Nine and a Half Mystics

The Kabbala Today

Author: Herbert Weiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684843250

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 1969

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.
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Contemporary American Judaism

Transformation and Renewal

Author: Dana Evan Kaplan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231510417

Category: Religion

Page: 446

View: 6021

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.
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The Complete Book of Amulets & Talismans

Author: Migene González-Wippler

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780875422879

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 275

View: 8074

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.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Chosen Will Become Herds

Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

Author: Jonathan Garb

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155042

Category: RELIGION

Page: 231

View: 3118

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.
Posted in RELIGION

Renewing Your Soul

A Guided Retreat for the Sabbath and Other Days of Rest

Author: David A. Cooper

Publisher: Harper San Francisco


Category: Religion

Page: 153

View: 5675

Drawing upon the mystical traditions of Judaism, Rabbi Cooper expertly renders the practical and spiritual guidelines for creating a personal Jewish retreat.
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On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz

25 Years of Pre-Dawn Car Trips, Mind-Blowing Encounters, and Inspiring Conversations with a Man of Wisdom

Author: Arthur Kurzweil

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787983246

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 313

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.
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Jewish literature for children

a teaching guide

Author: Cheryl Silberberg Grossman,Suzy Engman

Publisher: Alternatives in Religious Educ

ISBN: 9780867050189

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 221

View: 8836

Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Schocken guide to Jewish books

where to start reading about Jewish history, literature, culture, and religion

Author: Barry W. Holtz

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 9780805210057

Category: Reference

Page: 357

View: 4724

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
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From shtetl to suburbia

the family in Jewish literary imagination

Author: Sol Gittleman

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

View: 5147

Index. Bibliography. Glossary.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Kabbalah And Jewish Mysticism

An Introductory Anthology

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited


Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 8328

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.
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Hidden Wisdom

A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions

Author: Richard Smoley,Jay Kinney

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Religion

Page: 389

View: 3971

A guide to the mystical teachings of the West explores the teachings of the Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Sufism, shamanism, Neopaganism, and mystical Christianity
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# by Gershom Scholem

Author: Gershom Gerhard Scholem

Publisher: N.A


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 3245

Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Encyclopaedia Judaica: Ja-Kas

Author: Fred Skolnik,Michael Berenbaum

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780028659398

Category: History

Page: 861

View: 3009

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.
Posted in History

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jews

Page: N.A

View: 9172

Posted in Jews

Miraculous Living

A Guided Journey in Kabbalah Through the Ten Gates of the Tree of Life

Author: Shoni Labowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684835568

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 9053

Guides the reader through the ten heavenly gates of the tree of life--intention, wisdom, understanding, compassion, strength, harmony, success, glory, creativity, and nobility
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The Weird Orient

Nine Mystic Tales

Author: Henry Iliowizi

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776531396

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 7616

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.
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