This book has been a continuing source of inspiration on my spiritual journey. I am going through the process of converting to Judaism and hold a strong interest in Zen meditation, Yoga and a mindful way of life. The stories told in One God Clapping touched my heart, my soul, and my intellect, and gave me the sense that I was reading about my own life. Rabbi Lew offers up a heartfelt glimpse into the experiences of his life with a warmth and honesty that speaks a universal truth about humanity. I laughed. I cried. I re-evaluated my priorities and I loved it. Well written with a fluidity that makes the reading experience delightful, this is one I will read again and again. Mazal Tov to Rabbi Lew!
While I liked Rabbi Lew's book as a light read of his spiritual journey, I feel rather unimpacted by his work. For someone who has developed a conscious eye to the wonder of his life, I am surprised he didnt go farther in explaining the significance of his journey. More importantly, I wonder if the Rabbi appreciates how much he has to offer those of us who wish to learn more about finding spirituality in Jewish religion. While I dont question Rabbi Lew's faith, the book leaves me unimpacted which may be his point after all--you just cant find answers to spiritual questions reading about someone eles's life.