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There Shall Be No Needy

Author : Jill Jacobs
ISBN : 9781580234252
Genre : Political Science
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A leading voice in the social justice arena confronts the most pressing issues of twenty-first-century America and makes a powerful argument for participation in the American public square from a deeply Jewish perspective, creating a dialogue between traditional texts and current realities.

There Shall Be No Needy

Author : Jill Jacobs
ISBN : 1580234291
Genre : Political Science
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Confronting Scandal

Author : Erica Brown
ISBN : 9781580234405
Genre : Religion
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Looks at the emotional response by the Jewish community to reports of Jews commiting crimes or involved in scandals, offering a way to transform the sense of shame into inspirational actions to influence a moral culture.

Where Justice Dwells

Author : Jill Jacobs
ISBN : 9781580234535
Genre : Religion
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Jewish tradition compels us to protect the poorest, weakest and most vulnerable among us. But discerning how to make meaningful and effective change through social justice work-whether in community or on your own-is not always easy.

To Heal The World

Author : Jonathan Neumann
ISBN : 9781250160881
Genre : Religion
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A devastating critique of the presumed theological basis of the Jewish social justice movement—the concept of healing the world. What is tikkun olam? This obscure Hebrew phrase means literally “healing the world,” and according to Jonathan Neumann, it is the master concept that rests at the core of Jewish left wing activism and its agenda of transformative change. Believers in this notion claim that the Bible asks for more than piety and moral behavior; Jews must also endeavor to make the world a better place. In a remarkably short time, this seemingly benign and wholesome notion has permeated Jewish teaching, preaching, scholarship and political engagement. There is no corner of modern Jewish life that has not been touched by it. This idea has led to overwhelming Jewish participation in the social justice movement, as such actions are believed to be biblically mandated. There's only one problem: the Bible says no such thing. In this lively theological polemic, Neumann shows how tikkun olam, an invention of the Jewish left, has diluted millennia of Jewish practice and belief into a vague feel-good religion of social justice. Neumann uses religious and political history to debunk this pernicious idea, and shows how the Bible was twisted by Jewish liberals to support a radical left-wing agenda. Neumann explains how the Jewish Renewal movement aligned itself with the New Left of the 1960s, and redirected the perspective of the Jewish community toward liberalism and social justice. He exposes the key figures responsible for this effort, shows that it lacks any real biblical basis, and outlines the debilitating effect it has had on Judaism itself.

Jewish Pastoral Care 2nd Edition

Author : Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA, BCC
ISBN : 9781580234276
Genre : Religion
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The God Who Hates Lies

Author : Dr. David Hartman
ISBN : 9781580237901
Genre : Religion
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Covenant & Conscience—A Groundbreaking Journey to the Heart of Halakha—new in paperback! “Anyone curious about the Jewish way of life, yet dissatisfied with much of contemporary Jewish theology and practice—repelled, perhaps, by the cheap and vulgar apologetics of those who seek to justify and sustain some of the tradition’s systematic immoralities, who smugly deny expression to any doubt or uncertainty, claiming a monopoly on absolute truth—is invited to join me on this pilgrimage.” —from the Introduction In this deeply personal look at the struggle between commitment to Jewish religious tradition and personal morality, Dr. David Hartman, the world’s leading Modern Orthodox Jewish theologian, probes the deepest questions at the heart of what it means to be a human being and a Jew. Dr. Hartman draws on a lifetime of learning, teaching and experience as a social activist to present an intellectual framework for examining covenantal theology as it is applied to religious life. As much an expression of his impassioned commitment to Jewish law as it is testament to a lifetime of intellectual questioning and courage, this bold examination of the halakhic system offers fresh insights into Judaism and the quest for spiritual nourishment.

Discovering Jewish Meditation

Author : Nan Fink Gefen
ISBN : 9781580234627
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A supportive and wise guide that is an absolute must for anyone who wants to learn Jewish meditation or improve their practice now updated and expanded! Nan Fink Gefen teaches you how to meditate on your own, and starts you on the path to a deeper connection with the Divine and to greater insight about your own life. The most comprehensive introduction to a time honored practice: Answers commonly asked questions about the nature and history of Jewish meditation, and examines how it differs from other meditative practices Shows beginners how to start their practice, including where and how to do it Gives step-by-step instructions for meditations that are at the core of Jewish meditative practice Explains the challenges and rewards of a Jewish meditative practice.

Sacred Strategies

Author : Steven Martin Cohen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215539904
Genre : Architecture
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Tells how eight American synagogues became visionary congregations -- 'entrepreneurial, experimental, and committed to engaging members' -- and serves as a primer for other congregations seeking to join them.

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036342517
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