The soul of Judaism

Jews of African descent in America
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African American Jews, History, Identity, Ethnic relations,
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Explores the full diversity of Black Jews, including bi-racial Jews of both matrilineal and patrilineal descent; adoptees; black converts to Judaism; and Black Hebrews and Israelites, who trace their Jewish roots to Africa and challenge the dominant western paradigm of Jews as white and of European descent. The book showcases the lives of Black Jews, demonstrating that racial ascription has been shaping Jewish selfhood for centuries. It reassesses the boundaries between race and ethnicity, offering insight into how ethnicity can be understood only in relation to racialization and the one-drop rule. Within this context, Black Jewish individuals strive to assert their dual identities and find acceptance within their communities. Putting to rest the notion that Jews are white and the Black Jews are therefore a contradiction, the volume argues that we cannot pigeonhole Black Hebrews and Israelites as exotic, militant, and nationalistic sects outside the boundaries of mainstream Jewish thought and community life. it spurs us to consider the significance of the growing population of self-identified Black Jews and its implications for the future of American Jewry.

StatementBruce D. Haynes
SeriesReligion, race, and ethnicity, Religion, race, and ethnicity
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBM205 .H376 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 263 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26976509M
ISBN 101479811238
ISBN 139781479811236
LC Control Number2017044867
OCLC/WorldCa1006531808

"In his new beautiful book,The Soul of Judaism,Bruce Haynes brings together his expertise in sociology, Jewish studies, and African-American studies to explore the history and situation of Jews of African descent in the United States.

In doing so, he also adds to the large literature on the racialization of European-heritage Jews in the West." Cited by: 2. This book traces the history of Jews of African descent in America and the counter-narratives they have put forward as they stake their claims to Jewishness.

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The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to The soul of Judaism book the great personal and existential questions of life.

It has revolutionized the way we think about G‑d, the human soul, the world and our place in it.

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With a few brief selections this anthology walks the careful reader thru a high level overview of the development of Judaism, and gives a flavor of Jewish thought from each major time period.5/5(3).

This book is a great instruction manual on the soul. Ive studied several Jewish books on reincarnation including Shaar HaGilgulim, etc. However, "Reincarnation and Judaism: The Journey of the Soul" takes much of that information that's scattered around in different books, and puts much of it in one s: “A path-breaking book.

When Elie Spitz writes about Judaism and reincarnation, he not only examines relevant texts drawn from two thousand years of teaching, he integrates them with his own remarkable experiences. This is a book that has the capacity to expand your soul.” ―Joseph Telushkin, author, Jewish Literacy and other worksCited by: 1.

The soul, as a spiritual entity playing the highest of high parts in man's relation with the Unseen, is not a conspicuous element of either the Old Testament or the Talmudic-Midrashic writings; and the critics of Judaism have a way of saying harsh things about that religion.

Regarding this soul, the Torah says, "The life-force of the flesh is in the blood" (Leviticus ). Since this animal soul is what draws man away from the spiritual, it is commonly called the "Evil Urge" (Yetzer Hara) in the Talmud. Innermost Essence.

Tanya, the magnum opus of the founder of Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidism, is indispensable to understanding the philosophy of the Chasidic movement and the essence of the Jewish The soul of Judaism book. It unifies Kabbalah and Talmud to explain the "mechanics" of Creation, the infinitude of G-d, and the structure of the human personality.

This book was added in the 13 th century to the collection of important Jewish works, this book has been a major influence on the Jewish understanding of Messiah.

In fact, the Zohar had a major role in at least two false Messiah’s in Judaism, Shabbetai Zvei () and Jacob Frank (). Haynes (Down the Up Staircase), professor of sociology at UC Davis, surveys an underreported aspect of contemporary American Judaism in an accessible book that occasionally lapses into academic.

The Soul of Judaism offers the first exploration of the full diversity of Black Jews, including bi-racial Jews of both matrilineal and patrilineal descent; adoptees; black converts to Judaism; and Black Hebrews and Israelites, who trace their Jewish roots to Africa and challenge the dominant western paradigm of Jews as white and of European.

Inside the body of Jewish practice breathes an inner wisdom—the soul of Judaism. We often call it “ Kabbalah ”, meaning “receiving.” Just as Jewish practice is received through an unbroken, ancient tradition from the revelation at Sinai, so is its soul.

