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Jewish Wisdom For Daily Life

Author : Miriam Chaikin
ISBN : 9781628723878
Genre : Religion
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Passed down through generations, the insights of a renowned Hasidic master from a tiny Polish shtetl. Whoever believes in miracles is an imbecile. Whoever does not is an atheist. Rabbi Menahem Mendl was the spiritual leader of the Jews in a small village called Kotzk in a corner of Poland. Yet he became so famous that the wise sayings of “the Kotzker”—about human nature, how to live, and the world of the spirit—were repeated and passed around. He kept no records—but his words were savored, and survived through the years. Now they are preserved in this book, which gathers them together and joins them with elegant cut-paper illustrations by the rabbi’s great-great-great-grandson, the illustrator Gabriel Lisowki, who has also provided an introduction about his ancestor. Jewish Wisdom for Daily Life is a treasure for spiritual seekers or anyone who enjoys life’s lessons distilled into trenchant and memorable aphoristic gems.
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The Sayings Of Menahem Mendel Of Kotzk

Author : Simcha Raz
ISBN : 9781461631811
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Walking In The Dust Of Rabbi Jesus

Author : Lois Tverberg
ISBN : 9780310412205
Genre : Religion
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In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.
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Hasidic Wisdom

Author : Simcha Raz
ISBN : 0765799723
Genre : Religion
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Collected in this volume are over one thousand of the most popular and trenchant aphorisms of the past several centuries of hasidic teaching that have captured the heart and soul of world Jewry since the birth of hasidism. Most remarkable about these pithy hasidic sayings is how they combine the wisdom of Jewish tradition with sound modern psychological and spiritual insight.
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And Nothing But The Truth

Author : Menahem Mendel (of Kotsk)
ISBN : 0910818819
Genre : Religion
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Insights, stories, and anecdotes of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk--the Kotzker Rebbe, bastion of truth.
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Life S Daily Blessings

Author : Kerry M. Olitzky
ISBN : 9781580233965
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on the wisdom of Jewish sources, teachings, and ancient and contemporary spiritual thinkers, a daily devotional helps honor the special and holy events of the year as well as identify the sacred in the mundane moments of life. Original.
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God Is A Verb

Author : David A. Cooper
ISBN : 1573226947
Genre : Religion
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Explains the ancient Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah to modern readers and applies it to the stresses and challenges of everyday life, with the help of evocative stories, point-by-point teachings, and exercises for beginners. Reprint.
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Maimonides Between Philosophy And Halakhah

Author : Lawrence J. Kaplan
ISBN : 965524203X
Genre : Religion
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This is the first and only comprehensive study of the philosophy of Maimonides by the noted 20th-century rabbinic scholar and thinker, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Based on a complete set of notes, taken by Rabbi Gerald (Yaakov) Homnick, on R. Soloveitchik's lectures on Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed at the Bernard Revel Graduate School, and edited by the noted scholar Lawrence Kaplan, this work constitutes a major contribution to our knowledge of both Maimonides and Soloveitchik. In these lectures Soloveitchik emerges as a major commentator on the Guide. In a wide-ranging analysis he eloquently and incisively explores such diverse topics in Maimonides' philosophy as his views on prophecy, the knowledge of and approach to God—normative, intellectual, and experiential; divine knowledge; human ethics and moral excellence; the divine creative act; imitation of God; and the love and fear of God. He also undertakes an extensive and penetrating comparison and contrast of Maimonides' and Aristotle's philosophical views. Over the course of these lectures develops a very profound and challenging overall approach to and interpretation of the Guide's central and critical issue: the relationship between philosophy and divine law. This work sheds a bright light on the thought of both Maimonides and Soloveitchik—two great philosophers and rabbinic scholars.
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A Nightmare In History

Author : Miriam Chaikin
ISBN : 0395615801
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains the roots of Nazi anti-Semitism by telling the long history of prejudice against the Jews and traces the step-by-step process the Nazis devised for making all of Europe Judenrein--a place without Jews.
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Alexandra S Scroll

Author : Miriam Chaikin
ISBN : 0805063846
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A powerful story follows Alexandra, who, after the much-despised Syrian-Greek king destroys the Jewish temple, turns "scribe" and records the events of her life as well as her father's involvement in the Jewish rebellion led by the Maccabees, which leads to the rebuilding of the temple and the celebration of Hanukkah. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Juvenile Fiction