What The Torah Teaches Us About Life

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What the Torah Teaches Us about Survival

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Turning the tables on a traumatic period in one's life becomes a mission for those set on healing their wounded souls. This book provides a path for those eager to focus on their spiritual side, thus launching the healing and growth processes simultaneously. Whether renewing one's faith or exploring it for the first time, reflection, growth, and understanding are destinations anyone may reach by utilizing this book's guidance as an opportunity to explore biblical lessons about healing.

What The Torah Teaches Us About Spirituality/ Through Isaac's Own Spiritual Journey

What The Torah Teaches Us About Spirituality/ Through Isaac's Own Spiritual Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Weakley
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Can we be spiritual in every aspect of our lives? Our forefather Isaac exemplifies how G-d wants us to incorporate spirituality in our everyday lives. There is only one G-d, and Adonai is the G-d of everything. Isaac has so much to teach us about the spiritual depths of his story in the Torah. It may seem there is little recorded about Isaac, but looks can be deceiving!

Companion Workbook to What The Torah Teaches Us About Survival

Companion Workbook to What The Torah Teaches Us About Survival Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Weakley
Editor: Laura Weakley
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After reading "What The Torah Teaches Us About Survival/ A Spiritual Roadmap to Renewal of Self", you will want to get it's companion workbook! A great self-help guide which has the unique ability to make you feel like Laura Weakley is holding your hand through this entire workbook! You are not alone!

Shoah and Torah

Shoah and Torah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Patterson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000472027
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Shoah and Torah systematically takes up the task of reading the Shoah through the lens of the Torah and the Torah through the lens of the Shoah.The investigation rests upon (1) the metaphysical standing that the Nazis ascribed to the Torah, (2) the obliteration of the Torah in the extermination of the Jews, (3) the significance of the Torah for an understanding of the Shoah, and (4) the significance of the Shoah for an understanding of the Torah.The basis for the inquiry lies not in the content of a certain belief but in the categories of a certain mode of thought. Distinct from all other studies, this book is grounded in the categories of Jewish thought and Judaism—the categories of creation, revelation, and redemption—that the Nazis sought to obliterate in the Shoah.Thus, the investigation is itself a response to the Nazi project of the extermination of the Jews and the millennial testimony of the Jews to the Torah.

Texas Torah

Texas Torah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rabbi Herbert J. Cohen
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450239325
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Want to find meaning in Biblical narratives? Want to discover practical guidance for everyday life? Then turn to Texas Torah: the Interface of the Weekly Torah Portion with Everyday Life. Originally written by Rabbi Herb Cohen as a regular column in the Texas Jewish Post, the weekly discussions of the Torah portion provide fertile ground for serious-minded people of all faiths to find eternal wisdom in the Biblical text. Inside you will discover... why God consulted with the angels before creating man what the Torah can teach us about iconic movie stars Paul Newman, Richard Burton, and Marlon Brando the Bibles first drum circle the origins of My Space what a visit to Graceland can teach the spiritual seeker why its never a good idea to retire what special lessons converts can teach born Jews what the Bible says about what kind of clothes to wear

The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices

The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrea Lieber, Ph.D.
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577207
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The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices by Andrea Lieber, Ph.D. Summary

An insightful and illuminating guide to Judaism's basic tenets and practices. The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices offers a more profound understanding of Judaism - for practicing Jews and non-Jews alike - by explaining the key concepts of Jewish thought, including the sanctity of human life, Judaism's concept of God, and the role of theTorah in guiding Jewish spiritual life. Judaic studies scholar Andrea Lieber introduces readers to the form of Jewish prayer - the structure of Jewish worship and the different kinds of prayers that make up Jewish liturgy.The perfect guide for Jewish spirituality for affiliated and non-practicing Jews as well as people of other faiths. - Provides essential knowledge of the meaning of the Torah and the rituals of worship and prayer

Redeeming The Time

Redeeming The Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chuck D Pierce
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 159979831X
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It Is Never Too Late to Live the Life God Has for You DIVThe twenty-first century commodity is time. But until we understand how God sees and uses time, the foundation of our lives and our calling will not be aligned with His plan for us./divDIV /divDIVIn Redeeming the Time, Chuck Pierce presents a clear, biblical understanding of how God views time, demonstrating how you can ensure you are living your life in the center of God’s plan for you./divDIV /divDIVOne of the leading prophetic voices of today, Pierce clearly translates biblical principles into actionable steps you can take right now to:/divDIV /div •Recognize God’s timing in your life •Determine if you are in step or out of step •Move back into God’s grace and experience a second opportunity •Align yourself with God’s perfect timing system •Reap the rewards of a life spent in step with God DIVIt is time to view time in a fresh and dynamic way and get your life back on track./divDIV /div

Old Testament Theology

Old Testament Theology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Goldingay
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830879234
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In this third volume of his critically acclaimed Old Testament Theology John Goldingay explores the Old Testament vision of Israel's life before God. The first volume focused on the story of God's dealings with Israel, or Israel's gospel. The second volume investigated the beliefs of Israel, or Israel's faith. Now the spotlight falls on the Old Testament's perspective on the life that Israel should live in its present and future, including its worship, prayer and spirituality, as well as its practices, attitudes and ethics before God.

