Autor/en: Jeffrey K. Salkin
1. Februar 2005 - gebunden - 224 Seiten
Helps people find core spiritual values in American Jewry's most misunderstood ceremony-bar and bat mitzvah. In a joining of explanation, instruction and inspiration, Rabbi Salkin helps both parent and child truly be there when the moment of Sinai is recreated in their lives.
Foreword by Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis
Introduction by Rabbi H.William Lebeau, Vice Chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Preface to the Third Edition Why This Book Was Born
Chapter 1 . Beyond "Today I Am a Man"
Chapter 2. "Speak to the Children of Israel": How Bar and Bat Mitzvah Speak to the Inner Life of Children
Chapter 3 . The River of Tears: How Bar and Bat Mitzvah Speak to the Inner Lives of Parents and Grandparents
Chapter 4 . Hearing God's Voice: The Meaning of Torah
Chapter 5 . Putting the Mitzvah Back in Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Chapter 6. Rites and Wrongs of Passage: Putting the Party in Perspective
Chapter 7 . To a Skeptical Jewish Parent
Chapter 8 . The Shabbat Morning Worship Service: Finding Your Place in the Words
Chapter 9 . The Changing Jewish Family
Chapter 10 . After the Thank You Notes: Helping Your Jewish Teenager Develop Jewish Values
Appendix 1 . What Non-Jews Should Know About the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Service
Appendix 2 . A List of Places for Your Tzedakah Go and Learn: Resources for Jewish Parents
Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is recognized as one of the most thoughtful Jewish writers and teachers of his generation. He has helped people of all ages find spiritual meaning in both the great and small moments in life.
A noted author whose work has appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest and the Congressional Record, Rabbi Salkin is editor of The Modern Men's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Jewish Men on the 54 Weekly Torah PortionsandText Messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens; and author of Being God's Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link Between Spirituality and Your Work, with an introduction by Norman Lear; the best-seller Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah; For Kids-Putting God on Your Guest List: How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah and Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Role Models for Sacred Relationships (all Jewish Lights), among other books.
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