Judaism s Ten Best Ideas

Judaism s Ten Best Ideas
Author: Arthur Green
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10: 9780369372192
ISBN 13: 0369372190
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.

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.

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.

A Book of Life

A Book of Life
Author: Michael Strassfeld
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781580232470
ISBN 13: 1580232477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Life Book Review:

Charts a path to a spiritually rich Judaism, explaining traditional rituals and offering new ones for modern life. Encourages daily spiritual awareness as we seek the two fundamental goals of Judaism: to become better humans and to be in God's presence.

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.

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: 1928374650XXX
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.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Judaism 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Judaism  2nd Edition
Author: Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1999-08-01
ISBN 10: 0786542713
ISBN 13: 9780786542710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Judaism 2nd Edition Book Review:

One of our most popular religion and history titles - updated and reivsed. This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people - including profiles of Biblical and political leaders - and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.

Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism

Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism
Author: Dennis Prager,Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1986-04-21
ISBN 10: 0671622617
ISBN 13: 9780671622619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism Book Review:

Provides an informative guide to some fundamental questions about the role of Judaism, discussing practical aspects of the faith, and argues for the restoration of Judaism to the center of one's life

The Book of Jewish Practice

The Book of Jewish Practice
Author: Louis Jacobs
Publsiher: Behrman House, Inc
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780874414608
ISBN 13: 0874414601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Jewish Practice Book Review:

Illustrations. explanations of why certain things are done in a particular way, contemporary applications and information on how to do things is thus made available.

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.

Embracing Judaism

Embracing Judaism
Author: Simcha Kling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105021729475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Becoming Jewish

Becoming Jewish
Author: Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben,Jennifer S. Hanin
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 1796018945
ISBN 13: 9781796018943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Jewish Book Review:

Becoming Jewish is an engaging, accessible, all-inclusive step-by-step guide to converting to Judaism that introduces readers to finding life's meaning through the evolving religious civilization that is Judaism. Written with humor and heart, readers learn the ins and outs of becoming Jewish and discover the wonder that is the language, literature, history, rituals, food, music, and culture of contemporary Jewish life.

There is No Messiah and You re it

There is No Messiah and You re it
Author: Robert N. Levine
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111950114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There is No Messiah and You re it Book Review:

The author explores the changing messianic vision and false messiahs throughout Jewish history, and challenges readers to take personal responsibility for repairing the world, rather than sitting around and brooding and waiting for the Messiah to fix things.

Nothing Sacred

Nothing Sacred
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-04-08
ISBN 10: 1400049563
ISBN 13: 9781400049561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing Sacred Book Review:

Acclaimed writer and thinker Douglas Rushkoff, author of Ecstasy Club and Coercion, has written perhaps the most important—and controversial—book on Judaism in a generation. As the religion stands on the brink of becoming irrelevant to the very people who look to it for answers, Nothing Sacred takes aim at its problems and offers startling and clearheaded solutions based on Judaism’s core values and teachings. Disaffected by their synagogues’ emphasis on self-preservation and obsession with intermarriage, most Jews looking for an intelligent inquiry into the nature of spirituality have turned elsewhere, or nowhere. Meanwhile, faced with the chaos of modern life, returnees run back to Judaism with a blind and desperate faith and are quickly absorbed by outreach organizations that—in return for money—offer compelling evidence that God exists, that the Jews are, indeed, the Lord’s “chosen people,” and that those who adhere to this righteous path will never have to ask themselves another difficult question again. Ironically, the texts and practices making up Judaism were designed to avoid just such a scenario. Jewish tradition stresses transparency, open-ended inquiry, assimilation of the foreign, and a commitment to conscious living. Judaism invites inquiry and change. It is an “open source” tradition—one born out of revolution, committed to evolution, and willing to undergo renaissance at a moment’s notice. But, unfortunately, some of the very institutions created to protect the religion and its people are now suffocating them. If the Jewish tradition is actually one of participation in the greater culture, a willingness to wrestle with sacred beliefs, and a refusal to submit blindly to icons that just don’t make sense to us, then the “lapsed” Jews may truly be our most promising members. Why won’t they engage with the synagogue, and how can they be made to feel more welcome? Nothing Sacred is a bold and brilliant book, attempting to do nothing less than tear down our often false preconceptions about Judaism and build in their place a religion made relevant for the future. From the Hardcover edition.

Judaism s Life Changing Ideas a Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible

Judaism s Life Changing Ideas  a Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Maggid
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-08
ISBN 10: 9781592645527
ISBN 13: 1592645526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism s Life Changing Ideas a Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible Book Review:

What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking about life, a constellation of ideas. One might think that the ideas Judaism introduced into the world have become part of the common intellectual heritage of humankind, at least of the West. Yet this is not the case. Some of them have been lost over time; others the West never fully understood. Yet these ideas remain as important as ever before, and perhaps even more so. In this inspiring work, Rabbi Sacks introduces his readers to one Life-Changing Idea from each of the weekly parashot.

Judaism and Justice

Judaism and Justice
Author: Sidney Schwarz,Ruth Messinger
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1580233538
ISBN 13: 9781580233538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism and Justice Book Review:

A comprehensive examination of the contemporary Jewish condition explores the relationship between Judaism, social justice, and the Jewish identity of American Jews, offering a refreshing perspective on the attitudes and behaviors of Jews. Reprint.

A New Hasidism Roots

A New Hasidism  Roots
Author: Arthur Green,Ariel Evan Mayse
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 0827617860
ISBN 13: 9780827617865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Hasidism Roots Book Review:

Neo-Hasidism applies the Hasidic masters’ spiritual insights—of God’s presence everywhere, of seeking the magnificent within the everyday, in doing all things with love and joy, uplifting all of life to become a vehicle of God’s service—to contemporary Judaism, as practiced by men and women who do not live within the strictly bounded world of the Hasidic community. This first-ever anthology of Neo-Hasidic philosophy brings together the writings of its progenitors: five great twentieth-century European and American Jewish thinkers—Hillel Zeitlin, Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Shlomo Carlebach, and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi—plus a young Arthur Green. The thinkers reflect on the inner life of the individual and their dreams of creating a Neo-Hasidic spiritual community. The editors’ introductions and notes analyze each thinker’s contributions to Neo-Hasidic thought and influence on the movement. Zeitlin and Buber initiated a renewal of Hasidism for the modern world; Heschel’s work is quietly infused with Neo-Hasidic thought; Carlebach and Schachter-Shalomi re-created Neo-Hasidism for American Jews in the 1960s; and Green is the first American-born Jewish thinker fully identified with the movement. Previously unpublished materials by Carlebach and Schachter-Shalomi include an interview with Schachter-Shalomi about his decision to leave Chabad-Lubavitch and embark on his own Neo-Hasidic path.

Radiance

Radiance
Author: Danny Siegel
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0827618409
ISBN 13: 9780827618404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiance Book Review:

The Selected Prose and Poetry of Danny Siegel This first anthology of the most important writings by Danny Siegel, spanning and renewing fifty years of his insights intersperses soulful Jewish texts with innovative Mitzvah ideas to rouse individuals and communities to transform our lives, communities, neighborhoods, and world. As a renowned teacher Siegel describes the creative--often startling--ways individuals from different walks of life have brought compassion into the world, recognizes them as Mitzvah heroes, and suggests how we can apply their life lessons. He also plumbs how giving enriches living and presents Jewishly informed best principles for doing more world repair (Tikkun Olam). As a scholar of rabbinic literature Siegel offers translations and commentaries on Jewish texts illuminating Tzedakah, values, caring, and leadership. In addition he tops off a half-century of his thought with five new essays reflecting on his visions for a better world. The selected poetry asks religious and theological questions in the face of oppression and war, gives voice to personal moments often neglected by ritual, and exults at the wonders of modern Israel and the revelation of love. Both inspirational and pragmatic, this anthology offers practical guidance on using Siegel's classic and novel works in personal living and in Jewish organizational settings. Ultimately, in exploring the dynamic interaction between heroes, texts, and ourselves, Siegel seeks to engage each of us in discovering our own radiant potential for creative Mitzvah living.