Wake up to the divine abundance that is all around you!
This inspirational companion helps you recognize God's gifts in the everyday world around you. For each day of the year, an inspiring quote from a Jewish source and a personal reflection on it help you focus on your spiritual life and all the things you have to be grateful for.
Using both the secular and Jewish calendar as a framework, this daily devotional helps you honor the special and holy events of the year as well as identify the sacred in the mundane moments of your life. It draws on the wisdom of Jewish sources and teachings, and ancient and contemporary spiritual thinkers, to gain perspective on the abundance that is all around you--in your achievements and challenges, relationships and personal time, joy and suffering, job and home. It will help you elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary every day of the year. Published by Jewish Lights Publishing,
A Map for the Inner Journey, for Seekers and Guides AlikeWritten with warmth, compassion, and deep understanding, this book offers a map of the inner journey for exploring the time-honored practice of spiritual guidance. Carol Ochs and Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky speak both to those who seek a Jewish perspective on the spiritual life and those who wish to guide others in this search. Drawing deeply on the riches of the Torah and other important Jewish sources, Jewish Spiritual Guidance offers wisdom and insight to all religious seekers, lay and ordained, Jewish and non-Jewish.They examine the broad principles of spiritual guidance, describing it as the journey of two people, seeker and guide, through the wilderness toward God. The central relationship is not between the seeker and the guide but between the seeker and God. The guide is a companion who helps the seeker discover patterns, articulate insights, and remain faithful. All the lessons that the guide teaches the seeker are lessons that the guide is also learning, again and again.This much-needed resource will not only nourish the seeker-guide relationship but also inspire discussions in adult education classes, minyanim, and prayer groups. All religious seekers will find wisdom and understanding through this illuminating book. Written with Carol Ochs. Published by Jossey-Bass.
This collection of prayers celebrates the variety of ways Jewish men engage in personal dialogue with God—with words of praise, petition, joy, gratitude, wonder and even anger—from the ancient world up to our own day.
Drawn from mystical, traditional, biblical, Talmudic, Hasidic and modern sources, these prayers will help you deepen your relationship with God and help guide your journey of self-discovery, healing and spiritual awareness. Together they provide a powerful and creative expression of Jewish men’s inner lives, and the always revealing, sometimes painful, sometimes joyous—and often even practical—practice that prayer can be.
Jewish Men Pray will challenge your preconceived ideas about prayer. It will inspire you to explore new ways of prayerful expression, new paths for finding the sacred in the ordinary and new possibilities for understanding the Jewish relationship with the Divine. This is a book to treasure and to share. Written with Stuart Matlins, published by Jewish Lights Publishing.
What a wonderful way to start each day.
An inspirational companion of comfort, reassurance, and hope that helps you start each day of the year on a positive note―with a powerful quote from a Jewish source, and a brief, striking reflection on it from an inspiring spiritual leader. Written with Lori Forman-Jacobi, published by Jewish Lights Publishing.
At day's end, quiet your mind and unburden your heart. These peaceful reflections offer wisdom to "sleep on." For each night of the year, an inspiring quote from a Jewish source and a personal reflection on it from an insightful spiritual leader help you to focus on your spiritual life and the lessons your day has offered. Written with Lori-Forman Jacobi, published by Jewish Lights Publishing,
Too many of us faced with bodily illness, whether our own or that of a loved one, feel lost as to what to do or how to handle it.
Grounded in the spiritual traditions of Judaism, this book provides healing rituals, psalms and prayers that help us initiate a dialogue with God, to guide us through the complicated path of healing and wholeness.
Olitzky brings together his inspiring guidance in using Jewish texts with his own experience dealing with illness in others―including those he loves―to demonstrate how the healing of the soul is an indispensable counterpart to curing the body. Published by Jewish Lights Publishing.
From Your Father's House takes on an entirely new topic of discussion:
Jewish male identity. It is the beginning of an inquiry into the emerging Jewish men's movement and should provide men who are exploring their Jewish side of self with a great deal of direction and material for reflection. The book places controversial, timely issues within the context of the author's own personal struggles and life experiences. In each new essay, readers will find reflective questions about manhood that encourage them to ask similar questions about themselves.
A versatile book, From Your Father's House can be read straight through or one essay at a time ; it can be used as an accompaniment to one's daily prayers and meditations. The collection will help the reader focus his energies and attention, providing a starting point for Jewish men as they grow and learn more about their inner, spiritual selves. Published by the Jewish Publication Society.
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