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Einstein and the Rabbi

Searching for the Soul
Narrated by: Rabbi Naomi Levy
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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This program is read by the author.

A best-selling author and rabbi's profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi.

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness...." (Albert Einstein)

When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Thus began a three-year search into the mystery of Einstein's letter and into the mystery of the human soul. What emerges is an inspiring, deeply affecting audiobook for people of all faiths filled with universal truths that will help us reclaim our own souls and glimpse the unity that has been evading us. We all long to see more expansively, to live up to our gifts, to understand why we are here. In Einstein and the Rabbi, Levy leads us on a breathtaking journey full of wisdom, empathy, and humor, challenging us to wake up and heed the voice calling from within - a voice beckoning us to become who we were born be.

©2017 Naomi Levy (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"It would be hard to find a more upbeat, moving, and loving narrative than this...Speaking with a slight Brooklyn accent, she tells listeners that she views life as a tremendous opportunity for love, healing, and insight." — AudioFile Magazine

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  • Harold S. Geller
  • 17-12-17

An excellent book, filled with life lessons!

I found this book to be both engaging and educational. Rabbi Levy should read more audiobooks!

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  • CMTF
  • 10-01-18

A spirit-filled life-affirming book.

Loved this book by Naomi Levy. It is a life and spirit affirming book filled with anecdotes from the Rabbi Levy's life and from the two great personalities that form the basis of the tale. There is a mystery that starts her search about who Einstein wrote a letter to and a satisfying resolution and complex end as she unravels the almost forgotten tale of the Rabbi who saved nearly 1000 boys from Buchenwald. Amazing story that intertwines with Rabbi Levy's own interesting tale. Performance by the author just adds to the enchantment. Highly recommended.

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  • sweater lover
  • 18-12-17

Glad I stayed with it

If you could sum up Einstein and the Rabbi in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, Spiritual,Repetitive

Would you be willing to try another book from Naomi Levy? Why or why not?

Probably not. I imagine Rabbi Levy would be a delightful person to know, however I found her reading voice did not add to the experience.

How could the performance have been better?

Would a professional performer added to the experience. Maybe.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-20

Outstanding!

I enjoyed listening Rabbi Naomi. Hearing her authenticity in her words made each story more emotional to the Soul. Especially, towards the end chps. Particularly, the Chp on her nose reconstruction. Amazing and moving to the core the prayers she did on herself. ;-) WOW! I thought!! Highly recommend this audio. 10hrs flashes when you're listening in the car rides and bike rides! Ordered her other book Talking to God. Wish that was in audio too! ;-)

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  • Carriel Danz
  • 01-01-20

Nourish my Soul

Oh, how I missed a great Jewish Sermon. Be still my searching soul! You lead me to still waters...Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  • Brandon Singer
  • 02-09-19

I loved it!

Beautifully written, I'm hooked on Naomi. I'll be searching for more books by her now. 🥰

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  • Danielle L Mann
  • 16-07-19

Incredible Study

A lot of amazing information. Read 2 times and listened to it also. Will pass on and already have.

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  • Yevgeniya Gazman
  • 16-05-19

Most powerful, stirring book I have ever read.

Be ready. It will change your life. Remind you of who you are. Break the delusion of separation. Wrap you in wholeness and unity.

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  • Eric Hughes
  • 29-10-18

Something for everyone

no matter your religious beliefs, you can easily relate to what Rabbi shares in this book. I laughed and cried, and appreciated her message very much.

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  • A New Mexican Consumer
  • 06-10-18

Helped me Reconnect!

I have to admit, sometimes my connection with my faith can be distant at times. But Rabbi Levy made me realize I had so much more of s connection to my faith through my soul, my family, and so many other things in my life.
I appreciate her words and the wisdom and comfort this book brought me. I can’t say enough how much this warmed my heart and soul.