The Sacred Exchange

The Sacred Exchange Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary L. Zamore
Editor: CCAR Press
ISBN: 088123334X
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The newest addition to the CCAR Press Challenge and Change series, this anthology creates a rich and varied discussion about ethics and money. Our use of and relationship with money must reflect our religious values—this book aims to start a comprehensive conversation about how Judaism can guide us in this multi-faceted relationship.

The Telling

The Telling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Gerson
Editor: St. Martin\'s Essentials
ISBN: 1250624258
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God didn’t design the Seder to put your kids to sleep. Instead, the Seder is an experience your family should love, treasure and remember. Have you ever wondered that there might be something more to Passover, the Seder and in the Haggadah—something that just might hold the secrets to living the life of joy and meaning that you were intended to? In The Telling, Mark Gerson, host of The Rabbi’s Husband podcast and renowned Jewish philanthropist, shows us how to make the Seder the most engaging, inspiring, and important night of the Jewish year. By using this book, you’ll be able to: · Lead the Seder with wisdom, confidence and fun that guests will remember · Make the Haggadah burst alive with insight for our opportunities, questions and challenges · Show Gentile friends the richness of the Jewish tradition · Instill a lasting love of Judaism within your children · Bring your family closer together and closer to God The Telling will enable you to see what the Haggadah really is: The Greatest Hits of Jewish Thought. This understanding will enable you to provide your guests with the most interesting, insightful and practically helpful night of the year—with teachings and lessons that will continue to brighten in the year to come. What leaders are saying about The Telling: Senator Joseph Lieberman: In The Telling, Mark Gerson brilliantly illuminates some of the big questions from the Haggadah whose answers can define what constitutes a meaningful life. By showing how the Haggadah enables its readers to deploy ancient Jewish wisdom to help answer the most contemporary questions, this book will help your Pesach to be what it can be: a life-guiding event, every year, for anyone who learns enough to give it the opportunity. Yossi Klein Halevi, Author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor and Like Dreamers Once a year, shortly before Pesach (emphatically not Passover!), Mark Gerson steps out of his role as a world-class entrepreneur and becomes a teacher of Torah—or more precisely, of the Haggadah. Those sessions have become legendary, and this book helps explain why. Here is Gerson's inimitable voice—passionate, erudite and most of all deeply in love with Jewish wisdom. Read this book to understand why the Haggadah has endured as a seminal Jewish text and why it remains no less relevant today than when it was first written. Gordon Robertson - CEO, The Christian Broadcasting Network "The Telling is the perfect introduction for those desiring to explore this aspect of Jewish life. This book is full of knowledge and thought-provoking questions and answers to the many mysteries that surround this sacred Jewish holiday." Sarah Waxman - Founder, At the Well "Just when I thought I knew everything about the Haggadah, I opened up Mark's book, and sure enough, I found myself thinking differently, questioning, and wrestling with big new ideas. I am excited to bring these ideas forward to my family's Seder and meaningful conversations all year round." Pastor Judy Shaw - Judy Shaw Ministries "As believers, there is so much we can gain from the story of the Exodus Passover, when God brought the children of Israel out of bondage by His mighty hand. With the powerful book The Telling by Mark Gerson, you will learn from a Hebrew perspective many hidden aspects of the Passover story that will bless your life. Get ready to encounter the God of the miraculous like you never have before!"

What the Bible Really Tells Us

What the Bible Really Tells Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. J. Wray
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442212934
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The Bible is the foundational text for Jews and Christians, but most people, having little knowledge of what it actually says, feel less than uncomfortable navigating its pages. What the Bible Really Tells Us solves this problem, providing a thorough, yet accessible, guide to the Good Book and the ways in which it can enrich one’s life. Opening with a 60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz to test your knowledge, author T.J. Wray then provides essential background information to arm readers with tools necessary to read and interpret passages on their own. And, with these tools in hand, Wray helps readers explore what the Bible really says about key issues today, including: Suffering Heaven and hell Gender and sexuality The environment What the Bible Really Tells Us is an indispensable guide for individuals and groups interested in gaining a fuller understanding of the Bible and the timeless lessons it imparts.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Fredriksen
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300164106
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

Fifty-four Pick Up

Fifty-four Pick Up Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shmuel Herzfeld
Editor: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9652295582
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There is no issue too controversial for Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld as he seamlessly connects ideas and themes of the Torah to the major issues of our times. • What does the Torah say about homosexuality? • What is the agunah crisis, and what can we do about it? • How do we effectively combat intermarriage? • Is our justice system truly just? In this collection of thoughts about the fifty-four weekly Torah portions, Rabbi Herzfeld shows us how the Torah can guide us and inspire us in our daily lives. • Why is giving away your pillow the best way to get a good night's sleep? • Should the Internet be used for bar mitzvah lessons? • How can you be a good parent? • What would you do if you had only five minutes to live? Rabbi Herzfeld is confident and proud of his Jewishness. His enthusiasm and unabashed love for the Torah is contagious, and his Jewish pride shouts out from every page. Warning: If you read this book you will be infected by Rabbi Herzfeld's love of Torah!

