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Hineini in Our Lives Learning How to Respond to Others Through 14 Biblical Texts and Personal Stories

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ISBN-10: 1580232744

ISBN-13: 9781580232746

Edition: 2005

Authors: Norman J. Cohen, Lester Bronstein, Alan M. Dershowitz, Laura Geller

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 201
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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.

Introduction: Reading through the Prism of Midrash-Making the Text Our Own
Fourteen Biblical Texts, Fourteen Opportunities for Meaning
Recognizing the Other
Being Accessible to the Other
Awakening to Relationship
Response in the Everyday
Unqualified Openness: The Challenge and the Risk
Fulfilling Past Promises
The Significant Ramifications of Our Response to Others
Responding to the Other's Fears
The Reticence to Respond
The Difficulty of Discerning the Call
Fabricating the Call
The Ever-Present Other
The Ultimate Call
The Ultimate Response
Personal Stories: Making Hineini Come Alive
Double Call
Jacob's Tangled Web
Bringing My Whole Self to God
Parallel Life Journeys
Being Accessible to the Other in Our Lives
Hineini: The Calling?
The Story of a Calling
I Am Not Supposed to Be Here
The Challenge of Answering Hineini
One Hineini Against Another
Beholding Esau
A Guide to Creating Our Own Personal Midrash: Finding Your Own Voice in the Text