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In Down-to-Earth Judaism, Rabbi Arthur Waskow focuses on food, money, sex, and rest, the pillars of a spiritual life in the real world and the guide-posts that mark the communal path for the modern Jewish practitioner. To help readers infuse the rich traditions of Judaism into daily life, he examines what the Bible and the Talmud tell us regarding how to treat the environment, what greater roles women may play in Judaism, and how to allow worship to become an integral part of our lives.

Rabbi Waskow also brings to life the history of many prayers, ceremonies, and laws, such as Kosher or Kashrut. Through his thoughtful interweaving of these four central areas, Rabbi Waskow celebrates the relevance of Jewish tradition to modern times.

About the Author

Rabbi Arthur Waskow is a pathfinder of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. He founded and directs the Shalom Center, a division of ALEPH devoted to Jewish thought and practice to protect the earth. His other books include Seasons of Our Joy and Godwrestling - Round II~ He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Phyllis Ocean Berman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688151270
Subtitle:
Food, Money, Sex, And The Rest Of Life
Author:
Waskow, Arthur
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Philosophy, jewish
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19970319
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.92x5.78x1.04 in. 1.19 lbs.

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