This revised edition of a modern classic includes a new Foreword by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and an Afterword by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, editor of The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, as well as a Coda by the author in which he explores the many paths being traveled today in the search for the treasures of the Kabbala.
The Kabbala Today
Author: Herbert Weiner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
No longer controlled by a handful of institutional leaders based in remote headquarters and rabbinical seminaries, American Judaism is being transformed by the spiritual decisions of tens of thousands of Jews living all over the United States. A pulpit rabbi and himself an American Jew, Dana Evan Kaplan follows this religious individualism from its postwar suburban roots to the hippie revolution of the 1960s and the multiple postmodern identities of today. From Hebrew tattooing to Jewish Buddhist meditation, Kaplan describes the remaking of historical tradition in ways that channel multiple ethnic and national identities. While pessimists worry about the vanishing American Jew, Kaplan focuses on creative responses to contemporary spiritual trends that have made a Jewish religious renaissance possible. He believes that the reorientation of American Judaism has been a "bottom up" process, resisted by elites who have reluctantly responded to the demands of the "spiritual marketplace." The American Jewish denominational structure is therefore weakening at the same time that religious experimentation is rising, leading to the innovative approaches supplanting existing institutions. The result is an exciting transformation of what it means to be a religious American Jew in the twenty-first century.
Transformation and Renewal
Author: Dana Evan Kaplan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Examine the infinite variety of charms and fetishes found in every civilization, from the distant past to the present. Learn the entire history of these tools, their geography, how they are part of each man and woman's search for connection with spiritual forces, and how to make and use them. Loaded with hundreds of illustrations, this is the ultimate reference guide.
Author: Migene González-Wippler
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A noted expert on Kabbalah, Jonathan Garb places the 'kabbalistic Renaissance' within the global context of the rise of other forms of spirituality, including Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism.
Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah
Author: Jonathan Garb
Publisher: Yale University Press
Drawing upon the mystical traditions of Judaism, Rabbi Cooper expertly renders the practical and spiritual guidelines for creating a personal Jewish retreat.
A Guided Retreat for the Sabbath and Other Days of Rest
Author: David A. Cooper
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is internationally regarded as one of the most brilliant and influential rabbis of our time. He has been lauded by Time magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar” and by Ted Koppel of Night Line as “one of the very few wise men that I’ve ever met.” Arthur Kurzweil—himself a Jewish scholar, author, teacher, and publisher—has been a disciple of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s for over 25 years, as well as the Rabbi’s designated chauffer in the United States. While stuck in countless traffic jams and attending the Rabbi’s lectures at universities, government agencies, synagogues and seminars, Arthur Kurzweil has had the rare opportunity of personally learning from his inspired teacher and has become intimately familiar with the Rabbi’s wisdom and teachings.
25 Years of Pre-Dawn Car Trips, Mind-Blowing Encounters, and Inspiring Conversations with a Man of Wisdom
Author: Arthur Kurzweil
a teaching guide
Author: Cheryl Silberberg Grossman,Suzy Engman
Publisher: Alternatives in Religious Educ
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Category: American literature
Offers an annotated bibliography of books about Judaism, Jewish history, American Jews, the Holocaust, Israel, Zionism, Jewish mysticism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Jewish customs
where to start reading about Jewish history, literature, culture, and religion
Author: Barry W. Holtz
Index. Bibliography. Glossary.
the family in Jewish literary imagination
Author: Sol Gittleman
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Category: Literary Criticism
Kabbalah is often associated with pop-stars, their distinctive red wrist bands, and media scepticism. In this fascinating work, Dan Cohn-Sherbok bypasses the hype, exploring the mystical tradition's spiritual and textual development from the early rabbinic period to the present day.
An Introductory Anthology
Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
A guide to the mystical teachings of the West explores the teachings of the Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Sufism, shamanism, Neopaganism, and mystical Christianity
A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions
Author: Richard Smoley,Jay Kinney
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Gershom Gerhard Scholem
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
Author: Fred Skolnik,Michael Berenbaum
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Guides the reader through the ten heavenly gates of the tree of life--intention, wisdom, understanding, compassion, strength, harmony, success, glory, creativity, and nobility
A Guided Journey in Kabbalah Through the Ten Gates of the Tree of Life
Author: Shoni Labowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Trained as a rabbi, Henry Iliowizi traveled the world teaching before settling down, first in the United States and later in England. Throughout his career as an educator, Iliowizi loved learning about the folk tales and traditions of students who hailed from far-flung locales. In the collection The Weird Orient: Nine Mystic Tales, Iliowizi brings together classic tales from the Persian and Arabic cultural traditions.
Nine Mystic Tales
Author: Henry Iliowizi
Publisher: The Floating Press