JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary Author Jeffrey K. Salkin
ISBN-10 9780827613317
Year 2017-04-01
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, in writing divrei Torah, and in 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.

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year Author Abigail Pogrebin
ISBN-10 9781941493212
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Fig Tree Books
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In the tradition of The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs and Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler comes Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year, a lively chronicle of the author’s journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism. Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance; she wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the religious calendar. Whether in search of a roadmap for Jewish life or a challenging probe into the architecture of Jewish tradition, readers will be captivated, educated and inspired by Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.

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.

Pirkei Imahot

Pirkei Imahot Author Lois Shenker
ISBN-10 1944733159
Year 1959-03-17
Pages
Language en
Publisher Luminare Press
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Pirkei Imahot is first and foremost a book about giving Jewish women a voice within our Jewish tradition. Through that voice, the reader is given an opportunity to gain new inspiration, motivation and the clarity of purpose needed to move forward to make change in a world much in need of it. Just as Pirkei Avot, the rabbinic commentary written by rabbis in the 2nd century, C.E., provided an ethical road map for the community of its day, Pirkei Imahot provides an ethical road map written by and for contemporary women today. Through the authors' own unique experiences as women, mothers, leaders and teachers in their community, and those of the many women who contributed their own words of wisdom to this book, the reader will gain wisdom on how to live morally within her community, how to participate in tikkun olam, [the repair of the world] and how to strengthen her leadership roles to make a difference. The probing questions found throughout the book provide a further opportunity, through introspection and self-examination, for the reader to learn the lessons found within the covers of this thought provoking book!

Three Times Chai

Three Times Chai Author Laney Katz Becker
ISBN-10 0874418100
Year 2007
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Behrman House, Inc
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For Jews everywhere, the number 18 resonates deeply: it signifies life, as does every multiple of 18. And the Hebrew word for life is Chai. In three Times Chai, 54 rabbis introduce us to favorite stories that exemplify for them a Jewish ideal or principle: a triple helping of life's blessings in one unusual anthology. Here you will find stories that inspire, teach or simply amuse, each accompanied by a note discussing the lessons that can be drawn from it and why it is a particular rabbi's favorite. Perfect for reading aloud or alone, Three Times Chai makes a wonderful gift, a valuable resource for sermons, and a singular tool for promoting thoughtful conversation in the classroom.

Mitzvah Stories

Mitzvah Stories Author Goldie Milgram
ISBN-10 0984804803
Year 2011
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Reclaiming Judaism
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Stories by leading Jewish storytellers, rabbis and educators.

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 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