The Rituals & Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal
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About the Author
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by Newsweek, is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of Big Tent Judaism, formerly Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Big Tent Judaism Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for a Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism & Other Addictions-Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom; 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year and Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul. He is also coauthor of Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. One-Genesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. Two-Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and coeditor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal (all Jewish Lights).
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics:
- The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and Recovery
- Sparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the Torah
- Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst
- How to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith Family
- Optimism for a Jewish Future
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"Beautifully weaves together liberal Jewish perspectives on traditional practices. Jews who wish to deepen their practice will find both inspiration and instruction in this book."
--Rabbi Debra Orenstein, editor, Lifecycles, Vol. 2: Jewish Women on Biblical Themes in Contemporary Life
"A wonderful guide to beginning a personal Jewish ritual practice. It offers both the steps to do and insightful stories of those who have found meaning in them. A terrific handbook for personal observance ... highly recommended!"
--Dr. Ron Wolfson, author of The Art of Jewish Living series; cofounder, Synagogue 2/3000; vice president, University of Judaism
"Both resource and inspiration for ... daily Jewish ritual practice.... Excellent."
--Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
"Imbues ritual with spirit.... Weaves the personal, the spiritual, and the practical together in a lovely tapestry of meaning."
--Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, Great Lakes Regional Director, UAHC; author of Our Dance with God: Finding Prayer, Perspective and Meaning in the Stories of Our Lives
"The authors, the essays, and the wisdom found here are first-rate. They will help your soul to soar."
--Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, dean and vice president, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies