The Modern Guide to Judaism

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What does it mean that we are spiritual beings? Can humans bring harmony to their dual spiritual and material nature and achieve success? Shmuley Boteach tackles this important issue, arguing that Judaism possesses a core of wisdom that appeals to Jews and non-Jews alike. Shmuley Boteach rejects Judaism seeking piety in abstractions, or rationalizing injustice and suffering, and says that it is primarily about seeking optimism and spirituality. Comparing Judaism with other faith traditions, he also contends that ...

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Overview

What does it mean that we are spiritual beings? Can humans bring harmony to their dual spiritual and material nature and achieve success? Shmuley Boteach tackles this important issue, arguing that Judaism possesses a core of wisdom that appeals to Jews and non-Jews alike. Shmuley Boteach rejects Judaism seeking piety in abstractions, or rationalizing injustice and suffering, and says that it is primarily about seeking optimism and spirituality. Comparing Judaism with other faith traditions, he also contends that Judaism is a religion with a profound earthward orientation and is uniquely suited to modern-day men and women who desire professional success without starving their souls.

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Editorial Reviews

-Dennis Prager
"Boteach possesses one of the most fertile minds of our generation."
-Newsweek
"The most famous rabbi in America . . . a cultural phenomenon."
-Salon
"Boteach has his scholarly finger on the pulse of a nation."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590207031
  • Publisher: Overlook TP
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 973,255
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Shmuley Boteach

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is one of the world’s leading relationship experts and spiritual authorities. He has been profiled by many of the world’s leading publications, including Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. He lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Judaism: A State of the Art Program for Human Potential 11

1 God 30

2 The Sabbath 48

3 The Jewish Nation 63

4 The Messiah 79

5 Law 95

6 Women 113

7 Suffering 128

8 The Holocaust 151

9 Anti-Semitism 166

10 Religion in Action 181

11 Cornerstones of Civilization 187

12 The Future of the Diaspora 193

References 199

Index 201

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