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Exploring Judaism A Reconstructionist Approach by Rebecca T. Alpert

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Published by Reconstructionist Press .
Written in English


  • Judaism - General,
  • Religion / Judaism / General,
  • Religion - Judaism

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Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8392407M
ISBN 100935457003
ISBN 109780935457001

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This book is a simple introduction to Reconstructionist Judaism. A few key points: *Unlike Conservative and Orthodox Judaism, Reconstructionism does not accept halakhah (traditional Jewish law) as binding. But unlike Classical Reform, it accepts halakhah as relevant.4/5. Exploring Jewish Tradition is an wonderful easy to read book that sheds great light on Jewish Traditions and the meaning behind them. For a long time I was curious to know about these things and have some form of understanding. However, many books I Cited by: 2. In the second half of the book, the author addresses some of the thornier issues relating to men and women in Jewish law - including the marriage and divorce structure and public versus private roles - exploring them through the prism of the paradigm built in earlier chapters.4/5(10). Meditation and Judaism is a comprehensive work on Jewish meditation, encompassing the entire spectrum of Jewish thought―from the early Kabbalists to the modern Chassidic and Mussar masters, the sages of the Talmud, to the modern philosophers. Both a scholarly, in-depth study of meditative practices, and a practical, easy to follow guide, Meditation and Judaism is for anyone interested in /5(4).

About the Author. Ira L. Shafiroff is a noted Jewish scholar and professor of law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. He frequently lectures on Judaism and writes on Jewish issues for both secular and religious publications. Professor Shafiroff blogs at 5/5(1). Exploring Judaism grew out of more than 20 years' experience of showing groups around synagogues as well as speaking at schools and to adult groups about Judaism and to being involved with interfaith dialogue in Birmingham. The importance of ensuring that people could gain a greater understanding of the relevance and significance of Judaism and the Jewish Way of Life in today's world is a. Exploring Judaism is a program of Jewish learning and experience for those interested in learning more about Judaism as well as pursuing or thinking about conversion. We welcome individuals and couples of all backgrounds wishing to engage with our religious and cultural tradition through the unique Conservative movement perspective that understands Judaism as an ancient tradition based upon Biblical and rabbinic wisdom, evolving . Siddur Lev Shalem is designed for use by individuals as well as for congregations, in the home and in the synagogue. The siddur begins with home preparation for Shabbat -- including meditations on candle lighting, a song that incorporates halakhic instruction, a passage about the neshamah y’teirah (additional spirit) of Shabbat, an.

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