Torah of Reconciliation [NOOK Book]

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In the aftermath of 9/11, Rabbi Sheldon Lewis sought solace and a path to reconciliation in Jewish texts. Peacemaking is arguably the key pillar among Jewish values, and Torah of Reconciliation seeks to reveal this primary value in diverse scriptural and rabbinical texts. Following the annual cycle of Torah readings, thematic verses or passages are interpreted and expanded through the lens of rabbinic commentary and the author's personal reflections, revealing the rich, wise resources available in Judaism for the...

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Overview

In the aftermath of 9/11, Rabbi Sheldon Lewis sought solace and a path to reconciliation in Jewish texts. Peacemaking is arguably the key pillar among Jewish values, and Torah of Reconciliation seeks to reveal this primary value in diverse scriptural and rabbinical texts. Following the annual cycle of Torah readings, thematic verses or passages are interpreted and expanded through the lens of rabbinic commentary and the author's personal reflections, revealing the rich, wise resources available in Judaism for the crucial task of peacemaking in the modern world.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044168107
  • Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 559 KB

Meet the Author

Sheldon Lewis was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Chicago and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, where he received his rabbinic ordination. He is rabbi emeritus of Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto, which he served for thirty-three years. He has had an abiding interest in reconciliation efforts in the Middle East as a supporter of the Open House in Ramle, the Al Amal School near Bethlehem, and Rabbis for Human Rights.

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