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A Dear Son to Me

A Dear Son to Me

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Enjoy this rare collection of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's lectures, articles, and personal writing, in which Rabbi Steinsaltz discusses a wide variety of issues, from What is a Jew to The Clash Between Science and Torah, The Boundaries of Holiness, and Peace and the Land of Israel. A Dear Son To Me allows readers to get to know Rabbi Steinsaltz, to overhear conversations held with his closest students and friends, and to appreciate his unique warmth and authenticity.
LIFE WORTH LIVING, A: Stories and Ideas for Constant Kiddush Hashem

A Life Worth Living Stories and Ideas for Constant Kiddush Hashem

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The secret of living a fuller, richer life can be revealed in three words: GIVE LIFE MEANING. And the secret of finding meaning in life can be found in two words: KIDDUSH HASHEM. In his first book, Living Kiddush Hashem, Rabbi Shraga Freedman explored the many dimensions of Kiddush Hashem, of sanctifying Hashem's Name through our everyday actions and efforts. Since its publication, many readers have shared that the concept of making Kiddush Hashem a core of their "mission statement" has enriched and often transformed their lives. In A Life Worth Living, Rabbi Freedman shows us even more clearly how making a Kiddush Hashem can, and should, frame our every action. Showing empathy and gratitude in our interactions or integrity in our business dealings are not just “nice” things to do, they are an integral part of Kiddush Hashem. Even driving (and parking!) With concern and care for others takes on a whole new meaning when we put Kiddush Hashem into our consciousness. A Life Worth Living is designed to make the spiritual concepts of Kiddush Hashem relatable, practical, and doable. It includes hundreds of stories of Jews, from gedolim to grocers, from the famous to "people just like us," who sanctified Hashem's Name in either dramatic encounters or just plain day-to-day life. Every section includes "Takeaways," "Making it Practical" tips, "Discussion Points," to help bring the concepts into daily life. We all want to live well. A Life Worth Living shows us how. A Life Worth Living is designed to make the spiritual concepts of Kiddush Hashem relatable, practical, and doable. It includes hundreds of stories of Jews, from gedolim to grocers, from the famous to "people just like us," who sanctified Hashem's Name in either dramatic encounters or just plain day-to-day life. Every section includes "Takeaways," "Making it Practical" tips, "Discussion Points," to help bring the concepts into daily life. We all want to live well. A Life Worth Living shows us how. A Life Worth Living is designed to make the spiritual concepts of Kiddush Hashem relatable, practical, and doable. It includes hundreds of stories of Jews, from gedolim to grocers, from the famous to "people just like us," who sanctified Hashem's Name in either dramatic encounters or just plain day-to-day life. Every section includes "Takeaways," "Making it Practical" tips, "Discussion Points," to help bring the concepts into daily life. We all want to live well. A Life Worth Living shows us how.

A PASSIONATE PACIFIST: ESSENTIAL WRITINGS OF AARON SAMUEL TAMARES

A PASSIONATE PACIFIST: ESSENTIAL WRITINGS OF AARON SAMUEL TAMARES

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The first English-language translation of the Hebrew essays and sermons of Rabbi Aaron Samuel Tamares (1869-1931). An Orthodox rabbi, he served as a delegate to the Fourth World Zionist Congress in 1900, after which renounced nationalism and embraced pacifism as a central Jewish teaching. Readers may not always agree with him, but they will respect his deep, thoughtful insights.

This volume also includes a translation of a lengthy Yiddish-language autobiographical essay Rabbi Tamares wrote toward the end of his life. The essay was translated by Ri J. Turner. Tzemah Yoreh also contributed to the translations in this volume.

Rabbi Everett Gendler has been bringing Rabbi Tamares to the attention of English readers for more than 50 years. A trailblazing environmentalist, peace activist, and unwavering proponent of social justice, He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1957. Rabbi Gendler led congregations throughout Latin America before serving Jewish communities in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He served as the first Jewish chaplain at Phillips Academy Andover. He was recently awarded the Presidents' Medallion from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion "in recognition of a lifetime commitment to social justice and environmentalism."

A collection of his writings was published in 2015 as Judaism for Universalists.

A RETURN TO MODESTY

A RETURN TO MODESTY

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Revised and updated, this fifteenth anniversary edition of A Return to Modesty reignites Wendy Shalit's controversial claim that we have lost our respect for an essential virtue: modesty.

When A Return to Modesty was first published in 1999, its argument launched a worldwide discussion about the possibility of innocence and romantic idealism. Wendy Shalit was the first to systematically critique the "hook-up" scene and outline the harms of making sexuality so public.

