The Rhythms of Jewish Living: A Sephardic Exploration of Judaism's Spirituality

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Jewish Lights Publishing
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6.1 X 0.29 X 8.97 inches | 0.67 pounds
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About the Author

Rabbi Marc D. Angel, PhD, is founder and director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals ( Rabbi emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City, he is author and editor of twenty-nine books, including Maimonides, Spinoza and Us: Toward an Intellectually Vibrant Judaism; Foundations of Sephardic Spirituality: The Inner Life of Jews of the Ottoman Empire (both finalists for the National Jewish Book Award); and Maimonides--Essential Teachings on Jewish Faith and Ethics: The Book of Knowledge and the Thirteen Principles of Faith--Annotated and Explained (all Jewish Lights).

Rabbi Marc D. Angel, PhD, is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Maimonides, Spinoza and Us: Confronting Basic Issues of Faith
  • The Orthodox and Non-Orthodox Jewish Communities: Can We Learn from Each Other?
  • Conversion to Judaism: What the Jewish Community Can Learn from Converts
  • Choosing to Be Jewish: The Orthodox Road to Conversion
  • Losing the Rat Race, Winning at Life: Ethics for Moderns

"Holds a wide-angle lens on Judaism, revealing a natural balance and integration of religion with the whole of life."
--Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz, author, Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom & Guided Meditations to Strengthen & Calm Body, Heart, Mind & Spirit

"Immensely engaging.... Will deepen your understanding and appreciation for the Jewish religion in its most authentic form as a lifestyle in tune with the forces of nature and holiness.... Should be on the bedside table of every person curious about the meaning and practice of the Jewish religion."
--Naomi Ragen, author, The Sisters Weiss, The Tenth Song and other best-selling novels

"A powerful and important read for all Jews: Sephardi and Ashkenazi, no matter how religious or observant you are.... A beautiful tapestry to guide you to be a better Jew and a better human being."
--Rabbi Asher Lopatin, president, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

"A noteworthy contribution to the contemporary popular exposition of Judaism.... Chock-full of new insights which make it worthwhile reading for initiates as well as newcomers to Judaism."
--Dr. Norman Lamm, chancellor, Yeshiva University

"Rabbi Angel boldly introduces the non-Western worldview of Sephardic Jews.... His sense of place and time is restorative and calming. His clarity is a great pleasure; his writing about Judaism quietly surprises the reader with gems--insights on how Judaism gives life meaning and joy."
--Jane Mushabac, professor, City University of New York; author, Mazal Bueno: A Portrait in Song of the Spanish Jews; coauthor, A Short and Remarkable History of New York City

"Profound and meaningful.... Spicing his volume with the wisdom and decisions of the great Sephardic sages, Rabbi Angel manages to bring them alive, effectively showing us that there is an altogether different type of traditional Judaism, which we know so little about but which we so desperately need. A must-read!"
--Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo, dean, David Cardozo Academy, Jerusalem