A Curious Student's Guide to the Book of Numbers

A Curious Student's Guide to the Book of Numbers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Reuven Travis
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1666706736
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As with both its predecessors, this book of life lessons derived from the Bible is meant for elementary school students and their parents. One arguably simplistic approach to looking at Numbers is to see it as a story of a sinful people and a wrathful God. However, the stories in Numbers are rarely black and white. This book strives to examine Numbers in more nuanced depth, while keeping the life lessons simple and easy to understand. By doing so, this book can serve as a valuable guide to parents and students alike as they learn the text of Numbers and gain new insights into it.

Roads to the Palace

Roads to the Palace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Rosenak
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1800734883
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Is Jewish education simply an ancient and archaic type of socialization into "customs and ceremonies" or a sophisticated practice, based on rich cultural conceptions of the educated individual, the decent society and the relationship of knowledge and virtue? This author, rather than offering a dry analysis, takes the reader on a leisurely yet careful excursion into the world of Jewish tradition in order to discover models of the educated human being within it. In the process, the reader discovers dialogues between Western philosophy and Talmudic Midrash and is offered a fresh view of culture, faith and identity.

Castles and Catch

Castles and Catch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ilana Grinblat
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504911539
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As adults, we instruct our children in many life skills—how to catch a ball, ride a bike, and read a book. Yet children have a special spark to them. How can we catch their outlook? Ilana Grinblat shows us how by revealing the spiritual insights that children teach us: — How a roller coaster ride becomes a lesson in overcoming fear and embracing joy —When baking cookies demonstrates how to grapple with failure and redefine success — What we learn from children’s tough questions about death, sex, God, and growing up In this enchanting memoir, Grinblat shares personal stories interwoven with biblical narratives. Through these reflections, she grapples honestly with the struggles of raising children and how to cherish the extraordinary nature of ordinary moments. Castles and Catch leads us on a personal journey to discover the wonder within the everyday. “Looking for wisdom, heart, and resilience? Rabbi Ilana Grinblat offers a steady supply, all through the words and deeds of her children, her own keen insights as a mother whose soul has been seasoned with the insights of Jewish tradition and scripture. Join her on this rewarding journey of faith, of feeling, and of love!” —Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL, author of God of Becoming and Relationship “With a rabbi’s soul and a writer’s eye, Ilana Grinblat shows us the intimate moments others overlook: the holiness of a family hike, the sanctity of ice skating lessons, the sacredness of a pancake breakfast. Discovering Torah in daily life and daily life in Torah, she will help you to do the same, making both more meaningful and poignant.” —Tom Fields-Meyer, author of Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son

A Curious Student's Guide to the Book of Genesis

A Curious Student's Guide to the Book of Genesis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Reuven Travis
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ISBN: 1725256924
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Genesis contains a rich, nuanced text, and yet, when taught to children, it is often done through a series of “factoids,” such as the number of animals brought into the ark or Esau’s red lentil soup. Worst still, children are frequently discouraged from asking questions about its complex storylines. This book was written to redress both pedagogical shortcomings. It does so by reminding children that the Bible teaches us to be truly good people via amazing stories of brave men and women doing incredible things. However, the most valuable lessons we learn from the Bible seem to come from people’s daily lives: how they speak to their spouses, how they treat their children, how they interact with their neighbors. Perhaps most importantly, the Bible teaches us to ask questions. At times, the answers to our questions come easily. At other times, the answers we seek are hidden away, and so we are left to think and wonder. Nonetheless, ask we must, because by asking questions, we can deepen our connection to the ones we address the questions to, be it parents, teachers, or even God himself.

Ze’enah U-Re’enah

Ze’enah U-Re’enah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Morris M. Faierstein
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110460440
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This book is the first scholarly English translation of the Ze’enah U-Re’enah, a Jewish classic originally published in the beginning of the seventeenth century, and was the first significant anthological commentary on the Torah, Haftorot and five Megillot. The Ze’enah U-Re’enah is a major text that was talked about but has not adequately studied, although it has been published in two hundred and seventy-four editions, including the Yiddish text and partial translation into several languages. Many generations of Jewish men and women have studied the Torah through the Rabbinic and medieval commentaries that the author of the Ze’enah U-Re’enah collected and translated in his work. It shaped their understanding of Jewish traditions and the lives of Biblical heroes and heroines. The Ze’enah U-Re’enah can teach us much about the influence of biblical commentaries, popular Jewish theology, folkways, and religious practices. This translation is based on the earliest editions of the Ze’enah U-Re’enah, and the notes annotate the primary sources utilized by the author.

