Judaism book extracts

The Rebbe’s Leadership Style

August 11, 2014

A friend of mine once put it well. He called the Rebbe “the most successful one-man business in the world.”

Because of the complex interplay of his many roles – teacher, spiritual guide, activist, diplomat, personal counselor – it may be especially revealing to consider his work as a project manager.

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The Talmud and Islam

February 21, 2014

As their links with the new metropolis strengthened, the luminaries of Sura and Pumbedita found they had much in common with their opposite numbers in the Islamic world. They discovered they were grappling with similar issues, actively applying their scholarship, legal and religious traditions, to regulate the day-to-day lives of their co-religionists.

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The Chief Rabbi’s critical ideas

By Rabbi Michael Harris, Daniel Rynhold and Tamra Wright, May 9, 2013

The special contribution made by the thought of Chief Rabbi Sacks is that it not only continues the venerable Jewish philosophical tradition of maintaining traditional faith in the face of external intellectual challenges, but also moves beyond this tradition by showing how core Jewish teachings can address the dilemmas of the secular world itself.

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How Lord Sacks came to be chief

January 21, 2013

Addressing the Chief Rabbinate Conference committee in London on the last Sunday in February 1990 – some 15 months after commencing its search for a successor to Lord Jakobovits – United Synagogue president Sidney Frosh, who had headed the seven-man “sifting” (selection) committee, revealed that during the previous year, his team had had “correspondence from all over the country, offerin

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The Prophet and the Pharaoh

November 15, 2012

Note: Modern-day Armana in Egypt was the site of an ancient city called after the Pharaoh Akhenation, who brought Egypt to the realisation of monotheism

Science works on the principle that any theory has to be repeatable under the same experimental conditions and that a theory which has this characteristic will predict related findings when these are tested.

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Day of Judgment

August 30, 2012

The potent sanctity of this day –
So awesome and fearful –
Let us relay.
On it Your kingship
Is universally hailed,
As is Your throne,
With our prayers
Assailed.
You judge,
You know,
You testify;
You record,
You let
Nothing slip by.
The good deeds
We ourselves forgot,
Loom large,
To create a happy lot.
Your chronicle is read,
In detail fine;
Man’s signature confirmed

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How the Torah Changed the World

February 9, 2012

THE RIGHTS OF STRANGERS

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Letters to the Next Generation 2

September 28, 2011

You can download the whole work here.

Introduction

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Sarah Laughed – Modern Lessons from the Wisdom & Stories of Biblical Women

June 24, 2011

Vanessa Ochs
JPS (distributed in UK by Eurospan) £14.50

In an extract from her new book, "Sarah Laughed", Vanessa Ochs explores what women can learn today from the episode of the daughters of Zelophehad, who petitioned Moses to inherit their father's estate.

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A Father Mourns His Murdered Son

March 4, 2011

Avraham David Moses was one of eight people gunned down in a terrorist attack on the Mercaz Harav Yeshivah in Jerusalem on March 6 2008. In an extract from his forthcoming book Mourning under Glass, his father Naftali Moses turns to the Zohar to try to come to terms with the loss of his 16-year-old son.

For book details, see www.tragic-death.com

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