Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1995-09-15
ISBN: 1466828579
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Be Jewish Book Excerpt:

"All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming introduction beckoning readers into the heart of this venerable and enduring religion.

Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish
Author: Edgar Bronfman
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 9781455562893
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Be Jewish Book Excerpt:

Edgar Bronfman's clarion call to a generation of secular, disaffected and unaffiliated Jews, WHY BE JEWISH? addresses the most critical question confronting Judaism worldwide. Completed in December 2013, just weeks before he passed away, WHY BE JEWISH? expresses Edgar Bronfman's awe, respect, and deep love for his faith and heritage. Bronfman walks readers through the major tenets and ideas in Jewish life, fleshing out their meaning and offering proof texts from the Jewish tradition gleaned over his many years of study with some of the greatest teachers in the Jewish world. In WHY BE JEWISH?, with honesty, poignancy, and passion, Bronfman shares insights gleaned from his own personal journey and makes a compelling case for the meaning and transcendence of a secular Judaism that is still steeped in deep moral values, authentic Jewish texts, and a focus on deed over creed or dogma.

A Jewish Mother in Shangri la

A Jewish Mother in Shangri la
Author: Rosie Rosenzweig
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1998-09-08
ISBN: 0834826348
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Jewish Mother in Shangri la Book Excerpt:

An old joke tells of a Jewish woman who treks to the Himalayas to seek an audience with a guru sitting in seclusion on a mountaintop. When at last she comes before him, she implores: "Sheldon, come home!" Rosie Rosenzweig became that Jewish mother—but in real life, the story has a different ending. Instead of asking her Buddhist son, Ben, to come home, Rosie accepts his invitation to find out about Buddhism firsthand. Together they visit retreat centers in Europe and Asia and meet leading meditation masters who are Ben's gurus: Vietnamese teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and Tibetan lamas Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. While struggling to come to terms with Ben's choice of a spiritual path so different from everything that she cherishes, Rosie finds that she is learning more about herself than she anticipated. The adventures of Rosie recounts take her from her Boston suburb to a Zen hermitage in France, an enclave of Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal, and finally to her own spiritual home in Jerusalem. Whether she is practicing mindfulness meditation, sharing a cup of tea with a Zen master, or worrying about bowing down to idols, Rosie is intent in her quest to find common ground between two ancient traditions, to deepen her understanding of her son, and to find a way to her own authentic experience of truth. Hers is a mission of peace that seeks to build a bridge of understanding between cultures and faiths while remaining true to her own Jewish identity.

The New Jewish Leaders

The New Jewish Leaders
Author: Jack Wertheimer
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1611681839
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Jewish Leaders Book Excerpt:

A riveting study of a generational transition with major implications for American Jewish life

Why be Jewish

Why be Jewish
Author: Meir Kahane
Publsiher: Stein & Day Pub
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Intermarriage
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Handbook of Jewish Education

International Handbook of Jewish Education
Author: Helena Miller,Lisa D. Grant,Alex Pomson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2011-04-02
ISBN: 9400703546
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Jewish Education Book Excerpt:

The International Handbook of Jewish Education, a two volume publication, brings together scholars and practitioners engaged in the field of Jewish Education and its cognate fields world-wide. Their submissions make a significant contribution to our knowledge of the field of Jewish Education as we start the second decade of the 21st century. The Handbook is divided broadly into four main sections: Vision and Practice: focusing on issues of philosophy, identity and planning –the big issues of Jewish Education. Teaching and Learning: focusing on areas of curriculum and engagement Applications, focusing on the ways that Jewish Education is transmitted in particular contexts, both formal and informal, for children and adults. Geographical, focusing on historical, demographic, social and other issues that are specific to a region or where an issue or range of issues can be compared and contrasted between two or more locations. This comprehensive collection of articles providing high quality content, constitutes a difinitive statement on the state of Jewish Education world wide, as well as through a wide variety of lenses and contexts. It is written in a style that is accessible to a global community of academics and professionals.

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History Religion and Culture

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History  Religion  and Culture
Author: Judith R. Baskin,Kenneth Seeskin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-07-12
ISBN: 1316224368
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History Religion and Culture Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture is a comprehensive and engaging overview of Jewish life, from its origins in the ancient Near East to its impact on contemporary popular culture. The twenty-one essays, arranged historically and thematically, and written specially for this volume by leading scholars, examine the development of Judaism and the evolution of Jewish history and culture over many centuries and in a range of locales. They emphasize the ongoing diversity and creativity of the Jewish experience. Unlike previous anthologies, which concentrate on elite groups and expressions of a male-oriented rabbinic culture, this volume also includes the range of experiences of ordinary people and looks at the lives and achievements of women in every place and era. The many illustrations, maps, timeline, and glossary of important terms enhance this book's accessibility to students and general readers.