A Story of a Rabbi

A Story of a Rabbi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Obadiah Ariel Yehoshuah
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449728332
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After many months of suffering, Ezekiel loses his best friend and father to cancer. While the family is dealing with their grief, the synagogue and the school are destroyed by a bomb. Why would anyone want to destroy the synagogue? Under suspicion of espionage, Ezekiel is taken to prison, where he meets a very unlikely friend who just happens to be a Mafia drug kingpin. Despite the two men’s different lifestyles, they become good friends. During their incarceration, Vladimir kills a man and looks for Ezekiel to help him while in the place called The Dungeon. With Vladimir close to death after a fierce beating by the prison guards, Penal Colony #5 becomes a place where two men find friendship and a struggle with the demons that can make you or break you.

Our Lives As Torah

Our Lives As Torah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carol Ochs
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787958534
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In this powerful book, Carol Ochs shows us how to develop apersonal theology by examining our life stories, learning torecognize God at work in them, and bringing them into conversationwith Torah. Using timeless biblical texts as lenses to see thepresent, she helps us understand who we are and who God is for usby exploring the tightly interwoven basic elements of ourlives--our love, suffering, work, bodies, prayer, community, andexperiences of death. Through the process of seeing our experiences in relation toBiblical stories, we begin to recognize our lives as part of theongoing story of the Jewish people--as Torah. This insight allowsus to see these experiences as meaningful, not accidental, andopens us to recognizing God's power in and through all that happensto us. Rather than a collection of random events, our lives arepart of the Jewish people's ongoing adventure. Armed with ourpersonally shaped theology, we can face this adventure of living inthe vanguard of history with awareness and confidence.

Torah Commentary for Our Times

Torah Commentary for Our Times Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harvey J. Fields
Editor: CCAR Press
ISBN: 0881232718
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A helpful approach to the weekly parashah, juxtaposing the insights of ancient, medieval, and modern commentators (including the author). Perfect for both beginning Torah students of all ages and scholars seeking new angles on the text. The three volumes are available individually, great for a bar or bat mitzvah or confirmation gift. This is volume 1 which focuses on the book of Genesis.

Entering Torah

Entering Torah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Reuven Hammer
Editor: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652294340
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For the believing Jew today, no less than for those in the past, the study of the weekly Torah portion is a religious experience. For this reason it is customary to consider the section along with its traditional commentaries. It is important to know not only what the Torah meant when it was written, but also what it has meant within Judaism since then. It is also important for intellectual honesty to distinguish between the two. Moderns also have the advantage of using the results of linguistic studies and comparative studies of other ancient texts as well as archaeological finds to help us better understand the text. The Torah reflects an entire worldview concerning the nature of God and of human beings, the task of Israel and the way in which we are to live. Thus it is an ancient text that is ever new and always renewing itself. One studies it not only to learn what was, but also to discover what we are and how we are to live. These prefaces are meant to complement and enrich your study of the portion by pointing out important ideas found therein and raising problems and questions for consideration. Enter into the Torah text with this insightful companion and experience the full impact of the age-old and totally new weekly portion

A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2

A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 0307451747
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“Jewish thinkers don’t talk all that much about love. All too often we leave that to Christian theologians. But in this excellent volume, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin puts the commandment to love at the center of Jewish theology and experience. This is a book that will change the way you think about–and practice–Judaism.” –Professor Ari L. Goldman, Columbia University, and author of The Search for God at Harvard “Love your neighbor as yourself” is the best-known commandment in the Bible. Yet we rarely hear anyone talk about how to apply these words in daily life. In this landmark work, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, one of the premier scholars and thinkers of our time, gives both Jews and non-Jews an extraordinary summation of what Jewish tradition teaches about putting these words into practice. Writing with great clarity and simplicity as well as with deep wisdom, Telushkin covers topics such as love and kindness, hospitality, visiting the sick, comforting mourners, charity, relations between Jews and non-Jews, compassion for animals, tolerance, self-defense, and end-of-life issues. This second volume of the first major code of Jewish ethics written in the English language is breathtaking in its scope and will undoubtedly influence readers for generations to come. It offers hundreds of practical examples from the Torah, the Talmud, the Midrash, and both ancient and modern rabbinic commentaries–as well as contemporary anecdotes–all teaching us how to care for one another each and every day. A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself is a consummate work of scholarship. Like its acclaimed predecessor, which received the National Jewish Book Award, it is rich with ideas to contemplate and discuss, while being primarily a book to live by. Nothing could be more important in these strife-torn times than learning how to love our neighbors as ourselves. The message of this book is as vital and timely now as it has been since time immemorial.

