New York author Gribetz has compiled an anthology of wise sayings, stories, and insights from the Jewish tradition. Inspired by the memory of her devout father, who encouraged her to see beyond male/female religious roles, she has divided her work into sections addressing such topics as faith, friendship, ethics, nature, the Holocaust, and Israel. Gribetz has taken a large sampling of works from Jewish humorists, including such gems as Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann's observation that "Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them." Citations for the passages are briefly provided. Readers can dip into this book for meditation and ponder passages that range from a paragraph to a few pages. Overall, this inexpensive paperback is a winner, especially for readers seeking inspiration in the flavor of Chicken Soup for the Soul. It will circulate well in most libraries, particularly those serving a Jewish clientele.Paul M. Kaplan, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., Ill.