Download Free What the Torah Teaches Us about Survival PDF by Laura Weakley Full Book and published by Laura Weakley. This book was released on 2009-01-07 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Turning the tables on a traumatic period in one's life becomes a mission for those set on healing their wounded souls. This book provides a path for those eager to focus on their spiritual side, thus launching the healing and growth processes simultaneously. Whether renewing one's faith or exploring it for the first time, reflection, growth, and understanding are destinations anyone may reach by utilizing this book's guidance as an opportunity to explore biblical lessons about healing.
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Download Free Companion Workbook to What The Torah Teaches Us About Survival PDF by Laura Weakley Full Book and published by Laura Weakley. This book was released on 2010-12-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After reading "What The Torah Teaches Us About Survival/ A Spiritual Roadmap to Renewal of Self", you will want to get it's companion workbook! A great self-help guide which has the unique ability to make you feel like Laura Weakley is holding your hand through this entire workbook! You are not alone!
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Download Free What The Torah Teaches Us About Spirituality/ Through Isaac's Own Spiritual Journey PDF by Laura Weakley Full Book and published by Laura Weakley. This book was released on 2010-11-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can we be spiritual in every aspect of our lives? Our forefather Isaac exemplifies how G-d wants us to incorporate spirituality in our everyday lives. There is only one G-d, and Adonai is the G-d of everything. Isaac has so much to teach us about the spiritual depths of his story in the Torah. It may seem there is little recorded about Isaac, but looks can be deceiving!
Download Free Beyond Survival PDF by Terry Bookman Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-05-15 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From expulsions, exiles, and even genocide, for the past two millennia the Jewish people have become expert survivors. Author Terry Bookman discusses the challenges today’s postmodern Jewish community faces and the ways in which it must develop a new agenda to change from merely surviving to thriving.
Download Free What the Torah Teaches Us About Spirituality PDF by Laura Weakley Full Book and published by Createspace Independent Pub. This book was released on 2011-02-24 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spirituality is the realization there is a unifying reality. Those among us who are seekers of G-d know we all have the ability to connect to G-d, to each other, and to nature. Can we be spiritual in every aspect of our lives? Our forefather Isaac exemplifies how G-d wants us to incorporate spirituality in our everyday lives. There is only one G-d, and Adonai is the G-d of everything. All of us have the same G-d. When we all come to fully understand what this means, the world will be a better place. Isaac has so much to teach us about the spiritual depths of his story in the Torah. While at first glance the Torah seems to tell us very little about Isaac, first impressions can indeed be very deceiving. After reading about Isaac's own spiritual journey, your soul will be uplifted!
Download Free On Judaism PDF by Emanuel Feldman Full Book and published by Mesorah Publications. This book was released on 1994 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rabbi Emanuel Feldman, one of the most successful figures in the American rabbinate, demonstrates with knowledge, humor, and eloquence that Judaism is exciting and as relevant today as it was a thousand years ago. In easy conversational format, this book discusses faith, covenant, chosen people, ethics, love, G-d, sin, prayer, food and countless other matters. A Shaar Press Book.
