The Dance of the Dolphin by Karyn D. Kedar
Finding Prayer, Perspective and Meaning in the Stories of Our Lives

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Like the dolphin who exists in both water and air, so must we learn to live and thrive in two conflicting worlds--the rational, material, everyday craziness of life versus the still, spiritual, soulfulness of our deepest selves.

Balancing the two--difficult as it often can be--is the key to our spiritual survival. Through poignant stories, spiritual teaching and insights, Karyn Kedar shares with us the ways we can integrate the everyday--family, work, personal challenges--with our quest for deeper spiritual understanding. She helps us to decode the three "languages" we must learn to weave the seemingly ordinary and extraordinary together:

Prayer--The path through which our souls connect with the Divine

Perspective--How we define life's twists and turns, and how our words and actions define the quality of our lives

Meaning--The quest to understand and make sense of all that seems incompatible

In graceful ways, Kedar shows us that by realizing the connection between the ordinary and the awe-inspiring, we can synchronize our hearts with the ways of the world and live with joy, a sense of calm and greater purpose.

Praise for the Work of Karyn Kedar:

"Weaves together profound experiences from her own life to offer readers a glimpse into the sacredness of ordinary moments." --Lawrence Kushner, author of Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary and other books

"This inspiring collection of stories...will touch your heart and soul. It points us towards the spiritual that is present in everyday life." --Marci Shimoff, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

"You can't help but be drawn into the quest and drama of what it means to live fully, while maintaining a God-connection." --Rabbi Shoni Labowitz, author of Miraculous Living

"Elegant, stirring, and soulful." --Rami M. Shapiro, author of Minyan: Ten Principles for Living Life with Integrity

"A sanctuary for the gentle and soothing as prayer." --Beverly Beckham, Boston Herald columnist and author of A Gift of Time


About Karyn D. Kedar

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Karyn D. Kedar is widely recognized as an inspiring spiritual leader who guides people in their spiritual and personal growth. She is the senior rabbi at a congregation in the Chicago area and is the author of Our Dance with God: Finding Prayer, Perspective and Meaning in the Stories of Our Lives. She teaches both Jewish and Christian groups throughout the United States, and has worked with congregations in the U.S. and Israel. She lives near Chicago with her family.
Published September 30, 2001 by Jewish Lights Pub. 143 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In this philosophical volume, Kedar uses the image of the dolphin, who lives in both water and air, to convey the challenges we face as human beings abiding in the worlds of reason and spirit.

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