American Jewish Year Book 2016

American Jewish Year Book 2016
Author: Arnold Dashefsky,Ira M. Sheskin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2017-02-20
ISBN: 3319461222
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Jewish Year Book 2016 Book Excerpt:

The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 116th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. Part I presents a forum on the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews.” Part II begins with Chapter 13, "The Jewish Family." Chapter 14 examines “American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which focuses on US–Israel Relations. Chapters 15-17 analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations. In Part III, Chapter 18 provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. In the final chapters, Chapter 19 presents national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; Chapter 20 provides academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, articles, websites, and research libraries; and Chapter 21 presents lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries. An invaluable record of Jewish life, the American Jewish Year Book illuminates contemporary issues with insight and breadth. It is a window into a complex and ever-changing world. Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies, and Director Emerita of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan A century from now and more, the stately volumes of the American Jewish Year Book will stand as the authoritative record of Jewish life since 1900. For anyone interested in tracing the long-term evolution of Jewish social, political, religious, and cultural trends from an objective yet passionately Jewish perspective, there simply is no substitute. Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish Year Book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)

Jewish Baby Boomers

Jewish Baby Boomers
Author: Chaim I. Waxman
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 079149151X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Baby Boomers Book Excerpt:

A thorough analysis of the religious and ethnic identification of America's Jewish baby boomers.

The Way Into Jewish Prayer

The Way Into Jewish Prayer
Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1580232019
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way Into Jewish Prayer Book Excerpt:

An accessible introduction to the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. The Way Into Jewish Prayer helps us to explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. It opens the door to 3,000 years of Jewish prayer, making available all you need to feel at home in the Jewish way of communicating with God.

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery
Author: Kerry M. Olitzky,Stuart Copans,Stuart A. Copans
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 1879045095
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery Book Excerpt:

By presenting a Jewish perspective on The Twelve Steps and offering consolation, inspiration, and motivation towards recovery, this guide explains how the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are relevant for Jewish people as well as Christians. Afterword on "Where to Go for Help" by The JACS Foundation (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others). Illustrations by Maty Grunberg.

Leo Baeck Philosophical and Rabbinical Approaches

Leo Baeck     Philosophical and Rabbinical Approaches
Author: Walter Homolka
Publsiher: Frank & Timme GmbH
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 3865961150
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leo Baeck Philosophical and Rabbinical Approaches Book Excerpt:

Papers from the annual conference of the Abraham Geiger College.

I Am Jewish

I Am Jewish
Author: Judea Pearl,Ruth Pearl,Ehud Barak,Sylvia Boorstein,Edgar M. Bronfman,Alan Colmes,Kirk Douglas,Richard Dreyfuss,Kitty Dukakis,Dianne Feinstein,Tovah Feldshuh,Debbie Friedman,Ruth Bader Ginsburg,Nadine Gordimer,David Hartman,Moshe Katsav,Larry King,Francine Klagsbrun,Harold S. Kushner,Shia LaBeouf,Norman Lamm,Norman Lear,Julius Lester,Daniel Libeskind,Deborah E. Lipstadt
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1580232590
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Jewish Book Excerpt:

Inspired by the final words of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, a collection of personal essays, reflections, theological statements, reminiscences, and stories expresses what being Jewish means to such contributors as Alan Dershowitz, Kirk Douglas, Theodore Bikel, Dianne Feinstein, Daniel Schorr, Larry King, Harold Kushner, Norman Lear, Joe Lieberman, and many others.

Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish
Author: Carlton Broward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2021-06-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Be Jewish Book Excerpt:

Why be Jewish? This is the question that the core of the Jew always ask themselves and it needs to be thought out, sensible, relatable, and well presented This book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about their Jewish roots or Jewish insights into the religion and culture. Topics covered include: -How can we know that there is a God? -How can we intelligently posit that God gave the Torah? -Why believe the Oral Tradition to be legitimate and relevant? -How is Judaism to be brought to life in modern society? -Why consider the possibility of a realm beyond the physical? -Why are the Jews so hated? -Isn't it enough to be a good and moral person? -Is there more than one way to "do" Judaism?

