Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PressExposure) September 26, 2011 -- Author, speaker, and Jewish humorist, Sam Krause is following his most recent publication "Hey Waiter...There's God in My Soup! " with a new release in October 2011. "The Four Steps to a Successful Marriage " blog has been under construction over the last few days and the book is set to be released in the coming weeks. Co-authored by Sam's wife, 'Simcha' & Terry Krause delve deep into relationships and show you how to have success in almost any marriage.
The new book release will be accompanied by Sam's speaking book tour. This tour includes stops up and down the east coast, from New Jersey, south to Wilmington Delaware, and North to New York. Sam will display his love for people and his passion for learning as well as educating.
In addition to relationships, Sam will bring his extensive knowledge of Jewish Mysticism, also known as Kabbalah. Although Kabbalah has made a dramatic entrance into pop culture over the past decade, authentic Kabbalah is an ancient discipline dating back over 3,300 years. This deeply esoteric, mystical branch of Judaism has been handed down by word of mouth throughout the generations and came to written form in the second century by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. "Learning Kabbalah will give profound inner meaning to written Scripture and attempt to describe the transcendent nature of a formless, infinite God as He relates to His finite creations" explains Sam.
About Sam Krause:
If you had asked Sam "Simcha" Krause what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would have answered, "a teacher." But when he realized that it would take 16 to 20 years of school to become certified in that profession, his Bronx-bred inner voice said, "Fugeddaboudit." So instead, he pursued a career in sales, where he could still have the opportunity to impart his wisdom in everyday conversations with his diverse group of clients.
As an aside, Sam was laid up in early 2004 waiting for a heart transplant, and during that time, his hospital room visitors remarked that, although they had come to cheer him up, what actually happened was that he cheered THEM up and transformed their lives in the process!
But back to the bio...while in his early 30?s (the early 1980?s), Sam decided that maybe he could make his mark as a stand-up comic. This, in and of itself, is pretty funny, considering Sam is the eldest child of Holocaust survivors and grew up in a home where his mother confiscated his roller skates and bicycle, because she lived in perpetual fear that he would injure himself. In fact, if you wanted to analyze why Sam turned out the way he did, given his circumstances, you'd have yourself a fascinating case study. Anyhow, Sam did pursue stand-up comedy for awhile, thinking it might be another way to get in front of a crowd and share his ideas in a more or less "meaningful" way, but this arena did not satisfy Sam.
In 1988, if you believe in coincidences, Sam "stumbled upon" Rabbi Chaim Dalfin and Rabbi Yisrael Rice, Chassidic emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (of blessed memory). These young emissaries "just so happened" to be giving a class in Tanya, the opus magnum of Chabad Lubavitch, and Sam started attending the seminar. He was instantly hooked; the Kabbalah and mystical secrets he studied there were exactly what he had been looking for.
Sam had studied Eastern philosophies as a much younger man in search of "truth," but when he was introduced to Kabbalah and Chassidus, he realized that everything he'd been searching for already existed in his own tradition. All he had to do now was learn as much as he could.
So Sam's natural sense of humor, his desire to teach and that fateful day when he discovered Kabbalah combined and became the catalyst for "Hey Waiter...There's God in My Soup!" This new book, along with the speaking engagements it has engendered, has enabled Sam to realize his lifelong dream.