Losing the Rat Race, Winning at Life

By Marc D. Angel
June 2005
Urim Publications
ISBN: 9657108659
159 pages, Illustrated
$19.95 Hardcover

In the rush to meet the challenges and pressures of life, we don't always allow ourselves the time to contemplate the meaning of our realities. Why are we here? What do we hope to accomplish with our lives? Where are we headed, and what is genuinely important? We live in an exciting, fast-paced world that can provide us with many good things. On some level, however, we find ourselves feeling stuck in a rat race that lacks ultimate meaning.

This book sheds light on the obstacles of the rat race, stimulates thought about the direction of our lives, and helps us draw on our strengths to get beyond the mundane. About the Author: Rabbi Marc D. Angel, Ph.D., rabbi of the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue (Shearith Israel) of New York City, is the author or editor of 18 books and numerous articles on religion and faith. A community activist and recipient of awards from national chaplaincy, educational, and rabbinic federations, he lectures widely throughout the US.

Praise for Losing the Rat Race, Winning at Life:

"…takes readers on a soul searching journey to investigate the values that can bring peace of heart in this fast-paced, modern world. This book is a must read for all generations." -Susan Rudin, Chairman of the Board of the Lincoln Center Institute

"This book offers readers insight, direction, hope and encouragement to live life more responsibly." -The Rev. Dr. Walter Smith, President and CEO, the HealthCare Chaplaincy

"If this powerful volume does not help you to abandon the rat race and embrace life, no other book will." -Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka, Founder of the Journal of Psychology and Judaism

"This book is a call to action, and will make all readers stop and think about their lives and question how sure they are that they really know what makes them happy and fulfilled. Who better than Rabbi Angel can help us deal with the question of what makes us really happy within, and where to look to get out of the rat race." -David Dangoor, President, American Sephardi Federation

Judaism; Psychology

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