BN.com Gift Guide

A Vision of Holiness: The Future of Reform Judaism

Overview

Where is Reform Judaism heading in the twentyfirst century? This was the question before the Central Conference of American Rabbis as it undertook to write a Statement of Principles, the fourth in a series of comprehensive statements that the Reform rabbinate has adopted throughout its history to help inspire the thought and practice of Reform Judaism. A Vision of Holiness is an explication of the Pittsburgh Principles’ vision, as seen through the lens of the rabbi who guided the process and shaped the document. ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(10152)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, ... guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Auburn, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(48)

Condition: Acceptable
Fair This item is listed as acceptable and probably has been well used. It could have considerable writing or highlighting throughout but is still usable and has been priced ... accordingly. Please don't buy it if you are expecting a really nice copy. It has a couple more reads left before it's time to be recycled. Big Hearted Books guarantees to process your order within 1 business day, offers expedited shipping, and no hassle returns. By purchasing this item, you are helping raise much needed funds for our charitable partners throughout New England. Big Hearted Books is sharing the love of books one book at a time! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Sharon, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(23955)

Condition: Very Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: Acceptable
Book is in Acceptable condition: The item is fairly worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, and worn corners. ... The item may have identifying markings on it or show signs of previous use. Ships within 1 to 2 business days. We guarantee all of our items, your satisfaction is our main priority. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Ontario, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Express, 48 States
$2.00
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17845)

Condition: Acceptable
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$2.97
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(1846)

Condition: Very Good

Ships from: Bellingham, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(6)

Condition: Good
2005 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Phoenix, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$6.38
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(4)

Condition: Good
2005 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Houston, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$10.40
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(177)

Condition: Like New
Fine The pages are clean and unmarked. Excellent condition inside and out. No damage to the book. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in ... Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Marina Del Rey, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$15.32
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(4)

Condition: Good
2005-08-01 Paperback Good Expedited shipping is available for this item!

Ships from: Burbank, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Where is Reform Judaism heading in the twentyfirst century? This was the question before the Central Conference of American Rabbis as it undertook to write a Statement of Principles, the fourth in a series of comprehensive statements that the Reform rabbinate has adopted throughout its history to help inspire the thought and practice of Reform Judaism. A Vision of Holiness is an explication of the Pittsburgh Principles’ vision, as seen through the lens of the rabbi who guided the process and shaped the document. It is a personal reflection of a communal vision, an attempt to explore the implications of the 1999 document. A Vision of Holiness will change all of its readers, Reform or not, to reflect on the nature of their religious lives and deepen their relationships with God, their absorption in Torah, and their critical commitment to the destiny of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. A Vision of Holiness illumines the manner in which this vibrant group of Jews envisions its purpose in the world and sets forth challenges for Reform Judaism’s ongoing engagement with mitzvot.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Since 1885, when a group of Reform rabbis promulgated the radical Pittsburgh Platform, Reform Judaism has been moving steadily rightward toward traditional Jewish thinking and observance-a trend culminating in the new "statement of principles" the denomination adopted in 1999. This book includes the 1999 document as well as earlier declarations of a Reform creed, enabling the reader to see the remarkable shift in how Reform Jews define themselves. These changes have contributed to Reform Judaism being America's largest Jewish denomination today. Levy, who has served as a rabbi and is currently director of a Reform rabbinical school in California, analyzes and explains each of the principles that were adopted in the 1999 report, which he helped create. He organizes them into three categories of Reform belief and behavior with regard to God, Torah and the Jewish people. The material is clearly presented, and Levy displays a strong historical perspective, such as when he describes the transformation of Reform views from anti-Zionist to Zionist. Complicated theological issues are lucidly explicated, sometimes using helpful homespun illustrations. The book will appeal to Reform Jews but also to others interested in the development of religious creeds and their influence on American society. (Aug. 15) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807409411
  • Publisher: URJ Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Shapers of a Vision ix
A Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism: The Pittsburgh Principles (1999) xv
1 Preamble: The Pittsburgh Principles and the Ways of Reform Judaism 1
The Reform Jew in Dialogue with God
2 Voices from the Ash Tree: The Reality of God 17
3 In the Way of God's Presence 34
4 How God Commands and How We Respond 48
5 A Partnership with Chaos 64
6 With God after Death 77
The Reform Jew in Dialogue with Torah
7 Revelation and Relationship 91
8 Hebrew: The Language of Revelation and Relationship 105
9 Called by Torah 115
How Reform Jews Won Their Freedom
When Diet, Dress, and Purity Call Us
10 Torah in the World: Revealing Holiness in Time and Space 138
11 Torah in the World: The Prophets and Tikkun Olam 157
The Reform Jew in Dialogue with the Jewish People
12 Ahavat Yisrael and K'lal Yisrael: How a Universal Movement Fell in Love with a Diverse Jewish People 181
13 Equality and "Full Rights to Practice Judaism": Are They Compatible? 196
14 The Non-Jew in the Synagogue 212
15 Between Israel and Diaspora: Can the Synagogue Shape a Culture? 224
Making the Synagogue Central
A World with Two Centers
16 The Progressive Way in a Strife-Torn World 245
17 A Closing Prayer 257
Appendix 1 Declaration of Principles: The Pittsburgh Platform (1885) 259
Appendix 2 The Guiding Principles of Reform Judaism: The Columbus Platform (1937) 263
Appendix 3 Reform Judaism: A Centenary Perspective (1976) 269
Appendix 4 Reform Judaism and Zionism: A Centenary Platform (1997) 275
Appendix 5 Twelve Questions for Focus Groups on a New "Principles of Reform Judaism" 281
Appendix 6 Ten Principles for Reform Judaism: Third Draft 283
Notes 291
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2005

    Great Book!

    A Vision of Holiness answers the question ¿Where is Reform Judaism heading in the twenty first century?¿ At a time when religion is splashed across the newspapers as a partisan, competitive, exclusivist enterprise, this book explores the alternative of a religious movement engaged in a serious, informed dialogue with God, Torah, and humankind. In the current climate of those who wish to split this country into 'believers' and secularists, A Vision of Holiness speaks of an inclusive, egalitarian faith that seeks to heal the world through deeds of loving-kindness.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)