Travels with the Evil Inclination: A Rabble-Rousing Renegade Rabbi's Story

Gershon Winkler

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Travels with the Evil Inclination: A Rabble-Rousing Renegade Rabbi's Story

Travels with the Evil Inclination A Rabble Rousing Renegade Rabbi s Story According to Jewish theology the Evil Inclination or yetzer ha ra is the small inner voice that tempts us into doing wrong In a tone at once witty and heartfelt Rabbi Gershon Winkler a k a the st

  • Title: Travels with the Evil Inclination: A Rabble-Rousing Renegade Rabbi's Story
  • Author: Gershon Winkler
  • ISBN: 9781556434921
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • According to Jewish theology, the Evil Inclination, or yetzer ha ra, is the small inner voice that tempts us into doing wrong In a tone at once witty and heartfelt, Rabbi Gershon Winkler, a.k.a the stand up theologian, tells stories of his own struggles with that voice as he passes from yeshiva boy with a strong libido, to earnest infantryman, to Orthodox rabbi, to rAccording to Jewish theology, the Evil Inclination, or yetzer ha ra, is the small inner voice that tempts us into doing wrong In a tone at once witty and heartfelt, Rabbi Gershon Winkler, a.k.a the stand up theologian, tells stories of his own struggles with that voice as he passes from yeshiva boy with a strong libido, to earnest infantryman, to Orthodox rabbi, to redneck ranch hand, to the respected rabbinic trickster and scholar he is today Travels with the Evil Inclination offers a tongue in cheek account of a most unusual life journey, a humorous and sometimes exaggerated tale of personal spiritual dissolution and re emergence This moving story of his transition from orthodoxy to what the author calls flexidoxy will inspire, entertain, and provoke as Winkler explores roads not only less traveled but virtually unmapped.

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    One thought on “Travels with the Evil Inclination: A Rabble-Rousing Renegade Rabbi's Story

    1. Miles on said:

      When I was reading the books of the ultra-orthodox keruv (outreach) focused Rabbi Gershon Winkler in the 1980s, as I moved into the orthodox world for the first time in my twenties, he was already abandoning that community to pursue sex and freedom in California. Ain't that the way it goes? Even though I never met the man, the world he describes, where orthodox outreach met the secular Jewish students and young people of the late 1970s and early 1980s, is something that I lived. Like him, and in [...]

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