Praise for A Hen For Izzy Pippik

“This is a book to savor and reread …”

Booklist, February 2012

 

 

 

 

Praise for Bagels from Benny

“The book is a little masterpiece”

Teacher Magazine, Oct. 2003

Praise for Aubrey’s Storytelling

“Aubrey was absolutely magical, enchanting, and captivating. In fact, one of our Rabbis stated that he was the best storyteller that he has ever heard!”

Rachel Kamin, Director, Temple Israel Libraries & Media Center, West Bloomfield MI

 

“Aubrey Davis defies superlatives. His repertoire is amazing and his ability to hold the audience’s attention is legendary. He can tell stories to preschoolers and elementary school students as well as their parents….He is very creative and chooses his stories to match the audience in front of him. The adults (teachers, parents, older students) were as mesmerized as were the children. “

Penny Fransblow, Head: Norman Berman Children’s Library, Montreal, April 2012

DELICIOUS MENTAL EXERCISE

Review of Learning how to Learn: 100 Conversations with Idries Shah.

These extraordinary conversations with ordinary people apply traditional psychology to contemporary problems of humanity. The book contains over 100 ancient & modern Sufi tales & extracts detailing how, what and why Sufis learn and more. It’s a surprisingly practical assortment of delicious mental exercises: invigorating, challenging & necessary. I felt obliged to read more openly, without assumptions or expectations; to be patient & watchful. Here are a few tantalizing tidbits:

“If you cannot laugh frequently and genuinely, you have no soul.”

“There is no wisdom where there is no common sense: it cannot under those conditions find any expression.”

“When a belief becomes more than an instrument, you are lost. You remain lost until you learn what ‘belief’ is really for.”

“Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.”

“The person that you feel yourself to be, according to the Sufis, is a false person, which has no true reality.”

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