These are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life

These are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life

by Arthur Green
     
 

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With humor and insight, Dr. Arthur Green explains the meaning, history and origin of over 150 core Hebrew words, laying out the basic vocabulary of Jewish communal and religious identity. A highly readable, enlightening and entertaining "Jewish primer."See more details below

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With humor and insight, Dr. Arthur Green explains the meaning, history and origin of over 150 core Hebrew words, laying out the basic vocabulary of Jewish communal and religious identity. A highly readable, enlightening and entertaining "Jewish primer."

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From the Publisher

"The ultimate Jewish primer from Judaism's greatest scholar of spirituality. This book is a gem."
Lawrence Kushner, author, I’m God; You’re Not: Observations on
Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego
, and other books

“With his unique vision, Arthur Green uses words to transport us into the heart of Jewish thought, history and emotion. The journey will leave your mind tingling and your soul intoxicated with joyful learning.”
Francine Klagsbrun, author, Jewish Days: A Book of Jewish Life and Culture Around the Year

“A marvelous mini-encyclopedia of Jewish reli-gious life—concise, clear and remarkably wide-ranging. An absolutely essential book.”
Barry W. Holtz, associate professor of Jewish education,
The Jewish Theological Seminary; editor, Back to the Sources

“I can’t wait to teach These Are the Words in my congregation. Green’s lucid spiritual vocabulary can help transform how Jews think, speak and act—about what we value most.”
Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Jewish Community of Amherst, Massachusetts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580234948
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
416,247
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.20(d)

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