JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary Author Jeffrey K. Salkin
ISBN-10 9780827613294
Year 2017
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: The JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. The narrative summaries, big ideas, model divrei Torah, haftarot commentaries, and discussion questions will engage teens in studying the Torah and haftarot, writing divrei Torah, and continuing to learn Torah throughout their lives making it the book every rabbi, cantor, parent, and tutor will also want to have. Jewish learning for young people and adults will never be the same. "

Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary

Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary Author Laura Suzanne Lieber
ISBN-10 NWU:35556034379032
Year 2002
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
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This supplement is perfect for individuals seeking greater understanding of the haftarot as independent literary entities and in the larger context of the Torah cycle and Jewish life; for leaders of adult education groups who wish to focus their study on the haftarot; and for b'nai mitzvah students preparing their divrei Torah.

Leviticus

                           Leviticus Author Michael Carasik
ISBN-10 9780827608979
Year 2009-10
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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First published 500 years ago as the “Rabbinic Bible,” the biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With this edition, the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nahmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers. Each page of this second volume in The Commentators’ Bible series contains several verses from the Book of Leviticus, surrounded by both the 1917 and 1985 JPS translations, and by new contemporary English translations of the major commentators. The book also includes an introduction, a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text, notes on source texts, a special topics list, and resources for further study. This large-format volume is beautifully designed for easy navigation among the many elements on each page, including explanatory notes and selected additional comments from the works of Bekhor Shor, Hizkuni, Abarbanel, Sforno, Gersonides, and others.

Coming of Age in Jewish America

Coming of Age in Jewish America Author Patricia Keer Munro
ISBN-10 9780813575964
Year 2016-05-01
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Rutgers University Press
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The Jewish practice of bar mitzvah dates back to the twelfth century, but this ancient cultural ritual has changed radically since then, evolving with the times and adapting to local conditions. For many Jewish-American families, a child’s bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah is both a major social event and a symbolic means of asserting the family’s ongoing connection to the core values of Judaism. Coming of Age in Jewish America takes an inside look at bar and bat mitzvahs in the twenty-first century, examining how the practices have continued to morph and exploring how they serve as a sometimes shaky bridge between the values of contemporary American culture and Judaic tradition. Interviewing over 200 individuals involved in bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies, from family members to religious educators to rabbis, Patricia Keer Munro presents a candid portrait of the conflicts that often emerge and the negotiations that ensue. In the course of her study, she charts how this ritual is rife with contradictions; it is a private family event and a public community activity, and for the child, it is both an educational process and a high-stakes performance. Through detailed observations of Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and independent congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Munro draws intriguing, broad-reaching conclusions about both the current state and likely future of American Judaism. In the process, she shows not only how American Jews have forged a unique set of bar and bat mitzvah practices, but also how these rituals continue to shape a distinctive Jewish-American identity.

Text Messages

Text Messages Author
ISBN-10 1459669487
Year 2013-08-07
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher
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This is the book that has been missing from the ever-expanding bookshelf of Torah commentaries a collection of messages on each Torah portion, aimed specifically for teens. It shows them how each Torah portion contains worlds of meaning for them, for what they are going through in their lives, and how they can shape their Jewish identity as they enter adulthood.

Torah of Reconciliation

Torah of Reconciliation Author Sheldon Lewis
ISBN-10 9789652295415
Year 2012
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher Gefen Publishing House Ltd
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In the aftermath of 9/11, Rabbi Sheldon Lewis sought solace and a path to reconciliation in Jewish texts. Peacemaking is arguably the key pillar among Jewish values, and Torah of Reconciliation seeks to reveal this primary value in diverse scriptural and rabbinical texts. Following the annual cycle of Torah readings, thematic verses or passages are interpreted and expanded through the lens of rabbinic commentary and the author s personal reflections, revealing the rich, wise resources available in Judaism for the crucial task of peacemaking in the modern world.

