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Jewish Spirituality

Author : Lawrence Kushner
ISBN : 9781580231503
Genre : Religion
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In a book targeted to Christians, Rabbi Kushner explores Jewish spirituality and mysticism and explains some of the essential differences between Judaism and Christianity.
Category: Religion

Recovery The 12 Steps And Jewish Spirituality

Author : Rabbi Paul Steinberg
ISBN : 9781580238083
Genre : Self-Help
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Claim the Spiritual Freedom That Waits Beyond the Suffering and Slavery of Addiction “One of the important similarities between AA and Jewish spirituality is the statement in Step 12, ‘to practice these principles in all our affairs....’ There is no dichotomy of sacred versus secular. Jewish spirituality applies to how we eat, sleep, work, socialize and recreate. There is nothing that is external to the relationship of human being to God.” —from the Foreword A major new Jewish contribution to 12-Step spirituality. This easy-to-read exploration from a Jewish perspective is the first comprehensive approach to successfully integrate classic Jewish spirituality with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other recovery resources. With clarity and passion, Rabbi Paul Steinberg masterfully weaves traditional Jewish wisdom with the experience, strength and hope of AA. He draws on Jewish resources—theological, psychological and ethical—that speak to the spiritual dimension of the disease, and shows how the principles of Jewish spiritual recovery directly align with those of the AA 12 Steps. Along the way, he courageously shares his own personal struggles with alcoholism and addiction in a way that will help others find guidance and a new life path—and stay on it.
Category: Self-Help

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook And Jewish Spirituality

Author : Lawrence J. Kaplan
ISBN : 9780814746523
Genre : Religion
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American cities are in the midst of fundamental changes. De-industrialization of large, aging cities has been enormously disruptive for urban communities, which are being increasingly fragmented. Though often overlooked, religious organizations are important actors, both culturally and politically in the restructuring metropolis. Public Religion and Urban Transformation provides a sweeping view of urban religion in response to these transformations. Drawing on a massive study of over seventy-five congregations in urban neighborhoods, this volume provides the most comprehensive picture available of urban places of worship-from mosques and gurdwaras to churches and synagogues-within one city. Revisiting the primary site of research for the early members of the Chicago School of urban sociology, the volume focuses on Chicago, which provides an exceptionally clear lens on the ways in which religious organizations both reflect and contribute to changes in American pluralism. From the churches of a Mexican American neighborhood and of the Black middle class to communities shared by Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims and the rise of "megachurches," Public Religion and Urban Transformation illuminates the complex interactions among religion, urban structure, and social change at this extraordinary episode in the history of urban America.
Category: Religion

The Jewish Spirituality Of Service

Author : Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
ISBN : 1723092185
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There is undoubtedly much fear in our society today. The world over, many people are troubled by the decline of civility and respect. Social norms that were once thought sacrosanct are changing precipitously due to the ease of technological communication and the rise of a fractured media landscape. Our attitudes can either be to stop this hurried change (which would be futile) or to embrace every new phenomenon that emerges (which would be irrational). The tension between these views molds our normative dealings with the world. With these challenges in mind, Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz surveys the best of contemporary and ancient Jewish & secular sources of wisdom that are essential for this historical moment. Throughout the course of "The Jewish Spirituality of Service," Rav Shmuly describes the ways by which we can live courageously in dialogue with originality and change. Further, readers will explore the delicate processes of separating the holy from the unholy, the just from the unjust, and those elements which promote or hinder the advancement of a good society. None of this work is simple. It requires continual learning, spiritual training, the cultivation of virtue, intellectual meticulousness, resilience, and trusting relationships. And throughout "The Jewish Spirituality of Service," readers will explore those greater forces to gain a spiritual and religious blueprint for how we can always give back without ever giving in!

Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Author : Rabbi Paul Kipnes
ISBN : 9781580238212
Genre : Religion
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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.
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Four Centuries Of Jewish Women S Spirituality

Author : Ellen M. Umansky
ISBN : 1584657308
Genre : Religion
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The only comprehensive volume of Jewish women's spiritual writing from the sixteenth century to the present
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Choose Life

Author : Wally Spiegler
ISBN : 130418546X
Genre : Religion
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Choose Life: A Guide to Jewish Spirituality is a new approach to spirituality that is clearly understandable to all who lack a formal Jewish education. Without a proper background in biblical Hebrew or previous training in the vast sea of Jewish literature, this volume supplements what we each need to know in order merge with God. All the unhappiness of human life including all forms of illness and discontent arises from distancing oneself from HaShem, the ultimate spiritual force.
Category: Religion

The Handbook To Jewish Spiritual Renewal

Author : Rabbi Arthur Segal
ISBN : 1439223394
Genre : Religion
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The Handbook to Jewish Spiritual Renewal: A Path of Transformation for the Modern Jew contains millennia of sage advice in an easy-to-read step-by-step process for recapturing your Jewish spirituality
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Six Jewish Spiritual Paths

Author : Rifat Sonsino
ISBN : 9781580231671
Genre : Religion
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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.
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What We Now Know About Jewish Education

