In times of fear, people seek comfort, purpose, and direction. We feel sadness and depression. We think about such issues as responsibility, error, guilt and forgiveness. We explore spiritual recourses such as prayer and sacred scripture.rn rn This book deals with such issues and concerns. These pages draw upon the world's longest continuous discussion of salvation, the precious traditions of Judaism, as preserved in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the Midrash, and the Zohar (Kabbalistic commentary on the Bible).rn rn This book will inspire, comfort, and challenge readers of all faiths and backgrounds and show how "old-time religion" can help individuals and nations face both personal and social problems in order to build on the salvations that God has given us.rn rn Pulpit rabbi, innovator in synagogue programming, author, historian, and media critic, Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel is the retired spiritual leader of Congregation Rodfei Zedek, the distinguished Conservative synagogue on the South Side of Chicago.