Sermons from a Southern Rabbi

Sermons from a Southern Rabbi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles David Isbell
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498275524
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Every Shabbat in synagogues around the world and across America, sermons from the local rabbi are an important component of worship. This book brings together thirty-five sermons preached to the congregation of a typical small southern city, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Included are several sermons based upon the weekly parashah (assigned biblical portion from the Pentateuch), a series of messages brought during the high holy days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) of 2007, three funeral sermons, a special Yom ha-Sho'ah (Holocaust-memorial) address, and a short talk about freedom, given on July 4, 2008. Each message represents the author's attempt to link the concerns of the modern world back to the classical, biblical roots of the Jewish faith, thereby invoking the principles of biblical faith to serve as guidelines in the twenty-first century.

Heirs of Auschwitz

Heirs of Auschwitz Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Fried
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1620237113
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You can find countless stories of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust as told firsthand by those souls that have witnessed, lived through, and survived indescribable horror. From great retellings from authors such as Elie Wiesel to dramatized, influential works of fiction from writers including John Boyne, it becomes clear the Holocaust has impacted more than the people that directly experienced it. As the era of first-generation Holocaust survivors approaches its end, their stories as well as their trauma lives on, however, through their descendants. As a consequence, the descendants of Holocaust survivors, as current research suggests, have also been affected from the result of the experience of their parents and grandparents. Few stories are ever written by the heirs of those who endured that indescribable horror and in the way that it manifests psychologically just two generations later. Author Dr. Jack Fried, born to the son and daughter of Holocaust survivors, is one of the many whose life has been forever changed by the events that transpired during the Holocaust. Inter-generational trauma is not a well-known concept, but, for Dr. Fried, it meant that he had to take a journey into a past he didn’t personally know—his grandparents’ past—to find pieces to a puzzle that may answer his questions about the origins of a lifelong battle he has had with separation anxiety. His trip took him to Poland where he uncovered a slew of pent-up emotions, fears, and dark histories. Oddly, as Dr. Fried learns about his family’s past and his present, he unknowingly embarks on a spiritual journey into Jewish mysticism, which slowly enables him to transcend his lifelong struggles with a fear and anxiety that didn’t belong to him. All of the inhibiting emotions were released upon his connection to the strife of his ancestors. Heirs of Auschwitz is an extremely worthwhile read for anyone with unresolved feelings, anyone who has not witnessed or has avoided witnessing human suffering, and for those who cannot fathom what hell on earth is like.

The Torah's Seventy Faces

The Torah's Seventy Faces Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simcha Raz
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463470524
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The Torahs Seventy Faces: Commentaries on the Weekly Sidrah Compiled by Simcha Raz Edited with an Introduction by Dov Peretz Elkins The weekly Torah portions have served throughout history as a treasure for teaching and preaching, for law and lore, for discussion and dialog. In each portion, one finds viewpoints and background which elevate the soul, give a sense of awe and wonder, spark encouragement in times of crisis, and motivate creativity and human action. It is no wonder that, over the course of generations, wells of wisdom have sprung from the depths of these weekly lections, from which we can sustain our spirit and slake our thirst, each person according to need and temperament. Pearls of wisdom, ethical lessons, parables, wise proverbs, and tales of parents and children: it is all there. * Our task in this collection of commentaries was to assemble a selection of these treasures, and to present to the reader choice nuggets from these hewn stones. Among the selections are sources from ancient rabbis, Talmudic scholars, and masters of the Midrash, as well as teachers from all periods of our history biblical commentators, Hasidic saints, pious educators and purveyors of ethical tales. The commentaries touch on a plethora of subjects, including relations among people, with our Maker, and with ourselves. In all this, we come to know that our holy Torah has never known boundaries. In every generation, the "people of the book" invested their thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs, recognizing that within these chapters of the Torah are embedded not only pathways that reach to the distant past, but also forms of expression for the harried present and for dreams of the future. (From the Preface)

The Artist’s Torah

The Artist’s Torah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Harris Ebenbach
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621894886
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The Artist's Torah is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every religious background--or none--and to every creative medium. In this book, you'll find a yearlong cycle of weekly meditations on a life lived artistically, grounded in ancient Jewish wisdom and the wisdom of artists, composers, writers, and choreographers from the past and present. You'll explore the nature of the creative process--how it begins, what it's for, what it asks of you, how you work your way to truth and meaning, what you do when you get blocked, what you do when you're done--and encounter questions that will help you apply the meditations to your own life and work. Above all, The Artist's Torah teaches us that creativity is a natural and important part of the human spirit, a bright spark that, week after week, this book will brighten.

Jewish Faqs

Jewish Faqs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rabbi Daniel Kohn
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1441576339
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Many people turn to the Internet when they have questions about anythingincluding Judaism. Spiritual searchers today are no different. The profusion of Web sites, online forums, and e-mail discussion groups devoted to Judaism provides ample testimony to the need and desire for nearly instantaneous access to spiritual information and guidance. In our modern technologyfocused society today, America Onlines Ask a Rabbi service was an instant hit the moment it was introduced over a decade ago. As an original volunteer for this service for eight years, Rabbi Kohn answered over 1,300 questions about every imaginable Jewish topic ranging from anti-Semitism, sex, God, Jewish holidays, death, Kabbalah, Kashrut, prayer, spirituality, and much more. Rabbi Kohns answers are short and concise, answering the questions directly often with humor but always with feeling. Jewish FAQs is a selection of nearly 300 of the best, most interesting, and informative questions and answers similar to a Web sites Jewish FAQ (frequently asked questions). A FAQ is a file containing the essential questions and answers to help users find and understand a Web site. Jewish FAQs is similar because it provides a basic introduction to anything and everything related to Jewish life all in one place. So if you have a question about Judaism, whether youre young or old, Internet savvy or a dyed-in-the-wool print-and-paper reader, chances are, youll find the answer here in Jewish FAQs.

