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Learning to Grow

A Spiritual Guide to Your Year in Israel


Get the most out of your year in Israel. The Israel experience has a natural rhythm, but it is easy to miss the big themes and even bigger opportunities if you don’t have a road map. This book serves as a spiritual and intellectual guide during your year in yeshiva or seminary. Learning to Grow has very immodest ambitions: it is a guide to greatness during your year in Israel and beyond.

I highly recommend this book for all those who seek to fully embrace the opportunities for spiritual growth which are integral to the Israel yeshiva experience. — Rabbi Elchanan Adler, Rosh Yeshiva, RIETS, Yeshiva University

The desire to grow is our deepest human urge. But growth is difficult and it needs to be learned; for that we need wisdom and a wise, sensitive mentor. Rabbi Shmalo’s book provides us with such a mentor’s head, heart, and hand. — From the Foreword by Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld, Rosh Yeshiva of Machon Shlomo, Machon Yaakov

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