10:36am

Mon December 22, 2008
WVAS Local

Jewish Rabbi

Montgomery, AL – Harold Kushner is a Jewis rabbi, but his message of overcoming adversity in spite of the most difficult of circumstances strikes a chord with people of all faiths and from all walks of life. Kushner, renowned worldwide for his many books, including the best-selling "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" and other works aimed at helping people cope with life's great challenges, will visit Montgomery on Tuesday to speak on the topic "Overcoming Life's Disappointments," which also happens to be the title of his latest book. At the free event, sponsored by Temple Beth Or, a selection of Rabbi Kushner's books will be available. His first book, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," stemmed from his family's struggle to cope with their own personal heartbreak, the untimely death of their son. At age 72, Kushner is still on a mission to help those who are suffering, continuing to write books and traveling throughout the U.S. on speaking tours.