Author : Roberta Louis Goodman
ISBN : 9781934527078
Genre : Religion
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When What We Know about Jewish Education was first published in 1992, Stuart Kelman recognized that knowledge and understanding would greatly enhance the ability of professionals and lay leaders to address the many challenges facing Jewish education. With increased innovation, the entry of new funders, and the connection between Jewish education and the quality of Jewish life, research and evaluation have become, over the last two decades, an integral part of decision making, planning, programming, and funding.
Category: Religion

Jewish Spirituality

Author : Lewis D. Solomon
ISBN : IND:30000068557929
Genre : Religion
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When we think about Judaism, we often focus on mechanical repetition and cookbook-like observances and rules. Yet, according to author Lewis D. Solomon, the ceremonies, rituals, and all the accompanying rules and regulations are the byways of Judaism, not its highways or its essence. For many, the ceremonies and rituals, although designed to open and touch the spiritual dimension of existence, often block their spiritual life and vitality. Jewish Spirituality: Revitalizing Judaism for the Twenty–First Century offers the vision of a personal, intimate experience of a living God as the source of health, joy, love, abundance, and wholeness. It is designed to help us meet and surmount our daily problems as well as the crises we all face in living and, ultimately, in dying. True to its practical orientation, Jewish Spirituality focuses on an approach to living that is liberating, promotes and unfolds our inner human possibilities, and helps us realize our highest self as well as those of others around us.
Category: Religion

Jewish Spirituality

Author : Leonard B. Gewirtz
ISBN : UOM:39015012290998
Genre : Religion
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Thorsons Principles Of Jewish Spirituality

Author : Sara Isaacson
ISBN : IND:30000064971900
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discusses different aspects of Jewish spirituality including festivals, feasts, fasting, the Jewish calendar, and Kabbalah
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Jewish Spirituality

Author : Arthur Green
ISBN : 0824508912
Genre : Religion
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Part of the World Spirituality series, this is a broad-ranging, illustrated, scholarly treatment of core topics in Jewish spirituality from the earliest text references in Biblical times, through Second Temple Judaism and the Middle Ages.
Category: Religion

The Messianic Idea In Judaism And Other Essays On Jewish Spirituality

Author : Gershom Gerhard Scholem
ISBN : UVA:X000114404
Genre : Eschatology, Jewish
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Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs who were looking for occult wisdom, or old-style Kabbalists who were seeking guidance on their spiritual journeys. His work broke with the outlook of the scholars of the previous century in Judaicádie Wissenschaft des Judentums, the Science of Judaisḿwhose orientation he rejected, calling their ́disregard for the most vital aspects of the Jewish people as a collective entity: a form of ́censorship of the Jewish past.́ The major founders of modern Jewish historical studies in the nineteenth century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had ignored the Kabbalah; it did not fit into their account of the Jewish religion as rational and worthy of respect by ́enlightened́ minds. The only exception was the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid substantial attention to its texts and to their most explosive exponent, the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, but Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy revolt from the underground of Jewish life against its reasonable, law-abiding, and learned mainstream. Scholem conducted a continuing polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz by bringing into view a Jewish past more varied, more vital, and more interesting than any idealized portrait could reveal. ́from the Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg, 1995
Category: Eschatology, Jewish

In Quest Of The Jewish Mary

Author : Mary Christine Athans
ISBN : 9781626980044
Genre : Religion
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Jesus was born and raised as a Jew in first-century Palestine. A great deal of theological study has focused on the Jewish cultural and religious context of his life and ministry. It is only natural that this attention should lead us to a new approach to his mother, Mary of Nazareth. In this book, Mary Christine Athans draws on historical research, the fruits of post-Vatican II Jewish-Christian dialogue, the insights of feminist theology, and contemporary spiritual reflection to rediscover the Jewish Mary - a woman of enormous courage, strength, and prayer.
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Jewish Mysticism And The Spiritual Life

Author : Lawrence Fine
ISBN : 9781580234344
Genre : Religion
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In this thoughtful and lucid exploration of the Jewish mystical tradition, leading scholars and teachers come together to share their favorite texts-many available in English for the first time-and explore why these materials are meaningful and relevant to contemporary life.
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Science And Religion Fifty Years After Vatican Ii

Author : Kenan Osborne OFM
ISBN : 9781630872878
Genre : Religion
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In the past one hundred years, two major realities have changed both science and religion. The world of science has been enriched by quantum physics, the computation of the age of the universe, archaeological data in the Middle East, and a scientific stress on historical writing. The world of religion has been enriched by the establishment of the World Council of Churches and the Second Vatican Council. In the past fifty years, major scientists and major religious leaders have met together again and again. In the past fifty years, religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have held a number of thought-provoking conferences. In this volume, these gatherings are reviewed and evaluated. Two major religious problems have challenged the science-religion discussions, namely, which God should the scientists agree on, the Trinitarian God, Allah, or Yahweh? Which history of the universe sponsored by these three religions should scientists be looking for? This volume raises questions and suggests some preliminary forms of serious discussion.
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