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
     
 

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.

Contributors include:

Yosef I. Abramowitz • Bradley Shavit Artson • Leila Gal Berner • Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard • Tsvi Blanchard • Barry H. Block • Terry A. Bookman • Herbert Bronstein • Ayelet Cohen • Jerome K. Davidson • Avram Davis • Lavey Derby • Malka Drucker • Amy Eilberg • Edward Feinstein • Yehudah Fine • Mordecai Finley • James A. Gibson • Melvin J. Glazer • James Scott Glazier • Edwin C. Goldberg • Elyse Goldstein • James Stone Goodman • Irving Greenberg • Daniel Gropper • Judith HaLevy • Brad Hirschfield • Elana Kanter • Stuart Kelman • Francine Klagsbrun • Peter S. Knobel • Jeffrey Korbman • Jonathan Kraus • Irwin Kula • Neil Kurshan • Mark H. Levin • Levi Meier • Steven Heneson Moskowitz • David Nelson • Vanessa L. Ochs • Nessa Rapoport • Jack Riemer • Jeffrey Salkin • Nigel Savage • Ismar Schorsch • Harold M. Schulweis • Rami Shapiro • Rick Sherwin • Jeffrey Sirkman • Marcia Cohn Spiegel • Liza Stern • Michael Strassfeld • Michael White • Arnold Jacob Wolf • Joel H. Zaiman • Josh Zweiback • Raymond A. Zwerin

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580230919
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Spirituality/Judaism Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Lori Forman–Jacobi is the director of The Jewish Resource Center of UJA-Federation of New York. She was ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1988 and was a member of the first rabbinical school class to include women. She is the mother of two children, Maya and Eitan.

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 Big Tent Judaism, formerly 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 Big Tent Judaism Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for a Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship; 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 coauthor 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 coeditor 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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