The new Jewish spirituality lies somewhere between Gods elusive presence in our world and our search for authentic language to describe it.
Personal journeys seldom have a clear beginning, and they rarely have a definite end. If there is an end to our journey, surely it is one that leads to some measure of wisdom, and thence back to its own beginning. But somewhere along the way, we come to realize that we must know where we have been going, why we have been going. Most of all, we come to understand as best we can the One who sends us on our way.
from the Introduction
Rabbi Arthur Green leads us on a journey of discovery to seek God, the world, and ourselves. One of the most influential Jewish thinkers of our time, Green has created a roadmap of meaning for our lives in the light of Jewish mysticism, using the Hebrew letters that make up the divine name:
Yod Reality at the beginning. God as the oneness of being at the outset, before it unfolds into our universe.
Heh Creation and Gods presence in the world. A renewed faith in God as Creator has powerful implications for us today.
Vav Revelation, the central faith claim of Judaism and the claim it makes on our lives.
Heh Redemption and our return to God through the life of Torah and by participating in the ongoing repair of the world.
A personal and honest framework of understanding for the seeker, this revised and updated edition of a classic sheds new light on our search for the divine presence in our everyday lives.
Arthur Green is the Rector of the Rabbinical School and Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College in Newton MA. He is a student of Jewish theology and mysticism who has combined scholarly career and personal commitment. He is the author of Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow; Tormented Master: The Life and Spiritual Quest of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav; and co-editor of Your Word Is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer (all Jewish Lights), along with other books and articles on Judaism, spirituality and spiritual renewal.
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