Rabbi Chaim Stern is author of the two leading prayerbooks of Reform Judaism, Gates of Prayer and Gates of Repentance, the home prayerbook On the Doorposts of Your House, and many other titles. He is senior rabbi of Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, New York.
Day by Day: Reflections on the Themes of the Torah from Literature, Philosophy, and Religious Thoughtby Chaim Stern
Creation, freedom, conflict and reconciliation, community and justice, dreams, courage, family, marriage, love . . . these are the themes of the Torah, and Day by Day sheds light on them with words by thinkers and
A renowned rabbi gathers writings-from around the world, across traditions, and through time—to illuminate the themes of the Old Testament
Creation, freedom, conflict and reconciliation, community and justice, dreams, courage, family, marriage, love . . . these are the themes of the Torah, and Day by Day sheds light on them with words by thinkers and writers from an extraordinary range of times and traditions. Written and compiled by a beloved rabbi whose prayerbooks are a mainstay of Reform Judaism, Day by Day takes us from Genesis to Deuteronomy, enlivening our understanding and enriching our spirit as it follows the weekly Torah readings held in synagogues every Sabbath throughout the year. Each chapter offers an excerpt from the week's Torah reading, Rabbi Stern's engaging explication of its main theme, and reflections to enlighten every day of the week.
"What a wonderful book this is! A manual for living. . . . An amazing spring of what wisdom we have gained as people. . . . Drink from it now, a month from now, perhaps for as long as you live."—Howard Fast
"This wise and gentle book will enable a new generation of Jews to live each week in the company of the Torah and in the company of those who respond to its themes." —Rabbi Jack Riemer, chair, National Rabbinic Network, coeditor of So That Your Values Live On and author of Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning
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