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Essays On Ethics

Author : Jonathan Sacks
ISBN : 159264449X
Genre : Religion
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Why was Abraham ordered to sacrifice his son? Was Jacob right in stealing the blessings? Why were we commanded to destroy Amalek? What was Moses' sin in hitting the rock? And how did the Ten Commandments change the Jewish people, and humankind, for good? Essays on Ethics is the second companion volume to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's celebrated series Covenant & Conversation. Believing the Hebrew Bible to be the ultimate blueprint for Western morality, Rabbi Sacks embarks upon an ethical exploration of the weekly Torah portion, uncovering its message of truth and justice, dignity and compassion, forgiveness and love.

Covenant And Conversation

Author : Jonathan Sacks
ISBN : 9781592640201
Genre : Religion
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A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible.

The Heart Of Torah Volume 1

Author : Shai Held
ISBN : 9780827612716
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In this collection of Torah essays, ... "Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and .. commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions about God, human nature, and what it means to be a religious person in the modern world"--Back cover.

Lessons In Leadership

Author : Jonathan Sacks
ISBN : 1592644325
Genre : Religion
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In this companion volume to his celebrated series Covenant & Conversation, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mines the weekly Torah portions for insights into the nature of power, authority, and leadership. Based on the understanding that no man is born a leader, the book explores the principles, and perils, of becoming one. Profound, eloquent, and deeply inspiring, Lessons in Leadership reveals the biblical secrets of influence, as relevant now as they were three thousand years ago.

The Great Partnership

Author : Jonathan Sacks
ISBN : 9780805212501
Genre : Religion
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A renowned author and rabbi discusses the relationship between science and religion and the importance of the coexistence of both in that religion is the search for meaning and science is the search for explanation. 20,000 first printing.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Of Moral And Ethical Issues

Author : Nachum Amsel
ISBN : 1568217617
Genre : Philosophy
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The Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues delineates the Jewish attitudes on seventy-one subjects from Advertising to Zero Population Growth and includes such topics as Cults, Miracles, Sex, and War. Through his investigation of the Torah, Mishnah, Gemara, and Midrash, as well as later authorities such as Maimonides, Nachmanides, Rashi, and the Code of Jewish Law, Amsel assembles and exacts a lucid, intuitive, and enlightening reference work. As a highly regarded educator, Rabbi Amsel has earned a reputation for his ability to teach about the most contemporary of issues and their connection to Jewish tradition. With a keen impartiality, the author provides a Jewish view that transcends any specific denomination within Judaism.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks S Haggadah

Author : Jonathan Sacks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114201762
Genre : Religion
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The seder service on Pesach is the oldest surviving ritual in the Western world, dating back some 3,300 years.Through the Haggadah more than a hundred generations of Jews have handed on their story to their children.Few texts have received more attention than the Haggadah. There are thousands of commentaries, and more are published each year. Anyone who contemplates adding to this number must ask not Why is this night different? But Why is this edition different? My answer is that I wrote this commentary because, amongst all the many I have read, I could not find one that explained in their full richness and scope the fundamental themes of the Pesach story: the Jewish concept of a free society, the role of memory in shaping Jewish identity, and the unique connection that exists in Judaism between spirituality and society, giving rise to what I have called elsewhere the politics of hope. Nor could I find a Haggada that told me in detail about the role of Pesach in shaping Jewish identity through the millennia, or its influence on Western thought as a whole.

Justice For All

Author : Jeremiah Unterman
ISBN : 9780827612709
Genre : Religion
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"Demonstrates how the Jewish Bible radically changed the course of ethical thought and as a result has had enormous influence on later Jewish thought and law, as well as on Christianity and the development of modern Western civilization"--

Radical Responsibility

Author : Michael J. Harris
ISBN : 1592643663
Genre : Religion
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Celebrating the Thought of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

Thinking About The Torah

Author : Kenneth Seeskin
ISBN : 9780827613256
Genre : Philosophy
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The Bible is an enduring source of inspiration for the human heart and mind, and readers of Thinking about the Torah will be rewarded with an enhanced understanding of this great work’s deeper meanings. Drawing on Western philosophy and particularly Jewish philosophy, Kenneth Seeskin delves into ten core biblical verses and the powerful ideas that emerge from them. He speaks to readers on every page and invites conversation about topics central to human existence: how finite beings can relate to the infinite, what love is, the role of ethics in religion, and the meaning of holiness. Seeskin raises questions we all ask and responds to them with curiosity and compassion, weaving into his own perceptive commentary insights from great Jewish thinkers such as Maimonides, Spinoza, Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas, as well as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Luther, Kant, and Kierkegaard. The Bible is concerned with how we think as well as how we follow the commandments, rituals, and customs. Seeskin inspires us to read the Torah with an open mind and think about the lessons it teaches us.

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