Living Judaism

Living Judaism
Author: Wayne D. Dosick
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061748536
ISBN 13: 9780061748530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Judaism Book Review:

In Living Judaism, Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Ph.D., author the acclaimed Golden Rules, Dancing with God, and When Life Hurts, offers an engaging and definitive overview of Jewish philosophy and theology, rituals and customs. Combining quality scholarship and sacred spiritual instruction, Living Judaism is a thought-provoking reference and guide for those already steeped in Jewish life, and a comprehensive introduction for those exploring the richness and grandeur of Judaism.

The Book of Jewish Values

The Book of Jewish Values
Author: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0307794458
ISBN 13: 9780307794451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Jewish Values Book Review:

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaism's sacred writings to give us a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. "An absolutely superb book: the most practical, most comprehensive guide to Jewish values I know." —Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People Telushkin speaks to the major ethical issues of our time, issues that have, of course, been around since the beginning. He offers one or two pages a day of pithy, wise, and easily accessible teachings designed to be put into immediate practice. The range of the book is as broad as life itself: • The first trait to seek in a spouse (Day 17) • When, if ever, lying is permitted (Days 71-73) • Why acting cheerfully is a requirement, not a choice (Day 39) • What children don't owe their parents (Day 128) • Whether Jews should donate their organs (Day 290) • An effective but expensive technique for curbing your anger (Day 156) • How to raise truthful children (Day 298) • What purchases are always forbidden (Day 3) In addition, Telushkin raises issues with ethical implications that may surprise you, such as the need to tip those whom you don't see (Day 109), the right thing to do when you hear an ambulance siren (Day 1), and why wasting time is a sin (Day 15). Whether he is telling us what Jewish tradition has to say about insider trading or about the relationship between employers and employees, he provides fresh inspiration and clear guidance for every day of our lives.

Jewish Living

Jewish Living
Author: Mark Washofsky
Publsiher: Urj Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780807407028
ISBN 13: 080740702X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Living Book Review:

"This definitive guide is a complete source on Reform Jewish practice. This accessible compendium covers the full range of Jewish living, including worship, holidays, life-cycle events, tikkun olam, and everyday Jewish living. The author understands Reform Judaism as a modern development of two millennia of Jewish thinking, and in so doing he draws upon traditional Jewish texts and sources, as well as on the Reform literature that has emerged as a response to that tradition, to create a modern classic"----Provided by publisher.

Amazing Chesed

Amazing Chesed
Author: Rami Shapiro
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 1580236243
ISBN 13: 9781580236249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amazing Chesed Book Review:

Deepen your appreciation of Judaism as a way of living graciously. Reclaims grace as a core Jewish idea, presenting it as a key for unlocking the spiritual nature of all aspects of Judaism, looking at God, creation, covenant, faith and Jewish practice.

Living Letters of the Law

Living Letters of the Law
Author: Jeremy Cohen
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 451
Release: 1999-11-11
ISBN 10: 9780520218703
ISBN 13: 0520218701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Letters of the Law Book Review:

"Well, clearly, and articulately written, Living Letters of the Law is among the most important books in medieval European history generally, as well as in its particular field."—Edward Peters, author of The First Crusade

Israel and Zion in American Judaism

Israel and Zion in American Judaism
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 1000097242
ISBN 13: 9781000097245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Israel and Zion in American Judaism Book Review:

First published in 1993, Israel and Zion in American Judaism: The Zionist Fulfillment is a collection of 24 essays exploring the concept of who or what is "Israel" following the establishment of the Jewish State in 1948 and the subsequent crisis of self-definition in American Jewry.

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household
Author: Blu Greenberg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1439147604
ISBN 13: 9781439147603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household Book Review:

Filled with practical advice as well as history, Blu Greenberg's book is a comprehensive guide to the joys and complexities of running a modern Jewish home. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household is a modern, comprehensive guide covering virtually every aspect of Jewish home life. It provides practical advice on how to manage a Jewish home in the traditional way and offers fascinating accounts of the history behind the tradition. In a warm, personal style, Blu Greenberg shows that, contrary to popular belief, the home, and not the synagogue, is the most important institution in Jewish life. Divided into three large sections—"The Jewish Way," "Special Stages of Life," and "Celebration and Remembering"—this book educates the uninitiated and reminds the already observant Jew of how Judaism approaches daily life. Topics include prayer, dress, holidays, food preparation, marriage, birth, death, parenthood, and many others. This description of the modern-yet-traditional Jewish household will earn special regard among the many American Jews who are re-exploring their ties to Jewish tradition. Such Jews will find this book a flexible guide that provides a knowledge of the requirements of traditional Judaism without advocating immediate and complete compliance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household will also appeal to observant Jews, providing them with helpful tips on how to manage their homes and special insights into the most minute details and procedures in a traditional household. Herself a traditional Jew, Blu Greenberg is nevertheless quite sympathetic to feminist views on the role of women in Jewish observance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household therefore speaks intimately to women who are struggling to reconcile their identities as modern women with their commitments to traditional Judaism.

Living Judaism Around the World

Living Judaism Around the World
Author: Leonard Nadler,Zeace Nadler
Publsiher: Ivy House Publishing Group
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781571970657
ISBN 13: 1571970657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Judaism Around the World Book Review:

Contains histories of Sephardic Jews and Jews of Central Europe, Scandinavia, China, Orient, British Commonwealth, and Africa.

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.

