Surfing Rabbi: A Kabbalistic Quest for Soul  Audiobook, by Nachum Shifren Play Audiobook Sample

Surfing Rabbi: A Kabbalistic Quest for Soul  Audiobook

Surfing Rabbi: A Kabbalistic Quest for Soul  Audiobook, by Nachum Shifren Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Nachum Shifren Publisher: Silverton Agency Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798212708289

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Longest Chapter Length:

32:48 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

19 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

10:52 minutes

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Publisher Description

Growing up under the spell of surfdoms coveted mecca, Malibu Beach, Norm Shifren risks missing his own bar mitzvah to take his first shaky ride at the fabled surf spot. Benignly apathetic about his Jewishness, Shifren pursues his dream of becoming a big-wave surfer, lifeguard, and triathlete.

Shifren’s circuitous journey evolves into a spiritual quest that takes him from the pristine waves of Hawaii and Mexico, to intermarriage in Germany, a soldier’s duty in Israel, and finally, to a small shtetl in Israel, where he learns the mysteries of the Jewish ancients.

His true-life saga is one of new found Jewish consciousness and eye opening self-revelation. Shifren’s life comes full circle as he finds G-d not in the synagogue, but in the majesty of Jewish mysticism and the vast power of the ocean.

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“Fascinating, ultimately important, a spiritual autobiography as compelling and original as its author.”

— Michael Medved, film critic, nationally syndicated radio host 


  • “Gentiles, Jews, and secular beach rats of all stripe will find adventure here.”

    — The Surfer’s Journal

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About Nachum Shifren

Rabbi Nachum Shifren is a Southern California native. He attended Toras Chayim Yeshiva in Jerusalem and Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim in Kfar Chabad, Israel, where he received his rabbinical ordination in 1990. He has been featured in People magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, and more. He founded Jewish Surfers International and the Surf & Soul newsletter. Rabbi Shifren is actively involved in physical fitness training, surfing, and water safety. He continues to publish, lecture, and teach, and is known worldwide as “the Surfing Rabbi.”