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Judaism's 10 best ideas : a brief guide for seekers

Author: Arthur Green
Publisher: Woodstock, VT : Jewish Lights Publishing, A Division of LongHill Partners, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Quality Paperback EditionView all editions and formats
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In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question "Why be Jewish?" What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism have something unique to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a way of life and a system of values? Here is the answer of a leading spiritual teacher who has faced these questions in conversation with generations of students. With warmth, humor,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Green
ISBN: 9781580238038 1580238033 9781580238069 1580238068
OCLC Number: 878953690
Description: iii, 100 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: Simhah - joy: happiness as a religious precept --
Tzelem Elohim - creation in God's image: what are we doing here? --
Halakhah - walking the path: a community of doers --
Tikkun 'Olam - repairing the world: being God's partner --
Shabbat - getting off the treadmill: the secret of Shabbat --
Teshuvah - returning: faith in human change --
Torah - the people and the book: text and interpretation --
Talmud Torah - "teach them to your children": the role of education --
L'Hayyim - to life!: Accepting death, affirming life --
Ehad - hear o Israel: there is only one.
Other Titles: Judaism's ten best ideas
Responsibility: Arthur Green.

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In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question "Why be Jewish?" What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism have something unique to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a way of life and a system of values? Here is the answer of a leading spiritual teacher who has faced these questions in conversation with generations of students. With warmth, humor, personal and rabbinic stories and down-to-earth explanations, Arthur Green presents the ideas in Judaism that kept him loyal to the tradition passed on to him. The result is an enticing look into timeless Jewish wisdom that will encourage you to explore further and search out the riches of Judaism for yourself.

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