By Rabbi Yoel Glick
Meditation empowers us to go beyond our fabric state of mind and contact the limitless and Eternal.
"True meditation transforms the best way we see reality.... It touches where within us the place a spark of the everlasting dwells. Meditation unites us with our actual Self."
—from the Introduction
The lifetime of meditation is far greater than the act of sitting for part an hour or forty-five mins and looking out inward. it's a complete lifestyle. via meditation we discover ways to dwell in a heightened information and stroll normally within the presence of God.
Rabbi Yoel Glick brings knowledge from own event and japanese traditions to light up and vitalize usual Jewish rituals, vocabulary and imagery. He offers particular instructions and sensible innovations grounded in Judaism for every level of the lifetime of meditation, outlining the internal procedures we come upon and the questions we face:
- How does meditation support us connect to the Collective Jewish Soul?
- What occurs in our brain, physique and soul once we meditate?
- How can we withstand the pull of a cloth way of thinking and stay in multiplied consciousness?
- What does it consider wish to succeed in union with our non secular source?
- How can we stay conscious of God's residing presence in our daily life?
By Lawrence J. Epstein
As political debates proceed to swirl round Israel, this e-book opens a window into its founding.
By Jennifer A. Thompson
Over 1/2 all American Jewish young ones are being raised by way of intermarried mom and dad. This demographic staff can have an incredible influence on American Judaism because it is lived and practiced within the coming many years. up to now, even if, in either educational experiences approximately Judaism and within the well known mind's eye, such teenagers and their mom and dad stay marginal.
Jennifer A. Thompson takes a distinct technique. In Jewish on their lonesome Terms, she tells the tales of intermarried undefined, the rabbis and different Jewish educators who paintings with them, and the conflicting public conversations approximately intermarriage between American Jews. Thompson notes that during the dominant Jewish cultural narrative, intermarriage symbolizes individualism and assimilation. conversing approximately intermarriage permits American Jews to debate their anxieties approximately ultimate distinctively Jewish regardless of their luck in assimilating into American tradition.
In distinction, Thompson makes use of ethnography to explain the compelling matters of all of those events and areas their anxieties firmly in the context of yankee non secular tradition and morality. She explains how American and conventional Jewish gender roles converge to place non-Jewish girls accountable for elevating Jewish little ones. Interfaith are like different american citizens in usually harboring contradictory notions of person autonomy, common spiritual truths, and duties to relations and history.
Focusing at the lived studies of those households, Jewish on Their Own Terms offers a posh and insightful portrait of intermarried and the recent different types of American Judaism that they're constructing.
By Aaron Minsky
- Rabbi Pinchas Stolper, Orthodox Union
“I believe this paintings might be of serious worth to the considering Jew.”
- Rabbi Yitzhak Rosenbaum, nationwide Jewish Outreach
“There is little question in my brain that this encyclopedic paintings might be an
- Rabbi Tovia Singer, Outreach Judaism, Israel National
“This booklet might even be necessary to non-Jews who desire to comprehend what
Judaism thinks of them and their function in creation.”
- Rabbi Yisroel Fried, Chabad Lubavitch
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By Loren T. Stuckenbruck,Stephen C. Barton,Benjamin G. Wold
By Kathleen Biddick
In this booklet Kathleen Biddick investigates the destiny of the iconic timelines fabricated by means of early Christians to differentiate themselves from their Jewish pals. Ranging generally around the historical past of textual content, expertise, and ebook paintings, she relates 3 interwoven tales: the Christians' translation of circumcision right into a image challenge of writing at the center; the temporal building of Christian notions of background in line with the binary supersession of an previous testomony prior via the current of a brand new dispensation; and the annoying repetition of the image removing of Christians from Jews in educational historical past and anthropology.
Moving past well-studied theological polemics, Biddick works from the rather unusual vantage element of the photograph applied sciences utilized in medieval and early glossy texts and print assets, from maps to trial transcripts to common histories. Addressing present matters in regards to the posthuman situation by means of linking them to a deeper family tree of disembodiment on the technological center of imaginary fantasies, she argues that such supersessionary practices expand to modern psychoanalytic and postcolonial texts, while they suggest other ways of puzzling over reminiscence and temporality. the most important to Biddick's learn is the moral problem of unbinding the typological imaginary, no longer as a way to disavow theological distinction yet really to open up the come upon among Christian and Jew to much less deadening teleological readings.
