Living the Life of Jewish Meditation

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation

Author: Rabbi Yoel Glick

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580238021

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Meditation empowers us to transcend our material mind-set and touch the Infinite and Eternal. “True meditation transforms the way we see reality.... It touches the place inside us where a spark of the Eternal dwells. Meditation unites us with our true Self.” —from the Introduction The life of meditation is much more than the act of sitting for half an hour or forty-five minutes and looking inward. It is a whole way of life. Through meditation we learn to live in a heightened awareness and walk at all times in the presence of God. Rabbi Yoel Glick brings wisdom from personal experience and Eastern traditions to illuminate and vitalize familiar Jewish rituals, vocabulary and imagery. He provides specific guidelines and practical techniques grounded in Judaism for each stage of the life of meditation, outlining the inner processes we encounter and the questions we face: How does meditation help us connect with the Collective Jewish Soul?What happens in our mind, body and soul when we meditate? How do we resist the pull of a material mind-set and live in expanded consciousness? What does it feel like to reach union with our spiritual source? • How do we remain aware of God’s living presence in our everyday life?

The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism

The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism

Author: Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137455291

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Hinduism has become a vital 'other' for Judaism over the past decades. The book surveys the history of the relationship from historical to contemporary times, from travellers to religious leadership. It explores the potential enrichment for Jewish theology and spirituality, as well as the challenges for Jewish identity.

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life

Author: Jeff Roth

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580233972

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

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"When we awaken to our own light, it becomes possible to develop real wisdom about our life. As wisdom allows us to see clearly, our hearts break open with compassion for the struggles of our own lives and the lives of all beings. Awakened with wisdom and compassion, we are impelled to live our lives with kindness, and we are led to do whatever we can to repair the brokenness of our world." -From the Introduction

Discovering Jewish Meditation

Discovering Jewish Meditation

Author: Nan Fink Gefen

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580234627

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

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A supportive and wise guide that is an absolute must for anyone who wants to learn Jewish meditation or improve their practice now updated and expanded! Nan Fink Gefen teaches you how to meditate on your own, and starts you on the path to a deeper connection with the Divine and to greater insight about your own life. The most comprehensive introduction to a time honored practice: Answers commonly asked questions about the nature and history of Jewish meditation, and examines how it differs from other meditative practices Shows beginners how to start their practice, including where and how to do it Gives step-by-step instructions for meditations that are at the core of Jewish meditative practice Explains the challenges and rewards of a Jewish meditative practice.

Increasing Wholeness

Increasing Wholeness

Author: Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580238236

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Combines Jewish tradition, contemporary sciences and world spiritual writings with practical contemplative exercises. Will help you balance and integrate mind, body, heart and spirit, reach out to the Divine, and be more fully present and effective in your life.

Honey from the Rock

Honey from the Rock

Author: Lawrence Kushner

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580230735

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Quite simply, the easiest introduction to Jewish mysticism you can read. An insightful and absorbing introduction to the ten gates of Jewish mysticism and how it applies to daily life.

Listening to the Heart of Genesis

Listening to the Heart of Genesis

Author: Leila Gal Berner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498205924

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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For those seeking a fresh, contemporary approach to the stories and themes of Genesis, this book offers an inspiring gateway into the heart of the ancient text. Both newcomers and seasoned readers will benefit from Rabbi Leila Gal Berner’s invitation to personal contemplation. Basing her work on a Christian method of reading Scripture—lectio divina (reading the holy)—Rabbi Berner’s adaptation for Jews as kriat ha-kodesh (reading the sacred) is welcoming and accessible to readers of all faiths. After retelling each story from a very human perspective, Rabbi Berner advances rabbinic perspectives that have illuminated each biblical saga over the centuries. In addition, she brings the text to life with contemporary stories of real people whose experiences echo the biblical stories. A final section to each chapter suggests probing questions for personal contemplation and meditation, which can be used both by individual readers as part of a spiritual practice and also by groups of spiritual seekers. Group leaders will find a helpful facilitator’s guide to structure their sessions. Beginning with Rabbi Berner’s own classes, groups have formed throughout North America using her method.

Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older

Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older

Author: Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA, BCC

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580238199

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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Offers inspiration and guidance to help you make greater meaning and flourish amid the challenges of aging. It taps ancient Jewish wisdom for values, tools and precedents to frame new callings and beginnings, shifting family roles, and experiences of illness and death. For seekers of all faiths; for personal use and caregiving settings

Sanctifying Texts, Transforming Rituals

Sanctifying Texts, Transforming Rituals

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004347083

Category: Religion

Page: 529

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Sanctifying Texts, Transforming Rituals: Encounters in Liturgical Studies offers a collection of essays in which the close connection between narrative texts and liturgical practice is elaborated, a variety of ritual aspects of the liturgy and the dialogues between different liturgical languages and media has been studied.

Walking the Path of the Jewish Mystic

Walking the Path of the Jewish Mystic

Author: Rabbi Yoel Glick

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580238434

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Deepen your understanding, harness the power of the Infinite inside you, and connect to your own soul. This unique guide to the nature of both physical and spiritual reality explores the body’s energy centers, the many dimensions of the soul, the Divine nature, and the unfolding relationship between the lower and the higher realms.

Judaism and Anthroposophy

Judaism and Anthroposophy

Author: Fred Paddock

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109239

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Librarian Fred Paddock of the Rudolf Steiner Library initiated this book, because he had long felt the need to make available some of the cutting-edge writings of European anthroposophists. Judaism and Anthroposophy examines the relationship between anthroposophy and religion, between Christian and Jewish esotericism, and between Kabbalah and anthroposophy. It also focuses on Jewish lives in anthroposophy, including those of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, Shimon Levy, and Ernst Müller. Also, three leading anthroposophic thinkers explore the question of anti-Semitism. This is an important contribution to the understanding of anthroposophy and its historical and contemporary interface with Judaism. THE CONTRIBUTORS: Johannes Schneider: "Christianity and Other Religions" Günther Röschert: "On Judaism" Ruth Windolf: "The Hebrew Experience of Reality as Contrasted with the Greek" Schmuel Hugo Bergman: "The Blessing" Shimon Levy: "What Is the Contribution of Judaism to the Life of Anthroposophy?" Rolf Umbach: "The Kabbalah, an Esoteric Bridge to Christianity?" David Schweitzer: "Spiritual Background: The Cosmic Christ in Judaism" Hans Jürgen Bracker: "The Individual and Unity of Humankind--An Account of the Zionist and Anthroposophist Ernst Müller" Gerhard Wehr: "Between Martin Buber and Rudolf Steiner: Hugo Bergman in Martin Buber's Biography" Rudi Lissau: "Chosen Destiny" Samuel Ichmann: "What God Is--or Isn't: A Jewish Waldorf Teacher's View" Ralf Sonnenberg: "The Dark Side of the Enlightenment--The Eighteenth Century, changing Perception of the World, and Anti-Semitism in the Early Modern Age János Darvas: "François Joseph Molitor's Philosophy of History--Judaism As the Miniature Reflection of Humanity" Dirk Lorenz: "Against a Return to Normality--Accusations of Anti-Semitism As an Occasion for Self-Examination"