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Why Be Jewish?

Why Be Jewish?
A Book

by David J. Wolpe

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 1995-09-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0805039279
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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.

A Jewish Mother in Shangri-la

A Jewish Mother in Shangri-la
A Book

by Rosie Rosenzweig

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 1998-09-08
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0834826348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Reshaping the American Jewish Landscape

by Jack Wertheimer

  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1611681839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A riveting study of a generational transition with major implications for American Jewish life

International Handbook of Jewish Education

International Handbook of Jewish Education
A Book

by Helena Miller,Lisa D. Grant,Alex Pomson

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2011-04-02
  • Pages : 649
  • ISBN : 9400703546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

American Jewish Year Book 2016

American Jewish Year Book 2016
The Annual Record of North American Jewish Communities

by Arnold Dashefsky,Ira M. Sheskin

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-02-20
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN : 3319461222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Communal Perspective

by Chaim I. Waxman

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 079149151X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Lawrence A. Hoffman

  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1580232019
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism and Other Addictions

by Kerry M. Olitzky,Stuart Copans,Stuart A. Copans

  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release : 1991-01-01
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1879045095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Philosophical and Rabbinical Approaches

by Walter Homolka

  • Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 3865961150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Papers from the annual conference of the Abraham Geiger College.

I Am Jewish

I Am Jewish
Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl

by 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

  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1580232590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times

The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
A Book

by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,Jonathan Karp

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 0812240022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Being Jewish Today

Being Jewish Today
Confronting the Real Issues

by Tony Bayfield

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1472962095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'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
A Book

by Jeffrey M. Peck

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9780813537238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Germany today boasts the fastest growing population of Jews in Europe. The streets of Berlin abound with signs of a revival of Jewish culture, ranging from bagel shops to the sight of worshipers leaving synagogue on Saturday. With the new energy infused by Jewish immigration from Russia and changes in immigration and naturalization laws in general, Jeffrey M. Peck argues that we must now begin considering how Jews live in Germany rather than merely asking why they would choose to do so. In Being Jewish in the New Germany, Peck explores the diversity of contemporary Jewish life and the complex struggles within the community-and among Germans in general-over history, responsibility, culture, and identity. He provides a glimpse of an emerging, if conflicted, multicultural country and examines how the development of the European Community, globalization, and the post-9/11 political climate play out in this context. With sensitive, yet critical, insight into the nation's political and social life, chapters explore issues such as the shifting ethnic/national makeup of the population, changes in political leadership, and the renaissance of Jewish art and literature. Peck also explores new forms of anti-Semitism and relations between Jews and Turks-the country's other prominent minority population. In this surprising description of the rebirth of a community, Peck argues that there is, indeed, a vibrant and significant future for Jews in Germany. Written in clear and compelling language, this book will be of interest to the general public and scholars alike.

Jewish Life in Twenty-First-Century Turkey

Jewish Life in Twenty-First-Century Turkey
The Other Side of Tolerance

by Marcy Brink-Danan

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2011-12-06
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0253005264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
An Internet Rabbi's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Judaism

by Rabbi Daniel Kohn

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2009-09-04
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN : 1441576339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Viennese Jewish Modernism: Freud, Hofmannsthal, Beer-Hofmann, and Schnitzler

Viennese Jewish Modernism: Freud, Hofmannsthal, Beer-Hofmann, and Schnitzler
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780271047171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine

Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine
An Uncertain Ethnicity

by Zvi Gitelman

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-10-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139789627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before the USSR collapsed, ethnic identities were imposed by the state. This book analyzes how and why Jews decided what being Jewish meant to them after the state dissolved and describes the historical evolution of Jewish identities. Surveys of more than 6,000 Jews in the early and late 1990s reveal that Russian and Ukrainian Jews have a deep sense of their Jewishness but are uncertain what it means. They see little connection between Judaism and being Jewish. Their attitudes toward Judaism, intermarriage and Jewish nationhood differ dramatically from those of Jews elsewhere. Many think Jews can believe in Christianity and do not condemn marrying non-Jews. This complicates their connections with other Jews, resettlement in Israel, the United States and Germany, and the rebuilding of public Jewish life in Russia and Ukraine. Post-Communist Jews, especially the young, are transforming religious-based practices into ethnic traditions and increasingly manifesting their Jewishness in public.

Why be Jewish?

Why be Jewish?
Knowledge and Inspiration for Jews of Today

by Doron Kornbluth

  • Publisher : Feldheim Pub
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780981497471
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An increasing number of people regard being Jewish as a lifestyle choice rather than an unchangeable fact.Jewish identity no longer survives automatically. To stay Jewish today, each of us needs to find our own reasons why our heritage is important, inspirational, and relevant to our lives. Bestselling author Doron Kornbluth travels to over 50 cities a year to speak about Jewish identity. "Why Be Jewish" is touching, thought provoking, meaningful and funny. See which perspectives appeal most to you, and gain clarity and confidence in why you're Jewish.

Jewish Themes in Star Trek

Jewish Themes in Star Trek
A Book

by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2013-03-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1458397688
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rabbi Gershom takes you where no rabbi has gone before! You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this well-researched and reader-friendly journey into Jewish themes, actors, writers, in-jokes and subtexts in the Star Trek Universe. Inspired by a class he taught at the Minneapolis Talmud Torah, the book explores such things as: The Jewish origin of the Vulcan salute; How Vulcan culture is based on rabbinical Judaism; "Who is a Jew" among Trek characters in episodes, movies and the novels; How Talmudic logic helped expand the Star Trek universe; Why Ferengi values are NOT Jewish values -- and much more!