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Finding Our Way: Jewish Texts and the Lives We Lead Today


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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 Holtzs classic Back to the Sources, is a must-read for adult Jewish learners and educators alike.

About the Author

Barry W. Holtz is the Theodore and Florence Baumritter Professor of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Holtz, who received his doctorate from Brandeis University, leads courses in teaching classical texts, professional development for teachers, philosophy of Jewish education, and current issues confronting Jewish education. He has written and edited numerous publications in the field of Jewish education.

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Holtz, Barry W.
Jewish Publication Society of America
Jewish way of life
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Judaism -- 20th century.
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