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Finding our way : Jewish texts and the lives we lead today

by Barry W. Holtz

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NO OF PAGES: 257 SUB CAT I: Jewish Life SUB CAT II: Traditions SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: The connection between the words we might read and the lives we are living is the concern of this book, especially in regard to reading the Torah. Torah not only means the Bible, but also the commentaries on the Bible, legal codes and compendiums, etc.NOTES: SUBTITLE: Jewish Texts and the Lives We Lead Today
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
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The ancient rabbis believed that the world rests on three pillars: study, worship, and good deeds. It is said that the greatest of these is study, for it leads to the other two. But exactly how does the modern Jewish reader go about studying the Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrash—the great ancient and often hard-to-comprehend texts of our tradition? And how do we glean the great insights and wisdom from these sacred texts, which inspired our ancestors, and apply them to our modern lives? With guidance from renowned author and educator Barry Holtz, these ancient texts take on new meaning for us. He provides a framework for exploring our thinking about God, prayer, and ritual, as well as social issues, such as charity, friendship, and justice. His new study guide helps readers and study groups launch their exploration of the ancient texts, posing probing questions to help them stay engaged as they pursue their quest for a deeper understanding of their faith. This spiritual and spirited book, a sequel to Holtz’s classic Back to the Sources, is a must-read for adult Jewish learners and educators alike.

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