There are many paths to Jewish ideals, and Moments of the Heart takes readers by the hand in a non-intimidating way to explore Jewish thoughts, choose a kinder life, and be empowered.
Our heart has a tremendous influence on how we view life, how we act, and how we build relationships. Just as the heart has four chambers, Moments of the Heart lays out four different types of relationships: with oneself, with others, with the Creator, and once-in-a-life time moments that define people. Each chamber contains several entries introducing topics that stem from Jewish thought and practice that inspire readers to live their best lives, utilizing Hebrew knowledge, wisdom, and word play to dig deep, explore, and bring light to a concept. Native Israeli and educator Dorice Horenstein provides a self-empowering road map that leads readers towards the positive aspects of their lives with a “Lev Moement” opportunity at the end of each entry that sparks questioning, presents tangible tools and activities, and jump starts reflection to aid personal exploration. Approachable and inviting to both secular readers and all walks of faith who wish to cultivate a deeper ethical awareness and spiritual connection, Moments of the Heart serves to encourage everyone to live fully and wholeheartedlyheart, mind, and soul.
|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dorice Horenstein is a master teacher. She received her BA in English Literature and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and has taught hundreds of children and adults (Jews and non-Jews) the gems of Judaism, with an emphasis on the Hebrew language. Dorice has worked in synagogues and a private school, led sessions for NewCAJE and Spring Conference of the North by Northwest Region of Women’s League of Conservative Judaism organizations, and was the Education Director at a synagogue in Portland, Oregon, for sixteen years. Together with her husband, Dorice has three children and resides in Portland, Oregon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This amazing book is an "anytime" guide for inspiring your soul. The author, Dorice Horenstein, is an amazing educator, and I've been blessed to be her student. "Moments of the Heart" is the next-best thing to experiencing her teaching in person.
This book is a beautiful balance between simplicity, wisdom, clarity, and joy. It touches the reader's heart with humor and dare I say, love. Aspects of mystical Judaism along with inviting questions provide moments of reflection that slowly take the reader on a journey inward. Written in a lighthearted manner, the reader is taken on a journey examining their own life and discovering lessons learned and further ways of living a life "fully alive" and from the heart. An absolute delight!
This book is such a beautiful gift of love! Dorice is an excellent storyteller and teacher. As you read, you will enjoy learning and being moved, feeling an emotional connection, while expanding your understanding of your own Moments of the Heart. Enjoy!