The Wisdom of the Great Rabbis: A Treasury of Guidance and Inspiration by Sidney Greenberg
For centuries the Jewish people were nourished by the wisdom of the ancient rabbis -- wisdom that provided comfort and understanding in times of pain, and the courage to face an often harsh and unpredictable world. In our own time, a new generation of wise men and women has continued this classic tradition. Drawing on Biblical text, the sayings of ancient masters, and the experiences of modern life as well as the lessons of history itself, these new rabbis can help us overcome our own doubts and fears and live a life of true well-being.
In this wonderfully rich collection, renowned author and scholar Rabbi Sidney Greenberg brings together some of the most illuminating sayings of contemporary rabbinic thinkers, including such famous figures as Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordecai Kaplan, Irving Yitz Greenberg, and Roland B. Gittelsohn. Through their powerful words, we are inspired to learn about: The meaning of faith and the process of prayer; The dialogue between the individual and God; The need to act righteously and to seek peace and social justice; The secret messages of Jewish ritual; The power of hope; The spiritual aspect of building healthy relationships; The way to overcome the pain of personal loss and tragedy.
The Wisdom of Modern Rabbis can be used for daily meditation, for discussion and further study, or simply as pure reading pleasure. Most of all, it is a source of guidance filled with timeless knowledge that shows us all how to find true freedom and meaning in our lives.