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Recommended Books for Studies with Rabbi Sheryl

 

A Book of Life:  Embracing Judaism as a  Spiritual Practice

For all the cycles of life, best-selling author Rabbi Michael Strassfeld presents traditional Jewish teachings as a guide to behavior and values. Where the tradition is replete with rituals (for example, the Sabbath), he describes them and shows how they can enrich spiritual living. Where rituals are sparse or nonexistent (for example, returning home at the end of the workday), he suggests new ones gleaned from his own study and experience.

Strassfeld also brings the principles of insight meditation to Jewish life, using this practice to recover and reconstruct Judaism’s spiritual dimension. He describes a Judaism that encourages within us a spiritual awareness as we participate in both traditional Jewish practices and the mundane activities of daily life. By engaging with Jewish tradition in ways that recapture its original kavanah, or intention, we will, Strassfeld maintains, achieve the two fundamental goals of Judaism-to become better human beings and to be in God’s presence. (Hardcover published in 2002 by Schocken Books, ISBN 0-8052-4124-8.)”

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Mishkan T’filah: World Union Edition – A Progressive Siddur  by Elyse D. Frishman (Editor) , David E. S. Stein (Editor) , Jonathan Keren-Black (Editor)

BMishkan T'Filah: World Union Ed Coverook Description: A Reform Siddur: Weekdays, Shabbat, Festivals, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. This is the New Reform Siddur Complete and fully transliterated for Shabbat, Weekdays and Festivals! All with full transliteration and translation.  Adapted for World use (appropriate for Northern and Southern Hemispheres).   Publication Dated:  2010; ISBN 978-0-88123-119-9

Hebrew from Scratch, Part 1 (Hebrew Edition; Paperback)

by Shlomit Chayat (Author) , Sara Yisraeli (Author) , Hila Kobliner (Author)

Book Description: Hebrew From Scratch is also known as ‘Ivrit min hathahala’. It’s a comprehensive textbook, grammar and exercise book for the beginner adult student. Widely used by high school and university students. The instructions for the exercises as well as the translations of the vocabulary lists are in English. Otherwise, the course is based on Hebrew-only instruction.  Publication Date: 2007  ISBN-10: 9653501127;  ISBN-13: 978-9653501126

 

Hebrew from Zero – Unique and Easy (Hebrew Edition)  Jonathan Keren-Black (Author)

Book Description: A unique, quick and enjoyable self-help way to learn to read Hebrew for those who are learning about Judaism, the Bible, the prayer book or the modern State of Israel from scratch, or who feel the need to go right back to basics.  Publication Date: October 21, 2011 | ISBN-10: 1466462183 | ISBN-13: 978-1466462182


HEBREW in 10 minutes a day® with CD-ROM  Kristine K. Kershul (Author)

Book Description:Now learning Hebrew is simply a breeze! New language learning software blends entertainment with education – you’ll learn faster than ever and have fun too! Interactive computer Sticky Labels, Flash Cards and special activities teach you the most useful words and phrases so you’re speaking with ease. Whether you’re visiting Tel Aviv or connecting with your heritage, HEBREW in 10 minutes a day with CD-ROM will open doors to this wonderful language.  Publication Date:  March 2010 ;  ISBN-10: 1931873046  ;  ISBN-13: 978-1931873048

 

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Mishkan T’filah: World Union Edition – A Progressive Siddur  by Elyse D. Frishman (Editor) , David E. S. Stein (Editor) , Jonathan Keren-Black (Editor)

Book Description: A Reform Siddur: Weekdays, Shabbat, Festivals, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. This is the New Reform Siddur Complete and fully transliterated for Shabbat, Weekdays and Festivals! All with full transliteration and translation.  Adapted for World use (appropriate for Northern and Southern Hemispheres).   Publication Dated:  2010; ISBN 978-0-88123-119-9

 

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The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine  (Author)

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