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Judaism's Ten Best Ideas

Judaism's Ten Best Ideas
  • Author : Arthur Green
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  • Release Date :2014-09-01
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 1580238033
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Summary : 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.

Seek My Face

Seek My Face
  • Author : Arthur Green
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :269
  • ISBN : 1580231306
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Summary : 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.

Ehyeh

Ehyeh
  • Author : Arthur Green
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1580232132
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Summary : 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.

Radical Judaism

Radical Judaism
  • Author : Arthur Green
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  • Release Date :2010-03-30
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0300152337
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Summary : 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
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  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :266
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Summary : 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 Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter
  • Author : Arthur Green
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  • Release Date :2015-04
  • Total pages :366
  • ISBN : 0827612133
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Summary : "Judaism, like all the great religions, has a strand within it that sees inward devotion as an opening of the human heart to God's presence. This voice is not always easy to hear in a tradition where so much attention is devoted to the how rather than the why of religious living. The devotional claim, certainly a key part of Judaism's biblical heritage, has reasserted itself in the teachings of individual mystics and in the emergence of religious movements over the long course of Jewish history. This volume represents Rabbi Arthur Green's own quest for such a Judaism, both as a scholar and as a contemporary seeker. This collection of essays brings together Green's scholarly writings, centered on the history of early Hasidism, and his highly personal approach to a rebirth of Jewish spirituality in our own day. In choosing to present them in this way, he asserts a claim that they are all of a piece. They represent one man's attempt to wade through history and text, language and symbol, an array of voices both past and present, while always focusing on the essential question "What does it mean to be a religious human being, and what does Judaism teach us about it?" This, the author considers to be the heart of the matter." -- Publisher's description.

Lovesong

Lovesong
  • Author : Julius Lester
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  • Release Date :2013-08-01
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1611455456
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Summary : Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south. His book Lovesong is a beautifully written account of his spiritual journey away from the conventions of his Southern heritage and Methodist upbringing, culminating in his personal self-discovery through a conversion to Judaism. Growing up in the turbulent civil rights era South, Lester was often discouraged by the disconnectedness between the promises of religion and the realities of his life. He used the outlets available to him to try to come to grips with this split and somehow reconcile the injustices he was witnessing with the purity of religion. He became a controversial writer and commentator, siding with neither blacks nor whites in his unconventional viewpoints. He became a luminal figure of the times, outside of the conventional labels of race, religion, politics, or philosophy. Lester’s spiritual quest would take him through the existential landscape of his Southern, Christian upbringing, into his ancestry, winding through some of the holiest places on the planet and into the spiritual depths of the world’s major religious cultures. His odyssey of faith would unexpectedly lead him to discovering Judaism as his true spiritual calling.

Essential Judaism: Updated Edition

Essential Judaism: Updated Edition
  • Author : George Robinson
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  • Release Date :2016-04-12
  • Total pages :704
  • ISBN : 1501117750
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Summary : 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.

The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing

The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing
  • Author : Stuart M. Matlins,The Editors at Jewish Lights
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  • Release Date :2016-03-25
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1580238521
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Summary : This companion in sorrow offers compassionate guidance for putting the insights of Judaism into practice and finding new strength in ancient traditions. Beloved and respected spiritual leaders from across the Jewish denominational spectrum share insights from their experience, Jewish tradition and their personal encounters with grief and healing.

Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Jewish Spiritual Parenting
  • Author : Rabbi Paul Kipnes,Michelle November, MSSW
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  • Release Date :2015-07-20
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 1580238211
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Summary : Spiritually nourishing approaches to help you become more insightful, inspired parents and raise soulfully engaged children. Kipnes and November share their hard-won parenting techniques and spirit-filled activities, rituals and prayers to help you cultivate strong Jewish values and cherished spiritual memories in your own family.

The Jewish Approach to God

The Jewish Approach to God
  • Author : Neil Gillman
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :164
  • ISBN : 158023190X
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Summary : Discusses various ways the Jewish people have understood God, and how to build on these lessons to explore and deepen personal spirituality.

Inspired Jewish Leadership

Inspired Jewish Leadership
  • Author : Erica Brown
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 1580233619
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Summary : Drawing on the past and looking to the future, this practical guide provides the tools you need to work through important contemporary leadership issues. It takes a broad look at positions of leadership in the modern Jewish community and the qualities and skills you need in order to succeed in these positions. Real-life anecdotes, interviews, and dialogue stimulate thinking about board development, ethical leadership, conflict resolution, change management, and effective succession planning.

Why Be Jewish?

Why Be Jewish?
  • Author : Edgar Bronfman
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  • Release Date :2016-03-22
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0771017278
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Summary : Thoughtful, piercing, and sincere, Why Be Jewish? is Edgar Bronfman's passionate testimonial to his own personal Jewish journey and the story of the Jewish people. This is the late Edgar Bronfman's clarion call to a generation of secular, disaffected and unaffiliated Jews, addressing the most critical question confronting Judaism worldwide. Completed in December 2013, just weeks before he passed away, Why Be Jewish? expresses Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Edgar Bronfman's awe, respect, and deep love for his faith and heritage. Bronfman walks readers through the major tenets and ideas in Jewish life, fleshing out their meaning and offering proof texts from the Jewish tradition, gleaned over his many years of study with some of the greatest teachers in the Jewish world. In Why Be Jewish?, with honest, poignancy, and passion, Bronfman shares insights learned from his own personal journey and makes a compelling case for the meaning and transcendence of a secular Judaism that is still steeped in deep moral values, authentic Jewish texts, and a focus on deed over creed or dogma. From the Hardcover edition.

Judaism for the World

Judaism for the World
  • Author : Arthur Green
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  • Release Date :2020-09-22
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0300256000
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Summary : 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.

These Are the Words

These Are the Words
  • Author : Rabbi Arthur Green Phd,Arthur Green
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :285
  • ISBN : 1580234941
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Summary : 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.