Preparing Your Heart for Passover: A Guide for Spiritual Readiness

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Jewish Publication Society, Jan 1, 2002 - Religion - 115 pages
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A guide through the preparations for Passover, defining the observance not only as a religious and social ritual but also a spiritual jorney, one that is repeated and refined through the course of our lives.
 

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This is a book that was given to me by my rabbi. I find that it's comforting reading during the crazy days of physically preparing for Passover when "winding down" a bit truly helps focus on the spirit of Passover, my favorite of all the Jewish holidays. Read full review

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Passover, a highlight of Jewish ritual observance, celebrates the release of the Jews from bondage in Egypt and their passage to freedom. The haggadah combines story, song, and commentary to retell ... Read full review

Contents

Searching for the Hametz of the Soul
1
Ridding Ourselves of Hametz
6
Setting the Table
8
Making Ourselves Holy
12
Urehatz Spiritual Cleansing
16
The Renewal of Spring
19
Finding What Is Lost Mending What Is Broken
23
Telling the Story Telling Our Stories
26
The Plagues
43
When Is It Ever Enough?
45
Making Sacrifices
48
In Every Generation
50
More Cleansing
53
Motzi Sustaining Body and Soul
57
Matzah The Bread of Our Deliverance
59
Bitter Memories
62

This Is the Bread of Memory
30
We Were Slaves Now We Are Free
33
The Four Children Within
35
Gods Promises
38
Experience Is Our Teacher
41
Welcoming the Promise of Elijah
76
Moving from Passover to Shavuot
89
Preparing the Seder
105
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Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by "Newsweek", is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of the Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; "Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; "Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism & Other Addictions Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; "Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom"; "100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year"; and "Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul". He is also co-author of "Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren"; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. One Genesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. Two Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and co-editor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal(all Jewish Lights).Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics: The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and RecoverySparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the TorahWelcoming the Stranger in Our MidstHow to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith FamilyOptimism for a Jewish Future

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