Everything Is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism

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This exploration of the radical, yet ancient, idea that everything and everyone is God will transform how you understand your life and the nature of religion itself. While God is conventionally viewed as an entity separate from us, there are some Jews—Kabbalists, Hasidim, and their modern-day heirs—who assert that God is not separate from us at all. In this nondual view, everyone and everything manifests God. For centuries a closely guarded secret of Kabbalah, nondual Judaism is a radical reorientation of ...
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Overview

This exploration of the radical, yet ancient, idea that everything and everyone is God will transform how you understand your life and the nature of religion itself. While God is conventionally viewed as an entity separate from us, there are some Jews—Kabbalists, Hasidim, and their modern-day heirs—who assert that God is not separate from us at all. In this nondual view, everyone and everything manifests God. For centuries a closely guarded secret of Kabbalah, nondual Judaism is a radical reorientation of religious life that is increasingly influencing mainstream Judaism today.

Writer and scholar Jay Michaelson presents a wide-ranging and compelling explanation of nondual Judaism: what it is, its traditional and contemporary sources, its historical roots and philosophical significance, how it compares to nondual Buddhism and Hinduism, and how it is lived in practice. He explains what this mystical nondual view means in our daily ego-centered lives, for our communities, and for the future of Judaism.

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Editorial Reviews

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“One of the most widely read Jewish writers of his generation…Michaelson's deeply contemplative, thoughtful book will open the doors of the heart and mind to the possibility that what we have come to take for the “self” is just a way to label the way things look from a certain angle.”—Spirituality & Health magazine 

“[Michaelson] writes with clarity, passion, and a poetic sensibility.”—Jewish Week

“Jay Michaelson’s captivating post-secular musings present for the generation of the new Jewish culture a vision of expanded religious possibilities.”—Forward 

“Stripping away the barnacles of outdated concepts, Jay Michaelson aligns the best nondual thinking in Judaism with the best nondual thinking in other profound systems. Everything Is God is a timely and necessary contribution.”—Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, coauthor of Jewish with Feeling

“Jay Michaelson has written a poetic, detailed, and radical book expressing a Jewish language of oneness: not the oneness of a bearded man in the sky but the Oneness of a universe not divided against itself. He gives the reader a gift of self-beyond-the-self, a gift that cannot be owned but is well worth having.”—Rabbi Jill Hammer, author of The Jewish Book of Days

“This is an awesome, highly recommended presentation of crucial mystical concepts.”—Rabbi David A. Cooper, author of God Is a Verb

“Fantastic—a book that offers a compelling theology for thinking Jews! Read this book, and buy a copy for your rabbi as well.”—Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness

“Michaelson patiently explains, again and again, truths that are beyond words. He shares this treasure generously and passionately.”—Rabbi Jacob Staub, Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

“If my mind were not already God’s unstretchable Mind, I’d say the book is a mind-stretcher. And if the book were not already God, beyond even delight, I’d say the book is a delight.”—Rabbi Arthur Waskow, author of Godwrestling: Round 2

“Compelling . . . jolts us from an ego-centered illusion of separateness. The author’s language of oneness is certain to resonate with a younger generation of spiritual seekers.”—Jewish Book World 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590306710
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 354,119
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Michaelson is a scholar and activist who has written extensively on spirituality, Judaism, sexuality, and law. He is the author of God in Your Body and the founding editor of the award-winning publication Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture. He is a columnist for The Forward, the Huffington Post, and Tikkun. He holds a JD from Yale University and is completing his PhD in Jewish thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Table of Contents

1 Perspectives : ten paths to everywhere 17

2 Sources : the roots of the orchard 43

3 God : the god beyond God 91

4 Torah : Judaism as a nondual devotional path 113

5 Israel : community, history, and nondual Messianism 129

6 Mind : seeking and stopping seeking 149

7 Heart : prayer and acts of love 173

8 Body : the dwelling place of the infinite 189

9 Ethics : the problem of evil and improving on God 205

10 Enlightenment : knowing and not knowing 217

Acknowledgments 225

Notes 227

Glossary 249

Bibliography 255

Table of Biblical and traditional religious sources 265

Index 269

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Sandyfire

    Love it! Keep going! Five sters for the fandic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Awesome!

    Continue!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Great

    Great so far. Make it longer~ RiverFall of SkyClan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Great!

    !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Violet

    Great! Liv, you need to continue Billy's Mountain! Also, check out sotry club res one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Jayfern's Path ~ Prolouge

    Lilytail cried in agony,
    <br>
    "When will this be over!?"
    <br>
    Two small bundles were already wriggling at her belly, and there were two more to come. Dawnrose, the medicine cat, soothed her,
    <br>
    "Soon, Lilytail. Just calm yourself,"
    <br>
    Lilytail slowly and painfully nodded, closing her eyes tightly. Suddenly, a small wet bundle rolled onto the moss. Dawnrose almost fainted,
    <br>
    "No... N-no... the prophecy!"
    <br>
    Her voice was quavery, as if the birth of this kit would chge th course of history. Dawnrose's amber pelt fluffed out, as she gazed at the kit, hostility in her eyes,
    <br>
    "She has come. The prophecied cat has come,"
    <br>
    Lilytail looked up in confusion, her tail twitching. She wondered,-What could be so different about this kit?- She gently licked the newborn, and looked up at Dawnrose,
    <br>
    "What prophecy?"
    <br>
    Dawnrose replied simply,
    <br>
    "The mocking jay shall rise, and when it comes, darkness will fog, and all will be destroyed..."
    <p>
    More coming soon! ~Liv

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