Kabbalah, then, is the received wisdom, the native theology and cosmology of : Tzvi Freeman. This is the kabbalistic realm of "wisdom" (chochma) which is the source of all "understanding" (binah). (Spiritual exercises to develop chochma and binah consciousness appear in the final section of this book.) The experience of Jewish enlightenment, merging with God, dwells in the soul dimension of chayah.

It is too subtle to describe, too. Judaism teaches that the body and soul are separate yet indivisible partners in human life.

Rather than imprisoning or corrupting the soul, the body is a God-given tool for doing sacred work in the world. It requires protection, care, and respect, because it is holy. In the Creation story, we read. Secrets of the Soul One day someone came to tell me that Rav Isaac had called me for a meeting.

I presumed that it was some kind of a preliminary meeting for a shidduch, so I got my jacket and tie and went to his house. When I got there I saw that there w. Inviting God In: Celebrating the Soul-Meaning of the Jewish Holy Days (Shambhala Pocket Classics) User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

There are numerous volumes that take readers through the courses of time-tested prayer and recurring ritual observance, Christian and Jewish alike-many of them having been reviewed in this column 5/5(1).

The kabbalists–the medieval Jewish mystics–believed that human life, including the life of the soul, reflected and affected the divine world, the world of the sefirot: God’s ten attributes or following is reprinted with permission of The Gale Group from Contemporary Jewish Religious Thought, edited by Arthur A.

Cohen and Paul Mendes-Flohr, Twayne : Rachel Elior. Spiritual Judaism is for seekers who wish to rediscover the spiritual teachings and customs of traditional Judaism as a living source of inspiration that draws faithfully on the past but looks boldy to 4/5(5).

‎The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel intellectual and spiritual approach for how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time.

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Shop Soul Judaism books at Alibris. The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel intellectual and spiritual approach for how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time.

The book explores how spirituality, ritual, narratives, holidays, and tradition can enhance one’s commitment to creating a more Pages: Thenceforth Judaism, and especially progressive or Reform Judaism, emphasized the doctrine of immortality, in both its religious instruction and its liturgy (see Catechisms; Conferences, Rabbinical), while the dogma of resurrection was gradually discarded and, in the Reform rituals, eliminated from the prayer-books.

Immortality of the soul. We’ve been waiting for Yerushalayim for 2, years We’ve been thinking about Yerushalayim for 2, Soul of Jerusalem is closely based on Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach zt”l’s wisdom and this remarkable volume, we are taken to the Holy this life-changing work, we will hear the singing of the Levites, feel the crying of exile, and be inspired by the trumpet.

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In his book "Jewish Views of the Afterlife," Simcha Paull Raphael says: "Immediately following death, there is a period known as Hibbut Ha Kever, pangs of the grave.

During this period, the soul is confused, lingers around the body and tries to go back to his home to be with his loved ones. One Jewish tradition states that a soul needs a maximum of 11 months for purification, which is why, when a parent dies, the kaddish (memorial prayer) is recited for 11 months.

The concept of Gehenna as a place for temporary purification was the source for the orthodox Christian doctrine of "purgatory.". Chapter 1. The Scale of the Soul. Introduction to a New Cosmic Model for Kabbalistic Soul Psychology Throughout the history of the Jewish esoteric tradition that culminates in the Kabbalah, humanity has been understood to play a pivotal role in the perfection of the cosmos, transforming its original emanations of ever more materialized individuality into such purification of identity as can.

Jewish eschatology is the area of Jewish theology concerned with events that will happen in the end of days and related concepts. This includes the ingathering of the exiled diaspora, the coming of a Jewish Messiah, afterlife, and the revival of the dead Judaism, the end times are usually called the "end of days" (aḥarit ha-yamim, אחרית הימים), a phrase that appears.

Book of Bereishit. Book of Shemot. Book of Vayikra. Book of Bamidbar. Book of Devarim The nature of the Jewish soul is to serve G-d without any desire for self-actualization. Watch. 6 Comments The Inner Exile. By Ben-Tzion Krasnianski. The awesome potential of the G-dly soul may go unrealized only until a moment of truth wakes us.""The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel approach to how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time.

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The book explores how spirituality, ritual, and tradition can enhance one's commitment to creating a more just society"--Provided by publisher"The Kabbalah of the Soul book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Reveals the transformative spiritual work by which the soul can r /5.