As adults, we instruct our children in many life skillshow to catch a ball, ride a bike, and read a book. Yet children have a special spark to them. How can we catch their outlook? Ilana Grinblat shows us how by revealing the spiritual insights that children teach us:
How a roller coaster ride becomes a lesson in overcoming fear and embracing joy
When baking cookies demonstrates how to grapple with failure and redefine success
What we learn from childrens tough questions about death, sex, God, and growing up
In this enchanting memoir, Grinblat shares personal stories interwoven with biblical narratives. Through these reflections, she grapples honestly with the struggles of raising children and how to cherish the extraordinary nature of ordinary moments. Castles and Catch leads us on a personal journey to discover the wonder within the everyday.
Looking for wisdom, heart, and resilience? Rabbi Ilana Grinblat offers a steady supply, all through the words and deeds of her children, her own keen insights as a mother whose soul has been seasoned with the insights of Jewish tradition and scripture. Join her on this rewarding journey of faith, of feeling, and of love!
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL, author of God of Becoming and Relationship
With a rabbis soul and a writers eye, Ilana Grinblat shows us the intimate moments others overlook: the holiness of a family hike, the sanctity of ice skating lessons, the sacredness of a pancake breakfast. Discovering Torah in daily life and daily life in Torah, she will help you to do the same, making both more meaningful and poignant.
Tom Fields-Meyer, author of Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son