Chanting the Hebrew Bible Second Expanded Edition

Chanting the Hebrew Bible  Second  Expanded Edition Author Joshua R. Jacobson
ISBN-10 9780827612235
Year 2017-06
Pages 876
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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In this encyclopedic text, completely revised and updated in this second edition, Joshua R. Jacobson presents the history of the ancient Jewish tradition of chanting the Bible and a comprehensive explanation of cantillation practice with its grammatical rules and regional variations. His unique step-by-step system of analysis shows how chanting dramatizes and interprets the meaning of the biblical text. Jacobson also provides complete notation for performing all six musical systems, an extensive guide to pronouncing biblical Hebrew, and pedagogical tips for cantillation teachers. Chanting the Hebrew Bible, Second Edition, will be invaluable to anyone interested in chanting, from beginners to advanced readers—from haftarah readers who want to chant from the Torah, to Bible students seeking greater insight into Masoretic texts, to Torah chanters who wish to fine-tune their skills, fill gaps in their knowledge, and understand the system they have known only intuitively until now. This second edition features a week-by-week guide to Torah, haftarah, and megillot readings for Shabbat and holidays; useful new examples and exercises; a new comprehensive general subject index; a new, easy-to-read, clear Hebrew font; and a link to a new website with audio recordings and video lessons. Chanting the Hebrew Bible will continue to be the definitive work on Torah chanting—the most authoritative guide and reference on the subject. For more information on Chanting the Hebrew Bible visit chantingthehebrewbible.com.

Tough Questions Jews Ask

Tough Questions Jews Ask Author Edward Feinstein
ISBN-10 9781580234542
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Jewish Lights Publishing
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With honesty, humour and respect, Rabbi Edward Feinstein tackles topics as diverse as: 'Why does God let terrible things happen?', 'What is God anyway?', and 'If I pray for something, will I get it?'.

Chanting the Hebrew Bible Student Edition

Chanting the Hebrew Bible  Student Edition Author Joshua R. Jacobson
ISBN-10 0827610483
Year 2005-08-05
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Jewish Publication Society
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The e-book edition does not include the audio CD that's included with the paperback edition. The most authoritative guide on cantillation. Joshua Jacobson?s masterpiece?the comprehensive 1000-page guide to cantillation?is now available in this e-book edition. It is an ideal instructional guide for adult and young-adult students of Torah, for b?nai mitzvah students, and for cantors, rabbis, and Jewish educators of all denominations. Like the original edition, it includes an explanation of the tradition and a description of the practice of chanting, with all its regional variations and grammatical rules. There is detailed instruction, with musical notation, on chanting of Torah, and shorter instructions for chanting the haftarah, the megillot, and readings for the High Holy Days. Joshua Jacobson, professor of music and conductor of the acclaimed Boston-based Zamir Chorale, has been Torah chanting since he was 10 years old. That life-long experience, combined with an unquenchable desire to reconnect the art of cantillation with the most convincing and accurate treatment of the ancient text possible, led him to create this indispensable teaching tool. Using Jacobson?s highly acclaimed approach, the ancient words come alive in a new, deeply emotional and most accurate way.

Putting God on the Guest List

Putting God on the Guest List Author Jeffrey K. Salkin
ISBN-10 9781580232227
Year 2005
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Jewish Lights Publishing
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Updated resources for parents seeking more information about modern Jewish theology, holidays, and lifecycle events, and Jewish concepts and terminology accompany an updated list of places for tzedakah and information about what non-Jews should know about the bar and bat mitzvah service. Reprint.

A Bibliography of Jewish Education in the United States

A Bibliography of Jewish Education in the United States Author Norman Drachler
ISBN-10 0814323537
Year 1996
Pages 727
Language en
Publisher Wayne State University Press
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Documenting three centuries of Jewish education in America, this work contains entries from many publications in varying forms on all aspects of Jewish education from pre-school through secondary education. It also collects together literature of the various ideologies in Jewish education.

The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling

The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling Author Michelle Friedman
ISBN-10 9781315535326
Year 2016-11-18
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling provides a clear, practical guide to working with congregants in a range of settings and illustrates the skills and core principles needed for effective pastoral counseling. The material is drawn from Jewish life and rabbinic pastoral counseling, but the fundamental principles in these pages apply to all faith traditions and to a wide variety of counselling relationships.? Drawing on relational psychodynamic ideas but writing in a very accessible style, Friedman and Yehuda cover when, how and why counseling may be sought, how to set up sessions, conduct the work in those sessions and deal with difficult situations, maintain confidentiality, conduct groupwork and approach traumatic and emotive subjects. They guide the reader through the foundational principles and topics of pastoral counseling and illustrate the journey with accessible and lively vignettes. By using real life examples accompanied by guided questions, the authors help readers to learn practical techniques as well as gain greater self-awareness of their own strengths and vulnerabilities. With a host of examples from pastoral and clinical experience, this book will be invaluable to anyone offering counselling to both the Jewish community and those of other faiths. The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling will appeal to psychoanalysts, particularly those working with Jewish clients, counselors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and rabbis offering pastoral counseling, as well as clergy of other faiths such as ministers, priests, imams and lay chaplains.