Judaism s Ten Best Ideas

Judaism s Ten Best Ideas
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 1580238033
ISBN 13: 9781580238038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism s Ten Best Ideas Book Review:

A welcoming introduction to the most important ideas in Judaism. In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question “Why be Jewish?” What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism have something unique to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a way of life and a system of values? Here is the answer of a leading spiritual teacher who has faced these questions in conversation with generations of students. With warmth, humor, personal and rabbinic stories and down-to-earth explanations, Arthur Green presents the ideas in Judaism that kept him loyal to the tradition passed on to him. The result is an enticing look into timeless Jewish wisdom that will encourage you to explore further and search out the riches of Judaism for yourself.

These Are the Words

These Are the Words
Author: Rabbi Arthur Green Phd,Arthur Green
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1580234941
ISBN 13: 9781580234948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

These Are the Words Book Review:

Judaism itself is a language, a group's way of expressing beliefs, longings, aspirations and dreams. The vocabulary of Jewish life is the framework that Jews use to hand their past down to their children. It is, also, the vocabulary that people of other faiths need to know to understand Judaism and Jewish life. In this revised edition of the ultimate Jewish primer, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time takes readers on a historical and spiritual journey through Judaism.

Radical Judaism

Radical Judaism
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 0300152337
ISBN 13: 9780300152333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Judaism Book Review:

How do we articulate a religious vision that embraces evolution and human authorship of Scripture? Drawing on the Jewish mystical traditions of Kabbalah and Hasidism, path-breaking Jewish scholar Arthur Green argues that a neomystical perspective can help us to reframe these realities, so they may yet be viewed as dwelling places of the sacred. In doing so, he rethinks such concepts as God, the origins and meaning of existence, human nature, and revelation to construct a new Judaism for the twenty-first century.

Judaism for the World

Judaism for the World
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0300256000
ISBN 13: 9780300256000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism for the World Book Review:

An internationally recognized scholar and theologian shares a Jewish mysticism for our times Judaism, one of the world’s great spiritual traditions, is not addressed to Jews alone. In this masterful book, Arthur Green calls out to seekers of all sorts, offering a universal response to the eternal human questions of who we are, why we exist, where we are going, and how to live. Drawing on over half a century as a Jewish seeker and teacher, he shows us a Judaism that cultivates the life of the spirit, that inspires an inward journey leading precisely toward self-transcendence, to an awareness of the universal Self in whose presence we exist. As a neo-hasidic seeker, he is both devotional and boldly questioning in his understanding of God and tradition. Engaging with the mystical sources, he translates the insights of the Hasidic masters into a new religious language accessible to all those eager to build an inner life and a human society that treasures the divine spark in each person and throughout Creation.

Seek My Face Speak My Name

Seek My Face  Speak My Name
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105041502258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seek My Face Speak My Name Book Review:

Contemporary Jews. The book is at once a beginner's invitation to the profundity of Jewish spirituality and a rich rethinking of texts and positions for those who have already walked some distance along the Jewish path.

Ehyeh

Ehyeh
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1580232132
ISBN 13: 9781580232135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ehyeh Book Review:

Explains the fundamental ideas and spiritual teachings of Kabbalah while discussing how it can be interpreted to serve a contemporary spiritual quest without destorying the soul of its tradition.

The Seven Questions You re Asked in Heaven

The Seven Questions You re Asked in Heaven
Author: Ron Wolfson
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1580234070
ISBN 13: 9781580234078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Questions You re Asked in Heaven Book Review:

Provides the seven questions asked in the afterlife, for both believers and non-believers, that will help readers shape a life of purpose and meaning on Earth.

Here All Along

Here All Along
Author: Sarah Hurwitz
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0525510729
ISBN 13: 9780525510727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here All Along Book Review:

A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timeless wisdom and spiritual connection in its age-old practices and traditions. “Sarah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama’s head speechwriter, and with this book she becomes Judaism’s speechwriter.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and co-author of Option B After a decade as a political speechwriter—serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign—Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book . . . about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is. Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew—until, at age thirty-six, after a tough breakup, she happened upon an advertisement for an introductory class on Judaism. She attended on a whim, but was blown away by what she found: beautiful rituals, helpful guidance on living an ethical life, conceptions of God beyond the judgy bearded man in the sky—none of which she had learned in Hebrew school or during the two synagogue services she grudgingly attended each year. That class led to a years-long journey during which Hurwitz visited the offices of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat at the Shabbat tables of Orthodox families, and read hundreds of books about Judaism—all in dogged pursuit of answers to her biggest questions. What she found transformed her life, and she wondered: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it? Sarah Hurwitz is on a mission to close this gap by sharing the profound insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death, and social justice. In this entertaining and accessible book, she shows us why Judaism matters and how its message is more relevant than ever, and she inspires Jews to do the learning, questioning, and debating required to make this religion their own. “Searching for meaning in the ancient scripture and traditions of Judaism, Sarah Hurwitz takes us along on an enriching journey of discovery. In Here All Along, she explores her birthright as a Jew and finds timeless and valuable life lessons.”—David Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama

Seek My Face

Seek My Face
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1580231306
ISBN 13: 9781580231305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seek My Face Book Review:

Arthur Green's classic work of contemporary Jewish theology, revised and updated. He tackles the topics of the reality of God, creation, revelation, and the return to God that are so much a part of our times. It is a profound, deeply personal statement of the lasting truths of Jewish mysticism and the basic faith claims of Judaism.