Today, with social media increasingly blurring the line between public and private life, and with child exploitation on the rise, the concept of modesty is more relevant than ever. Updated with a new preface that addresses the unique problems facing society now, A Return to Modesty shows why "the lost virtue" of modesty is not a hang-up that we should set out to cure, but rather a wonderful instinct to be celebrated.

A Return to Modesty is a deeply personal account as well as a fascinating intellectual exploration into everything from seventeenth-century manners to the 1948 tune "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Beholden neither to social conservatives nor to feminists, Shalit reminds us that modesty is not prudery, but a natural instinct--and one that may be able to save us from ourselves.

ABC's of Torah and Science

ABC's of Torah and Science

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Have you ever wondered... why?

  • Why do we need science if everything is contained in the Torah?
  • Why are there so many scientists who are atheists and non-believers?
  • Why did G-d create such a huge universe?
  • Why don’t the medicinal remedies mentioned in the Talmud work nowadays?

If you have, then ABCs of Torah and Science is for you! Here are just a few of the many benefits you will gain by reading this one-of-a-kind book:

  • Fulfill the mitzvos of ahavas and yiras Hashem by reflecting upon the profound wisdom contained in the universe.
  • Strengthen your emunah.
  • Enrich the meaningfulness of your tefillos and berachos.
  • Understand science ― from a Torah-first approach rather than a science-first perspective.
AHAVATH CHESED PCKT ED

Ahavath Chesed, Pocket Edition

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The Chofetz Chaim epitomized for the Jewish People the trait of chesed, loving kindness, devoting his life to helping his brethren. Among the many treasures this great sage imparted to us, Ahavas Chessed stands out as the authoritative, comprehensive guide to understanding and incorporating the precept of doing chesed, performing acts of loving kindness. With incisive wisdom and penetrating clarity, this book is an invaluable guide for every Jew. Now in clear flowing English, his book is a staple for every home.

ASK RABBI JACK

ASK RABBI JACK

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Real world questions. Real Jewish answers.

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz loves answering questions and it's what he does best. Now "Rabbi Jack" has hand-curated the most urgent, eternal, and in some cases bizarre questions he's received in twenty years at the job, and collected them here for the first time. If you've ever wondered what Judaism has to say about Zionism, Chosenness, Social Justice, Gun Rights, Marijuana, DNA testing, Environmentalism, Tattoos, Witchcraft, Ghosts, Aliens, Alternate Dimensions, Zombies, COVID-19, then this book is for you.

Not every single question out there has an answer that we can grasp, but if the answer is out there, Rabbi Abramowitz likely will have it. - Allison Josephs, Founder, Jew in the City

Rabbi Jack's answers are thought-provoking and balanced, and often blended with a touch of wit and humor. Most of all, his writings are nuanced and informed by Torah values. And if you're an experienced educator looking for optimal ways to teach traditional values in the classroom or from the pulpit, here's the book you've been waiting for. It's great to have questions. But it's better to have answers. Now's the time to Ask Rabbi Jack!

Rabbi Abramowitz is a Judaic treasure and I know that you will love his new book of Jewish answers to questions we all have. - Rabbi Steven Burg, CEO, Aish HaTorah

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz is a virtuoso of Torah teaching. He conveys Torah concepts that require years to master in language that is understandable and enjoyable. - Rabbi Gil Student, Editor-in-Chief, Torahmusings.com
Beis Halevi on Bitachon

Beis Halevi on Bitachon

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The Beis HaLevi, Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, is revered as the founder of the Brisker dynasty, Rosh Yeshivah of “the mother of yeshivahs” - Yeshivas Volozhin - and author of the classics Beis HaLevi Responsa and Beis HaLevi al HaTorah.

Among his writings is a brilliant essay on bitachon, trust in Hashem. It was not published during his lifetime, and remained in a manuscript form with family members for close to a century, before it was made available to the public by his great-grandchildren.

Now, at last, English-speaking readers can access the treasures of faith and trust that were hidden away for so many years. The Beis HaLevi on Bitachon includes the entire original text; a flowing, elucidated translation; a wide-ranging commentary that explores the many facets of emunah and bitachon, drawing upon the works of dozens of Torah sages; and an Overview by Rabbi Nosson Scherman. “Insights” appear throughout the book, bringing a contemporary focus to bitachon, and fundamental topics are dealt with more in depth in the appendix section.

