Deathbed Wisdom Of The Hasidic Masters

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Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238505
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The first-ever English translation of and commentary on The Book of Departure, which compiles the end-of-life stories of 42 holy men, sheds light on Jewish traditions about death, the afterlife and how to care for people in their final days. Modern insights drawn from these stories help caregivers make greater meaning out of end-of-life care.

The Jewish Book Of Grief And Healing

Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238521
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This companion in sorrow offers compassionate guidance for putting the insights of Judaism into practice and finding new strength in ancient traditions. Beloved and respected spiritual leaders from across the Jewish denominational spectrum share insights from their experience, Jewish tradition and their personal encounters with grief and healing.

Dying And The Virtues

Author: Matthew Levering
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467449571
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In this rich book Matthew Levering explores nine key virtues that we need to die (and live) well: love, hope, faith, penitence, gratitude, solidarity, humility, surrender, and courage. Retrieving and engaging a variety of biblical, theological, historical, and medical resources, Levering journeys through the various stages and challenges of the dying process, beginning with the fear of annihilation and continuing through repentance and gratitude, suffering and hope, before arriving finally at the courage needed to say goodbye to one’s familiar world. Grounded in careful readings of Scripture, the theological tradition, and contemporary culture, Dying and the Virtues comprehensively and beautifully shows how these nine virtues effectively unite us with God, the One who alone can conquer death.

Your Word Is Fire

Author: Arthur Green
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 9781683366706
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A fully updated and revised edition of a classic text on Jewish prayer. The power of prayer for spiritual renewal and personal transformation is at the core of all religious traditions. Because Hasidic literature contains no systematic manual of contemplative prayer, the texts included in this volume have been culled from many sources. From the teachings of the Hasidic Masters--the Ba'al Shem Tov, the Maggid Dov Baer of Meidzyrzec, and their immediate disciples--the editors have gleaned "hints as to the various rungs of inner prayer and how they are attained." Hasidism, the Jewish revivalist movement that began in the late eighteenth century, saw prayer as being at the heart of religious experience and was particularly concerned with the nature of a person's relationship with God. The obstacles to prayer discussed by the Hasidic masters--distraction, loss of spirituality, and inconstancy of purpose--feel very close to concerns of our own age. Through advice, parables, and explanations, the Hasidic masters of the past speak to our own attempts to find meaning in prayer.

Midrash Medicine

Author: William Cutter
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234283
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This volume examines the spiritual shortfalls of our current healing environment and explores how midrash can help you see beyond the physical aspects of healing to tune in to your spiritual source.

A Student S Obligation

Author: Kalonymus Kalman Shapira
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 1568215177
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The last hasidic rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto explores many facets of spiritual growth and character development.

Believing And Its Tensions

Author: Neil Gillman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580236693
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In this intimate rethinking of his own theological journey, noted theologian Rabbi Neil Gillman explores the changing nature of belief and the complexities of reconciling the intellectual, emotional and moral questions of his own searching mind and soul.

Faith Unravels

Author: Daniel Greyber
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621894649
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Every year, thousands of young people die, leaving in their wake circles of grieving friends in need of support. Many look to how clergy understand loss but few religious traditions have a defined mourning process--or even a role in mourning--for non-family members. Faith Unravels speaks to the profound pain experienced by a forgotten mourner, not by making an argument about God or by offering a recipe of rituals, but by sharing a profound story of faith lost and regained anew.

Trees Earth And Torah

Author: Ari Elon
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827607170
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Exploring childbirth from within a Jewish tradition, the author of New Lifedraws on folklore, prayers, folk remedies, and biblical, rabbinical, and mystical literature to discuss Jewish beliefs, values, and customs concerning the birth of a child. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Reprint.

Midrash

Author: Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Publisher: Paraclete Press
ISBN: 1612614442
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The rabbis of old believed that the Torah was divinely revealed and therefore contained eternal, perfect truths and hidden meaning that required elucidation. The meaning of a text was more complicated than simply reading it. And meaning changed over time. This understanding of how the Bible mystically relates to all of life is the fertile ground from which Midrash emerged. Rabbi Sasso explores how Midrash originated, how it is still used today, and offers new translations and interpretations of more than twenty essential Midrash texts.