People Speak is a collection of true stories written by real people about their own lives, collected by popular writer and editor Rabbi Chaim Walder, bestselling author of the series Kids Speak.
Rabbi Walder’s storytelling prowess continues to take us on a journey into people’s live, painting for us a vivid picture of their hardship as well as their triumphs. These real life stories have been hand selected from the multitude of letters that fill Rabbi Walder’s post-office box, each for the meaningful message it conveys and the life lessons to be learned from it.
The People Speak series has been translated into six languages and has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people the world over for its unique ability to retell people’s life stories in an incredibly touching manner. This is the 3rd book in the series.
Chaim Walder is an author of literature for children, adolescents, and adults. He is also an educational counselor and manager of the Center for the Child and Family operated by the Bnei Brak municipality.
Walder was born in Haifa in 1969. He attended Yeshivat Kol Torah and Knesses Chizkiyahu before getting married and serving in the Israeli army as a soldier-teacher. After his discharge he continued to work as an educator and also embarked on a writing career.
Since 1990, Walder has been a regular columnist for the Yated Ne’eman, writing about social issues. He also hosts a popular radio talk show. He heads the Center for the Child and Family, run by the Bnei Brak municipality, and is a certified educational counselor working with children who have suffered trauma and abuse.
In 2003, he received the Magen LeYeled (Defender of the Child) award from the Israel National Council for the Child.