"A great poet once defined his art as `the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its orgin from emotion recollected in tranquility`. Poetry has a unique way to convey sensitive thoughts to those attuned to its subtle style and language. This comes to mind when reading Simcha Wasserman`s new collection `Pillars of Dawn`, even as it does with is earlier `Immortal Stones` and `Sea of Reeds`. With his special talent, he succeeds in portraying profound ideas of mystical teachings and of inspiring personalities in Jewish history, affecting the readers in a rewarding way"
With references to Jewish mysticism, beliefs and traditions, this book of poetry is a unique resource for readers--combining the medium of modern poetry with the ancient themes of Torah and Judaism. Wasserman`s most powerful poems seem to be the ones that describe life`s simple moments and surroundings, while the more conceptual poems speak about the soul, the Holy Temple and our purpose in the world. In total, Pillars of Dawn takes us to the point where world and eternity meet.
--Rabbi Immanuel Schochet