Aleph Isn t Tough

Aleph Isn t Tough
Author: Linda Motzkin
Publsiher: Urj Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780807407264
ISBN 13: 0807407267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hebrew alef-bet poster available with the purchase of this teacher's guide

Aleph Isn t Enough

Aleph Isn t Enough
Author: Linda Motzkin,Hara Person
Publsiher: Urj Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780807407486
ISBN 13: 0807407488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Role in Jewish tradition, text, and prayer

Sacred Encounter

Sacred Encounter
Author: Lisa L. Grushcow
Publsiher: CCAR Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 0881232246
ISBN 13: 9780881232240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Encounter Book Review:

This wide-ranging anthology takes a close look at the breadth of human sexuality from a Jewish perspective. The essays begin with a look at biblical and rabbinic views on sexuality, and then proceed to explorations of sexuality at different moments in the life cycle, sexuality and the marital model, diverse expressions of sexuality, examples of sexuality education, the nexus of sexuality and theology, and the challenges of contemporary sexual ethics. The Sacred Encounter is a thought-provoking and important Jewish resource. Perfect for personal study, or for high school or adult classes.

Teacher s Guide for Aleph Isn t Tough

Teacher s Guide for Aleph Isn t Tough
Author: Linda Motzkin,Hara Person
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:55608850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teacher s Guide to Aleph Isn t Tough

Teacher s Guide to Aleph Isn t Tough
Author: Linda Motzkin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:80453089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Around the Shabbat Table

Around the Shabbat Table
Author: Aryeh Ben David
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780765761248
ISBN 13: 0765761246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Around the Shabbat Table Book Review:

The three Shabbat meals offer an opportunity to think about life and connect with others. However, despite our best intentions, the lack of time and sufficient resources may preclude in-depth grappling with more significant and meaningful issues. Around the Shabbat Table addresses this problem. Its goal is to serve as a springboard for more personally stimulating and meaningful Shabbat conversations. Each unit can be read directly at the Shabbat table and no prior knowledge or preparation is necessary. The ideas presented are designed for Jewish adults of all backgrounds and religious denominations. They reflect a philosophy that the Torah belongs to and should be accessible to all Jews, whatever they think or believe, wherever they may be.

Shema Is for Real

Shema Is for Real
Author: Joel Lurie Grishaver
Publsiher: Torah Aura Productions
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1994-09
ISBN 10: 9780933873353
ISBN 13: 0933873352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shema Is for Real Book Review:

Presents schools with a chance to (1) review the meaning and theme of individual prayers, to (2) emphasize the way prayers fit together to form services, and to...

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

A Short History of the Jewish People

A Short History of the Jewish People
Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780195139419
ISBN 13: 0195139410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Jewish People Book Review:

From the original legends of the Bible to the peace accords of today's newspapers, this engaging, one-volume history of the Jews will fascinate and inform. 30 illustrations.

Introduction to Hebrew

Introduction to Hebrew
Author: Moshe Greenberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106016856228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sacred Table

The Sacred Table
Author: Mary L. Zamore
Publsiher: CCAR Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN 10: 088123186X
ISBN 13: 9780881231861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Table Book Review:

The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic is an anthology of diverse essays on Jewish dietary practices. This volume presents the challenge of navigating through choices about eating, while seeking to create a rich dialogue about the intersection of Judaism and food. The definition of Kashrut, the historic Jewish approach to eating, is explored, broadened and in some cases, argued with, in these essays. Kashrut is viewed not only as a ritual practice, but also as a multifaceted Jewish relationship with food and its production, integrating values such as ethics, community, and spirituality into our dietary practice. The questions considered in The Sacred Table are broad reaching. Does Kashrut represent a facade of religiosity, hiding immorality and abuse, or is it, in its purest form, a summons to raise the ethical standards of food production? How does Kashrut enrich spiritual practice by teaching intentionality and gratitude? Can paying attention to our own eating practices raise our awareness of the hungry? Can Kashrut inspire us to eat healthfully? Can these laws draw us around the same table, thus creating community? In exploring the complexities of these questions, this book includes topics such as agricultural workers' rights, animal rights, food production, the environment, personal health, the spirituality of eating and fasting, and the challenges of eating together. The Sacred Table celebrates the ideology of educated choice. The essays present a diverse range of voices, opinions, and options, highlighting the Jewish values that shape our food ethics. Whether for the individual, family, or community, this book supplies the basic how-tos of creating a meaningful Jewish food ethic and incorporating these choices into our personal and communal religious practices. These resources will be helpful if we are new to these ideas or if we are teaching or counseling others. Picture a beautiful buffet of choices from which you can shape your personal Kashrut. Read, educate yourself, build on those practices that you already follow, and eat well. Published by CCAR Press, a division of the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Live Save Spend Repeat

Live  Save  Spend  Repeat
Author: Kim Anderson
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 0736970886
ISBN 13: 9780736970884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live Save Spend Repeat Book Review:

Are You Tired of Coming Up Short? Do you feel stuck in a cycle of work, bills, and worry? Maybe you're too nervous to take a hard look at your budget, or your past budgeting efforts have resulted in little success. Either way, when your bank account flatlines and frustration mounts, real progress seems impossible. There is a better way to reach your goals! In Live. Save. Spend. Repeat. you will discover a simple-to-implement plan that will help you wisely use your money to break the cycle of financial mistakes and worry. Your confidence will grow as you learn how to create a realistic easy-sync budget accomplish the most with the money you have rather than wish you had unshackle yourself form the burden of debt spend without regret on the things that matter most to you make small, intentional choices that lead to big change Financial freedom isn't all about sacrifice. Use your money as a tool to reach your goals and finally experience joy and success as you Live. Save. Spend. Repeat.

Making Prayer Real

Making Prayer Real
Author: Mike Comins
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1580234178
ISBN 13: 9781580234177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Prayer Real Book Review:

Join over fifty Jewish spiritual leaders from all denominations in a candid conversation about the why and how of prayer: how prayer changes us and how to discern a response from God. In this fascinating forum, they share the challenges of prayer, what it means to pray, how to develop your own personal prayer voice, and how to rediscover meaning and God's presence in the traditional Jewish prayer book. Book jacket.

The Jew of New York

The Jew of New York
Author: Ben Katchor
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 97
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0375700978
ISBN 13: 9780375700972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jew of New York Book Review:

A failed 1825 effort to establish a Jewish state on an island near Buffalo, New York, forms the starting point for a graphic novel, set on the streets of 1830s New York, that follows a diverse group of colorful characters struggling to establish new lives for themselves in the New World. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed
Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0062046047
ISBN 13: 9780062046048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed Book Review:

What does it mean to be a Jew? How does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism. In 352 short and engaging chapters, Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of Jews around the world to Zionism and the politics of a Jewish state; from the significance of religious traditions and holidays to how they are practiced in daily life. Whether you want to know more about Judaism in general or have specific questions you'd like answered, Jewish Literacy is sure to contain the information you need. Rabbi Telushkin's expert knowledge of Judaism makes the updated and revised edition of Jewish Literacy an invaluable reference. A comprehensive yet thoroughly accessible resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Judaism, Jewish Literacy is a must for every Jewish home.

Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen
Author: G. Willow Wilson
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-07-10
ISBN 10: 0771089104
ISBN 13: 9780771089107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alif the Unseen Book Review:

A tour-de-force of a debut that blends classic fantasy -- the fascinating, frightening, sometimes-invisible world of the djinn -- that's genies to some of us -- with the 21st-century reality of a super-hacker in mortal danger in a repressive security state on the Arabian Gulf. Alif (that's his handle) is a brilliant young superhacker working out of his mother's small apartment, and his computer has just been breached. While Alif scrambles to protect his clients -- dissidents and outlaws alike, whoever needs to hide their digital traces, he and his friends realize that they've been found by 'the Hand' -- maybe a person, maybe a program, but definitely able to find anyone, and that could lead to prison, or worse. Alif, with the help of his childhood friend Dina, an ancient book sent to him in secret by his lost love (who may be frighteningly connected to the Hand) and a terrifying protector who almost looks human, must go underground -- or rather, find a way into the hidden world of the djinn. They wrote the mysterious book centuries ago, and have knowledge that might just allow Alif to infiltrate the most sophisticated information technology the world has ever seen, and perhaps save himself, his loved ones, and freedom itself. With shades of Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, William Gibson, and the timeless Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour-de-force debut with major potential -- a masterful, addictive blend of the ancient and the more-than-modern, smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner.