One Hundred Great Jewish Books

One Hundred Great Jewish Books
Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publsiher: Bluebridge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781933346311
ISBN 13: 1933346310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Hundred Great Jewish Books Book Review:

Over many centuries, Judaism has consistently demonstrated a particular fondness for books and literacy, and this guide allows readers to listen in on the Jewish conversation across many centuries?from the Hebrew Bible and the rabbinic masterpieces to the pressing subjects of the early 21st century. It introduces great works of biography, spirituality, theology, poetry, fiction, history, and political theory. With a special focus on modern American Jewish life and the two core events of contemporary Jewish history?the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel?this overview guides readers to books espousing virtually all types of historic and modern Judaic expression. Each of the chronologically arranged entries examines one title within its historical context, provides information about the author, and gives a clear and focused summary of its content.

Essential Judaism Updated Edition

Essential Judaism  Updated Edition
Author: George Robinson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1501117750
ISBN 13: 9781501117756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Judaism Updated Edition Book Review:

You’ll find everything you need to know about being Jewish in this indispensable, revised and updated guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism. What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? With the first edition of Essential Judaism, George Robinson offered the world the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish identity as an adult. In his “ambitious and all-inclusive” (New York Times Book Review) guide, Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage and lays out many fascinating aspects of the religion—the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and much more—while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today’s world. Now, a decade and a half later, Robinson has updated this valuable introductory text with information on topics including denominational shifts, same-sex marriage, the intermarriage debate, transgender Jews, the growth of anti-Semitism, and the changing role of women in worship, along with many other hotly debated topics in the contemporary Jewish world and beyond. The perfect gift for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or anyone thinking about conversion—this is the ultimate companion for anyone interested in learning more about Judaism, the kind of book its readers will revisit over and over for years to come.

Genius Anxiety

Genius   Anxiety
Author: Norman Lebrecht
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 1982134267
ISBN 13: 9781982134266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genius Anxiety Book Review:

This lively chronicle of the years 1847­–1947—the century when the Jewish people changed how we see the world—is “[a] thrilling and tragic history…especially good on the ironies and chain-reaction intimacies that make a people and a past” (The Wall Street Journal). In a hundred-year period, a handful of men and women changed the world. Many of them are well known—Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Kafka. Others have vanished from collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, there would be no blood transfusions or major surgery. Without Paul Ehrlich, no chemotherapy. Without Siegfried Marcus, no motor car. Without Rosalind Franklin, genetic science would look very different. Without Fritz Haber, there would not be enough food to sustain life on earth. What do these visionaries have in common? They all had Jewish origins. They all had a gift for thinking in wholly original, even earth-shattering ways. In 1847, the Jewish people made up less than 0.25% of the world’s population, and yet they saw what others could not. How? Why? Norman Lebrecht has devoted half of his life to pondering and researching the mindset of the Jewish intellectuals, writers, scientists, and thinkers who turned the tides of history and shaped the world today as we know it. In Genius & Anxiety, Lebrecht begins with the Communist Manifesto in 1847 and ends in 1947, when Israel was founded. This robust, magnificent, beautifully designed volume is “an urgent and moving history” (The Spectator, UK) and a celebration of Jewish genius and contribution.

Judaism s Great Debates

Judaism s Great Debates
Author: Barry L. Schwartz
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 0827611315
ISBN 13: 9780827611313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism s Great Debates Book Review:

"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."

Choosing a Jewish Life Revised and Updated

Choosing a Jewish Life  Revised and Updated
Author: Anita Diamant
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN 10: 0805212191
ISBN 13: 9780805212198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choosing a Jewish Life Revised and Updated Book Review:

"As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents. It is wonderful! " --Rachel Cowan, co-author of Mixed Blessings In the same knowledgeable, reassuring, and respectful style that has made her one of the most admired writers of guides to Jewish practices and rituals, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity. Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (the ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin. Sensitive, sympathetic, and insightful, Choosing a Jewish Life provides everything necessary to make conversion a joyful and spiritually meaningful experience.

Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism

Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism
Author: Michael L. Morgan,Steven Weitzman
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN 10: 0253014778
ISBN 13: 9780253014771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism Book Review:

Over the centuries, the messianic tradition has provided the language through which modern Jewish philosophers, socialists, and Zionists envisioned a utopian future. Michael L. Morgan, Steven Weitzman, and an international group of leading scholars ask new questions and provide new ways of thinking about this enduring Jewish idea. Using the writings of Gershom Scholem, which ranged over the history of messianic belief and its conflicted role in the Jewish imagination, these essays put aside the boundaries that divide history from philosophy and religion to offer new perspectives on the role and relevance of messianism today.

Ten Great Religions

Ten Great Religions
Author: James Freeman Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1886
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: SRLF:AX0000183426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments
Author: R. W. Dale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1885
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCD:31175002467176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ten Great Religions An essay in comparative theology

Ten Great Religions  An essay in comparative theology
Author: James Freeman Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1884
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435023273576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ten Great Religions An essay in comparative theology 1880 c1871

Ten Great Religions  An essay in comparative theology  1880   c1871
Author: James Freeman Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105004724519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Great Religions An essay in comparative theology 1880 c1871 Book Review:

Ten Great Religions An essay in comparative theology 33d ed pt II A comparison of all religions 16th ed

Ten Great Religions    An essay in comparative theology  33d ed   pt  II  A comparison of all religions  16th ed
Author: James Freeman Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059172021629456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Great Religions An essay in comparative theology 33d ed pt II A comparison of all religions 16th ed Book Review: