Discovering the Deep Spiritual Wisdom of the Jewish Tradition
"Larry Hoffman is one of contemporary Judaism 's most perceptive and creative teachers."
—Lawrence Kushner, author of Eyes Remade for Wonder
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman is widely recognized as a leader in bringing spiritual innovation into modern Jewish life and worship. Now, drawing on a lifetime of study, he explores the Jewish way of being in the world—the Jewish relationship to God and to questions of human purpose that lie just below the surface of biblical and rabbinic literature. This is Jewish spiritual wisdom—the wisdom that unites thousands of years of texts and ritual. In learned but accessible language Hoffman discusses:
the importance of blessings, that quintessentially Jewish form of prayer, and what they reveal about the Jewish worldview
the meaning of study in Jewish life, and what it tells us is sacred
the spirituality of being a "landed" religion, and what Israel stands for in the Jewish imagination
the significance of Jewish metaphors for shaping our lives
how Judaism speaks spiritually even to the suffering
The Journey Home is a book for spiritual seekers everywhere: Jews looking for the spiritual component of Judaism, Jews estranged from their roots, and non-Jews who wonder what Judaism has to say about life's great questions.
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Published August 1, 2002
by Beacon Press.
Religion & Spirituality, History.