Renowned lecturer and Chief Chabad Rabbi of the Conejo Valley
To whom it may concern,
I was delighted to read the manuscript of “Going Kosher” by the acclaimed author, Rabbi Amiram Markel Shli’ta and found it to be “head and shoulders” above any other kosher guide in the English language today. As with his writings on Jewish mysticism and philosophy, the book is fully researched and displays brilliance, scholarship and mastery, this time in the field of Halacha. Above all, it is the superbly crafted product of a clear and orderly mind.
By concisely explaining the broad spectrum of kashrus issues facing the modern Jew, this book fills a great need and promises to be an instant success. I am confident that the English speaking public will receive it with eagerness and will benefit greatly from its wisdom and counsel.
On a personal note, I have known Rabbi Markel for many years and can testify to his refined character, fear of heaven and scrupulous observance of the mitzvos. Moreover, as Rav HaMachshir of the “Kosher Council of Ventura County and Conejo Valley-KCA”, Rabbi Markel has greatly enhanced Jewish life here by providing kosher supervision to all our kosher restaurants, butcher stores, markets etc. Throughout, in his confident, but mild mannered and unassuming way, he has commanded the trust and respect of all those who have had the honor and privilege of associating with him.
I am sure this book will be instrumental in bringing many people closer to kashrus observance and I thank Rabbi Markel for presenting this wonderful gift to Klal Yisroel. May HaShem bless him with health, wealth and nachas from his children and grandchildren and may he merit beholding the true and complete redemption, through our righteous Moshiach.
Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski