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Rabbi Daniel Gordis, a dynamic new voice on the American Jewish scene, addresses ...
Rabbi Daniel Gordis, a dynamic new voice on the American Jewish scene, addresses what lies at the heart of modern Jews' frustration with Jewish life--namely, the apparent absence of spirituality in traditional Jewish expression.
|A Note to the Reader||17|
|Introduction: The Crisis and the Opportunity||19|
|Ch. 1||Judaism as a Spiritual Odyssey||25|
|Ch. 2||Judaism and Belief in God - Can the Skeptic Embark on the Journey?||48|
|Ch. 3||Jewish "Conversations" And the Written Word - Learning to Ask the Right Questions||76|
|Ch. 4||Ritual - Creating Space for Spirituality||102|
|Ch. 5||Mitzvah as Commandment - Commitment and the Road to Spirituality||131|
|Ch. 6||Prayer - Jewish Spirituality and the Struggle to Become||162|
|Ch. 7||Jewish Ethics as a Path to Transcendence||185|
|Ch. 8||What Is Judaism? Where to Begin the Journey? Why Judaism?||211|
|Glossary of Hebrew Names and Terms||225|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||233|
|Index of Primary Sources||243|
Posted March 15, 2000
For persons considering conversion to Judaism, especially those bothered by the public perception of Judaism as being dogmatic, this book offers much enlightenment with regards to the Jewish view of the meaning of Torah & ritual in Jewish life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.