The Journey Home by Lawrence Hoffman
Discovering the Deep Spiritual Wisdom of the Jewish Tradition

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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.
 

About Lawrence Hoffman

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Was a popular and well-respected author of young adult books.
 
Published August 1, 2002 by Beacon Press. 240 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History. Non-fiction

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We can go home again—but to a home we never knew we had, says Hoffman, author and professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College in New York. He defines home as the "deep-down insights of

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Reading the Mishnah (the Jewish legal code) for spirituality, he says, is like "reading the raw data of the Census Bureau for world history."

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