JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary Author Jeffrey K. Salkin
ISBN-10 9780827613294
Year 2017
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: The JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. The narrative summaries, big ideas, model divrei Torah, haftarot commentaries, and discussion questions will engage teens in studying the Torah and haftarot, writing divrei Torah, and continuing to learn Torah throughout their lives making it the book every rabbi, cantor, parent, and tutor will also want to have. Jewish learning for young people and adults will never be the same. "

Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary

Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary Author Laura Suzanne Lieber
ISBN-10 NWU:35556034379032
Year 2002
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
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This supplement is perfect for individuals seeking greater understanding of the haftarot as independent literary entities and in the larger context of the Torah cycle and Jewish life; for leaders of adult education groups who wish to focus their study on the haftarot; and for b'nai mitzvah students preparing their divrei Torah.

Text Messages

Text Messages Author
ISBN-10 1459669487
Year 2013-08-07
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher
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This is the book that has been missing from the ever-expanding bookshelf of Torah commentaries a collection of messages on each Torah portion, aimed specifically for teens. It shows them how each Torah portion contains worlds of meaning for them, for what they are going through in their lives, and how they can shape their Jewish identity as they enter adulthood.

Middot

Middot Author Ron Isaacs
ISBN-10 1891662716
Year 2005
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Torah Aura Productions
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A middah is a Jewish value. This book by Ron Isaac is an 'old-school' text book. No fancy graphics, no busy work exercises, etc. It has just chapters with introductions, stories, texts, and questions to discuss. Three to five pages are presented per value and twenty-five values are presented all together. This is a perfect classroom resource, teacher resource, or curricular foundation. It has everything you need to teach Jewish values to middle school, high school students, or adults.

The Heart of Torah Volume 2

The Heart of Torah  Volume 2 Author Shai Held
ISBN-10 9780827613003
Year 2017-09
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions about God, human nature, and what it means to be a religious person in the modern world. Along the way, he illuminates the centrality of empathy in Jewish ethics, the predominance of divine love in Jewish theology, the primacy of gratitude and generosity, and God’s summoning of each of us—with all our limitations—into the dignity of a covenantal relationship.

Chanting the Hebrew Bible

Chanting the Hebrew Bible Author Joshua R. Jacobson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051614397
Year 2002
Pages 965
Language en
Publisher Jewish Publication Society of America
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CD contains: Detailed instructions on chanting the Torah and summaries of the other five systems.

The JPS Guide to Jewish Women

The JPS Guide to Jewish Women Author Emily Taitz
ISBN-10 9780827607521
Year 2003-02-01
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher Jewish Publication Society
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This is an indispensable resource about the role of Jewish women from post-biblical times to the twentieth century. Unique in its approach, it is structured so that each chapter, which is divided into three parts, covers a specific period and geographical area. The first section of the book contains an overview, explaining how historical events affected Jews in general and Jewish women in particular. This is followed by a section of biographical entries of women of the period whose lives are set in their economic, familial, and cultural backgrounds. The third and last part of each chapter, "The World of Jewish Women," is organized by topic and covers women's activities and interests and how Jewish laws concerning women developed and changed. This comprehensive work is an easy-to-use sourcebook, synopsizing rich and diverse resources. By examining history and analyzing the dynamics of Jewish law and custom, it illuminates the circumstances of Jewish women's lives and traces the changes that have occurred throughout the centuries. It casts a new and clear light on Jewish women as individuals and sets women firmly within the context of their own cultural and historical periods. The book contains illustrations, boxed text, extensive endnotes, and indices that list each woman by name. It is ideal for women's groups and study groups as well as students and scholars.

The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling

The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling Author Michelle Friedman
ISBN-10 1138690236
Year 2016-11-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling provides a clear, practical guide to working with congregants in a range of settings and illustrates the skills and core principles needed for effective pastoral counseling. The material is drawn from Jewish life and rabbinic pastoral counseling, but the fundamental principles in these pages apply to all faith traditions and to a wide variety of counselling relationships. Drawing on relational psychodynamic ideas but writing in a very accessible style, Friedman and Yehuda cover when, how and why counseling may be sought, how to set up sessions, conduct the work in those sessions and deal with difficult situations, maintain confidentiality, conduct groupwork and approach traumatic and emotive subjects. They guide the reader through the foundational principles and topics of pastoral counseling and illustrate the journey with accessible and lively vignettes. By using real life examples accompanied by guided questions, the authors help readers to learn practical techniques as well as gain greater self-awareness of their own strengths and vulnerabilities. With a host of examples from pastoral and clinical experience, this book will be invaluable to anyone offering counselling to both the Jewish community and those of other faiths. The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling will appeal to psychoanalysts, particularly those working with Jewish clients, counselors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and rabbis offering pastoral counseling, as well as clergy of other faiths such as ministers, priests, imams and lay chaplains.

The Schocken guide to Jewish books

The Schocken guide to Jewish books Author Barry W. Holtz
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026856560
Year 1992
Pages 357
Language en
Publisher Schocken
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Offers an annotated bibliography of books about Judaism, Jewish history, American Jews, the Holocaust, Israel, Zionism, Jewish mysticism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Jewish customs