Jewish Meditation

Jewish Meditation
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN 10: 0307761118
ISBN 13: 9780307761118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Meditation Book Review:

Students of mediation are usually surprised to discover that a Jewish mediation tradition exists and that it was an authentic and integral part of mainstream Judaism until the eighteenth century. Jewish Meditation is a step-by-step introduction to meditation and the Jewish practice of meditation in particular. This practical guide covers such topics as mantra meditation, contemplation, and visualization within a Jewish context. It shows us how to use meditative techniques to enhance prayer using the traditional liturgy—the Amidah and the Shema. Through simple exercises and clear explanations of theory, Rabbi Kaplan gives us the tools to develop our spiritual potential through an authentically Jewish meditative practice.

Discovering Jewish Meditation

Discovering Jewish Meditation
Author: Nan Fink Gefen
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1580230679
ISBN 13: 9781580230674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering Jewish Meditation Book Review:

This comprehensive introduction to a time-honored spiritual practice answers common questions about the nature and history of Jewish meditation, shows beginners how to start their practice and gives instructions for core Jewish meditative practices.

The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices

The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices
Author: David A. Cooper
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1580231020
ISBN 13: 9781580231022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices Book Review:

The author, a noted rabbi, urges Jewish readers to take a break from their lives to recharge their batteries using traditional Jewish methods of meditation. Original.Tour. $10,000 ad/promo.

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation
Author: Rabbi Yoel Glick
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 1580238025
ISBN 13: 9781580238021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation Book Review:

Meditation empowers us to transcend our material mind-set and touch the Infinite and Eternal. “True meditation transforms the way we see reality.... It touches the place inside us where a spark of the Eternal dwells. Meditation unites us with our true Self.” —from the Introduction The life of meditation is much more than the act of sitting for half an hour or forty-five minutes and looking inward. It is a whole way of life. Through meditation we learn to live in a heightened awareness and walk at all times in the presence of God. Rabbi Yoel Glick brings wisdom from personal experience and Eastern traditions to illuminate and vitalize familiar Jewish rituals, vocabulary and imagery. He provides specific guidelines and practical techniques grounded in Judaism for each stage of the life of meditation, outlining the inner processes we encounter and the questions we face: How does meditation help us connect with the Collective Jewish Soul?What happens in our mind, body and soul when we meditate? How do we resist the pull of a material mind-set and live in expanded consciousness? What does it feel like to reach union with our spiritual source? • How do we remain aware of God’s living presence in our everyday life?

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life
Author: Jeff Roth
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 158023397X
ISBN 13: 9781580233972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life Book Review:

"When we awaken to our own light, it becomes possible to develop real wisdom about our life. As wisdom allows us to see clearly, our hearts break open with compassion for the struggles of our own lives and the lives of all beings. Awakened with wisdom and compassion, we are impelled to live our lives with kindness, and we are led to do whatever we can to repair the brokenness of our world." -From the Introduction

Be Still and Get Going

Be Still and Get Going
Author: Alan Lew
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-07-31
ISBN 10: 0316025917
ISBN 13: 9780316025911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Still and Get Going Book Review:

Written in a warm, accessible, and intimate style, Be Still and Get Going will touch those who are searching for an authentic spiritual practice that speaks to them in their own cultural language. Lew is one of the most sought-after rabbis on the lecture circuit. He has had national media exposure for his dynamic fusion of Eastern insight and Bible study, having been the subject of stories on ABC News, the McNeil Lehrer News Hour, and various NPR programs. In the past five years there have been national conferences on Jewish meditation in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami where Lew has been a featured speaker. Lew's first book, One God Clapping, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and winner of the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Publishers Weekly hailed him as "a perceptive thinker" for his "refreshing and sometimes startling perspective" in his last book, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared.

Meditation and Kabbalah

Meditation and Kabbalah
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 1568213816
ISBN 13: 9781568213811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation and Kabbalah Book Review:

Meditative methods of Kabbalah. A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary meditative research.

