Yearnings Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life

ISBN-10: 1401309135

ISBN-13: 9781401309138

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Description: The traditions of Jewish wisdom and religion hold answers to life??'s deepest questions.& nbsp; In this, his first book, Rabbi Kula mines those traditions to offer pragmatic insights into how to live hopefully and richly with the uncertainty, complexity, and fear that come with 21st century life.& nbsp; A new way of thinking about religion and spirituality that is neither New Age nor fundamentalist, Yearnings embraces the contradictions of modern experience???what Rabbi Kula calls the ???sacred messiness of life??????and explores the desire to reconcile the conflict between the unscripted course of our lives and our desire for certainty.& nbsp; Yearnings takes the reader on an excursion into the depths of ancient Jewish tradition, drawing parallels between today??'s experiences and the ancient stories of the Bible.& nbsp; A hopeful book for troubled times.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748

Rabbi Irwin Kula is president of CLAL--The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leading voice for religious pluralism in the Jewish community. A sought-after speaker, he was named by the PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly as one of the "10 People to Watch" helping to shape the American spiritual landscape. Fast Company magazine listed him as one of the seventeen new economy leaders, and Forward newspaper named him one of the top fifty Jewish leaders in America. He received his rabbinic ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Preface
Yearning for Truth
Humble Absolutes
God Will Be What God Will Be
The Silent, Thin Self
Yearning for Meaning
Sacred Messiness
Turning It Over
Duality Diving
Yearning for the Way
Dancing with Uncertainty
A Commanding Presence
The Necessity of Transgression
Yearning for Love
Covenant
Giving and Receiving
Forgiveness
Yearning to Create
Inspiration and Illumination
The Practice of Being
The Sabbath of Work
Yearning for Happiness
The Blessing of Pleasure
The Ethics of Joy
Full of Enough
Yearning for Transcendence
Dying for Life
Messiah-ing
Repairing the World
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
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