A Living Covenant

A Living Covenant
Author: David Hartman
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9781580230117
ISBN 13: 1580230113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Living Covenant Book Review:

"'A covenantal vision of life, with mitzvah (divine commandment) as the central organizing principle in the relationship between Jews and God, liberates the intellect and the moral will. I seek to show that a tradition mediated by the Sinai covenant can encourage the development of a human being who is not afraid to assume responsibility for the ongoing drama of Jewish history. Passive resignation is seen not to be an essential trait of one whose relationship to God is mediated by the hearing of mitzvot." --from the Introduction This interpretation of Jewish teaching will appeal to all people seeking to understand the relationship between the idea of divine demand and the human response, between religious tradition and modernity. Hartman shows that a life lived in Jewish tradition need not be passive, insulated, or self-effacing, but can be lived in the modern pluralistic world with passion, tolerance, and spontaneity. The Judaic tradition is often seen as being more concerned with uncritical obedience to law than with individual freedom and responsibility. In A Living Covenant, Hartman challenges this approach by revealing a Judaism grounded in a covenant--a relational framework--informed by the metaphor of marital love rather than that of parent-child dependency. This view of life places the individual firmly within community. Hartman shows that the Judaic tradition need not be understood in terms of human passivity and resignation, but rather as a vehicle by which human individuality and freedom can be expressed within a relational matrix.

The Rhythms of Jewish Living

The Rhythms of Jewish Living
Author: Rabbi Marc D. Angel, PhD
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN 10: 1580238343
ISBN 13: 9781580238342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rhythms of Jewish Living Book Review:

With his engaging overview of the sacred times, places and ideas of Judaism, Rabbi Marc Angel gently reclaims the natural, balanced and insightful teachings of Sephardic Judaism that can and should imbue modern Jewish spirituality, drawing on classic sources from the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry and the great mystics of Safed.

Living with Loss Healing with Hope

Living with Loss  Healing with Hope
Author: Earl A. Grollman
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0807095648
ISBN 13: 9780807095645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Loss Healing with Hope Book Review:

Earl Grollman's Living When a Loved One Has Died has brought comfort to more than 250,000 readers. In Living with Loss, Healing with Hope, Grollman speaks directly to mourners of the Jewish faith. By weaving quotations from Jewish writers and philosophers into his comforting and expert prose, Grollman guides readers through the journey of mourning, healing, and hope. A colleague of Grollman's once told him, "Earl, I am not a member of your faith, but if I wanted the soundest emotional and spiritual approach to death, I would be a Jew." Occasionally quoting from sacred texts as well as Jewish writers and philosophers, Living with Loss, Healing with Hope illuminates Judaism's powerful recognition of the trauma of grief and of the mourner's responsibility eventually to return to the rhythm of life. In a brief final section, the author guides readers through Jewish funeral observances, Shiva, and beyond, and reminds all that these symbolic customs are 'about change-remembrance, letting go, and moving on.'

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.

Judaism in Practice

Judaism in Practice
Author: Lawrence Fine
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2001-11-18
ISBN 10: 9780691057873
ISBN 13: 0691057877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism in Practice Book Review:

Collects a wide range of writings, from autobiographical sketches and legal codes to folk literature and liturgical poetry, to provide a sweeping view of medieval and early modern Jewish ritual and religious practice that considers many lesser-known aspects of Jewish culture. Reprint.

Conservative Judaism

Conservative Judaism
Author: Elliot N. Dorff
Publsiher: U'd Syn Conservative Judaism
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservative Judaism Book Review:

The Life of Judaism

The Life of Judaism
Author: Harvey E. Goldberg
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2001-12-11
ISBN 10: 0520227530
ISBN 13: 9780520227538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of Judaism Book Review:

This book offers readers an insider's view into the ways Judaism is lived and experienced. it presents narrative and ethnographic accounts of present day Jewish practices the rituals, communities, and political involvement.

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.

Judaism Philosophy Culture

Judaism  Philosophy  Culture
Author: Erwin Rosenthal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 113683432X
ISBN 13: 9781136834325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism Philosophy Culture Book Review:

One of the outstanding interpreters of Jewish culture in the twentieth century has been Erwin Rosenthal. This book contains some of his most influential work, ranging from the nature of Jewish political thought, both classical and medieval, to Christian reactions to Judaism and to varying approaches to the study of the Bible.

Between Zionism and Judaism

Between Zionism and Judaism
Author: Shalom Ratsabi
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9789004115071
ISBN 13: 9004115072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Zionism and Judaism Book Review:

The tension between nationalism and humanism on one hand and between Zionism and Judaism on the other, is vividly illustrated by this work. This is done through a comprehensive description of a variety of sources and ideas that inspired the Brith Shalom Society's radical circle in early twentieth-century Palestine.

The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism

The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism
Author: David Kraemer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN 10: 113461652X
ISBN 13: 9781134616527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism Book Review:

There are many books devoted to explicating Jewish laws and customs relating to death and mourning and a wealth of studies addressing the significance of death practices around the world. However, never before has there been a study of the death and mourning practices of the founders of Judaism - the Rabbis of late antiquity. The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism fills that gap. The author examines the earliest canonical texts - the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the Midrashim and the Talmud of the Land of Israel. He outlines the rituals described in these texts, from preparation for death to reburial of bones and the end of mourning. David Kraemer explores the relationships between the texts and interprets the rituals to uncover the beliefs which informed their foundation. He discusses the material evidence preserved in the largest Jewish burial complex in antiquity - the catacombs at Beth Shearim. Finally, the author offers an interpretation of the Rabbis' interpretations of death rituals - those recorded in the Babylonian Talmud. The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism provides a comprehensive and illuminating introduction to the formation, practice and significance of death rituals in Rabbinic Judaism.