A collection of blessings, poems, meditations, and rituals presented in English and Hebrew offers a traditional perspective to weekday, Sabbath, and New Moon festival observances. By the translator of The Song of Songs. Major ad/promo. Tour.
Author: Marcia Falk
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
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A Rosh Chodesh Anthology
Author: Susan Berrin
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
This momentous, critically acclaimed series is truly a people's prayer book, one that provides a diverse and exciting commentary to the traditional liturgy. It will help you find new wisdom and guidance in Jewish prayer, and bring the liturgy into your life. It also has received significant attention in the Christian world. The major sections of the prayer book each are covered in separate volumes in this series. My People's Prayer Book provides in each volume: The traditional Hebrew text A modern translation (designed to let people know exactly what the prayers actually say) Commentators from all perspectives of the Jewish world, some of today's most respected Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayer book's connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments and much more This stunning work, an important expression of the spiritual revival of our times, enables all worshipers to claim their connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It rejuvenates Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its power accessible to all.
Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also includes the early modern period and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used throughout to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of the rich variety of Jewish civilization. Specially designed to assist learning, Judaism: • Introduces texts and commentaries, including the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, mystical literature, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology • Provides the skills necessary to understand these step-by-step with the help of a companion website • Explains how to interpret the major events in nearly four thousand years of Jewish history • Supports study with discussion questions on the central historical and religious issues, and includes key reading for each chapter, an extensive glossary and index • Illustrates the development of Judaism, its concepts, observances and culture, with maps, photos, paintings and engravings • Links each chapter to a free companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/cohnsherbok which provides things to think about, things to do and tips for teachers as well as other online resources
History, Belief and Practice
Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
A Psycho-Spiritual Siddur for Judaic Weekday Practices
Author: Mark Allan Kaplan
Publisher: Original Gravity
An indispensable, modern-day guide to planning the perfect bar or bat mitzvah, celebrating substance and style There used to be only two approaches to the bar or bat mitzvah party -- a low-key event that reflects the solemnity of this sacred rite of passage or a big bash that has no connection to the religious service. For many, it was an impossible dilemma. Will a big bash trivialize and overshadow the bar or bat mitzvah experience? Will too much spirituality suck the life out of an otherwise fabulous party? MitzvahChic is the first book that proves that if you want a truly amazing experience, you can and must have it all! Blending meaningful Jewish elements with high-style contemporary party planning, this inspiring and useful guide will show you how to have the ultimate bar or bat mitzvah -- a profoundly moving service followed by an unforgettable party. The MitzvahChic approach also shows how to honor your child in a big way, rather than reducing him or her to an overused pop culture theme or a single cliché: He's into baseball! She loves horses! This must-have guide gives advice on the major decisions, the basics of the service, and the party details that really matter. It also features: A complete guide to the Torah, including dates and summaries of the portions and supplementary materials Eight complete, themed parties, including party favors, decorations, and photographs of sample tables A time line to help plan the bar or bat mitzvah up to two years ahead Instructions for being MitzvahChic on a budget Advice on how to include non-Jewish friends and family members in the ceremony A practical guide to all things mitzvah from the Torah to the tablecloth, MitzvahChic will help create a beautiful, powerful, resonant, and unforgettable rite of passage.
How to Host a Meaningful, Fun, Drop-Dead Gorgeous Bar or Bat Mitzvah
Author: Gail Anthony Greenberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This Grateful Heart offers an anthology of modern day psalms and prayers to lift us up, inspire our days, and mark our milestones. Written by Jewish poet and liturgist Alden Solovy, the collection provides nearly 100 readings, spanning topics from the simple delights of daily living to the complexities of grief; from the celebration of major turning points like bar and bat mitzvah to the more solemn commemoration of lost lives and ended relationships; and from the awe-filled moments of the High Holy Days to the observance of secular holidays. For clergy, this collection offers supplementary material for use in services and life cycle rituals; for the individual, this collection can serve as a way to give voice to the joys and sorrows of everyday life. I hope people will see This Grateful Heart as a prayerbook, a resource kit, a spiritual practice, an inspiration, and a source of hope. Any day a prayer is needed, or any day someone decides to deepen a personal prayer practice, there's a doorway here, in this book. - Alden Solovy
Psalms and Prayers for a New Day
Author: Alden Solovy
Publisher: CCAR Press
This small, chunky volume presents the witty, wonderful, deadpan and droll insight of the Jewish culture. Chapters on Wisdom, Mitzvahs, Dybbuks, Proverbs, Jokes, Curses, Conventions, Mores (ethics), Love & Marriage, Men & Women, Children & Family provide reflections gleaned from a wealth of ancient, traditional and modern sources. The range of wise observations on the ways of the world, snappy one-liners, stories and expressions captures the spirit of the Jews throughout the centuries. Illustrated with sixty watercolor paintings, The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom will delight and engage even the toughest Jewish mother. Some examples: When we hear a baby laugh, it is the loveliest thing that can happen to us.--Sigmund Freud A child's wisdom is also wisdom.--Yiddish proverb I don't believe in the afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.--Woody Allen May you lose all your teeth but one, and may that one have a cavity.--Anonymous (Yiddish curse)
Author: Sally Ann Berk
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Services for Shabbat ; a Reform Siddur
Author: Elyse D. Frishman
Publisher: CCAR Press
Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Category: American literature
A rich and provocative overview of Jewish American poetry.
poems, commentary, and reflections
Author: Jonathan N. Barron
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Documents the legendary grassroots and legal struggle of a determined group of Jewish women from Israel, America, and other parts of the world--known as the Women of the Wall--to win the right to pray together as a group out loud, wear ritual objects, and read from Torah scrolls at Israel's Western Wall, a right extremely limited now.
Author: Phyllis Chesler,Rivka Haut
Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
A women's commentary on the content and meaning of prayer in Judaism. $20,000 initial Ad/PR budget, 12-city National Tour.
A Hadassah Guide to Jewish Prayer
Author: Jules Harlow,Tamara Cohen
Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
Platforms and Prayer Books is a remarkable collection of essays that illustrates the Reform Jewish theological enterprise at work. Through lively discussions on theological and liturgical topics, noted scholars and rabbis trace the evolution of Reform Judaism, presenting innovative approaches and creative interpretations. Visit our website for sample chapters!
theological and liturgical perspectives on Reform Judaism
Author: Dana Evan Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
A guide to Jewish spirituality and theology explains how Jews experience God in their everyday lives.
Author: Neil Gillman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
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