Hineini in Our Lives: Learning How to Respond to Others through 14 Biblical Texts & Personal Storiesby Norman J. Cohen
One simple, powerful word—hineini (here I am!)—contains the key to deeper relationships with God and with others. Scholar and popular teacher Norman Cohen explores powerful biblical stories of hineini and challenges the way we think about relationships.See more details below
One simple, powerful word—hineini (here I am!)—contains the key to deeper relationships with God and with others. Scholar and popular teacher Norman Cohen explores powerful biblical stories of hineini and challenges the way we think about relationships.
"The Book of Genesis is about fallible human beings struggling to do the right thing and to respond to the needs of the other in the absence of a formal legal system. It continues to provide guidance in a world in which the legal system still contains significant gaps and in which hineini responses can be very complicated."
— Alan M. Dershowitz
"What Abraham learned on the mountain is that God doesn't want us to sacrifice a part of ourselves in order to serve God. God wants us to pay attention, to be present, to bring the fullness of our selves into our relationship with God."
“The Jewish mystical tradition teaches that in everything there is a Divine spark, and we are in the places we find ourselves not by accident but to redeem the holy sparks present there. Everything invites us into relationship, but we often refuse. Everything calls to us—'Here I am'—but we aren't listening.”
—Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
“When Adam heard God’s voice calling him, Ayekkah (Where are you?), he had hidden himself for shame, so he did not answer, 'Hineini.' Who knows what would have been had he stood up and taken responsibility for his actions before God, owning up to his disobedience? By seeking to shift blame, he invited blame on himself and punishment.”
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