Disclosing a Portion: the inner mechanics of the Torah

Disclosing a Portion: the inner mechanics of the Torah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Laitman
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The Pentateuch, or The Five Books of Moses, is a fascinating odyssey of a nation in the making. Yet, underneath the tales that reveal human nature at its zenith and at its nadir lies an ocean of wisdom that, if uncovered, can alter reality itself. Dr. Michael Laitman’s Disclosing a Portion: the inner mechanics of the Torah uncovers some of that wisdom in a manner none other has done before. Throughout the year, each week observant Jews read a different portion of the Pentateuch (which they refer to as the “Torah”). Each portion deals with a different topic, and is titled according to the first word, or words, in the portion. As you read through the portions, you will discover that each of the protagonists in the stories we’ve known for so long is not a myth, but a living force within. These forces direct and determine your path in life, and when you come to know them, you come to know your true self. Take your time to delve into the text, and portion by portion you will find new meanings that will enrich and empower you as you become the happy, confident person that you dream of being.


Deathless Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Ramer
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ISBN: 1532612028
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She’s more than 3,000 years old. Her grandfather was the patriarch Jacob. She’s mentioned by name three times in the Hebrew Bible, but there are no stories told about her. She knew Moses and David, Spinoza and Einstein—and now, at long last, Serach bat Asher has written her autobiography. “I was born in a tent,” Serach tells us, a woman long silenced by history. She is feisty, funny, and bitter. The stories she tells about what really happened to her and her family will make you laugh and cry and maybe even rage against her, the oldest woman in the world, now living two blocks from the beach in Los Angeles.

The Life and Teachings of Hillel

The Life and Teachings of Hillel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yitzhak Buxbaum
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ISBN: 0742565874
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The Life and Teachings of Hillel provides the most comprehensive treatment ever published of one of the greatest figures in Jewish tradition. Yitzhak Buxbaum weaves together the various stories about Hillel along with his teachings and sayings to develop this ground-breaking portrait, shedding new light on Hillel's illustrious career, fascinating life, and profound teachings. Hillel is one of the most important and popular of the talmudic sages, yet he is mostly known only in the context of two or three popular stories told about him. Such stories as teaching the 'Golden Rule' of Torah 'while standing on one foot,' and his saying, 'If I am not for myself, who will be for me, and if I am for myself alone, who am I,' have eclipsed a more complete view of Hillel's influence and significance. In the rabbinic tradition, there is much debate between the teachings of the school of Hillel and that of his contemporary, Shammai. Hillel is often seen as the more tolerant, softer teacher, with his teachings representing what we consider 'normative' Judaism. Often, the traditions passed down to modern times are a result of the rabbis' reconciliation of the two schools, so that Hillel's pure teachings have been lost. The Life and Teachings of Hillel separates out Hillel's teachings and looks at them independently of Shammai's. Studied on their own, it becomes evident that Hillel was actually much more radical and 'hasidic' than is commonly thought. While he is known for representing the gentler, more loving side of Judaism, in this work his pious radicalism is also apparent. Readers will be charmed and fascinated by Hillel's fiery gentleness. The Life and Teachings of Hillel offers new information about a radiant religious figure, and it also recovers a side of Jewish tradition that has been lost to most people.

The Ghost in the Gospels

The Ghost in the Gospels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leon Zitzer
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ISBN: 0595852157
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The Ghost in the Gospels by Leon Zitzer Summary

Judas and Jewish leaders. Continually tried and condemned for Jesus' death. This book exonerates them and ends the longest running witch trial in history. The search for the true circumstances of Jesus' death is an intellectual detective story. The clues are all in words in the texts of the well-known Gospels and they're in the prejudices that blinded us to the obvious answer. This is not a tale about intrigue in the antiquities market. Nor is it about looking for secret documents buried in a cave. This is rather a tale about scholarly self-deception in reading the Gospels, Jewish history, and themselves. If the historical, Jewish Jesus has been buried at all, it is beneath our prejudices and fears. Uncover these and he stands before you, hidden in plain sight. That may not be the usual sort of detective story but it is as genuine a mystery as ever there was. It's worth solving. If you're dying to know the complete solution, it's all there in a nutshell in Chapter 5. If you feel a need to wade into this more slowly, start with Chapter 1. I'll meet up with you again at the end of the book.

