Harvest of Kindness
The story of Ruth is a subtle one. On the surface, it doesn't seem to contain remarkable acts of heroism or astounding miracles. It is the simple account of a lone Moabite convert struggling to find sustenance during seasonal harvest. The simplistic facade fades into a magnificent tale of the establishment of the kingly line of Israel and the self-sacrifice and awe-inspiring kindness that led to it.
This book goes beyond the basic story and presents a beautiful array of midrashim, parables and anecdotes to show the Megillah's profound relevance for every individual in every generation.
By Rabbi Yehuda Y. Steinberg