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?

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation

Living the Life of Jewish Meditation

Author: Rabbi Yoel Glick

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ISBN: 1459684990

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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: 209

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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

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery

Author: Kerry M. Olitzky

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045095

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

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By presenting a Jewish perspective on The Twelve Steps and offering consolation, inspiration, and motivation towards recovery, this guide explains how the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are relevant for Jewish people as well as Christians. Afterword on "Where to Go for Help" by The JACS Foundation (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others). Illustrations by Maty Grunberg.

Discovering Jewish Meditation

Discovering Jewish Meditation

Author: Nan Fink Gefen

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580234627

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 181

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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.

Renewing the Process of Creation

Renewing the Process of Creation

Author: Bradley Shavit Artson

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580238335

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In this daring blend of Jewish theology, science and Process Thought, theologian Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson explores our actions through Judaism and the sciences as dynamically interactive and mutually informative.

Naming God

Naming God

Author: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580238175

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Forty contributors from six countries and three continents interpret one of Judaism's favorite prayers--and the difficulty of naming the unnameable. One of the oldest and most beloved prayers--known even to Jews who rarely attend synagogue--is Avinu Malkenu ("Our Father, Our King"), a liturgical staple for the entire High Holy Day period. "Our Father, Our King" has resonance also for Christians, whose Lord's Prayer begins "Our Father." Despite its popularity, however, Avinu Malkenu causes great debate because of the difficulties in thinking of God as father and king. Americans no longer relate positively to images of royalty; victims of parental abuse note the problem of assuming a benevolent father; and feminists have long objected to masculine language for God. These issues are just the tip of a larger linguistic and spiritual "iceberg": How do we name God altogether, without recourse to imagery that defies belief? A detailed study of a particular prayer, and a thoughtful analysis of the age-old but altogether modern problem of naming God, it is intended for people who worship but have questions about God. It features some forty contributors, men and women from all Jewish denominations and from around the world--scholars, rabbis, artists and thinkers from Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, UK and US, who contribute fascinating thought-pieces on a critical question for religious consciousness today. Contributors: Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Los Angeles Rabbi Anthony Bayfield, London, UK Rabbi Will Berkowitz, Seattle, WA Dr. Annette Boeckler, London, UK Dr. Marc Brettler, Boston, MA Dr. Erica Brown, Silver Spring, MD Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, New York, NY Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, New York, NY Rabbi Joshua Davidson, New York, NY Rabbi Lawrence Englander, Mississauga, ON, Canada Lisa Exler, New York, NY Rabbi Paul Freedman, London, UK Rabbi Elyse Frishman, Franklin Lakes, NJ Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, London, UK Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, Chicago, IL Rabbi Andrew Goldstein, London, UK Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Katonah, NY Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Mamaroneck, NY Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, Paris, France Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, New York, NY Rabbi Karen Kedar, Chicago, IL Rabbi Reuven Kimelman, Boston, MA Rabbi Daniel Landes, Israel Liz Lerman, Washington, DC Rabbi Asher Lopatin, New York, NY Catherine Madsen, Amherst, MA Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, London, UK Rabbi Dalia Marx, Israel Ruth Messinger, New York, NY Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, London, UK Rabbi Jay Henry Moses, Columbus, OH Rabbi Jack Riemer, Boca Raton, FL Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, South Orange, NJ Rabbis Dennis and Sandy Sasso, Indianapolis, IN Rabbi Marc Saperstein, London, UK Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Rabbi David Stern, Dallas, TX Rabbi David Teutsch, Philadelphia, PA Dr. Ellen Umansky, White Plains, NY Edward van Voooen, Amsterdam, Netherlands Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, Brooklyn, NY Dr. Ron Wolfson, Los Angeles, CA Rabbi Daniel Zemel, Arlington, VA Dr. Wendy Zierler, New York, NY

The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices

The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices

Author: David A. Cooper

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580231022

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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The author, a noted rabbi, urges Jewish readers to take a break from their lives to recharge their batteries using traditional Jewish methods of meditation. Original.Tour. $10,000 ad/promo.

Honey from the Rock

Honey from the Rock

Author: Lawrence Kushner

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580230735

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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The noted spiritual teacher and author of God Was in This Place and Invisible Lines of Connection offers an incisive introduction to the ten gates of Jewish mysticism that explains how it relates to everyday life. Reprint.

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.