A Time for Change

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2005 - Religion - 294 pages
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This moving and compelling tour de force will not leave a single reader unaffected, as every individual who reads this book will embark on a personal journey of struggle and inner confrontation. The author acts as the readers personal guide, examining society s most private basic assumptions, as well as life s most fundamental values and doctrines. Several of the issues revealed, include: Have our most natural and passionate understandings of masculinity and femininity been entirely swapped in today s world for a life that is politically correct and numb? Is secular Jewry as unfettered and liberal as they claim and are the religious truly following Judaism and not Christianity? How is it that Peace Now and the religious settlers are actually moving towards the same goal, despite the apparent polarity of opinions? And which side is making the wrong assumptions, thereby delaying the common objective? What does science, if anything, have to do with Judaism, and why is it that almost all those that ask questions about the relationship between the two are missing the point? Why is love and hate the perfect partners, and how is it possible to accomplish love through hate? After exploring the root causes of the various personal and societal trends within the Jewish world today, Keren presents a fresh entry into a Judaism that has been forgotten by most, religious and secular alike. For those courageous enough to enter, the author offers a brave, passionate and embracing new Jewish world and the opportunity for a time to change. This book pulls no punches and not many sacred cows emerge unscathed. Warning: Not for the timid."
 

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A clear, well written book on the many dimensions of Judiasm and its complexities.

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Contents

A Time to Dance
1
A Time to Rend
11
A Time to pluck up That Which Has Been Planted
23
A Time to Break Down
33
A Time to Speak
41
A Time to Refrain from Embracing
49
A Time to Seek
61
A Time to Embrace
69
A Time to Keep Silence
159
A Time to Weep
167
A Time to Be Born
175
A Time to Throw Stones
197
A Time to Plant
209
A Time to Keep
217
A Time to Gather Stones Together
223
A Time to Love
241

A Time to Cast Away
77
A Time to Sew
87
A Time to Build Up
95
A Time to Mourn
107
A Time to Laugh
115
A Time to Die
127
A Time to Lose
137
A Time to Heal
149
A Time to Kill
253
A Time of War
261
A Time of Peace
273
A Time to Hate
283
Epilogue
285
Glossary
287
References
293
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