A rabbi? What sort of job is that for a Jewish boy? Especially one who rejected all the instructions and obligations that are part of Jewish tradition when they were presented to him as a child?

‘Why Am I Here? (with the emphasis on here)’ tells the story of how Pete Tobias wrestled with the contradictions of a three thousand year-old religious faith in a world that seemed to have lost its way. A liberal approach to his faith turned him into ‘Rabbi Pete’ and gave him the opportunity to broadcast the message of tolerance and compassion that he believes underpins any genuine religious view.

It provides an attitude towards the world and our place in it that can offer hope and insight to those bewildered by some of the claims and demands of traditional religions, believers and unbelievers alike.