Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth

Author: Dov Peretz Elkins
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233635
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This inspiring collection of stories, compiled by the well-known author, editor and anthologist Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, encourages readers to reflect on the wonder, meaning and purpose of life by tapping into the core values, ethics, beliefs, history and emotions of life from a Jewish perspective. Chapters tell about:?Simple Goodness?Hope and Endurance?Continuity and Tradition?Lessons Learned?Light Out of the Holocaust?Great Escapes?Words of the Wise?Providence?IsraelPersonal and profound, this is a book that will send a chill up the spine, bring a tear to the eye, and warm the heart?collected by the co-editor of the New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul.

Sage Tales

Author: Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580237916
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A prophet and a pretty woman, a rainmaker and a renegade—from them we learn about ourselves. Ancient stories that whisper truth to your soul—new in paperback! Great stories have the power to draw the heart. But certain stories have the power to draw the heart to God and awaken the better angels of our nature. Such are the tales of the rabbis of the Talmud, colorful, quirky yarns that tug at our heartstrings and test our values, ethics, morality—and our imaginations. In this collection for people of all faiths and backgrounds, Rabbi Burton Visotzky draws on four decades of telling and teaching these legends in order to unlock their wisdom for the contemporary heart. He introduces you to the cast of characters, explains their motivations, and provides the historical background needed to penetrate the wise lessons often hidden within these unusual narratives. In learning how and why these oft-told tales were spun, you discover how they continue to hold value for our lives.

Hasidic Tales

Author: Rami M. Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1893361861
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Breathes new life into classic stories from people who so marvelously combined the mystical and the ordinary. Rabbi Rami serves as an expert guide to these wise and meaningful stories that can help further your own spiritual awakening.

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.

Proverbs

Author: Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594733104
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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More than commonplace truisms, the Book of Proverbs is an anthology of teachings designed to help you live with a sense of self-responsibility. Its wisdom, compiled in the seventh century BCE and credited to King Solomon, transcends nationality and politics, addressing instead the individual seeking the true satisfaction and tranquility that comes from living with an honest perception of reality. In this fresh translation of an ancient "how-to," Rami Shapiro unpacks the proverbs, demonstrating how these complex poetic forms are actually straightforward instructions to live simply, without rationalizations and excuses. He shows how unlike almost anything else in the Hebrew Bible, the truths claimed in the Book of Proverbs are testable and verifiable. They force us to examine our lives and how we are living them without the benefit of psychological sophistry and New Age babble: We are either doing good or doing bad; we are either disciplined or lazy; we are either students of wisdom o

Tales of the Righteous

Author: Simcha Raz
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 965229540X
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Throughout the generations, Jews have been inspired and guided by the tales of gedolim, our great masters of piety and wisdom. Simcha Raz's "Tales of the Righteous", newly translated by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, brings the lives of these masters to life. Raz's pithy vignettes and awe-inspiring tales show that together with their brilliance in Torah study, these rabbis were also paragons of sensitive, ethical behaviour.

Rosh Hashanah Readings

Author: Dov Peretz Elkins
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234372
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A compelling companion to Rosh Hashanah that connects the words of our ancestors and the central ideas of modern spiritual life. Through readings and prayers from ancient, medieval and modern sources, offers powerful, personal ways to begin the new year.

Yom Kippur Readings

Author: Dov Peretz Elkins
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234380
Format: PDF
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A collection of readings for anyone seeking a deeper level of personal reflection and spiritual intimacy during Yom Kippur and a clearer understanding of just what makes this day so holy."

The Wisdom of Judaism

Author: Dov Peretz Elkins
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233279
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One of American Judaism's foremost teachers and writers offers an accessible, inspiring introduction to Talmudic wisdom, exploring the essence of Judaism through reflections on the words of the rabbinic sages. Original.