The Adult Jewish Education Handbook

The Adult Jewish Education Handbook
Author: Roberta Louis Goodman
Publsiher: Behrman House, Inc
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780867050875
ISBN 13: 086705087X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adult Jewish Education Handbook Book Review:

This comprehensive guide presents theory from the field of secular adult education in light of the questions and concerns of all aspects of adult Jewish education including learning theory curriculum programming planning budgeting and educational philosophy.

Teaching Tefilah

Teaching Tefilah
Author: Behrman House,Bruce Kadden,Barbara Binder Kadden
Publsiher: Behrman House, Inc
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2005-06
ISBN 10: 9780867050868
ISBN 13: 0867050861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Tefilah Book Review:

Parts I through IV of Teaching Tefilah contain fifteen chapters, each dealing with a section of the worship service or a topic related to prayer. Part V, new in this expanded revised edition, contains six new essays reflecting on recent trends in Jewish worship.

American Reform Judaism

American Reform Judaism
Author: Dana Evan Kaplan
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-04-29
ISBN 10: 0813542480
ISBN 13: 9780813542485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Reform Judaism Book Review:

The only comprehensive and up-to-date look at Reform Judaism, this book analyzes the forces currently challenging the Reform movement, now the largest Jewish denomination in the United States. To distinguish itself from Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, the Reform movement tries to be an egalitarian, open, and innovative version of the faith true to the spirit of the tradition but nonetheless fully compatible with modern secular life. Promoting itself in this way, Reform Judaism has been tremendously successful in recruiting a variety of people—intermarried families, feminists, gays and lesbians, and interracial families among others—who resist more traditional forms of worship. As an unintended result of this success, the movement now struggles with an identity crisis brought on by its liberal theology, which teaches that each Jew is free to practice Judaism more or less as he or she pleases. In the absence of the authority that comes from a theology based on a commanding, all-powerful God, can Reform Judaism continue to thrive? Can it be broadly inclusive and still be uniquely and authentically Jewish? Taking this question as his point of departure, Dana Evan Kaplan provides a broad overview of the American Reform movement and its history, theology, and politics. He then takes a hard look at the challenges the movement faces as it attempts to reinvent itself in the new millennium. In so doing, Kaplan gives the reader a sense of where Reform Judaism has come from, where it stands on the major issues, and where it may be going. Addressing the issues that have confronted the movement—including the ordination of women, acceptance of homosexuality, the problem of assimilation, the question of rabbinic officiation at intermarriages, the struggle for acceptance in Israel, and Jewish education and others—Kaplan sheds light on the connection between Reform ideology and cultural realities. He unflinchingly, yet optimistically, assesses the movement’s future and cautions that stormy weather may be ahead.

The New American Judaism

The New American Judaism
Author: Jack Wertheimer
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 0691202516
ISBN 13: 9780691202518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New American Judaism Book Review:

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies—an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years, and many who remain active struggle to reconcile their hallowed traditions with new perspectives—from feminism and the LGBTQ movement to "do-it-yourself religion" and personally defined spirituality. Taking a fresh look at American Judaism today, Jack Wertheimer, a leading authority on the subject, sets out to discover how Jews of various orientations practice their religion in this radically altered landscape. Which observances still resonate, and which ones have been given new meaning? What options are available for seekers or those dissatisfied with conventional forms of Judaism? And how are synagogues responding? Offering new and often-surprising answers to these questions, Wertheimer reveals an American Jewish landscape that combines rash disruption and creative reinvention, religious illiteracy and dynamic experimentation.