Living without a Why

Living without a Why Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul O Ingram
Editor: ISD LLC
ISBN: 0227904540
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In this book Paul O. Ingram adds his voice to a long list of writers seeking to relate Christian tradition to the hard realities of this post-Christian age of religious and secular pluralism. As a Lutheran, Ingram thinks grace flows over this universe like a waterfall. So he brings Christian mystical theology into a discussion of the meaning of grace. Alfred North Whitehead's philosophical vision provides a language that serves as a hermeneutical bridge by which historians of religions can interpret the teachings and practices of religious Ways other than their own without falsification, and by which theologians can appropriate history-of-religions research as a means of helping Christians advance in their own faith journeys. The purpose of the journey of faith is what Whitehead called creative transformation. The contemporary theological tradition that has most systematically and coherently followed Whitehead's lead in its reflection on non-Christian Ways is process theology,which is perhaps the only liberal or progressive theological movement now active in the twenty-first century.

Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Casey
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567079082
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A new 'life' of Jesus written by one of the outstanding scholars of his generation, it offers a complete resource on the 'Historical Jesus' debate. With an overview of the various positions taken on who the historical Jesus was, Casey provides a helpful and accessible tool for understanding how the historical Jesus has been received and understood, with attention paid to the contortions in evidence in the last century to prove that Jesus was not Jewish.

The God-Powered Life

The God-Powered Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rabbi David Aaron
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824157
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You are an individual expression of God; that’s the teaching of the ancient Jewish mystical tradition. Here Rabbi David Aaron shows that when we truly connect to our inner self, that fact becomes wonderfully obvious. Each of us has a divine mission in life, he says, and when we understand this, we are empowered to take control of our life; to use our creative powers more fully; and to give more to others, our community, and the world. In The God-Powered Life, Rabbi Aaron uses Jewish mystical teachings, including the ten Sephirot, or attributes of God, to help us get in touch with our inner selves and find a deeper sense of our own self-worth. In his characteristic warm, witty, and accessible style, Rabbi Aaron helps us find a connection to the divine within ourselves and then shows us how to manifest that divine presence in our dealings with others and during tumultuous times. To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.rabbidavidaaron.com.

The Nazarene

The Nazarene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Sides
Editor: Rav Sha\'ul
ISBN: 1543126480
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Welcome to my book, The Nazarene. May Yahuah give us all eyes to see the Truth, the ears to hear what the stars proclaim day after day, night after night, and the mind to overcome 2,000 years of the Lying Pen of the Scribes. Today we are faced with the traditions/doctrines passed down generation after generation that are “nothing but lies, false gods, and things of no profit”. In this book, I am going to overcome these lies. I am going to show the proper meaning and intent of Scripture by correcting the mistranslations and demonstrate the meaning in context. I will portray The Nazarene in proper context of The Heavenly Scroll, within the proper relationship to his Father, and lay out his life as a human being. I will show that Yahusha came to show us The Way whereby we all can achieve the Fullness of Deity in our bodies, Fulfill The Law, and defeat death. That “Way” is Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering on Passover. While these Hebrew Roots teachers claim to have ‘come out of Babylon’ they remain knee deep in it. These “teachers” are self-appointed and remain Hellenized… They all have denied The Creator’s Witness of Yahusha written in the stars at creation called The Heavenly Scroll. Instead of teaching the Truth, that Yahusha was given Glory with Yahuah at Creation, written in The Heavenly Scroll, where The Branch is foretold as a “Lamb that would be slaughtered”; they teach us that Yahusha pre-existed and was co-creator. These men who claim to understand the Scriptures, have denied the very source of inspiration of all the Prophets, as they all to a man, were Witnessing the coming of the Branch, Orion, in The Heavenly Scroll. We have twisted the Scriptures to serve our own blasphemous purposes to tickle the ears of the people who want a demi-god in the image of all pagan religions. Much like when the Israelites rejected Yahuah as their King and demanded a human King like all the pagan nations. We have adopted “the way of the pagans” in the most fundamental pagan doctrine of all! Incarnation. Yahusha the Nazarene was rejected 2,000 years ago, betrayed by everyone he knew, beaten to the edge of death, and then nailed to a tree. He has suffered no less over the past 2,000 years, as we have falsely accused Yahusha the Nazarene of being “God in the flesh” and used his image to idolize a ‘man who died’ as God in our hearts! In Yahusha’s name we are taught to blaspheme our Creator, deny the Set Apart Ruach, and commit the unpardonable sin! We have created in our own minds, an image of a demi-god we say was ‘Yahuah in the flesh’ making Yahuah out to be a liar, forcing the Creator to be conformed to our own human image (instead being conformed to His Divine Image), and we deny The Creator’s (Yahuah’s) immortality teaching that He came to Earth as a man and died (that is a pagan myth originating in Babylon). Scripture openly declares that Yahusha is NOT ‘Yahuah, who came in the flesh’. I will explain exactly what “according to the flesh” means in this book and prove Yahuah would not, could not, ever “come in the flesh”. Instead of Yahusha, we are taught “Yahuah came in the flesh” which is The Spirit of the False Messiah. We have twisted the Scriptures to serve our own blasphemous purposes to tickle the ears of the people who want a demi-god in the image of all pagan religions. Much like when the Israelites rejected Yahuah as their King and demanded a human King like all the pagan nations. We have adopted “the way of the pagans” in the most fundamental pagan doctrine of all! Incarnation. Our translators cater to the whims of the people and continue to force feed humanity false translations knowingly! Scholars have proven these translations to be in error, proven the Name of Yahuah was removed, proven the name of the Messiah has been replaced by the name of the False Messiah. Textual Critics The Nazarene 3 have known for hundreds of years that the Greeks twisted the Scriptures and where they are in error. Scholars now openly admit that the Apostle Sha’ul’s writings were twisted even further by the “Reformers” into what we call The Pauline Doctrine. The Pauline Doctrine is a mistranslated, Greek appropriate, sound bite driven implied LIE! It is 100% contrary to what Sha’ul taught as a “Leader of the Nazarenes”. Yet today, these self-appointed teachers do not have the anointing to correct Sha’ul’s work even going so far as to commit false witness against Sha’ul, blaming him for what the ‘Greeks’ have done, as if Sha’ul is the author of The Pauline Doctrine. In doing so, they have taken one of the most inspired, anointed, and qualified teachers of the Nazarenes from us! I will show us what it means to be Nazarene, what they believed and what Yahchanan, Yahusha, Yaakov and Sha’ul taught that continued to be believed for 500 years before the Nazarenes were driven underground by Christians and Hellenized Jews. I will prove that not one of them accepted The Virgin Birth, they rejected Incarnation, they taught Yahusha was Adopted upon his Mikveh (just like we are), they kept the ‘intent’ of The Law, not the letter, they followed the ancient Enochian Path; and they knew that Yahusha Fulfilled The Law through Mikveh (he was NOT a “Living Torah”). Yahusha was the Fulfillment of the Debar (Predestined ‘Plan’ written in The Heavenly Scroll) not the Logos (Word made flesh). These issues are at the very foundation of The Yahushaic Covenant. The teachers in the Hebrew Roots movement show a total disconnect from who The Nazarenes were, what they taught, and what the Nazarene’s believed! Overall these teachers today in the Hebrew Roots and Messianic Movements show very little Spiritual anointing to even teach. Yet, they “appear” as worthy teachers to the masses, unless you truly understand what they teach.

