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About the Author

Sara Yoheved Rigler

Sara Yoheved Rigler is the author of three best-sellers: Holy Woman, Lights from Jerusalem, and Battle Plans: How to Fight the Yetzer Hara (with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller). She is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, and over thirty American cities. A graduate of Brandeis University, after fifteen years of practicing and teaching meditation and Eastern philosophy, she discovered "the world''s most hidden religion: Torah Judaism." Since 1985, she has been living as a Torah-observant Jew in the Old City of Jerusalem with her husband and two children. She presents a highly-acclaimed Marriage Workshop for women [see www.kesherwife.com] as well as a Gratitude Workshop. To invite her to your community, please write to info@sararigler.com.

Sara Yoheved Rigler's new book, God Winked: Tales and Lessons from my Spiritual Adventures is now available. The tales collected in this book span the breadth of her colorful, adventure-filled life. The lessons derive from a dizzying variety of sources: A Hassidic Rebbe in Jerusalem; A guru in Varanasi; A Kabbalist in rural Israel; Girls at a Calcutta orphanage; A clown; A cat on a dangerous military mission, and more. The tales in this book will make you laugh - and cry. The lessons will transform your life. Click here to order.

 

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