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Jewish Reading

Day After Night: A Novel by Anita Diamant
In her best-selling novel, The Red Tent, Anita Diamant reimagined the lives of women in biblical times, the community of support between them, and their unmarked footsteps in history. Her new novel, Day After Night, seeks out a woman’s narrative in a real event that took place in Israel three years prior to statehood.

 

America’s Prophet: Moses and the American Story by Bruce Feiler
Bruce Feiler opens up the Exodus story in a new way by viewing it through a different lens–the history of the United States of America. “For four hundred years, one figure stands out as the surprising symbol of America,” Feiler writes. “His name is Moses.

 

The Spirituality Of  Welcoming by Dr. Ron Wolfson
The new synagogue we envision is a spiritual centre for all those who set foot inside it. It is a “kehillah kedosha.” a sacred community, where relationships are paramount, where worship is engaging, where everyone is learning, where repair of the world is a moral imperative, where healing is offered, where personal and institutional transformation are embraced. The time is ripe for this spiritual call.

 

Relational Judaism by Dr. Ron Wolfson
What really matters is that we care about the people we seek to engage.When we generally care about people, we will not only welcome them; we will listen to their stories, we will share ours, and we will join together to build a Jewish community that enriches our lives.
 
 
 
Everyday Holiness, The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar by Alan Morinis
Mussar is an illuminating, approachable, and highly practical set of teachings for cultivating personal growth and spiritual realizations in the midst of day-to-day life. The core teaching of Mussar is that our inner essence is inherently pure and holy, but the inner radiance is obscured by extremes of emotion, desire and bad habits. The Mussar masters developed transformative teaching to help us to heal and refine ourselves.