The Maharal discussed the importance of reciting pesukim about bitachon every day. This volume includes a special section with such pesukim compiled by Rav Zundel of Salant, together with a prayer for strengthening our bitachon.

The Beis HaLevi on Bitachon gives us clear answers to many of life's most important questions. What is the proper balance between hishtadlus, effort, and bitachon, trust? How should a person react in times of trouble? Why does fear have no place in a Jew's life? What are the many benefits of bitachon - in this world and the next?

The Beis HaLevi on Bitachon is the hidden treasure - finally revealed! - which will bring us to the faith and trust so vital to our lives.

BEN TORAH FOR LIFE: ORCHOS CHAIM

Ben Torah For Life: Orchos Chaim Hardcover

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Those who devote their early adult years to full-time Torah learning know they are living a different reality. Their world is pure and idealistic and their goals are spiritual ... For some, the early years are only the beginning of a life-long ascent in the world of Torah. For most, however, a return trip to the material world is inevitable. This is one of the most difficult transitions a ben Torah ever will make ... Little time is devoted to preparing for this transition in the years during which all energy is focused on Torah learning. Some get lost and some feel mislead. Most are confused about how to proceed ... Rabbi Aron Lopianksy has written a book that will serve as a guiding light to the many young men who are making this transition. He out the Jew's ever-evolving life mission into clear perspective,

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: Revised And Expanded Original Edition

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: Revised And Expanded Original Edition

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

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More than forty years have passed since Louis Jacobs first put forward the argument that traditionally observant Jews have no reason to take issue with the results obtained by the historical critics in their investigation into the Bible and the other classical sources of Judaism. As a result of his views, which were first published in the still-controversial text We Have Reason to Believe, the Anglo-Jewish Orthodox hierarchy banned Jacobs from serving as an Orthodox rabbi. In this new book, Louis Jacobs examines afresh all the issues involved. He does so objectively but with passion, meeting the objections put forward by critics from the various trends within the Jewish world, both Orthodox and Reform. In a recent poll conducted by the (London) Jewish Chronicle, Louis Jacobs was chosen as the 'Greatest British Jew.'
BILVAVI ON THE PARSHA: BEREISHIS, SHEMOS

Bilvavi on the Parshah Bereshis and Shemos

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Commentary on the weekly Parsha by the author of Bivavi Mishkan Evneh Bilvavi On The Parsha is an English adaptation of the Motzei Shabbos drashot on the weekly parshah given by the author of the Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh and Da Et Atzmecha series. Those who are seeking greater closeness to Hashem, Torah study, and character improvement, will find in it a treasury of Torah wisdom full of depth, as well as practice advice, in all areas of spiritual improvement. The Rav has delivered thousands of drashot on a countless array of topics pertaining to spiritual improvement and avodat Hashem. In these drashot, you will analyze the weekly parshah as never before. Each parshah has a timely lesson with subtle applications to our own soul. You will gain knowledge of important, fundamental concepts in a Torah Jew's life, in a way that is both deep and simple.

By His Light: Character and Values In The Service of G-d

By His Light: Character and Values In The Service of G-d

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In this volume, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein explores the development of the religious personality. He advocates a life centered on the service of God, but recognizes multiple paths to this goal. Acknowledging that both the Jewish value system and human experience are multifaceted, he examines the relevant issues from an unusually wide perspective. Rabbi Lichtenstein's essays reflect not only a staunch commitment to Halakha and a firm grounding in rigorous Torah study, but also a deep spirituality, a profound moral sensitivity, and a keen awareness of both the challenges and opportunities of modernity. While being enlightened by Rabbi Lichtenstein's penetrating analyses and wide-ranging learning, the reader will also be inspired by the beauty of his vision of the religious life. These essays originated as lectures, and have been selected and adapted for print by Rabbi Reuven Ziegler.
Celebrating Life: Finding Happiness in Unexpected Places

Celebrating Life: Finding Happiness in Unexpected Places

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'I have tried to say what happiness is, how we make it, how we lose it, and how we sometimes walk past it without recognising it. Happiness isn't somewhere else, it's where we are. It isn't something we don't have, we do. It isn't fantasy, it's reality experienced in a certain way. Happiness is a close relative of faith.'

Following the painful loss of his father, former Chief Rabbi Sacks began to learn how to celebrate life in a new way. He discovered where happiness lives, often in unexpected places, through family, community, friendship and responsibilities. He also found it through a renewed relationship with God who spoke to his deepest needs. Based, in part, on his columns in the UK's Times newspaper, Celebrating Life is for people of all faiths and none. It shows us how to be human and, in becoming so, how we can touch the divine.

