Six Jewish Spiritual Paths

Author: Rifat Sonsino
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580231675
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A rabbi offers an objective discussion of the many ways through which seekers can gain enrichment within the framework of Judaism, delineating each path's rituals, prayers, meditations, acts of transcendence, and more. Original.

Reclaiming Judaism As A Spiritual Practice

Author: Goldie Milgram
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232051
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A fresh and delightful quest to rediscover spiritual meaning for life, focusing on Jewish holy days and Shabbat. Grounded in a context of religious pluralism with careful attention to tradition and cutting-edge developments across the spectrum of Judaism.

Judaism In America

Author: Marc Lee Raphael
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231120609
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This book is about the beliefs, doctrines, history, institutions, and leaders of the Jewish religious community. It is based on historical evidence as well as interviews and direct observation of about 100 synagogues in the country and presents a full portrait of a religious tradition that comprises only two percent of America's population but has a large influence on American culture.

Religion In Consumer Society

Author: François Gauthier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317067576
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Presenting an overview of an emerging field in the study of contemporary religion, this book, together with a complementary volume Religion in the Neoliberal Age, explores issues of religion, neoliberalism and consumer society. Claiming that we have entered a new phase that implies more than the recasting of state-religion relations, the authors examine how religious changes are historically anchored in modernity but affected by the commoditization, mediatization, neoliberalization and globalization of society and social life. Religion in Consumer Society explores religion as both shaped by consumer culture and as shaping consumer culture. Following an introduction which critically analyses studies on consumer culture and integrates scholarship in the sociology of religion, this book explores the following topics: how consumerism and electronic media have shaped globalized culture, and how this is affecting religion; the dynamics and characteristics of often overlooked middle-class religion, and how these relate to globalization and differences between 'developed' and 'emerging' countries; emerging trends, and how we understand phenomena as different as mega churches and holistic spiritualistic journeys, and how the pressures of consumer culture act on religious traditions, indigenous and exogenous; the politics of religious phenomena in the Age of Neoliberalism; and the hybrid areas emerging from these reconfigurations of religion and the market. Outlining changes in both the political-institutional and cultural spheres, the contributors offer an international overview of developments in different countries and state of the art representation of religion in the new global political economy.

The Jewish Lights Spirituality Handbook

Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
ISBN:
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Drawing from information on more than 50 great spiritual leaders, this celebration of Jewish spirituality includes contributions from Norman J. Cohen, Ron Wofson, Judy Greenfield, Elyse Godstein, and many others.

Foundations Of Sephardic Spirituality

Author: Marc Angel
Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
ISBN:
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Explores the teachings, values, attitudes, and cultural patterns that characterized Judeo-Spanish culture over the generations and how the Sephardim maintained a strong sense of pride and dignity, even when they lived in difficult political, economic, and social conditions.

Jewish Spiritual Direction

Author: Howard A. Addison
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN:
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Representatives from all four contemporary Jewish movements offer insight into all aspects of spiritual direction, including theology, practice, companionship, group work, and embodied spirituality.

Jewish Ritual

Author: Kerry M. Olitzky
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN:
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Two rabbis explore the historical meaning and contemporary use of ten Jewish rituals, including observing the Sabbath, keeping kosher, studying torah, prayers, and blessings. Original.

The Quotable Jewish Woman

Author: Elaine Partnow
Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
ISBN:
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The thoughts and writings of more than 250 Jewish women are presented in a collection of more than two thousand quotes, containing insights in a variety of topics, from civil rights to spirituality to food, all providing the inspiration and wisdom of remarkable women. $20,000 ad/promo.