Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World

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Jewish Lights Pub., 2006 - Religion - 312 pages
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The first state-of-the-art, comprehensive resource to encompass the wide breadth of the rapidly growing field of Judaism and health.

For Jews, religion and medicine (and science) are not inherently in conflict, even within the Torah-observant community, but rather can be friendly partners in the pursuit of wholesome ends, such as truth, healing and the advancement of humankind. from the Introduction

This authoritative volume part professional handbook, part scholarly resource and part source of practical information for laypeople melds the seemingly disparate elements of Judaism and health into a truly multidisciplinary collective, enhancing the work within each area and creating new possibilities for synergy across disciplines. It is ideal for medical and healthcare providers, rabbis, educators, academic scholars, healthcare researchers and caregivers, congregational leaders and laypeople with an interest in the most recent and most exciting developments in this new, important field."

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Contents

The Purpose of Judaism
3
The ExodusSinai Continuum of Jewish Life
11
The American Jewish Community and the Public Square
85
Copyright

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Rabbi Sidney Schwarz is a social entrepreneur, an author and a political activist. He founded and led PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values for twenty-one years. He is also the founding rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland, where he continues to teach and lead services. Currently, he serves as a senior fellow at Clal--The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership where he is involved in a program that trains rabbis to be visionary spiritual leaders. He is the author of Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future ; Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews Can Transform the American Synagogue and Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World.Rabbi Sidney Schwarz is available to speak on the following topics:Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future Tribal vs. Covenantal Identity: Jews and the American Public Square Finding a Spiritual Home: Redefining the Religious Enterprise Reaching the Jewish Community of the 21st Century: Educating for Jewish Citizenship Between Conscience and Solidarity Can Social Justice Save the Jewish Soul? Click here to contact the author.

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