Sunday, May 11, 2014

Right On Time, The Torah Approach to Punctuality

Did you ever wish you knew the Yekke secrets? "Right On Time" by Rabbi Leo Davids will give you a peek into how to become the master of time. 

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

The cover of this book is very plain, as it is more of a sefer to be studied than a book for reading pleasure. The title is a little more generic than the focus of the book, which is more about the importance of what a Jewish man does and how it should be done with respect and in a timely fashion.

Some Details I Liked:

I liked the content. A lot. The points are important and often fall to the wayside. Rabbi Davids presents them in a clear way, with proper explanation and expansion.

Who This Book is For:

This book is for a serious reader. It is good for teachers or any adult that would like to express to themselves or others about the importance of being punctual and discipline within the Torah lifestyle. 

Who This Book Isn’t For:  

I would advise that this book not be given to a beginner to Torah. While it discusses core concepts, the framework of the book is written as something that needs improvement rather than a fresh education of the matter.

What I Didn’t Like/Would Have Made it Better: 

There were two areas that I felt could be easily improved. The first is that the quote punctuation is not consistent with the language, meaning that, for example,  there is an end quote, where the next Hebrew line begins.  The second part that I didn't appreciate, are the comics. While comics are good to lighten the tone of a book, they are even better when they flow with the content of the chapter.

In Conclusion:  

This is an important work. It has a lot of great material and can be easily applied to life. At five chapters and just over 100 pages, this is a nice addition to any frum family's library.