Day by Day: Reflections on the Themes of the Torah from Literature, Philosophy, and Religious Thought

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Chaim Stern
Beacon Press, Sep 1, 2000 - Philosophy - 384 pages
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A spiritual source for daily reflections; the poems, proverbs, quotations and excerpts from various spiritual and philosophical texts in this book have been selected to inspire and comfort. They include writings from such diverse sources as the Talmud, the psalms, Einstein, and Susan Sontag.
 

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Contents

Creation i
1
The Yetzer
8
Our Way
15
God
21
Acceptance 50
30
Growing Old
37
Mystery
44
Human Being
51
Kindness
207
This World
213
Gratitude and Rejoicing
219
Finding Our Way
225
Gifts and Blessings
233
The Religious Vision
240
Courage
247
Character
254

Connections
59
Dream and Aspiration
66
n Our Journey Through Life
72
Conflict and Reconciliation
79
The Divine Presence
85
Freedom
91
Community and Justice
99
Faith
106
Revelations
113
Doing
120
Prayer
126
Light
133
Quest
139
Work and Rest
146
Time and Change
152
Atonement
159
Offerings
165
Death
172
Health
179
Suffering and Adversity
185
And Beyond Death
193
The Holy Life 100
200
Reward and Punishment
260
Seeing
266
Seeing Others
272
Family
279
Marriage
285
Wisdom
291
A Tree of Life
297
Self
304
This Days Path
310
Righteousness and Truth
317
Love
324
Teaching
331
Choosing
337
Learning
343
Perseverance
349
Humility
356
Terms and Abbreviations
363
Further Reading
365
Credits
368
Index of Names
371
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Stern, translator and Reformer liturgist, is the rabbi of Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, New York.

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