A Prophet for Today: Contemporary Lessons from the Book of Yehoshua

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2006 - Religion - 139 pages
Singled out as a work unique among the Prophets, The Book of Yehoshua discusses the Israel - in fulfillment of the Divine promise - and the challenges that pertain to the building and development of a Jewish State. Discover how the foundation of modern-day Israel rests on a prophet understanding of the principles of Jewish statehood enunciated by Yehoshua, and the role of every Jew in promoting the Jewish national identity. Explore lessons relating to his mission, destiny, methods of conquest, relations with renegades and neighbors, and the means of securing Jewish possession of the land itself. Rabbi Pruzansky draws contemporary practical lessons from this ancient prophetic work, and shows us how to apply them to our own lives. The Book of Yehoshua is not merely a record of the past, but relevant to today, tomorrow and the distant future - its pages contain ideas that are timeless and essential to Jewish life throughout the ages.
 

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Contents

The Spies and Rachav
1
Crossing the Jordan
17
Yehoshua and the Angel of God
33
Conquest of Yericho
41
The First Sin The Spoils of Achan
53
The Treaty with Givon
73
Miracle at Givon
93
Yehoshua and Calev
107
The Division of the Land
121
Epilogue
137
About the Author
140
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