Download Free What the Torah Teaches Us About Life PDF by Laura Weakley Full Book and published by Createspace Independent Pub. This book was released on 2012-12-09 with total page 630 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pirkei Avot 2:6 ..".Delve into it (the Torah) for everything is in it..." It is a tree of life for those who hold fast to it, and all of its supporters are happy! Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace. Of the many different ways to study the Torah, doing so through the themes of the parshiyot is brilliant, refreshing, and unique. The combination of scholarship, spirituality, humor, current events, and history are woven together seamlessly in this book. What The Torah Teaches Us About Life, is both easy to read for the average person, and yet manages to eloquently provide profound and novel insights. Laura Weakley makes studying the Torah interesting, fun, and relevant to anyone with even the slightest interest in the Five Books of Moses. This may be her best book yet! Well worth the wait, and timely to boot! -- K.A. Weakley
Download Free B'chol L'vavcha: With All Your Heart PDF by Rabbi Harvey J. Fields Full Book and published by CCAR Press. This book was released on 2021-02-05 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This extensively revised third edition, now compatible with Mishkan T'filah, offers many voices and unique, contemporary perspectives on our siddur, the order of the service, and the meaning of individual prayers. It reflects on the ways in which our prayer practices continue to evolve. This is an essential educational resource and is indispensable for bar/bat mitzvah and confirmation preparation, as well as for Introduction to Judaism courses and general adult education. "This timely and creative update of a timeless commentary will inspire a new generation of teachers and learners to explore their own expression of Jewish prayer. The rabbinic source materials, contemporary readings, poetry, and probing questions all come together in a seamless whole that serves to open the heart to ever deeper meaning and possibility in our sacred liturgy." - Rabbi Dr. Lisa Grant, Director of the Rabbinical Program, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York "As a young Jewish educator fresh out of graduate school, I turned to the original edition of this book to teach my b'nei mitzvah students. I have come back to it over the decades for the thoughtful commentary and context it has given me as a teacher and teacher of teachers. As the foreword notes, Rabbi Harvey Fields, a consummate gardener, understood the need to prune a vine to encourage new growth. This new edition showcases that new growth yet continues to provide both the ease and depth that have always made it a "go to" on my bookshelf. The updated explanations, references, and questions reflect Mishkan T'filah's fresh approach to prayer. In short, B'chol L'vavcha is a stunning tribute to Rabbi Fields as well as to those who have come after him to encourage our Movement's evolving relationship to worship. Every page I turned inspired a new idea for a lesson, activity, or wondering I could share with my b'nei mitzvah tutors, religious school students, families, and adult learners. And personally, it sparked a renewal of my own belief in the power of prayer to come from my heart and to fill all of my heart." - Dr. Katherine Schwartz, President, Association of Reform Jewish Educators
Download Free The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas PDF by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All the important moral ideas of the modern world are based on the key biblical verses analyzed in this collection. What generally happens when someone picks up a copy of the Bible? Often it is put down within seconds because readers see endless verses which turn them off. Finally, here is an accessible book about the Bible that focuses on its great moral principles: --Human beings are created in the image of God. --"Love your neighbor as yourself." --"You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor." --"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." --"Justice, justice shall you pursue." Dov Peretz Elkins believes that if a reader understands fifty verses of the five thousand in the Bible (only 1 percent), he or she will begin to grasp the essence of the Bible. This remarkable explanation of the Bible shows readers how it can serve as a light that illuminates a path through the confusion and problems in their personal and communal lives. The result is a life that is better and more serious--a life with meaning, purpose, and direction. The Bible's Top 50 Ideas: --Presents the Bible's essential ideas in readable, engaging fashion. --Focuses on the contemporary value of the Bible. --Uses commentaries and explanations from sources that are modern as well as ancient, Christian as well as Jewish, and popular as well as scholarly. Elkins not only simplifies the Bible but also demonstrates how its fundamental ideas and concepts have inspired four thousand years of civilization to follow its teachings. The result is a moral, legal, and literary foundation that remains the basis of all democratic and principled societies to this day.
