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Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice : Holy Days and Shabbat - Goldie Milgram

Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice

Holy Days and Shabbat

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9781580232050
Number Of Pages: 233

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Has your heart ever been broken-by loss divorce disappointment awe fear hope? Have you multitasked worked past the level of your endurance accumulated possessions jumped the hurdles and gotten the grades only to wonder Is that all there is? Do you wish for a life that is physically grounded emotionally satisfying intellectually expansive and profoundly connected? These are the qualities Judaism can provide when you understand how to practice it. -from the Introduction This inspiring guidebook is your wake-up call for understanding the powerful intellectual and emotional tools that are essential for a lively relevant and fulfilling Jewish spiritual practice. Designed to become a lifelong resource for holy days and Shabbat it presents Judaism as an evolving tradition in which you are the entrusted heir. The exercises and practices draw from the foundations of Judaism and empower you to create meaningful satisfying contemporary Jewish experiences for how you live today.

"Can help readers infuse their lives with meaningful Jewish practice." Reporter (Binghamton, NY)

"Reb Goldie's 'recipes' for accessing a more visceral Judaism are clear enough for those new to Jewish practice and deep and fresh enough to challenge old timers." Vanessa L. Ochs, Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish studies, University of Virginia; author, The Jewish Dream Book: The Key to Opening the Inner Meaning of Your Dreams

Reb Goldie has done us a great service: In her book and in her work in person she helps us to bring heart and soul to our involvement in Jewish life. Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, author, First Steps to a New Jewish Spirit: Reb Zalman s Guide to Recapturing the Intimacy & Ecstasy in Your Relationship with God

Rabbi Goldie Milgram always brings new insights with great wisdom and compassion. I highly recommend her book. Rabbi David A. Cooper, author, God Is a Verb and The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices: A Guide for Enriching the Sabbath and Other Days of Your Life "


"Can help readers infuse their lives with meaningful Jewish practice."
--Reporter (Binghamton, NY)

"Reb Goldie's 'recipes' for accessing a more visceral Judaism are clear enough for those new to Jewish practice and deep and fresh enough to challenge old timers."
--Vanessa L. Ochs, Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish studies, University of Virginia; author, The Jewish Dream Book: The Key to Opening the Inner Meaning of Your Dreams

"Reb Goldie has done us a great service: In her book and in her work in person she helps us to bring heart and soul to our involvement in Jewish life."
--Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, author, First Steps to a New Jewish Spirit: Reb Zalman's Guide to Recapturing the Intimacy & Ecstasy in Your Relationship with God

"Rabbi Goldie Milgram always brings new insights with great wisdom and compassion. I highly recommend her book."
--Rabbi David A. Cooper, author, God Is a Verb and The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices: A Guide for Enriching the Sabbath and Other Days of Your Life

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Reclaiming Holy Daysp. 1
Understanding the High Holy Day Seasonp. 11
Sukkot: Community and Meditation in Naturep. 43
Simhat Torah: The Practice of Scroll Reversalp. 59
Hanukkah: A Celebration of Holy Hutzpahp. 63
Tu Bi-Shevat: Fruit for Thoughtp. 73
Purim: Odd Lots of Spiritp. 77
Passover: Learning the Exodus Processp. 89
Shavuot: Renewing Visionp. 109
Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzmaut, and Tisha b' Av: Healing from the Hard Knocks of Historyp. 135
Rosh Hodesh and Kiddush Levanah: Revitalizing Natural Cyclesp. 153
Reclaiming the Sabbathp. 161
Glossaryp. 193
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 217
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9781580232050
ISBN-10: 1580232051
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43

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