One God Clapping: The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbiby Alan Lew, Sherril Jaffe
This spiritual autobiography of a rabbi brings together two ancient religious traditions--Judaism and Zen Buddhism--unfolding as a series of stories, each containing a moment of revelation or instruction.
"Speaks with honesty, compassion and humor, sharing the revelations and insights that spiritual seekers need and appreciate. A beautiful and rewarding read."
Light of Consciousness
"A fascinating personal story and a parable for Jewish practice in our time. Lew is not afraid to share some of the stumblings and confusions of his life, and so when the moments of clarity arrive, they do so with sincerity and force, and often in images that linger with the reader like a bell sounding in a quiet space."
Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the Lotus and Stalking Elijah
“Lew opens his heart and treats the reader to a banquet for the soul. A treasure.”
Lawrence Kushner, author of Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary; Honey from the Rock: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism; and other books
“The compelling personal encounter with the divine that shines through this straightforward, honest, wonderfully well-written autobiography inspires faith that an awakened spiritual life is a possibility for all of us.”
Sylvia Boorstein, author of That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist
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Meet the Author
Alan Lew is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco and is at the forefront of the movement to develop new forms of Jewish spiritual expression. His work in the area of using Zen meditation to enhance Jewish spirituality has been highlighted on programs such as ABC News, The MacNeil-Lehrer Report, the PBS news magazine Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He also serves as moderator of Mosaic, CBS's weekly religious talk show. Lew explores meditation in Jewish contexts, and has conducted workshops and retreats on Jewish meditation throughout the United States and Canada.
Sherril Jaffe is the author of many books, including Ground Rules and House Tours. Jaffe is a professor of English at Sonoma State University where she teaches fiction writing. She is married to Alan Lew, and they live with their family in San Francisco.
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