So many of these “how to live a better life” authors talk a good talk but rarely do we see them practicing what they preach. Not Hirschfield. He presents a challenge, suggests how to approach it, and follows up with many examples from his own life. The book focuses on differing religious opinions (most notably on the question of Israel), but it’s very easy to see that Hirschfield’s lessons can be applied to life as a whole. Part memoir, part spiritual guide, this book’s gentle and gracious style of writing is a real treat.