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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Schwartz writes in a clear and direct manner about the reasons why social justice is of such importance to many types of Jews. And the repercussions and manifestations of what he calls the Sinai ... Read full review


The Purpose of Judaism
The ExodusSinai Continuum of Jewish Life
The American Jewish Community and the Public Square

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Rabbi Sidney Schwarz is the founder and president of PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values and is the founding rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland. He is author of Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews Can Transform the American Synagogue (Jewish Lights)

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