A Torah Giant

The Intellectual Legacy of Rabbi Dr. Irving (Yitz) Greenberg

Author: Shmuly Yanklowitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789655242713

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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"Discover the breadth of wisdom provided by this generation's giant of Torah: Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg. His legacy is discussed at length by those who have been impacted by his inclusive model of contemporary Judaism, erudition, and commitment to fostering meaningful interfaith dialogue"--

The Soul of Jewish Social Justice

Author: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9655241564

Category: Religion

Page: 463

View: 770


The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel intellectual and spiritual approach for how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time. The book explores how spirituality, ritual, narratives, holidays, and tradition can enhance one’s commitment to creating a more just society. Readers will discover how the Jewish social justice ethos can help address issues of education reform, ethical consumption, the future of Israel, immigration, prison reform, violence, and business ethics.

Journey to Open Orthodoxy

Author: Avraham Weiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789655242690

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 4827


Journey to Open Orthodoxy is a compilation of selected essays by Rav Avi Weiss, prominent Rabbi and social activist. In this work, Rav Avi approaches important contemporary issues such as how to create an inclusive Orthodoxy, questions of gender and Jewish law, and leadership. Rav Avi tackles difficult topics such as spirituality, struggles with faith, and Jewish activism which includes fighting for Israel and preserving a rich memory of the Holocaust. This book offers a comprehensive sense of Rav Avi's opinions on these matters and gives an insider's account of the makings of a great leader.

Hybrid Judaism

Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity

Author: Darren Kleinberg

Publisher: Studies in Orthodox Judaism

ISBN: 9781618115454

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6707


American Jewish identity has changed significantly over the course of the past half century. Kleinberg analysis of Greenberg's recognition theology of Hybrid Judaism represents a compelling understanding of contemporary American Jewish identity.

Rav Kook

Mystic in a Time of Revolution

Author: Yehudah Mirsky

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 9488


DIV The life and thought of a forceful figure in Israel’s religious and political life /div

The Jewish Vegan

Author: Shmuly Yanklowitz

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517393021


Page: 342

View: 7751


From brisket and gefilte fish to chicken soup and beyond, the Jewish diet heavily leans on meat and other animal products. And for all the good feelings and nostalgia this food provides, there is a dark component to it. The horrors of industrial meat production-including factories that supply the bulk of kosher meat throughout the world-are well-established: the profitable yet unethical methods of slaughter, the widespread abuse, and the callous treatment of livestock raised solely to die. As members of a tradition that emphasizes compassion for all living beings, the current trend towards more meat consumption endangers the fragile ecology of our planet. But more importantly, it threatens the moral sustainability of our souls. That is where THE JEWISH VEGAN comes in: To be a guide for those who are beginning to think deeply about making a significant change in their diet and lifestyle. Featuring selections from prominent, contemporary Jewish vegan thought-leaders, this tome features essays that touch upon everything from Jewish spirituality and philosophy, to holidays, and health (and much more)! THE JEWISH VEGAN is the perfect companion for the journeyer seeking a new approach to the relationship they have with what is on their plate...

From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey

A Commentary on Food in the Torah

Author: Diana Lipton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789655242522

Category: Cooking

Page: 236

View: 9922


Food is at the heart of Jewish life and culture - the subject of many recent studies, popular and academic, and countless Jewish jokes. From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey spotlights food in the Torah itself where it's used, as today, to explore such themes as love and compassion, commitment, character, justice, belonging and exclusion, deception, and life and death. Originally created as an online project to support the innovative food rescue charity, Leket Israel, From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey comprises short essays on food and eating in the parasha by 52 internationally acclaimed scholars and Jewish educators and a commentary by Diana Upton. All proceeds from sales of this book will go to Leket Israel.

The Human and the Infinite

Discourses on the Meaning of Penitence

Author: Rabbi Shimon Gerson Rosenberg,Rav Shagar,Odeah Tzuriali,Naftali Moses

Publisher: Maggid

ISBN: 9781592642908

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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A collection of original and unique sermons for Elul, Selihot and Rosh HaShana from one of Israel's preeminent scholars, Rabbi Shimon Gershon Rosenberg, "Shagar". Rabbi Shagar's first work to appear in English, The Human and the Infinite is comprised of his transcribed lectures on the meaning of repentance, forgiveness and compassion. Through a blend of Hasidism and existential philosophy, Rabbi Shagar offers powerful ideas to help us search our hearts and draw close to G-d as we prepare for Rosh HaShana and Yom Kipppur.

The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H.

A Novel

Author: George Steiner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226772356

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 8527


Thirty years after World War II, in the depths of an Amazonian swamp, a crack team of young Israeli Nazi hunters come upon a grizzled and ravaged but alive Adolph Hitler and carry him back to civilization

The Jewish Way

Living the Holidays

Author: Irving Greenberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451644272

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 2849


Called “enriching” and “profoundly moving” by Elie Wiesel, The Jewish Way is a comprehensive and inspiring presentation of Judaism as revealed through its holy days. In thoughtful and engaging prose, Rabbi Irving Greenberg explains and interprets the origin, background, interconnections, ceremonial rituals, and religious significance of all the Jewish holidays, including Passover, Yom Kippur, Purim, Hanukkah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Israeli Independence Day. Giving detailed instructions for observance—the rituals, prayers, foods, and songs—he shows how celebrating the holy days of the Jewish calendar not only relives Jewish history but puts one in touch with the basic ideals of Judaism and the fundamental experience of life. Insightful, original, and engrossing, The Jewish Way is an essential volume that should be in every Jewish home, library, and synagogue.

