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Book Synopsis Jewish Prayers to an Evolutionary God: Science in the Siddur by : Joel Yehudah Rutman MD
Download or read book Jewish Prayers to an Evolutionary God: Science in the Siddur written by Joel Yehudah Rutman MD and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-07-20 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do we pray? On the one hand, prayer offers us a way to meditate on the knowledge of God and have intimate interaction with a personal creator. And for many Jews, it offers a sense of community and fulfils a need for daily connection with a venerable tradition and language. Yet for many modern Jews, prayer is at best old fashioned-or at worst, no longer necessary. In Jewish Prayers to an Evolutionary God: Science in the Siddur, author Dr. Joel Rutman provides a new way of understanding the existing language of Jewish prayer, and he integrates science with Jewish liturgy-all the while striving to preserve the passion that makes prayer matter. The aim is to enable Jews to daven (pray) with kavanna (intent), trusting that science will not pull the rug out from under their prayer. The poems also continue the ancient tradition of hazzanim (cantors) who author new prayer-poems.
Book Synopsis When Judaism Meets Science by : Roger L. Price
Download or read book When Judaism Meets Science written by Roger L. Price and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-04-22 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book seeks to confront the challenge that science presents to the traditional pillars of Judaism. It identifies and analyzes a wide variety of issues, including some contemporary sacred cows. First, the book considers what is fact and what is fiction in the primary stories contained in Judaism’s foundational texts. Then, drawing on Jewish ethical teachings, it seeks to determine how Judaism and science can inform each other with respect to a broad range of contemporary issues, from abortion and allergies to vaccinations and violence with firearms. Finally, it peeks into the future to address issues that Judaism and science are just now beginning to discuss, such as an exotheology for aliens on distant planets, a Jewdroid who seeks acceptance in a shul, and even the fate of the universe itself. When Judaism Meets Science addresses readers of all persuasions—regardless of denomination and whether a believer or not—as the author builds a case, with specific recommendations, for the value of a reality-based Judaism, one grounded on both traditional ethics and empirical evidence that can resonate with the educated adults of Israel.
Book Synopsis Divine Action and Natural Selection by : Joseph Seckbach
Download or read book Divine Action and Natural Selection written by Joseph Seckbach and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2009 with total page 1122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The debate between divine action, or faith, and natural selection, or science, is garnering tremendous interest. This book ventures well beyond the usual, contrasting American Protestant and atheistic points of view, and also includes the perspectives of Jews, Muslims, and Roman Catholics. It contains arguments from the various proponents of intelligent design, creationism, and Darwinism, and also covers the sensitive issue of how to incorporate evolution into the secondary school biology curriculum. Comprising contributions from prominent, award-winning authors, the book also contains dialogs following each chapter to provide extra stimulus to the readers and a full picture of this ?hot? topic, which delves into the fundamentals of science and religion.
Book Synopsis Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism by : Geoffrey Cantor
Download or read book Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism written by Geoffrey Cantor and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-09-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Darwin’s theory of evolution transformed the life sciences and made profound claims about human origins and the human condition, topics often viewed as the prerogative of religion. As a result, evolution has provoked a wide variety of religious responses, ranging from angry rejection to enthusiastic acceptance. While Christian responses to evolution have been studied extensively, little scholarly attention has been paid to Jewish reactions. Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism is the first extended meditation on the Jewish engagement with this crucial and controversial theory. The contributors to Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism—from several academic disciplines and two branches of the rabbinate—present case studies showing how Jewish discussions of evolution have been shaped by the intersections of faith, science, philosophy, and ideology in specific historical contexts. Furthermore, they examine how evolutionary theory has been deployed when characterizing Jews as a race, both by Zionists and by anti-Semites. Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism addresses historical and contemporary, as well as progressive and Orthodox, responses to evolution in America, Europe, and Israel, ultimately extending the history of Darwinism into new religious domains.
Book Synopsis A God We Can Believe In by : Richard Agler
Download or read book A God We Can Believe In written by Richard Agler and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-04-22 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you believe in God? So many people answer this question in the negative because the God they have been taught to believe in is simply not all that believable. In the twenty-first century, a Deity who intervenes in history, supernaturally responds to prayers, favors and protects his faithful and chosen, and executes righteous judgment engenders doubt and disbelief in thinking people of all faiths, as well as those of no practicing faith. A God We Can Believe In is a response to this moment. Herein you will find contributions from leading rabbis and scholars that articulate paths to heart, mind, and soul with God-teachings that are spiritually compelling and intellectually sound. Our authors present God in ways that are consistent with the facts that higher learning has established, the principles of reason, and our shared life experiences. In these pages you will find a God that cannot be brushed aside by educated moderns; a God that does not violate the realities of logic or natural law; a God presented in accessible language; a God that can be lived with and lived for. It is a book for thoughtful individuals everywhere.