The Oxford Handbook of Meditation

The Oxford Handbook of Meditation
Author: Miguel Farias,David Brazier,Mansur Lalljee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2021-10-21
ISBN 10: 0192536370
ISBN 13: 9780192536372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Meditation Book Review:

Meditation techniques, including mindfulness, have become popular wellbeing practices and the scientific study of their effects has recently turned 50 years old. But how much do we know about them: what were they developed for and by whom? How similar or different are they, how effective can they be in changing our minds and biology, what are their social and ethical implications? The Oxford Handbook of Meditation is the most comprehensive volume published on meditation, written in accessible language by world-leading experts on the science and history of these techniques. It covers the development of meditation across the world and the varieties of its practices and experiences. It includes approaches from various disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, history, anthropology, and sociology and it explores its potential for therapeutic and social change, as well as unusual or negative effects. Edited by practitioner-researchers, this book is the ultimate guide for all interested in meditation, including teachers, clinicians, therapists, researchers, or anyone who would like to learn more about this topic.

Six Jewish Spiritual Paths

Six Jewish Spiritual Paths
Author: Rifat Sonsino
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1580231675
ISBN 13: 9781580231671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Jewish Spiritual Paths Book Review:

A rabbi offers an objective discussion of the many ways through which seekers can gain enrichment within the framework of Judaism, delineating each path's rituals, prayers, meditations, acts of transcendence, and more. Original.

Authentically Jewish

Authentically Jewish
Author: Stuart Z. Charmé
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2022-08-12
ISBN 10: 197882761X
ISBN 13: 9781978827615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentically Jewish Book Review:

This book analyzes the different conceptions of authenticity that are behind conflicts over who and what should be recognized as authentically Jewish. Although the concept of authenticity has been around for several centuries, it became a central focus for Jews since existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre raised the question in the 1940s. Building on the work of Sartre, later Jewish thinkers, philosophers, anthropologists, and cultural theorists, the book offers a model of Jewish authenticity that seeks to balance history and tradition, creative freedom and innovation, and the importance of recognition among different groups within an increasingly multicultural Jewish community. Author Stuart Z. Charmé explores how debates over authenticity and struggles for recognition are a key to understanding a wide range of controversies between Orthodox and liberal Jews, Zionist and diaspora Jews, white Jews and Jews of color, as well as the status of intermarried and messianic Jews, and the impact of Jewish genetics. In addition, it discusses how and when various cultural practices and traditions such as klezmer music, Israeli folk dance, Jewish yoga and meditation, and others are recognized as authentically Jewish, or not.

Living in the Presence

Living in the Presence
Author: Benjamin Epstein
Publsiher: Urim Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 9655243451
ISBN 13: 9789655243451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in the Presence Book Review:

In our frantic, fast paced society, we need constant guidance to remind us that we can only find the peace of mind we sorely lack by looking inward. Judaism, like many other spiritual traditions, offers a unique path to cultivating fulfillment and presence of mind. In cultivating peace of mind, we do not aim to achieve transcendence. Rather, our goal is to enter fully into whatever is occurring in our lives and meet it with full presence. But being a better Jew and a happier person are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, they are mutually interdependent. From the moment we wake to the moment we fall asleep, biblical commandments provide us with guidelines that encourage us to be aware of the present moment. A Guide to Jewish Mindfulness provides concise and clear instructions on how to cultivate peace of mind in order to attain a life of greater commitment and inspiration for the present moment.

American JewBu

American JewBu
Author: Emily Sigalow
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN 10: 0691228051
ISBN 13: 9780691228051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American JewBu Book Review:

A revealing look at the Jewish American encounter with Buddhism Today, many Jewish Americans are embracing a dual religious identity, practicing Buddhism while also staying connected to their Jewish roots. This book tells the story of Judaism's encounter with Buddhism in the United States, showing how it has given rise to new contemplative forms within American Judaism—and shaped the way Americans understand and practice Buddhism. Taking readers from the nineteenth century to today, Emily Sigalow traces the history of these two traditions in America and explains how they came together. She argues that the distinctive social position of American Jews led them to their unique engagement with Buddhism, and describes how they incorporate aspects of both Judaism and Buddhism into their everyday lives. Drawing on a wealth of original in-depth interviews conducted across the nation, Sigalow explores how Jewish American Buddhists experience their dual religious identities. She reveals how Jewish Buddhists confound prevailing expectations of minority religions in America. Rather than simply adapting to the majority religion, Jews and Buddhists have borrowed and integrated elements from each other, and in doing so they have left an enduring mark on the American consciousness. American JewBu highlights the leading role that American Jews have played in the popularization of meditation and mindfulness in the United States, and the profound impact that these two venerable traditions have had on one another.

