Congratulations to our chaver, Rav Steven Pruzansky, on the publication of his new book: The Jewish Ethic of Personal Responsibility Volume 2: Vayikra, Bamidbar, Devarim.

The notion of “personal responsibility” has long been associated with maturity, reason, accountability, thrift, decency, and concern for others and for society at large. Yet, the modern world has largely abandoned it – and its implications for our ethical development are enormous.

Tzadka Mimeni, in its second volume, continues its extrapolation of the Jewish ethic of personal responsibility through lessons from the Torah, each supported by numerous sources from the wellsprings of Jewish literature. In the format of essays on each Torah portion, this book presents applications of “personal responsibility” in areas as diverse as marriage, parenting, education, leadership, repentance, mitzvot, self-help, divine service, healthy lifestyle choices, interpersonal relations, wealth, Jewish national life, the pursuit of virtue, character, the role of men and women, and more, leaving us with a thoughtful vision for modern man and our search for meaning and happiness.