On the Wings of Shekhinah

On the Wings of Shekhinah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rabbi Leah Novick
Editor: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835631168
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One effect of rising interest in the Kabbalah is a renewed focus on the Shekhinah, Judaism's divine feminine principle. Written with warmth and clarity, On the Wings of Shekhinah interweaves historical views of this concept with thoughtful quotes and guided meditations. Rabbi Leah Novick offers healing strategies for both Jews and non-Jews disaffected by rigid gender roles. Awareness of the Shekhinah’s energy within and around us helps bring hope to a planet afflicted by war, violence, and environmental abuse — this book shows how to find and use that energy.

Judaism for the World

Judaism for the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Green
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300256000
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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.

Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology

Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth M. Van Dyke,Reinhard Bernbeck
Editor: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607323818
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Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology by Ruth M. Van Dyke,Reinhard Bernbeck Summary

Seeking to move beyond the customary limits of archaeological prose and representation, Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology presents archaeology in a variety of nontraditional formats. The volume demonstrates that visual art, creative nonfiction, archaeological fiction, video, drama, and other artistic pursuits have much to offer archaeological interpretation and analysis. Chapters in the volume are augmented by narrative, poetry, paintings, dialogues, online databases, videos, audio files, and slideshows. The work will be available in print and as an enhanced ebook that incorporates and showcases the multimedia elements in archaeological narrative. While exploring these new and not-so-new forms, the contributors discuss the boundaries and connections between empirical data and archaeological imagination. Both a critique and an experiment, Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology addresses the goals, advantages, and difficulties of alternative forms of archaeological representation. Exploring the idea that academically sound archaeology can be fun to create and read, the book takes a step beyond the boundaries of both traditional archaeology and traditional publishing.

Oriented to Faith

Oriented to Faith Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Otto
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087227X
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Rather than embracing the conflict around gay relationships as an opportunity for the church to talk honestly about human sexuality, Christians continue to hurt one another with the same tired arguments that divide us along predictable political battle lines. If the world is to "know that we are Christians by our love," the church needs to discover better ways to live out the deep unity we share in Christ as we engage with politics and our world. In Oriented to Faith, Tim Otto tells the story of his struggle with being gay and what that taught him about the gospel. With an authentic and compelling personal voice, Tim invites us to explore how God is at work in the world, even amidst the most difficult circumstances, redeeming and transforming the church through this difficult debate. With gentle wisdom and compassionate insight, Tim invites all followers of Jesus to consider how we might work with God through these tensions so that all can be transformed by God's good news in and through Christ.

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