From Central Park to Sinai: How I Found My Jewish Soul

Roy S. Neuberger

Publisher: Jonathan David

Son of the brilliant founder of a thriving Wall Street investment firm, Roy S. Neuberger was raised in elegant surroundings on Manhattan�s Upper East Side, overlooking the splendor of Central Park. Blessed with the finest education and the opportunity to partake of New York�s cultural bounty, Roy developed the kind of youthful sophistication that only the privileged can know.

Why, when I have everything, do I feel as if I have nothing? For Roy Neuberger life was an inexplicable nightmare. Terrified of the black forces that seemed to engulf him, he was on a rapidly whirling downward spiral. Is there a door that leads to truth? Is there a door that leads to happiness?

At 2:00 a.m., Monday, January 10, 1966, then a twenty-three-year-old graduate student at the University of Michigan, Roy awoke with a start. His marriage was disintegrating; his grades were plummeting. He couldn�t breathe; he had lost control. What else was there besides death?

It was then that Roy began to think the unthinkable: Perhaps there is a reality beyond man�s understanding. Perhaps Roy Neuberger is not the center of the universe. Thus began a desperate search for truth that would lead him to immersion in Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestantism, and Catholicism. The answer did not come until eight years later, when he unexpectedly heard a message that would shake him to the core and give him the courage to reclaim his long-buried Jewish soul.

Written with unbridled passion, uncommon humility, and disarming candor, From Central Park to Sinai takes us on a tumultuous emotional journey from an empty secular life to a world of spiritual richness, guided by the belief that there is a very real entity Who created the world and whose rules we are obliged to follow.

Roy Neuberger�s remarkable transformation from a Central Park rich kid to a deeply religious Jew mesmerizes, fascinates, inspires, and ultimately comforts us with the knowledge that if we dare to look within, we, too, can find the path to Sinai.

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