Meditation

Meditation
Author: Domyo Sater Burk
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN 10: 1465450408
ISBN 13: 9781465450401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Book Review:

Relieve stress and improve your understanding of yourself with the ultimate meditation guide for beginners While meditation is viewed in many ways, it's essentially the slowing down of your thoughts in order to achieve awareness. Most meditation practitioners use it as a means of focusing their thoughts and relaxing in their space and mind. Many use it as a daily form of prayer. Meditation can help focus your thinking, lower your stress levels, lower risks for medical issues (such as high blood pressure, glucose levels, and heart disease) and is considered to be preventative medicine. It promotes mind-body balance and fitness, mindfulness, and creativity. Idiot's Guides®: Meditation offers a concise, easy-to-grasp primer on the numerous types of meditation and how to practice them. This book includes: · The definition and fundamental basics of meditation. · Preparing to meditate: what, when, and where to meditate. · Tips for dealing with distractions while meditating. · Working meditation into your daily life. · Types of meditation: Zen, Vipassana (breathing), Tibetan Buddhist, mindfulness, Jewish meditation, Christian prayer, Sufi meditation, and Native American meditation. · The physical and mental benefits of each type of meditation. · Mind-body connection (dealing with emotional challenges and habitual patterns). · Meditation in adults and children. · Healing meditation (dealing with pain).

Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Teaching Interreligious Encounters
Author: Marc A. Pugliese,Alexander Y. Hwang
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0190677562
ISBN 13: 9780190677565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Interreligious Encounters Book Review:

At head of title: American Academy of Religion.

Chai Jewish Coloring Book

Chai Jewish Coloring Book
Author: Aliyah Schick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780984412570
ISBN 13: 0984412573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chai Jewish Coloring Book Book Review:

Color the Chai Jewish Coloring Book for Grown Ups to ease into stress relaxation, Jewish Meditation, Shabbat peace, and healing. Each of the 36 original drawings explores the Jewish symbol of the Chai in a new way. The Jewish Chai is worn, displayed, or given as a gift as a reminder of the Jewish love for life, to celebrate being Jewish, and to bring abundant good luck. Color these beautiful drawings to spend relaxed, meditative time immersed in the joy of the Chai. This book also includes an introduction to Jewish Meditation, a guided breathing meditation, and a bit of history of the Chai symbol.

Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation

Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation
Author: Rick Repetti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN 10: 1000575748
ISBN 13: 9781000575743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation Book Review:

This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the state of the field of the philosophy of meditation and engages primarily in the philosophical assessment of the merits of meditation practices. This Handbook unites novel and original scholarship from 28 leading Asian and Western philosophers, scientists, theologians, and other scholars on the philosophical assessment of meditation. It critically assesses the conceptual and empirical validity of meditation, its philosophical implications, its legitimacy as a phenomenological research tool, its potential value as an aid to neuroscience research, its many practical benefits, and, among other considerations, its possibly misleading interpretations, applications, and consequences. Following the introduction by the editor, the Handbook’s chapters are organized in six parts: • Meditation and philosophy • Meditation and epistemology • Meditation and metaphysics • Meditation and values • Meditation and phenomenology • Meditation in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian traditions A distinctive, timely, and invaluable reference work, it marks the emergence of a new discipline therein, the philosophy of meditation. The book will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of philosophy, meditation, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, theology, and Asian and Western philosophy. It will serve as the textbook in any philosophy course on meditation, and as secondary reading in courses in philosophy of mind, consciousness, selfhood/personhood, metaphysics, or phenomenology, thereby helping to restore philosophy as a way of life.

The History and Varieties of Jewish Meditation

The History and Varieties of Jewish Meditation
Author: Mark Verman
Publsiher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015027496861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History and Varieties of Jewish Meditation Book Review:

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The Jewish Family Fun Book

The Jewish Family Fun Book
Author: Danielle Dardashti,Roni Sarig,Avi Katz
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1580231713
ISBN 13: 9781580231718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jewish Family Fun Book Book Review:

For families wanting to put a new spin on activities for Jewish holidays, holy days, and even the everyday, this complete sourcebook contains more than eighty-five activities to reinvigorate age-old Jewish customs and make them fun for the whole family, taking the Jewish family experience to a new educational and entertaining level. Original.

Jewish Ritual

Jewish Ritual
Author: Kerry M. Olitzky,Daniel Judson
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1580232108
ISBN 13: 9781580232104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Ritual Book Review:

Two rabbis explore the historical meaning and contemporary use of ten Jewish rituals, including observing the Sabbath, keeping kosher, studying torah, prayers, and blessings. Original.

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.