by Rabbi Pinchas Stolper

The Sacred Trust Here is a book which provides a secure and sensible framework with which to deal with life's most challenging and perplexing phenomena - love, dating and marriage. It uncovers the surpassingly rich and positive Jewish attitudes toward gender relationships, women and the human body. It appeals to our sense of dignity by urging that we take ourselves seriously as persons, not as objects or things.

Using the profound sources of the Torah, Jewish philosophy and law, the author reasons with us in non-technical language, brings out the very best in us and appeals to our higher self-interest. He opens our mind, appeals to our conscience, engages our imagination and reaches deep into our heart with a compelling message of self-improvement and betterment that must oblige us to rethink our values and priorities.

In this profound, incisive, persuasive and moving volume, the author takes us beyond the pedestrian and superficial. This is an important book which transports us to a new world of spirituality band fulfillment. It will bring new meaning and purpose to your life.


Rabbi Pinchas Stolper, internationally renowned pioneer in Jewish youth work, is widely respected as a lecturer, teacher, educator, author and thinker. Rabbi Stolper is the founder of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) which he served for 18 years as National Director - from its infancy through its seminal role in the international teshuvah (return to Judaism) movement.

During more than forty years of working with Jewish youth, he has met and counseled thousands of young people. One of the world's largest and respected youth movement today, NCSY serves over 40,000 young people in the United States, Canada, Israel and the Ukraine with fresh, innovative and creative educational programs.

After serving as Executive Vice President of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America for eighteen years, Rabbi Stolper has returned to his first love and is again National Director of NCSY.

A disciple of Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner, he is a musmach of the Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin / Gur Aryeh Kollel, and holds degrees from Brooklyn College and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.

A prolific writer and editor, he is responsible for over 20 volumes and hundreds of articles on Jewish life and thought earning him a broad following as a major Jewish thinker, innovator and leader.


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