The new book by Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski The Rabbi and the Nuns: The Inside Story of a Rabbi’s Therapeutic Work with the Sisters of St. Francis is bound to be the highlight of Jewish (and Catholic!) publishing this season. 

This new book tells the engrossing story of how a Chassidic rabbi becomes the director of psychiatry at a Catholic hospital. In the 1960's the Catholic Church was in the throes of intense change due to the reforms of Vatican ll. Rabbi Twerski was hired to treat nuns who were having problems adjusting to their new reality.  This thoughtful, inspiring (and yes, funny!) story will engage readers as it describes how Rabbi Twerski and the nuns he treats transcend their religious differences and create an atmosphere of respect.