Meaning & Mitzvah: Daily Practices for Reclaiming Judaism through Prayer, God, Torah, Hebrew, Mitzvot and Peoplehood

Meaning & Mitzvah: Daily Practices for Reclaiming Judaism through Prayer, God, Torah, Hebrew, Mitzvot and Peoplehood

by Goldie Milgram
     
 

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Delve deeper into spiritual practice to find the power and meaning waiting there for you.

“Spiritual practice reveals that the Garden of Eden is right where you are standing and helps you to be here, now. Therefore, Jewish spiritual practices cultivate joy, hope, resilience and understanding so that you can undertake your soul’s work in this

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Delve deeper into spiritual practice to find the power and meaning waiting there for you.

“Spiritual practice reveals that the Garden of Eden is right where you are standing and helps you to be here, now. Therefore, Jewish spiritual practices cultivate joy, hope, resilience and understanding so that you can undertake your soul’s work in this lifetime with vision, passion and integrity.”
from the Introduction

This innovative guidebook makes accessible Judaism’s spiritual pathways, principles and applications, and empowers you to test their value within your own life. Each chapter provides step-by-step, recipe-like guides to a particular Jewish practice or group of practices, gives examples of how they might unfold inside your life, and shows how each can help refuel your spirit throughout the day.

You’ll discover:

  • Prayer practices for embracing the body and creation with awe, limbering up your mind, and preparing for compassionate action
  • How to draw sustenance from the Great Mystery, the inexplicable and unknowable Source of Life
  • How to mine the Torah’s stories, commentaries, symbols and metaphors for meaning
  • Ways to develop your Hebrew vocabulary so you can formulate your own interpretations of sacred text
  • How to explore and practice mitzvot as meaningful, compelling parts of your spiritual life
  • How to view the Jewish people as a precious human resource and as a model for resilience
  • … and much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580232562
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Goldie Milgram is founder and executive director of ReclaimingJudaism.org, offering seminars and Web-based resources on the application of Jewish spiritual practice for spiritual seekers and teachers. Passionate about bringing spirituality back into Jewish life, she is well known for over thirty years of innovations in Jewish life—in contexts as diverse as Esalen, Elat Chayyim, Princeton University and Bard College, the United Jewish Communities, Hadassah Foundation, and in the training of rabbis and cantors for almost seven years as dean at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York City. She is also author of Living Jewish Life Cycle: How to Create Meaningful Jewish Rites of Passage at Every Stage of Life; Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat; Meaning and Mitzvah: Daily Practices for Reclaiming Judaism through Prayer, God, Torah, Hebrew, Mitzvot and Peoplehood (both Jewish Lights); and Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Approach to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage.

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