Parenting can be lonely, isolating, and confusing. Yet parenting is
also holy work. In this comprehensive volume, a rabbi and mother of
three shares the treasures of Jewish teaching and Jewish thought on
In this innovative new work, Rabbi Goldstein addresses the issue of women and Judaism from a timely perspective. Divided into content areas, this book focuses on three main topics of interest: the study of Torah, the observance of halachah (law) and the la...
Rabbi Richard Address has devoted his career to helping transform
synagogues into caring communities. Now, in his most personal work to
date, he explores how the notion of a caring community can be
transformative for individuals, particularly baby boomers struggling
What does it mean to be a Jewish man? Fifty years ago the answer was obvious, and the question unnecessary. Today, however, when women assume so many of the roles formerly reserved for men, and when men take on many traits formerly associated with women, how do we answer the question? The va...
Between the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the trial of Saddam Hussein, the subject of war and peace has been all too relevant recently. Now is the time to ponder the perspectives of the Jewish tradition regarding this topic. Swords and Plowshares, by Rabbi Ed...
Where is Reform Judaism heading in the twenty-first century?
This was the question before the Central Conference of American Rabbis at its historic 1999 convention in Pittsburgh as it voted on a Statement of Principles. A Vision of Holiness contains the final text of the Pittsburgh Prin...
Revised, expanded, and back in print! A critical work by noted historian Ellis Rivkin show the consequences of history for the Jewish people. For centuries, Christians and Jews have wrestled with the legacy of the Gospels, which traditionally assigned the responsibility for the ar...
After serving as founding director of the Religious Action Center in
Washington, DC, Rabbi Richard Hirsch moved to israel to lead the World
Union for Progressive Judaism and become a tireless advocate for the
global Reform Jewish community.
Since 1983, this book has been the standard teaching tool for beginning "Introduction to Judaism" classes in Reform synagogues and institutions throughout North America. This revised edition has been updated and expanded to include new material in each chapter. New articles, essays, liturgica...
Adolescence, one of the most change-filled periods in life, is both turbulent and exciting. New opportunities, emotions, and spiritual challenges seem to be around every corner. To our teenagers, it is important for us to convey a sense that each young person is treasured, to strengthen existing...
Heads and Tales: Stories of the Sages to Enlighten Our Minds
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg's new book Heads and Tales: Stories from the Sages to Enlighten our Minds brings age-old tales to life once more. Designed as an introduction to the art of reading rabbinic literature, Heads and Tales opens the door to the creative genius of the rabbis of long ago.
Using this carefully selected collection of stories, Heads and Tales will help instill a love of Jewish stories, while also helping students gain the skills needed to be critical readers of these traditional stories. In addition, these stories demonstrate that the issues that concerned our ancestors in past generations are similar or are the same as those that concern us today. The tales found in the book, while they may have been written in years gone by, remain most relevant.
Perfect introduction to traditional text study
Texts provided in both Hebrew and English
Discussion questions included
Insightful commentary on each story
Well-suited for high school or adult education classes
More than the centerpiece of Purim celebrations, Esther is unique in the biblical canon, and raises as many questions as it reveals answers. It is a rich source for text study, at Purim and throughout the year.
Kravitz & Olitzky Modern Commentary Series Collection (9 Books)
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Each volume in this collection is designed for the reader to learn on their own, in a small study group, or within a classroom setting.
Leonard S. Kravitz and Kerry M. Olitzky have perfected their signature style of presenting information: so each volume includes the Hebrew text with English translation, commentary, questions for discussion, and additional resources. Designed for learners age 13 - adult, the Kravitz and Olitzky series has been used in Hebrew high school, rabbinic school, day schools, and camps.