Download Free Wrestling With Angels PDF by Naomi H. Rosenblatt Full Book and published by Delta. This book was released on 2013-06-19 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wrestling with Angels For over twenty years, psychotherapist, lecturer, and Bible teacher Naomi H. Rosenblatt has been leading some of the nation's best and brightest minds through the Bible, from Wall Street boardrooms to weekly sessions in the U.S. Congress, in what William Safire has called "the best Bible class for the layman." Drawing upon insights into human nature gleaned from decades of private practice and a lifelong study of the Bible, she sifts through the Bible's epic stories, filled with vivid characters in dramatic circumstances, to show how the lessons of their lives empower us today as parents, spouses, businesspeople, citizens, and lovers. In Wrestling with Angels, she and her co-author Joshua Horwitz retell and interpret the multigenerational saga of the first family of the Bible, showing how their all-too-human struggles are decidedly relevant to the issues confronting us today. The Bible? Relevant today? Many readers will be surprised by how truly relevant the Book of Genesis is. It discusses, among other things, the first recorded case of sexual harassment; surrogate parenting and the problems it raises; siblings battling over the love of a parent; rape and its consequences; and vigilante justice. The issues faced by Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants are remarkably similar to those that arise in all of our lives, including: The strenuous demands of adulthood The challenges of faith The joys of sexuality The nature of leadership and heroism The responsibilities of parenting The role of values in building character The empowerment of a spiritual identity In this extraordinary book of timeless and profound wisdom, Naomi Rosenblatt invites both Christians and Jews to revisit our common spiritual heritage: "For the humanist, the religious, the agnostic, or the merely inquisitive, Wrestling with Angels is an open invitation to probe the mystery, the miracle, and the drama of adult life in an imperfect world." A book to be read again and again, Wrestling with Angels is a poignant and pragmatic guide to the bestselling self-help book of all time.
Download Free Why Should Jews Survive? PDF by Michael Goldberg Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1996-10-10 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the fifty years since the Holocaust, the Jewish People have felt one overriding concern: survival. The ghosts of the murdered six million, along with the living generation of survivors, have called out the unifying chant, "never again." In 1948, this concern found a second focus in the state of Israel, the ultimate refuge of Jews worldwide. But Rabbi Michael Goldberg finds that these twin pillars of Jewish identity are brittle, and have already begun to crumble; they will not be enough to support or sustain the next generation. The time has come to answer the question: Why should Jews survive? In this provocative book, Goldberg launches a bold attack on what he calls the "Holocaust cult," challenging Jews to return to a deeper, richer sense of purpose. He argues that this cult--with shrines like the U.S. Holocaust Museum, high priests such as Elie Wiesel, and rites like UJA death camp pilgrimages--is deeply destructive of Jewish identity. As the current "master story" of Judaism, Goldberg writes, the Holocaust has been used to depict Jews as uniquely victimized in human history--transforming them from God's chosen to those who manage to survive despite God's silent complicity in their persecution. This Holocaust-centered, survival-for-survival's-sake Judaism is already showing its emptiness, Goldberg contends; the generation that survived Hitler and founded Israel is dying, and the new generation seems adrift (for instance, one recent survey predicts that 70% of American Jewish marriages will be intermarriages by the turn of the century). Jews need positive reasons for remaining Jewish, he argues; they need to return to the Exodus as their master story--the story of God leading the Jews out of slavery and making with them an eternal covenant that gave the Jews a unique place in God's plan. The Jews should survive, Goldberg concludes, because they are the linchpin in God's redemption of the world. Rabbi Michael Goldberg has long wrestled with the crisis of identity facing today's Jewish community. In Why Should Jews Survive?, he provides a provocative and powerfully argued challenge to the dominant theme of modern Jewish thought.
Download Free אוצר התורה PDF by Moshe Lieber Full Book and published by Mesorah Publications Limited. This book was released on 2002 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited under the direction of Rabbi Nosson Scherman, Rabbi Moshe Lieber does for the Chumash what he has done so successfully for the Pirkei Avos. This is a work that will be an instant classic, that will grace your Shabbos table and reading d
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Download Free Midrash of Rabbi Moshe Alshich on the Torah PDF by Moses Alshekh Full Book and published by Urim Publications. This book was released on 2000 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The allegorical method of interpretation coupled with meticulous attention to every detail in the written text, represents a happy medium between the rational and mystical approach. This commentary emphasizes first and foremost the Mussar, the moral ethical lessons to be derived from the Torah.