Chovos Hatalmidim

Chovas Hatalmidim (Chovas Hatalmidim and Sheloshah Ma'amarim) Hardcover

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Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira was the last Rebbe in the Warsaw Ghetto. From there he was taken to Treblinka where he was murdered in 1943. But during his lifetime, he invested immense time and energy to education. His focus was to unleash the potential in the heart, mind, and soul of each and every student.

He recorded his views and insights into the only text he published during his lifetime: Chovas HaTalmidim The Student s Obligation.

 

This classic work has long been a standard, self-development guide for students of Torah the world over, held in high regard for the encouraging way in which it provides a spiritual roadmap for character development, success in learning Torah, and living a life of service to God.

This beautifully-crafted translation now enables English speaking students to also benefit from this classic work.

The text also features three major discourses from Rabbi Shapira, as well as an inspiring biographical essay profiling this great luminary s life.

Chovas HaTalmidos: Guidance For The Bas Yisroel - Based On The Piaseczna Rebbe's Chovas Hatalmidim

Chovas HaTalmidos: Guidance For The Bas Yisroel - Based On The Piaseczna Rebbe's Chovas Hatalmidim Hardcover

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Each and every Bas Yisrael has amazing potential and a unique mission to fulfill in this world. Chovas HaTalmidos offers Jewish teens gentle guidance aimed at actualizing that potential and bringing out the best in You. With a focus on developing good midos and arousing awareness in Avodas HaShem, this uplifting sefer provides Chizuk and inspiration as it invites you to discover the beauty and wonder of what it means to be a true Bas Yisrael.

Collected Essays Volume 1

Collected Essays Volume 1

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Written at different times and for different audiences - some for scholars of rabbinic literature, some for laymen or for scholars not necessarily Jewish - the essays gathered together in this volume nevertheless have an inner coherence. They reflect the author's lifetime interest in the history of halakhah - not as intellectual history per se, but rather a concern to identify measurable deflection in the unfolding of halakhic ideas that could point to an undetected force at work. What was it that stimulated change, and why? What happened when strong forces impinged upon halakhic observance, and both the scholarly elite and the community as a whole had to grapple with upholding observance while adapting to a new set of circumstances? Haym Soloveitchik's elegant presentation shows skilfully that the line between adaptation and deviance is a fine one, and that where a society draws that line is revelatory of both its values and its self-perception.

Many of the articles presented here are well known in the field but have been updated for this publication (the major essay on pawnbroking has been expanded to half again its original size); some have been previously published only in Hebrew, and two are completely new. An Introduction highlights the key themes of the collection and explains the underlying methodology. Having these essays in a single volume will enable scholars and students to consult all the material on each theme together, while also tracing the development of ideas. The opening section of the volume is a brief description and characterization of the dramatis personae who figure in all these essays: Rashi and the Tosafists. It covers the halakhic commentaries and their authors; the creativity of Ashkenaz; and the halakhic isolation of the Ashkenazic community. The second section focuses on usury and money-lending, including the practice of pawn-broking, while the third section deals with the ban on Gentile wine and how that connected to the development of money-lending.

The final section presents general conclusions in the form of four studies of the communal self-image of Ashkenaz and its attitude to deviation and change.

Coming Home: Living in the Land of Israel in Jewish Tradition and Thought

Coming Home: Living in the Land of Israel in Jewish Tradition and Thought

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Haim Lifshitz relates in his book on Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, Shivchei Harayah, Someone once told Rabbi Kook, 'God willing, we will move to the Land of Israel.' Rav Kook replied, 'God is certainly willing. What counts is that you be willing.'


Rabbi Dov Lipman's Coming Home, a survey of Jewish thought on the significance of living in the Land of Israel, is epitomized by this exchange.


Coming Home presents the sources in classic Jewish texts regarding the primacy of living in the Land of Israel in Jewish tradition. Beginning with the story of the first aliyah - Avraham - to twentieth-century leaders, the book includes sources, commentaries, and stories to make the point that living in the Land of Israel is among the highest ideals in Judaism. The book can be appreciated by teenagers through seniors and can be used as a basis for a syllabus or curriculum for a course in schools and synagogues.