Making an important contribution to the big debate over the transition from "scriptural" to "scientific" tradition in Europe, The Typological Imaginary additionally succeeds in laying off mild at the centrality of Jews to medieval and Enlightenment history.
By Dr. Arthur Green
“A significant contribution to the knowing of Hasidic knowledge and suggestion; it brings the reader towards Hasidism’s maximum teller of tales.”
The look for non secular that means drives nice leaders in all religions. This vintage paintings explores the character and spiritual quest of Nahman of Bratslav (1772–1810), certainly one of Hasidism’s significant figures. It unlocks the nice topics of non secular looking that make him a determine of common spiritual value.
In this significant biography, Dr. Arthur Green—teacher, student, and religious seeker—explores the good own conflicts and internal torments that lay on the resource of Nahman’s teachings. He finds Nahman to were marked at an early age via an exaggerated experience of sin and morbidity that later characterised his existence and proposal. whereas topic to swift temper swings and even paranoia, Nahman is a version of religious and private fight who speaks to all generations. Green’s research of this character presents a massive key to Nahman’s recognized stories, making his teachings available for individuals of all faiths, all backgrounds.
“If there's any unmarried characteristic approximately Nahman’s stories, and certainly approximately Nahman’s lifestyles besides, that makes them specified within the background of Judaism, it's only this: their crucial motif is considered one of quest. Nahman, either as teller and as hero of those stories, is Nahman the seeker. He has already instructed us, outdoors the stories, of his refusal ever to face on anybody rung, of his demand consistent development, of his have to open himself as much as ever-new and extra not easy demanding situations to his religion. The stories now verify this unending quest…”
—from Excursus II. The stories
By Aaron W. Hughes
By Benjamin Yosef
"Writing from north of Tel Aviv the place bombs meant to damage me explode over my head, i feel approximately our fragile lives. i've got discovered existence is a story and that no historiography is feasible with no mind's eye. Such reflections draw me to this booklet via Benjamin Yosef, a journalist and counselor in far off Princeton. we have to flow past the inherited 'malignant center' of four Ezra and give some thought to the imago dei present in Genesis. Yosef indicates avenues to turn on our superlative self so we're pulled out of our day-by-day damaging behavior. Yosef's ebook is extremely suggested for all who yearn to adventure a divine strength and personality that's hidden inside of each one people in order that we may perhaps dream past the ordinary."
--James H. Charlesworth, Director, Princeton lifeless Sea Scrolls venture, Princeton, NJ
"Inner Messiah, Divine Character invitations us to welcome and include the hopeful self which lives inside us, the self that reminds us that we're created within the photo of God. I specifically enjoy the way the writer makes the insights of the Jewish mystical culture obtainable and worthy to his readers. Inner Messiah, Divine Character is evidence profound publication can also be altogether useful, alive with insights that convey us how we might go away our doubts and melancholy at the back of and embark on a lifestyles infused with dwelling hope."
--Donald Capps, Professor of Pastoral Theology emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Benjamin Yosef is a Peabody-nominated radio journalist at WPRB in Princeton, NJ, and has over ten years of non secular counseling adventure, together with chaplaincy and workshop management. He holds levels from Johns Hopkins collage (BA), college of Michigan legislations institution (JD), and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv).
By Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson,Rabbi Eliyahu Touger
Selections from Igros Kodesh
Every day, the postman may carry a number of postal sacks of mail to “770.” From yr to 12 months, the content material of those sacks elevated. and because the communications revolution brough us faxes and electronic mail, the amound of correspondence the Rebbe bought turned prodigious.
And there have been solutions. normally - even after his middle assault in 5738 (1977) and through shivah for the Rebbetzin in 5748 (1988) - he might respond to letters. or even after the stroke in 5752 (1992), to the fullest volume attainable, the Rebbe endeavored to answer the various questions despatched to him.
Scholars, communal leaders, teenagers - the big variety of individuals to whom he wrote is extraordinary. both amazing is the person demeanour within which he may deal with and relate to every person.
Certainly, the letters comprise profound classes. however the higher classes - insights into the Rebbe-chassid dating and the several vantage issues from which we will see the Rebbe - are the main interesting dimensions of this treasury.