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Rosh Hashanah Readings : Inspiration, Information, Contemplation - Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

Rosh Hashanah Readings

Inspiration, Information, Contemplation

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9781580234375
Number Of Pages: 400

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A powerful collection of writings about Rosh Hashanah that will add depth and holiness to your experience of the spiritual New Year.
This compelling companion to Yom Kippur Readings helps create a bridge between the words of our ancestors and the meanings, themes and ideas that are the central spiritual agenda of the life of the modern Jew.
Drawn from a variety of sources—ancient, medieval, modern, Jewish and non-Jewish—this selection of readings, prayers and insights explores the opportunities for inspiration and reflection inherent in the subjects addressed on the Jewish New Year: sin, repentance, personal and social change, societal justice, forgiveness, spiritual growth, living with joy and hope, commitment to high ideals, becoming our truest and most authentic selves, deepening our capacity to love and savoring the divine gift of life. These readings enable you to enter into the spirit of Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe in a personal and powerful way while they uplift and inform. They will add to the benefits of your High Holy Day experience year after year.
Praise for Rosh Hashanah Readings and Yom Kippur Readings
"Provides a treasure-trove of reflections, narratives, and meditations relating to the themes of the High Holy Days. A resource for clergy and laypersons alike as they prepare for public services and an invaluable work for personal reflection. Highly recommended."

—Dr. David Ellenson, president, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
"Full of wonderful material that will deepen the Yom Kippur experience for rabbis and their communities. An ever-flowing spring of thoughts and prayers to help us approach Yom Kippur with meaning, creativity, soulfulness and blessing."

—Rabbi Naomi Levy, spiritual leader of Nashuva and author of
To Begin Again and Talking to God
"Filled with inspirational readings that are profound, and that will challenge and ignite the mind and heart alike…. Will deepen the High Holy Day experience for every reader."

—Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy and The Book of Jewish Values
"A truly marvelous collection.... Despite close to sixty years of experience with Rosh Hashanah, I learned and felt things in reading this book that I have never known or felt before—and you will too!"

—Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Judaism, and author of The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)

"If you want to spend Yom Kippur (or the months leading up to it) in the company of some of the best Jewish spiritual writers of our time, this is the book for you. Amidst the beautiful and wise passages collected here, you are sure to find something to open your heart."

—Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, coauthor of Judaism for Two: A Spiritual Guide for Strengthening & Celebrating Your Loving Relationship
"Like a spring that courses through the desert, there are life-giving waters here. Beneath the surface gleam scattered gems from great teachers, to nourish the spirit during the Days of Awe."

—Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva, editor of Broken Tablets: Restoring
the Ten Commandments and Ourselves
"Those seeking meaning for living from Judaism will find this High Holy Day anthology offers spiritual nourishment for every Jewish home."

—Rabbi Goldie Milgram, author of Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat
"Provocative…. Stressing in straightforward language the themes of Yom Kippur, this will be valuable to laypeople who want to prepare for that day. The wide variety of impressive sources confront us with what should be our serious concerns on that day (and on other days) in the framework of our lives."

—Rabbi Jules Harlow, editor and translator of Mahzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and author of Pray Tell: A Hadassah Guide to Jewish Prayer
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, award-winning anthologist, lecturer, educator and author, is co-editor of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul. Widely published in the Jewish and general press, he is author of The Wisdom of Judaism: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud (Jewish Lights), and is editor of Yom Kippur Readings: Inspiration, Information and Contemplation and Rosh Hashanah Readings: Inspiration, Information and Contemplation (both Jewish Lights). He is rabbi emeritus of The Jewish Center of Princeton, New Jersey, and a former member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Council for Jewish Education. His websites are www.wisdomofjudaism.org and www.Eco-Judaism.org.

"A truly marvelous collection.... Despite close to sixty years of experience with Rosh Hashanah, I learned and felt things in reading this book that I have never known or felt before--and you will too!" --Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Judaism, and author of The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)



"Provides a treasure-trove of reflections, narratives, and meditations relating to the themes of the High Holy Days. A resource for clergy and laypersons alike as they prepare for public services and an invaluable work for personal reflection. Highly recommended." --Dr. David Ellenson, president, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

"Filled with inspirational readings that are profound, and that will challenge and ignite the mind and heart alike.... Will deepen the High Holy Day experience for every reader." --Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy and The Book of Jewish Values The Genesis of Leadership: What the Bible Teaches us about Vision, Values and Leading Change by Nathan Laufer. Foreword by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. Preface by Dr Michael Hammer. Witnesses to the One: Spiritual History of the Sh'ma by Rabbi Joseph B. Mezler. Foreword by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein. Rosh Hashanah Readings: Inspiration, Information, Contemplation. Edited by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins with section introductions from Arthur Green's These Are The Words.

Rosh Hashanah Readings is Dov Peretz Elkin s accompanying volume to that for Yom Kippur, previously published by Jewish Lights Publishing. There are some seventeen sections to the anthology, each comprising material on the major themes, prayers, services, ritual acts and more of Rosh Hashanah. Each section has a commencing paragraph by Art Green, which complements as well as introduces, what follows, and the material, as with its companion volume, is taken largely from modern writers, rabbis and laity, interspersed with a few texts from classical sources. This is a worthy accompanying text to Yom Kippur Readings and will doubtless sustain many intellectually and spiritually through the Ten Days of Penitence.

--Rabbi Dr Charles H Middleburgh "Union of Liberal & Progressive Synagogues "" "A truly marvelous collection.... Despite close to sixty years of experience with Rosh Hashanah, I learned and felt things in reading this book that I have never known or felt before and you will too!" Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Judaism, and author of "The Way Into "Tikkun Olam "(Repairing the World)"

"Provides a treasure-trove of reflections, narratives, and meditations relating to the themes of the High Holy Days. A resource for clergy and laypersons alike as they prepare for public services and an invaluable work for personal reflection. Highly recommended." Dr. David Ellenson, president, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion

Filled with inspirational readings that are profound, and that will challenge and ignite the mind and heart alike.... Will deepen the High Holy Day experience for every reader. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy and The Book of Jewish Values " The Genesis of Leadership: What the Bible Teaches us about Vision, Values and Leading Change by Nathan Laufer. Foreword by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. Preface by Dr Michael Hammer. Witnesses to the One: Spiritual History of the Sh'ma by Rabbi Joseph B. Mezler. Foreword by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein. Rosh Hashanah Readings: Inspiration, Information, Contemplation. Edited by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins with section introductions from Arthur Green's These Are The Words.

Rosh Hashanah Readings is Dov Peretz Elkin s accompanying volume to that for Yom Kippur, previously published by Jewish Lights Publishing. There are some seventeen sections to the anthology, each comprising material on the major themes, prayers, services, ritual acts and more of Rosh Hashanah. Each section has a commencing paragraph by Art Green, which complements as well as introduces, what follows, and the material, as with its companion volume, is taken largely from modern writers, rabbis and laity, interspersed with a few texts from classical sources. This is a worthy accompanying text to Yom Kippur Readings and will doubtless sustain many intellectually and spiritually through the Ten Days of Penitence.--Rabbi Dr Charles H Middleburgh "Union of Liberal & Progressive Synagogues ""

ISBN: 9781580234375
ISBN-10: 1580234372
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52