Spiritual Activism: A Jewish Guide to Leadership and Repairing the World

Front Cover
Jewish Lights Publishing, 2010 - Religion - 193 pages
0 Reviews

"Avi doesn't only talk the talk, or even walk the walk. He writes the instruction manual. This book shows a way, perhaps not the only way but one indispensable way, of being an activist on behalf of the Jewish people. Read it and learn."
--from the Foreword by Alan M. Dershowitz I

n this age of perpetual strife and conflict, we need now more than ever to find out how to be proactive in repairing our broken world. Rabbi Avraham Weiss's provocative and challenging guidebook will show you just that--and so much more.

With easy-to-follow steps, accessible explanations of the principles of spiritual activism and an exploration into the foundations of spiritual activism as rooted in the Torah, Weiss offers more than simply a user manual--he provides an in-depth approach to changing your role in the world.

Topics include:
* Why, How and When Do We Engage in Spiritual Activism?
* Choosing the Cause
* Making Partners
* Designing the Strategy
* Leading Other People
* Seeing the Big Picture
* And more ...


What people are saying - Write a review

Spiritual Activism: A Jewish Guide to Leadership and Repairing the World

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Rabbi Weiss (founder & president, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, New York) has been called one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. Here, he uses the materials of his own life to show how one can ... Read full review


Part II
Part III
Every Action Counts

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Rabbi Avraham Weiss is the founder and president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the Modern and Open Orthodox Rabbinical School in New York. He is also the senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute in Riverdale. Most recently, he founded Yeshivat Mahara't, an Orthodox school ordaining women to become spiritual leaders. Rabbi Weiss was named one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America by Newsweek magazine. He is the author of Spiritual Activism: A Jewish Guide to Leadership and Repairing the World (Jewish Lights).

Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.

Bibliographic information