The Heart of Torah, Volume 1

Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: Genesis and Exodus

Author: Shai Held

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0827612710

Category: RELIGION

Page: 400

View: 5501


In this collection of Torah essays, ... "Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and .. commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions about God, human nature, and what it means to be a religious person in the modern world"--Back cover.

The Great Shift

Encountering God in Biblical Times

Author: James L. Kugel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544520572

Category: Religion

Page: 496

View: 422


A world-renowned scholar reveals how a pivotal transformation in spiritual experience during the biblical era made us who we are today A great mystery lies at the heart of the Bible. Early on, people seem to live in a world entirely foreign to our own. God appears to Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and others; God buttonholes Moses and Isaiah and Jeremiah and tells them what to say. Then comes the Great Shift, and Israelites stop seeing God or hearing the divine voice. Instead, later Israelites are “in search of God,” reaching out to a distant, omniscient deity in prayers, as people have done ever since. What brought about this change? The answers come from ancient texts, archaeology and anthropology, and even modern neuroscience. They concern the origins of the modern sense of self and the birth of a worldview that has been ours ever since. James Kugel, whose strong religious faith shines through his scientific reckoning with the Bible and the ancient world, has written a masterwork that will be of interest to believers and nonbelievers alike, a profound meditation on encountering God, then and now.

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History

Author: Joseph Telushkin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062046047

Category: Religion

Page: 800

View: 9945


What does it mean to be a Jew? How does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism. In 352 short and engaging chapters, Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of Jews around the world to Zionism and the politics of a Jewish state; from the significance of religious traditions and holidays to how they are practiced in daily life. Whether you want to know more about Judaism in general or have specific questions you'd like answered, Jewish Literacy is sure to contain the information you need. Rabbi Telushkin's expert knowledge of Judaism makes the updated and revised edition of Jewish Literacy an invaluable reference. A comprehensive yet thoroughly accessible resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Judaism, Jewish Literacy is a must for every Jewish home.

Encyclopedia of Judaism

Author: Sara E. Karesh,Mitchell M. Hurvitz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816069824

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 641

View: 7163


An illustrated A to Z reference containing over 800 entries providing information on the theology, people, historical events, institutions and movements related to the religion of Judaism.

Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy

The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966

Author: Marc B. Shapiro

Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish

ISBN: 9781874774914

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 5436


Compellingly and authoritatively written, this biography illuminates the dilemmas that Europe's Jews have faced over the past century. The discussion of the inner struggles of one of twentieth-century Judaism's most enigmatic religious leaders - a figure who became a central ideologue of modern Orthodoxy despite his traditional training in a Lithuanian yeshiva - elucidates many institutional and intellectual phenomena of the Jewish world, and especially in pre-war Europe, that have so far received little attention.

If All the Seas Were Ink

A Memoir

Author: Ilana Kurshan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121272

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7422


**Winner of the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature** **2018 Natan Book Award Finalist** **Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies ** **PJ Library's Parent Book Choice** The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life." The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original." The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.” American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.” At the age of 27, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for “daily page" of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about 600 years and the basis for all codes of Jewish law. A runner, a reader and a romantic, Kurshan adapted to its pace, attuned her ear to its poetry, and discovered her passions in its pages. She brought the Talmud with her wherever she went, studying in airplanes, supermarket lines, and over a plate of pasta at home, careful not to drip tomato sauce upon discussions about the sprinkling of blood on the Temple altar. By the time she completed the Talmud after seven and a half years, Kurshan was remarried with three young children. With each pregnancy, her Talmud sat perched atop her growing belly. This memoir is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriage and motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turning page after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tour of the Talmud, shedding new light on its stories and offering insights into its arguments—both for those already familiar with the text and for those who have never encountered it. For people of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If All the Seas Were Ink is a celebration of learning—through literature—how to fall in love once again.

A History of Judaism

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890012

Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 2641


A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history. A History of Judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.

Jewish Law as Rebellion

A Plea for Religious Authenticity and Halachic Courage

Author: Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789655242768

Category: RELIGION

Page: 456

View: 3348


"An unconventional approach to Jewish Law in its modern manifestations and how it responds to religious crises. Rebelling against the rabbinical establishment, the author takes it to task for failing to liberate Halacha from its state of stagnancy and confinement, and proposes how to recapture the invigorating spirit of Jewish Law"--

Days of Deliverance

Essays on Purim and Hanukkah

Author: Joseph Dov Soloveitchik,Eli D. Clark,Joel B. Wolowelsky,Reuven Ziegler

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881259445

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 3515