll prove to his vampire lover he doesn't need 24/7 supervision, Adin thought. Instead Adin lands in a surreal situation that isn't going to endear him to Donte - at all. As he awaits an old foe, Ned Harwiche III, for a prearranged meeting, Adin is head butted, tossed into the back of a car...then gets the chance to acquire an artifact Harwiche had been bidding on. Adin jumps at it, if only as payback for all the dirty tricks Harwiche has pulled over the years. To his horror the "artifact" turns out to be an adolescent boy named Bran. Sickened, Adin vows to help the boy out, but like Donte - like a lot of the world Adin never knew existed - Bran isn't at all what he seems to be. While Donte and Adin negotiate the meaning of the word forever, Bran is running out of time. Especially when tragedy and betrayal pit Adin's long-cherished beliefs against Donte's love. Warning: Contains a gothed-up college professor armed with guyliner (which is a big problem when you're up against a little monster) and an old vampire who doesn't like his lover out of reach. Not that he can't administer discipline from afar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Dickinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023820/bk_adbl_023820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were prisoners, exiles, pawns of a corrupt government. Now they are Dr. Rachel Dycek's adin, surgically transformed beings who can survive new lives on the surface of Mars. But they are still exiles, unable ever again to breathe Earth's air. And they are still pawns. For the adin exist to terraform Mars for human colonists, not for themselves. Creating a new Earth, they will destroy their world, killed by their own success. Desperate, adin leader Boris Tiban launches a suicide campaign to sabotage the Mars Project, knowing his people will perish in a glorious, doomed campaign of mayhem - unless embattled, bitter Rachel Dycek can find a miracle to save both the Mars Project and the race she created. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Meskimen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003128/bk_adbl_003128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forever is a long time. Even for a vampire. Deep, Book 3 When Adin Tredeger discovers his lover Donte's role in turning him into a vampire, he's outraged. The opportunity to attend Ned Harwiche's funeral is perfect for putting some distance between them, but as a newly turned vampire, he mustn't go alone. Cristobel Santos - one of Donte's lifelong enemies - and an attractive Irish vampire named Sean offer to chaperone his trip. They are as determined to help him as he is to reject their aid. While Adin fights his new reality he's kidnapped by rogue hunters and used as a lab rat in some skin-searing experiments. Adin's distress electrifies his connection to Donte, but rescue is only the beginning.... Warning: Hot vampires, spoiled teens, big cat shifters, and two men trying to figure out how to squeeze several lifetimes' worth of love into every moment of their big, fat eternity. Ouch.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Dickinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023821/bk_adbl_023821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this classic work of Jewish mystical thought, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz explores the major questions asked by modern Jews about the nature of existence. The Thirteen Petalled Rose addresses profound topics like Good and Evil, Divine Revelation, The Human Soul and the Search for Self, as it translates ancient kabbalistic concepts into an intelligible language for a new generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arnold Epstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027914/bk_acx0_027914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Essential Talmud is a masterful introduction by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz to the great repository of Jewish wisdom, the Talmud. A book of profound scholarship and concise pedagogy, The Essential Talmud succinctly describes the Talmud's history, structure, and methodology. It summarizes the Talmud's main principles, demonstrates its contemporary relevance, and captures the spirit of this unique and paradoxical sacred text as a human expression of divine law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shlomo Zacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116358/bk_acx0_116358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bir yangin tutusunca yurekte, ask ne imis, gonulde hissedersin. Sevdigin degil, onun icin tum hayallediklerin senin gercek sevdandir. O senin yureginde, yere goge sigdiramadigin, onun dahi tasiyamayacagi kadar yucelikte bir guzellige burunmustur. Bu yuzden sevdigini ancak sen tasiyabilirsin. Mecnun ve Leyla en ufak bir olumsuzlukta vazgecerler miydi birbirlerinden? Sikildik birbirimizden deyip, sanal asklara yelken acarlar miydi? Ask kavrami, birbiri icin olmelerden, ebedi asklara, daha sonra yaz asklarina, gunubirlik asklara, simdi de sanal âlem asklarina donustu. Sabah tanis, aksam koklas, ertesi gun bay bay'lasmaktan ibaret oldu. Bu kitapta, gelecegin insanlarinin Aska bakis acisi anlatilmaktadir. Bugunun, sev-terket usulu eskimis kadin erkek iliskilerini konu alan turden bilgiler yoktur. Zira binlerce yildir bu bilgileri okuduk, doyduk. simdi artik yeniyi getirmenin, yeniyi soylemenin, yenilenmenin, donusmenin zamanidir. Sûreti herkes anlatir. Sireti anlatan cok azdir. simdi, siretin ile tanisma vaktin gelmistir. Sen ile ozun arasindaki bulusmaya, bu kitabi alarak davet edildin. Bundan sonrasi tamamen sana ait. Okumak ve okumamak senin secenegin. Ve unutma ki, sectigimiz bizimdir. Sectigimiz yolumuzu belirler. Secimlerimiz kaderimizi tayin eder. Tayin eden kimdir? Sensin. Senin Adin Ask idi unuttun mu? Sen oldugun gibi olunca, her seyin gercegi, yuzunu sana acacaktir. Please note: This audiobook is in Turkish. 1. Turkish. Kevser Yesiltas. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090075/bk_acx0_090075_sample.mp3.
There's no leverage like seduction...until love takes a bite of his plans. As the Indiana Jones of historical erotica, there is no document existing - or just rumored to exist - Adin Tredeger can't unearth. Why he would risk the biggest coup of his career to join the mile-high club is beyond him. But the disarming, dark-eyed man who somehow enters Adin's locked airplane washroom has him completely nude and coming apart. All without a whimper of protest. From that moment Adin and Donte Fedelta engage in an international battle of wit and cunning. The prize - a priceless, 500-year-old journal with illustrations so erotic it could make the Marquis de Sade blush. Yet Donte's desire for the journal goes far beyond simple possession. The undead nobleman wrote it. And he's not above using every trick in his otherworldly arsenal - including seduction - to get it back. Chemistry draws them together even as fortune tugs them apart. But when a third party joins the chase, they must unite to fight an enemy with a deadly goal - to erase Donte from history. This audiobook is a rerelease of a previously published book, with substantial rewrites. This title was originally released as Notturno. Warning: This product contains one cocky college professor, one centuries-old vampire who is out to show him who's at the top of the food chain, and red wine. Because it goes so well with humble pie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Dickenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023819/bk_adbl_023819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For legendary Talmud scholar and prolific author Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the Lubavitcher Rebbe embodied a lifelong mission to better the world. Far surpassing the role of teacher, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was at once a scientific mind and faithful believer; educational innovator and social activist; spiritual guide and master network builder. My Rebbe is Rabbi Steinsaltz's long-awaited personal testament to the man whose passion and vision transformed Chabad-Lubavitch from a tiny group of Chassidim into an educational and spiritual movement that spans the globe. With the admiration of a close disciple, the astute observation of a scholar, and the spiritual depth of a mystic, Steinsaltz crafts an intimate portrait of a revolutionary religious leader whose dedication to intellectual, religious, and spiritual principles impacted generations of followers. Part biography, part memoir, part manual for great leadership, My Rebbe explores the evolution of Chabad's global success, its central beliefs and practices, the Rebbe's personal history, and his vision to inspire change. This moving narrative, written by one of today's most influential Jewish thinkers, will motivate listeners to contemplate their own mission in the world and aspire toward meaningful living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shlomo Zacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022319/bk_acx0_022319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.