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by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

eBook God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning epub
  • ISBN: 1879045052
  • Author: Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights; 1 edition (September 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • ePUB size: 1979 kb
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God Was in This Place & I, I Did Not Know―25th Anniversary Ed: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning. Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

It is a blessing that when other baby boomers were rejecting their faith and their heritage, Lawrence Kushner was embracing his, and doing all the hard work with the result that his readers are drawn to the Light. He is my most precious spiritual mentor. God Was in This Place & I, I Did Not Know―25th Anniversary Ed: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning. Rabbi Lawrence Kushner.

Kushner brings in a wide range of Jewish scholars, rabbis, and midrash .

For centuries, readers have tried to imagine what the angels were trying to tell Jacob; Rabbi Lawrence Kushner God Was in This Place & I, I Did Not Know is about seven different ways to read the Bible verse quoted in its title (Genesis 28:16). The titular verse is Jacob's exclamation upon awakening from his vision of angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven. Kushner brings in a wide range of Jewish scholars, rabbis, and midrash on this text. He instructs us to pay attention to our lives, our surroundings, and our souls.

I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning .

God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning. by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. Rabbi Lawrence Kushner brilliantly reclaims a millennium of Jewish spirituality for contemporary seekers of all faiths and backgrounds. God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know is about God and about you; it is about discovering God’s place in the universe, and yours. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Using a scholarly, psychological and historical approach the author examines seven Jewish thinkers on the basic human experience, allowing the reader to study the great ones among the Rabbinic and midieval thinkers. Издательство: Jewish Lights Pub. Язык: english.

It is that my Godlike "I" did not know God was present because my ego "i" was in the way. Jacob's chance to experience God was diminished.

God Was in This Place and I, I Did Not Know : Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning. However, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner draws this title from the Torah, the book of Genesis to be precise. It is the exclamation of Jacob who, upon waking from his dream about the ladder connecting heaven and earth, makes a startling realisation about the reality of the seemingly mundane and ordinary place where he had stopped for the night.

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God Was in This Place and I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality, and Ultimate Meaning Jewish Lights Publishing, 1993.

Lawrence Kushner (born 1943) is a Reform rabbi and the at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, California. YouTube Encyclopedic. God Was in This Place and I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality, and Ultimate Meaning Jewish Lights Publishing, 1993. The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1987.

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By: Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. Publisher: Jewish Lights. Print ISBN: 9781879045330, 1879045338. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781580234887, 1580234887. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781879045330, 1879045338.

Selected as a Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) “Significant Jewish Book”

Jacob was running away from home. One night he lay down in the wilderness to sleep and had one of the great mystical experiences of Western religion. He dreamed there was a ladder, with angels ascending and descending, stretched between heaven and earth. For thousands of years, people have tried to overhear what the messengers came down to tell Jacob, and us.

Now in a daring blend of scholarship and imagination, psychology and history, Lawrence Kushner gathers an inspiring range of interpretations of Genesis 28:16 given by sages, from Shmuel bar Nachmani in third-century Palestine to Hannah Rachel Werbermacher of Ludomir who lived in Poland two hundred years ago. Through a fascinating new literary genre and Kushner’s creative reconstruction of the teachers’ lives and times, we enter the study halls and sit at the feet of these spiritual masters to learn what each discovered about God’s Self and ourselves as they ascend and descend Jacob’s ladder.

In this illuminating journey, our spiritual guides ask and answer the fundamental questions of human experience: Who am I? Who is God? What is God’s role in history? What is the nature of evil? How should I relate to God and other people? Could the universe really have a self?

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner brilliantly reclaims a millennium of Jewish spirituality for contemporary seekers of all faiths and backgrounds. God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know is about God and about you; it is about discovering God’s place in the universe, and yours.

Comments: (7)
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The idea behind God was in this Place and I, i did not know it is excellent. Take the famous line from Jacob at Beth-el, and see how it has been interpreted throughout the ages by various Jewish worthies. In the process, have them talk to Jacob in a kind of free form midrash, unshackled by time. And since the writer is Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, add a bit a personal reflection and home grown stories.

All the elements are here, but the book never gets off the ground. In juggling so many elements in so short a space, Kushner gets lost, and the book lacks a real sense of forward momentum or thrust. This would have been a good idea for two, maybe even three books. Kushner would have then allowed himself the luxury of exploring some of the very good themes he has laid down here and not fully explored.
Eigonn
I was hoping for something meatier- something that gave a new perspective on seeking out depth in biblical narratives. This is a well written book as all Rabbi Kushner's books are but it was for someone fairly new to Judaism texts and thought.
Mogelv
I found it thought provoking and helped me understand how the Jewish religion uses the Old Testament writings and how Christians can misunderstand them.
Zorve
As a Christian, I wasn't that familiar with the concept of midrash. This helped to understand that. Also, it opened my mind to a new way to engage with scripture. The best way I can describe this book is that it is not dense, but it is deep. Read it with a women's book group, and we all enjoyed it.
Lahorns Gods
I do really love this book!
It was actually my first reading about Jewish Spirituality, and i have to say, what an excellent way to think and analize the Bible they have.
It will give you seven different views about Jacob and the ladder and what really happened there.
I learned a lot of things, good and important things.
So i will recommend it.
White gold
I discovered this book in a search for something new about the story of Jacob to enhance a short sermon. The book drew me into the world of 2500 years of Torah scholarship; into its great traditions of exposition, argument and story telling.

The clear way in which Rabbi Kushner presents great thoughts of Torah scholars, his writing style, and love of their wisdom, allow the reader to "be" at once a yeshiva student and a friend worthy of intimate conversation. The chapter on De Leon - Rabbi Luria - which presents the 10 commandments as a circular system, offers unique insight.

Rabbi Kushner's longing for the Messiah, which is so evident in his writing has added much to my understanding of my own faith.

Rabbi Kushner's liberal use of story to explain on many levels that which is difficult to explain at all sheds a new light on the "parables" of Jesus

I eagerly seek out any word of a new book. It is a blessing that when other baby boomers were rejecting their faith and their heritage, Lawrence Kushner was embracing his, and doing all the hard work with the result that his readers are drawn to the Light. He is my most precious spiritual mentor.
Road.to sliver
I so enjoyed this book describing several ways to interpret a classic biblical story from a Jewish perspective. Learning more about other faiths helps me understand my own a bit better. Very entertaining while enlightening.
I expected something scholarly and dry; but, this book is uplifting, thought-provoking and incredibly readable. After reading this, I purchased several more of Kushner's books and will probably read everything the man has written (and writes)!
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