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A Book of Life: Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual Practice

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SKU 9781580232470

A book that charts a clear path to a more spiritually rich practice of Judaismfrom the coauthor of the best-selling Jewish Catalog volumes.

For all the cycles of life, best-selling author Rabbi Michael Strassfeld presents traditional Jewish teachings as a guide to behavior and values. Where the tradition is replete with rituals (for example, the Sabbath), he describes them and shows how they can enrich spiritual living. Where rituals are sparse or nonexistent (for example, returning home at the end of the workday), he suggests new ones gleaned from his own study and experience.

Strassfeld also brings the principles of "insight meditation" to Jewish life, using this practice to recover and reconstruct Judaism's spiritual dimension. He describes a Judaism that encourages within us a spiritual awareness as we participate in both traditional Jewish practices and the mundane activities of daily life. By engaging with Jewish tradition in ways that recapture its original kavanah, or intention, we will, Strassfeld maintains, achieve the two fundamental goals of Judaism-to become better human beings and to be in God's presence. 

Format: Paperback
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Karin B.
Easy Learning About The Jewish Religion

An excellent book for new or acculturated Jews. Also clearly informative In accessible language for anyone wanting to learn about all forms of Judaism.

farhad b.
Five Stars

I love it

Julie G.
Five Stars

Absolute must for the "New Jew," and "Cradle Jews" alike.

Know what you're getting

This book is not for individuals exploring Judaism from a cultural perspective - it's overly religious and not written well.

Clare T.
Poor Construction

The book itself is phenomenal. Two stars because there doesn't appear to be any glue on the second half of the spine. The book split when I opened it for the first time. Waste of money for a non functioning book.