jewish spiritual direction an innovative guide from traditional and contemporary sources

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Jewish Spiritual Direction

Author : Howard A. Addison
ISBN : IND:30000109156848
Genre : Religion
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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.

What We Now Know About Jewish Education

Author : Roberta Louis Goodman
ISBN : 9781934527078
Genre : Religion
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When What We Know about Jewish Education was first published in 1992, Stuart Kelman recognized that knowledge and understanding would greatly enhance the ability of professionals and lay leaders to address the many challenges facing Jewish education. With increased innovation, the entry of new funders, and the connection between Jewish education and the quality of Jewish life, research and evaluation have become, over the last two decades, an integral part of decision making, planning, programming, and funding.

Modern Conservative Judaism

Author : Elliot N. Dorff
ISBN : 9780827613898
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A major Conservative movement leader of our time, Elliot N. Dorff provides a personal, behind-the-scenes guide to the evolution of Conservative Jewish thought and practice over the last half century. His candid observations concerning the movement’s ongoing tension between constancy and change shed light on the sometimes unified, sometimes diverse, and occasionally contentious reasoning behind the modern movement’s most important laws, policies, and documents. Meanwhile, he has assembled, excerpted, and contextualized the most important historical and internal documents in modern Conservative movement history for the first time in one place, enabling readers to consider and compare them all in context. In “Part 1: God” Dorff explores various ways that Conservative Jews think about God and prayer. In “Part 2: Torah” he considers different approaches to Jewish study, law, and practice; changing women’s roles; bioethical rulings on issues ranging from contraception to cloning; business ethics; ritual observances from online minyanim to sports on Shabbat; moral issues from capital punishment to protecting the poor; and nonmarital sex to same-sex marriage. In “Part 3: Israel” he examines Zionism, the People Israel, and rabbinic rulings in Israel.

Jewish Pastoral Care 2nd Edition

Author : Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA, BCC
ISBN : 9781580234276
Genre : Religion
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The Spirit Of Dialogue

Author : Aaron T. Wolf
ISBN : 9781610916172
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over more than twenty years as a mediator, Aaron T. Wolf has learned that successful conflict resolution is shaped by complicated dynamics--from how comfortable the meeting room is to the participants' deepest senses of self. Bridging seemingly intractable issues means addressing multiple layers of needs. Wolf's approach may be surprising to Westerners who are accustomed to separating rationality from spirituality and science from religion. The Spirit of Dialogue draws lessons from a diversity of faith traditions to transform conflict, from identifying the root cause of anger to aligning with an energy beyond oneself--what Christians call grace--to the true listening practiced by Buddhist monks. Whether atheist or fundamentalist, Muslim or Jewish, Quaker or Hindu, any reader involved in difficult dialogue will find concrete steps towards a meeting of souls.

Honey From The Rock

Author : Lawrence Kushner
ISBN : 9781580230735
Genre : Religion
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The noted spiritual teacher and author of God Was in This Place and Invisible Lines of Connection offers an incisive introduction to the ten gates of Jewish mysticism that explains how it relates to everyday life. Reprint.

Beyond Breaking The Glass

Author : Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min.
ISBN : 9780881232066
Genre : Religion
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This is the book for all of today’s couples. Explores the rich history of Jewish wedding customs and rituals throughout the centuries while providing contemporary interpretations and creative options.

Jewish Spiritual Guidance

Author : Carol Ochs
ISBN : 1439223556
Genre : Religion
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Using the "Book of Exodus, Song of Songs", and the "Psalms" as guides, Carol Ochs and Kerry Olitzky explore the riches of spiritual journey in the context of Judaism. Their discoveries speak to those who seek a deeper Jewish spiritual life as well as to those who wish to guide others in this search, whether they be religious professionals, counselors, or more informed mentors.

Tears Of Sorrow Seeds Of Hope

Author : Nina Beth Cardin
ISBN : 9781580230179
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An updated and expanded edition acknowledges and encourages expressions of grief from pregnancy loss or infertility, offers comfort in the most painful moments, and includes journaling exercises to help readers work through their grief. Original.

A Practical Guide To Rabbinic Counseling

Author : Yisrael N. Levitz
ISBN : 1583308342
Genre : Religion
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An integral and important work for every rabbi and community leader. This book puts the essential elements of rabbinic counseling into the hands of those who need it most. Rabbis and leaders often find themselves doing formal and informal counseling--but with little or no experience, opportunities can be lost and damage can be done. Here are practical tools to facilitate better communication and assistance, user-friendly and eminently practical. Dr. Levitz is a clinical psychologist, former pulpit rabbi, and Professor Emeritus of Yeshiva Universitys Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Rabbi Dr. Twerski is a noted psychiatrist and former pulpit rabbi who has published close to fifty self-help books and specializes in addictions and rehabilitation. This book will be of interest and of essence to every rabbi, rebbe, and spiritual or community leader.

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