Key Points about Coming Home

-Thorough compilation of sources on living in Israel from a diverse range of texts and eras, conveniently gathered into one book

-Accessible to beginners and scholars alike

-Easily serves as the basis and core text for education about aliyah

-A must-read for olim and anyone considering aliyah

About the Author

Rabbi Dov Lipman was elected to the Nineteenth Knesset in January 2013 with the Yesh Atid Party, making him the first American-born member of Knesset in nearly thirty years. Lipman rose to national and international prominence for his role in combatting religious extremism in Bet Shemesh. He is the author of six other books about Judaism and Israel. Rabbi Lipman holds rabbinic ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and a master's in education from Johns Hopkins University. He moved to Israel from Silver Spring, Maryland, in July 2004 with his wife Dena and four children.

Haim Lifshitz relates in his book on Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, Shivchei Harayah, '' Someone once told Rabbi Kook, 'God willing, we will move to the Land of Israel.' Rav Kook replied, 'God is certainly willing. What counts is that you are willing. ' ''

 

Rabbi Dov Lipman's Coming Home , a survey of Jewish thought on the significance of living in the Land of Israel, is epitomized by this exchange.

 

Coming Home presents the sources in classic Jewish texts regarding the primacy of living in the Land of Israel in Jewish tradition. Beginning with the story of the first aliyah Avraham to twentieth-century leaders, the book includes sources, commentaries, and stories to make the point that living in the Land of Israel is among the highest ideals in Judaism. The book can be appreciated by teenagers through seniors and can be used as a basis for a syllabus or curriculum for a course in schools and synagogues.

CONCISE AHAVAT CHESED H/C

Concise Ahavas Chesed - The Laws Concerning Kindness & Charity, Condensed from Sefer Ahavas Chesed by the Choetz Chaim Hardcover

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ALL IT TAKES IS JUST A FEW MINUTES A DAY! Here is your chance to master the laws of performing kindness to others, as presented in the Chafetz Chaim s famous work, Ahavas Chesed.

This convenient guide discusses an array of topics, including the fundamental mitzvos of: giving charity, providing loans, paying workers on time, kindness through speech, hospitality.

Clear and easy-to-follow, this book is ideal for learning after davening, in group study, at the Shabbos table, or as a quick review.

Destiny: Why A Tiny Nation Plays Such A Huge Role In History

Destiny: Why A Tiny Nation Plays Such A Huge Role In History

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Every Hollywood epic follows the same plot outline: a cosmic struggle of good and evil that pits a little hero against a big bad guy (think Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader, Frodo Baggins vs. Saruman, Harry Potter vs. Voldemort). The odds are totally stacked against the hero, yet as the story unfolds, his strengths are revealed, and in the final showdown he triumphs. All these movies follow this plot because it is deeply ingrained in our subconscious that this is the way the story is supposed to happen. This may be fiction and fantasy in the movies, but in reality it is the story of the Jewish people and the real plot of human history.

This book walks the reader through the central themes in Jewish history: the impact of Jewish values on civilization, Jewish drive and the disproportionate impact of the Jewish people, antisemitism and its message, the Jewish view of history and conception of time and the End of Days. These themes allow the reader to see the striking parallel between the reality of Jewish history and the universal plot of these epic movies that everyone loves. The metaphor is enhanced with striking fold-out movie storyboards depicting Jewish history in movie form. The reader will come away with an understanding of the unique role and mission of the Jewish people in history and its very special destiny.

Every Hollywood epic follows the same plot outline: a cosmic struggle of good and evil that pits a little hero against a big bad guy (think Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader, Frodo Baggins vs. Saruman, Harry Potter vs. Voldemort). The odds are totally stacked against the hero, yet as the story unfolds, his strengths are revealed, and in the final showdown he triumphs. All these movies follow this plot because it is deeply ingrained in our subconscious that this is the way the story is supposed to happen. This may be fiction and fantasy in the movies, but in reality it is the story of the Jewish people and the real plot of human history.

 

This book walks the reader through the central themes in Jewish history: the impact of Jewish values on civilization, Jewish drive and the disproportionate impact of the Jewish people, antisemitism and its message, the Jewish view of history and conception of time and the End of Days. These themes allow the reader to see the striking parallel between the reality of Jewish history and the universal plot of these epic movies that everyone loves. The metaphor is enhanced with striking fold-out movie storyboards depicting Jewish history in movie form. The reader will come away with an understanding of the unique role and mission of the Jewish people in history and its very special destiny.

