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

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5.5 X 0.7 X 8.6 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

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).

Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is one of the country's foremost appellate lawyers and a distinguished defender of civil liberties. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers The Case for Israel and Chutzpah as well as The Vanishing American Jew, Why Terrorism Works, and America on Trial. He has been profiled and interviewed widely in the media and has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and many other newspapers and periodicals.

"One of the most interesting books on the last forty years of American Jewish life that I have read.... A rare combination of passionate love of the Jewish people and love of ethics and goodness."
--Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist, and bestselling author

"A testimony to the power of conscience, courage and compassion. Breathes with the love of the Jewish people, drawn from the spirit of Jewish moral sensibility and the energy of Jewish ethical activity."
--Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom

"A serious treatise on activism. Outlines the what, the why and the how--how to be an activist, how to root our activism in our faith, how we might begin to emulate the life choices Rabbi Weiss has made in order to protect the Jewish people and improve our future.... Immensely rewarding."
--Ruth Messinger, president, American Jewish World Service

"Masterfully weaves rich insights from Jewish text and tradition with the powerful moral and political lessons from [Weiss's] unparalleled experiences as one of American Jewry's most courageous, inspiring and, yes, controversial spiritual activists."
--Rabbi David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

"Proves [Weiss] is a pioneer not only in practicing activism but also in developing the theoretical foundations of the role of activism in organized Jewish community life. A must read for all who want to understand the power of activism to effect change."
--Natan Sharansky

"Profound and insightful.... Responds to the central challenges to the Jewish people from the latter part of the twentieth century."
--Rabbi Saul J. Berman, director, Continuing Rabbinic Education at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School