Travels with the Evil Inclination: A Rabble-Rousing Renegade Rebel Rabbi's Story of Neo-Pseudo-Psychospiritual Dissolution and Re-Emergence, and Some Really Crazy Stuff in Between
According to Jewish theology, the "Evil Inclination," or yetzer ha-ra, is the small inner voice that tempts us into doing wrong. In a tone at once ... Show synopsis According to Jewish theology, the "Evil Inclination," or yetzer ha-ra, is the small inner voice that tempts us into doing wrong. In a tone at once witty and heartfelt, Rabbi Gershon Winkler, a.k.a. the "stand-up theologian," tells stories of his own struggles with that voice as he passes from yeshiva boy with a strong libido, to earnest infantryman, to Orthodox rabbi, to redneck ranch hand, to the respected "rabbinic trickster" and scholar he is today. "Travels with the Evil Inclination" offers a tongue-in-cheek account of a most unusual life journey, a humorous and sometimes exaggerated tale of personal spiritual dissolution and re-emergence. This moving story of his transition from orthodoxy to what the author calls "flexidoxy" will inspire, entertain, and provoke as Winkler explores roads not only less traveled but virtually unmapped.