Book Synopsis Stepping Stones to a Higher Vision by : Joseph P. Schultz
Download or read book Stepping Stones to a Higher Vision written by Joseph P. Schultz and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-07-29 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stepping Stones to a Higher Vision examines the development of religious consciousness from religion to spirituality to mysticism. This developmental path imaginatively described as "stepping stones" in the title of the book and as "elevators of religion" in chapter one, has its rewards but also its dangers and pitfalls. Intended for the non-specialist lay person interested in religion, as well as the scholar, the book focuses on Jewish tradition and its sources (Hebrew Bible, Talmud-Midrash, and Kabbalah), but in a broad cross-cultural interdisciplinary context. Ritual, prayer, including meditation and contemplation, ethics and morality, religious leadership, and the afterlife are analyzed in the context of sociology, science, and the history of religion.
Book Synopsis Torah at Brandeis Institute by : Robert M. Bleiweiss
Download or read book Torah at Brandeis Institute written by Robert M. Bleiweiss and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Infanticidal Logic of Evolution and Culture by : A. Samuel Kimball
Download or read book The Infanticidal Logic of Evolution and Culture written by A. Samuel Kimball and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that, because existence costs (the two words are cognates), any living thing must economize - shift more of its energy costs onto the world, including other living things, than its competitors are able to; that to economize is therefore to engage in exchanges that are sacrificial at their core; and that such economization is infanticidal in its ultimate implications. A. Samuel Kimball is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Florida.
Book Synopsis Jonathan Sacks: Universalizing Particularity by : Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Download or read book Jonathan Sacks: Universalizing Particularity written by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-08-30 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume features the thought and writings of Jonathan Sacks, one of today’s leading Jewish public thinkers. It brings together an intellectual portrait, four of his most original and influential philosophical essays, and an interview with him.
Book Synopsis The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion by : Refāʾēl Yehûdā Ṣevî Werblôwsqî
Download or read book The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion written by Refāʾēl Yehûdā Ṣevî Werblôwsqî and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1997 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive reference on Judaism features nearly 2,400 entries on important figures in Jewish history, religious issues, Hewbrew words and phrases, and covers all traditions within the faith
Book Synopsis Gates of Understanding: A companion volume to Shaarei tefillah, Gates of prayer by : Lawrence A. Hoffman
Download or read book Gates of Understanding: A companion volume to Shaarei tefillah, Gates of prayer written by Lawrence A. Hoffman and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis AJL Newsletter by : Association of Jewish Libraries
Download or read book AJL Newsletter written by Association of Jewish Libraries and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Why We Remain Jews by : Vladimir Tsesis
Download or read book Why We Remain Jews written by Vladimir Tsesis and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr. Tsesis describes the path he traversed from religious ignorance to strong belief in the Jewish religion. Tsesis assigns a special place to the proof of his conclusion that religion and science—especially in light of recent discoveries—are not antagonists, and are, in fact, in complete harmony, supplementing and not excluding each other. In the spirit of ecumenism Tsesis speaks about coexistence of different religions, which share the common objective of assurance of perpetual survival of the human race. The unifying theme of this book, however, is the beauty of the Jewish religion and a possible answer to the question of why we remain Jews.
Book Synopsis The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer by : Macy Nulman
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer written by Macy Nulman and published by Jason Aronson Incorporated. This book was released on 1993 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Arranged alphabetically by prayer, the encyclopedia entries include extensive liturgical information on the prayers, their composers and development, the laws and customs surrounding them, and their place in the service. All prayers, including not only prayers recited in the synagogue, but also the Grace After Meals and the prayers to be said before going to bed, prayers for special occasions such as weddings and circumcisions, prayers for the funeral ritual and for private devotion, are featured. The entries make extensive use of cross-referencing and bibliographical information to facilitate further study. In addition, the author discusses the many poetic insertions, known as piyyutim, recited on special Sabbaths, Holy Days, and festivals.".
Book Synopsis The Faith of the Mithnagdim by : Allan Nadler
Download or read book The Faith of the Mithnagdim written by Allan Nadler and published by Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Faith of the Mithnagdim is the first study of the theological roots of the Mithnagdic objection to Hasidism. Allan Nadler's pioneering effort fills the void in scholarship on Mithnagdic thought and corrects the impression that there were no compelling theological alternatives to Hasidism during the period of its rapid spread across Eastern Europe at the turn of the nineteenth century." "Nadler recovers the work of Rabbi Elijah ben Solomon, Gaon of Vilna; Rabbi Phinehas ben Judah, Maggid of Polotsk; and other figures who established Mithnagdism as an influential movement in Jewish religious thought. Their extensive writings on religious ethics, philosophy, and exegesis make it clear that the Mithnagdim were much more than negative, narrow critics of the Hasidim. In Nadler's account; Mithnagdism emerges as a highly developed religious outlook that is essentially conservative, deeply dualistic, and profoundly pessimistic about humanity's spiritual potential - all in stark contrast to Hasidism's optimism and aggressive encouragement of mysticism and religious rapture among its followers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved