Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach (Expanded and Updated) (2020)

Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach (Expanded and Updated) Rebecca T. Alpert Jacob J. Staub Exploring Judaism A Reconstructionist Approach Expanded and Updated This substantially revised and updated edition of the classic is ideal for everyone who wants to know about Judaism Whether you are a long time participant in the Jewish community a newcomer or
  • Title: Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach (Expanded and Updated)
  • Author: Rebecca T. Alpert Jacob J. Staub
  • ISBN: 9780935457506
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach (Expanded and Updated) Rebecca T. Alpert Jacob J. Staub This substantially revised and updated edition of the 1985 classic is ideal for everyone who wants to know about Judaism Whether you are a long time participant in the Jewish community, a newcomer or someone who has struggled to find a home in Jewish life, this introduction to Jewish thought and practice from a Reconstructionist perspective will offer inspiration andThis substantially revised and updated edition of the 1985 classic is ideal for everyone who wants to know about Judaism Whether you are a long time participant in the Jewish community, a newcomer or someone who has struggled to find a home in Jewish life, this introduction to Jewish thought and practice from a Reconstructionist perspective will offer inspiration and guidance From Kaplan s belief through contemporary innovations, this engaging text explores Reconstructionist views on God, ethics, Zionism, spirituality, text study, Tikkun Olam, life cycle ritual, intermarriage, gay and lesbian issues and A must read.
Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach (Expanded and Updated) Rebecca T. Alpert Jacob J. Staub

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  1. C. Varn

    This introduction to Reconstructionist Judaism is easy to read and makes it clear the differences between Orthodox and Conservative Judaism and Reconstructionist Judaism as well as the differences with classical Reform Judaism However, the incorporation of halakhah as option and tradition into Reform has made some of the differences between Reconstructionist Judaism and Reform less separated than in the 1980s when this book was written Alpert and Staub do an excellent job of distilling the basic [...]

  2. Michael Lewyn

    This book is a simple introduction to Reconstructionist Judaism A few key points Unlike Conservative and Orthodox Judaism, Reconstructionism does not accept halakhah traditional Jewish law as binding But unlike Classical Reform, it accepts halakhah as relevant The ideal Reconstructionist Jew or congregation researches halakhah and then decides how and whether to apply it The authors write If God is not the commander of these ritual acts, God nonetheless is reflected through them What I didn t un [...]

  3. Rachel

    Perhaps nothing made me feel Jewish at my BCI retreat than choosing, on my own, to order this book, have it shipped to me, and read it while my contemporaries practiced their Torah portions for Shabbat or what have you I don t read Hebrew, but this was something pI was born into Reconstructionist Judaism and still have a deep affinity for it, though I remember this book feeling a little alien at BCI Maybe because the experience was so overly spiritual, and Alpert and Staub spoke to a Judaism th [...]

  4. Claire S

    This book describes and illustrates comprehensively yet pithily the major facets of Reconstructionist Judaism It is written by Rebecca Alpert, a Rabbi who was formerly Dean of Students and current member of the faculty at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and currently also Director of the Women s Studies Program at Temple University And its co author is Jacob Staub, Dean and Director of Medieval Civilization at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College This book is short 88 pages and sim [...]

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