The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times

The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
Author: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,Jonathan Karp
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0812240022
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times Book Excerpt:

The wide-ranging portrayal of modern Jewishness in artistic terms invites scrutiny into the relationship between creativity and the formation of Jewish identity and into the complex issue of what makes a work of art uniquely Jewish. Whether it is the provenance of the artist, as in the case of popular Israeli singer Zehava Ben, the intention of the iconography, as in Ben Shahn's antifascist paintings, or the utopian ideals of the Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, clearly no single formula for defining Jewish art in the diaspora will suffice. The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times is the first work to analyze modern Jewry's engagement with the arts as a whole, including music, theater, dance, film, museums, architecture, painting, sculpture, and more. Working with a broad conception of what counts as art, the book asks the following questions: What roles have commerce and politics played in shaping Jewish artistic agendas? Who determines the Jewishness of art and for what purposes? What role has aesthetics played in reshaping religious traditions and rituals? This richly illustrated volume illuminates how the arts have helped Jews confront the various challenges of modernity, including cultural adaptation and self-preservation, economic diversification, and ritual transformation. There truly is an art to being Jewish in the modern world--or, alternatively, an art to being modern in the Jewish world--and this collection fully captures its range, diversity, and historical significance.

Jewish Affairs

Jewish Affairs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jews
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Being Jewish Today

Being Jewish Today
Author: Tony Bayfield
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 1472962095
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Jewish Today Book Excerpt:

'A deeply humane, learned and personal reflection on Jewish identity' Rowan Williams 'This inspiring book has made me a better Jew, one who understands more, who knows more' Daniel Finkelstein 'This remarkable book takes us on a journey: geographic, historical, cultural, philosophical, political, autobiographical and, yes, religious' Michael Marmot Being Jewish Today gives an account of both the journey of a particular British Jew and the journey of millions of women and men through today's perplexing and difficult world. With honesty and integrity Rabbi Tony Bayfield breaks new ground in exploring the meaning of Jewish identity and its relationship to Jewish tradition and belief. He does so from the perspective of a person fully integrated into the modern Western world. The rigorous questions he asks of his Jewishness, Judaism and the Jewish God are therefore substantially the same as those asked by individuals of all faiths and none. Beginning with an account of the journey of Jewish people and thought from ancient times to the present day, Bayfield goes on to consider Jewish identity, Israel as land and the scourge of anti-Semitism. He then turns to the twin concerns of Torah: Halakhah – practice, and Aggadah – ethics, along with the matter of belief in a world faced with global extinction. Finally, in addressing the manifest injustice of life, Rabbi Bayfield confronts the widely evaded questions of universal suffering and divine inaction. Drawing on key religious and secular thinkers who contribute to the force of his argument, Bayfield's masterful, challenging and urgent book will appeal to all Jews, whether religious or cultural, and to anyone curious about the nature of Judaism and religion today.

Being Jewish in the New Germany

Being Jewish in the New Germany
Author: Jeffrey M. Peck
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780813537238
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Jewish in the New Germany Book Excerpt:

"This book was written for an American (Jewish) readership. But some chapters, especially the first two, address the non-specialist, while others, especially the last two, accommodate the expert. The work contains one theme and one thesis. The theme is simple and to be welcomed: Americans, and American Jews in particular, need to understand that Germany has changed and that its Jewish community is made up of more than just a few souls morbidly attached to blood-soaked soil. We are therefore introduced to Jewish writers, politicians and intellectuals; to Jews of Russian origin, German background and Israeli descent; and to the many issues facing today's German-Jewish community of 100,000 plus members. Peck discusses the role of the Holocaust in German and American political life. He relates how Russian Jews have begun to take over community institutions, revitalizing German Jewry especially in Berlin and the provinces. And he compares and contrasts the situation of Turks and Jews today, whom many Germans still perecive as foreign, no matter how acculturated they happen to be. All of this material is interesting, but not new"--Review from H-Net.

Jewish Life in Twenty First Century Turkey

Jewish Life in Twenty First Century Turkey
Author: Marcy Brink-Danan
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0253005264
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Life in Twenty First Century Turkey Book Excerpt:

Turkey is famed for a history of tolerance toward minorities, and there is a growing nostalgia for the "Ottoman mosaic." In this richly detailed study, Marcy Brink-Danan examines what it means for Jews to live as a tolerated minority in contemporary Istanbul. Often portrayed as the "good minority," Jews in Turkey celebrate their long history in the region, yet they are subject to discrimination and their institutions are regularly threatened and periodically attacked. Brink-Danan explores the contradictions and gaps in the popular ideology of Turkey as a land of tolerance, describing how Turkish Jews manage the tensions between cosmopolitanism and patriotism, difference as Jews and sameness as Turkish citizens, tolerance and violence.

Jewish Faqs

Jewish Faqs
Author: Rabbi Daniel Kohn
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2009-09-04
ISBN: 1441576339
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Faqs Book Excerpt:

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.