Download Free For the Love of God and People PDF by Elliot N. Dorff Full Book and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This is obviously the most significant book of the year for Conservative Jews. But, going further, I think it is a must-read for any Jew who takes his/her relationship to Jewish law seriously.” -- Jewish Herald-Voice; “This book is a serious attempt by a serious scholar to address contemporary issues facing Conservative Jews.” -- Jewish Book World Every generation of Jews in every denomination of Judaism finds itself facing complex legal questions. The status of same-sex unions and the plight of the agunah (a woman who cannot obtain a divorce), are just two of a myriad of thorny questions Jewish legal experts grapple with today. These are not esoteric problems but issues with a profound impact on the daily happiness of countless people. How do the rabbis who draft responses to these questions reach their conclusions? What informs their decisions and their approach to Jewish law? Acclaimed writer and legal expert Elliot Dorff addresses these and other questions in this intelligent, accessible guide to the philosophy behind Jewish law. In his view, Jewish law is an expression of the love we have for God and for our fellow human beings. This theme permeates his discussion of important aspects of the law. For example, what motivates modern Jews to follow Jewish law? How does Jewish law strike the balance between continuity and change? On what grounds and under what circumstances do human beings have the authority to interpret or even change God's laws? Dorff also offers a systematic comparison of Jewish law and U.S. law, based on his course on this subject at UCLA School of Law. Whether you are a lawyer or simply interested in the philosophy behind recent rabbinic decisions, this is a book that will deepen your understanding of the Jewish legal system and its role in the modern world.
Download Free Miracles: A Very Short Introduction PDF by Yujin Nagasawa Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesus turned water into wine, Mohammad split the moon into two, and Buddha walked and spoke immediately upon birth. According to recent statistics, even in the present age of advanced science and technology, most people believe in miracles. In fact, newspapers and television regularly report alleged miracles, such as recoveries from incurable diseases, extremely unlikely coincidences, and religious signs and messages on unexpected objects. In this book the award-winning author and philosopher Yujin Nagasawa addresses some of our most fundamental questions concerning miracles. What exactly is a miracle? What types of miracles are believed in the world's great religions? What do recent scientific findings tell us about miracles? Can we rationally believe that miracles have really taken place? Can there be acts that are more religiously significant than miracles? Drawing on a vast variety of fascinating examples from across the major religions, Nagasawa discusses the lively debate on miracles that ranges from reported miracles in ancient scriptures in the East and West to cutting-edge scientific research on belief formation. Throughout, he drives us to ask ourselves if and how we can still believe in in miracles in the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Download Free The Talmud of Relationships, Volume 2 PDF by Amy Scheinerman Full Book and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2018-10 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can I lead others with authority and kindness? How can I strengthen my self-control? How can I balance work and family? How can I get along with difficult coworkers? How can I best relate to people in need? Enter the Talmudic study house with innovative teacher Rabbi Amy Scheinerman and continue the Jewish values–based conversations that began two thousand years ago. The Talmud of Relationships, Volume 2 shows how the ancient Jewish texts of Talmud can facilitate modern relationship building—with family members, colleagues, strangers, the broader Jewish community, and ourselves. Scheinerman devotes each chapter to a different Talmud text exploring relationships—and many of the selections are fresh, largely unknown passages. Overcoming the roadblocks of language and style that can keep even the curious from diving into Talmud, she walks readers through the logic of each passage, offering full textual translations and expanding on these richly complex conversations so that each of us can weigh multiple perspectives and draw our own conclusions. Scheinerman provides grounding in why the selected passage matters, its historical background, a gripping narrative of the rabbis’ evolving commentary, insightful anecdotes and questions for thought and discussion, and a cogent synopsis. Through this firsthand encounter with the core text of Judaism, readers of all levels—Jews and non-Jews, newcomers and veterans, students and teachers, individuals and chevruta partners and families alike—will discover the treasure of the oral Torah.