DIALOGUES OF LOVE AND FEAR

DIALOGUES OF LOVE AND FEAR

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Dialogues of Love and Fear is a work of imagination and insight that addresses fraught issues of our times in new and refreshing ways. The author, whose own dramatic life journey has taken him from shepherd to professor, from refugee to IDF officer, and from student of a kes (religious leader) to rabbi of an Ashkenazi synagogue, brings the many facets of his identity into dialogue in these brilliantly imagined conversations between two characters. Through them it provides a window into the world of Ethiopian Jewry, their challenges, and the deep questions that every complex relationship carries with it. Covering a huge breadth of topics, this heart-warming, optimistic book offers a transformative perspective that is tolerant, accessible, and committed to Jewish tradition.

Dialogues of Love and Fear is a work of imagination and insight that addresses fraught issues of our times in new and refreshing ways. The author, whose own dramatic life journey has taken him from shepherd to professor, from refugee to IDF officer, and from student of a kes (religious leader) to rabbi of an Ashkenazi synagogue, brings the many facets of his identity into dialogue in these brilliantly imagined conversations between two characters. Through them it provides a window into the world of Ethiopian Jewry, their challenges, and the deep questions that every complex relationship carries with it. Covering a huge breadth of topics, this heart-warming, optimistic book offers a transformative perspective that is tolerant, accessible, and committed to Jewish tradition.

Difference of a Different Kind: Jewish Constructions of Race During the Long Eighteenth Century

Difference of a Different Kind: Jewish Constructions of Race During the Long Eighteenth Century

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European Jews, argues Iris Idelson-Shein, occupied a particular place in the development of modern racial discourse during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Simultaneously inhabitants and outsiders in Europe, considered both foreign and familiar, Jews adopted a complex perspective on otherness and race. Often themselves the objects of anthropological scrutiny, they internalized, adapted, and revised the emerging discourse of racial difference to meet their own ends.

Difference of a Different Kind explores Jewish perceptions and representations of otherness during the formative period in the history of racial thought. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including philosophical and scientific works, halakhic literature, and folktales, Idelson-Shein unfolds the myriad ways in which eighteenth-century Jews imagined the exotic Other and how the evolving discourse of racial difference played into the construction of their own identities. Difference of a Different Kind offers an invaluable view into the ways new religious, cultural, and racial identities were imagined and formed at the outset of modernity.

European Jews, argues Iris Idelson-Shein, occupied a particular place in the development of modern racial discourse during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Simultaneously inhabitants and outsiders in Europe, considered both foreign and familiar, Jews adopted a complex perspective on otherness and race. Often themselves the objects of anthropological scrutiny, they internalized, adapted, and revised the emerging discourse of racial difference to meet their own ends.

Difference of a Different Kind explores Jewish perceptions and representations of otherness during the formative period in the history of racial thought. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including philosophical and scientific works, halakhic literature, and folktales, Idelson-Shein unfolds the myriad ways in which eighteenth-century Jews imagined the "exotic Other" and how the evolving discourse of racial difference played into the construction of their own identities. Difference of a Different Kind offers an invaluable view into the ways new religious, cultural, and racial identities were imagined and formed at the outset of modernity.

DIGNITY OF DIFFERENCE

DIGNITY OF DIFFERENCE

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The year 2001 began as the United Nations Year of Dialogue between Civilizations. By its end, the phrase that came most readily to mind was 'the clash of civilizations.' The tragedy of September 11 intensified the danger caused by religious differences around the world. As the politics of identity begin to replace the politics of ideology, can religion become a force for peace?

The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's radical proposal for reconciling hatreds. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it also marks a paradigm shift in the approach to religious coexistence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for values common to all faiths; we must also reframe the way we see our differences.

Duties of the Heart-HC 2v

Duties of the Heart (2-Volume Set) (Torah Classics Library) (English and Hebrew Edition) Hardcover -

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A new English translation of the 11th-century ethical classic. Vowelized Hebrew text with facing English.

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Duties of the Heart (2-Volume Set, Pocket-Size Edition)

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Living a full Jewish life involves more than compliance to a broad range of practices and traditions. It calls for the development of a full, rich inner, spiritual life, where one creates an ever-evolving, personal relationship with God.

This demands conscientious study and reflection, and there is no better road map to all such matters of heart & mind than the 11th century classic, Duties of the Heart.

 

Among the topics explored in the text s ten, progressive stages are the unique oneness of God, the wonders of creation; service, trust, sincerity, reflection, gratitude, devotion, humility, love of God, and more. Weaving awareness of these concepts into the fabric of our daily lives elevates the soul as we develop an authentic, ongoing relationship with our Creator.

This masterful, new English translation of a timeless classic presented in an easy-to-follow, bi-lingual edition offers all readers an ideal text for daily study, insight, contemplation, and personal growth.