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Restful Reflections: Nighttime Inspiration to Calm the Soul, Based on Jewish Wisdom
     

Restful Reflections: Nighttime Inspiration to Calm the Soul, Based on Jewish Wisdom

by Lori Forman-Jacobi, Kerry M. Olitzky
 

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At day's end, quiet your mind and unburden your heart.

These peaceful reflections offer wisdom to "sleep on." For each night of the year, an inspiring quote from a Jewish source and a personal reflection on it from an insightful spiritual leader help you to focus on your spiritual life and the lessons your day has offered.

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At day's end, quiet your mind and unburden your heart.

These peaceful reflections offer wisdom to "sleep on." For each night of the year, an inspiring quote from a Jewish source and a personal reflection on it from an insightful spiritual leader help you to focus on your spiritual life and the lessons your day has offered.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Watchman, what of the night?" wrote the prophet Isaiah. Those words and 364 other quotations from the Torah, the Psalms, the Talmud and various Jewish thinkers enrich Restful Reflections: Nighttime Inspiration to Calm the Soul, Based on Jewish Wisdom, edited by Rabbis Kerry Olitzky and Lori Forman. The devotions are brief, but insightful and peaceful. ( Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher

"While our life is but a moment of eternity, it has meaning in the mind and heart of God."
Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf

“Tomorrow, may we do something so that someone else might say, 'One simple act of kindness changes the world.'”
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein

“Insightful and peaceful.”
Publishers Weekly

“While we may not be able to make ourselves happy, we can make ourselves play a little more. And, who knows, maybe if we are more playful, we might bump into happiness a little more often as well.”
Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580230919
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Spirituality/Judaism Series
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
828,663
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by Newsweek, is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of the Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism & Other Addictions—Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom; 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year; and Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul. He is also co-author of Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. One—Genesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. Two—Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and co-editor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal(all Jewish Lights).
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and Recovery
  • Sparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the Torah
  • Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst
  • How to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith Family
  • Optimism for a Jewish Future

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