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Israelaa Spiritual Travel Guide (2nd Edition): A Companion for the Modern Jewish Pilgrim

Israelaa Spiritual Travel Guide nd Edition A Companion for the Modern Jewish Pilgrim Be spiritually prepared for your journey in Israel The only travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit Combining in quick reference format ancient blessings med

  • Title: Israelaa Spiritual Travel Guide (2nd Edition): A Companion for the Modern Jewish Pilgrim
  • Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
  • ISBN: 9781580232616
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Be spiritually prepared for your journey in Israel The only travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit Combining, in quick reference format, ancient blessings, medieval prayers, biblical references, and modern poetry, it helps today s pilgrim tap into the deep spiritual meaning of the ancient and modern sites of the Holy Land For eBe spiritually prepared for your journey in Israel The only travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit Combining, in quick reference format, ancient blessings, medieval prayers, biblical references, and modern poetry, it helps today s pilgrim tap into the deep spiritual meaning of the ancient and modern sites of the Holy Land For each of 25 major tourist destinations from the Western Wall to Masada to a kibbutz in the Galilee it gives guidance in sharply focused, four step sections Anticipation To read in advance Information to help orient you in the site s historical context.Approach To read on the way there Readings from traditional and modern sources to orient you in the site s spiritual context.Acknowledgment To read at the site A prayer or blessing to integrate the experience into your spiritual consciousness.Afterthought Journaling space for writing your own thoughts and impressions.More than a guidebook It is a spiritual map of the Holy Land.

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    About "Lawrence A. Hoffman"

    1. Lawrence A. Hoffman

      Dr Lawrence A Hoffman was ordained as a rabbi in 1969, received his Ph.D in 1973, and has taught since then at the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, in New York From 1984 to 1987, he directed its School of Sacred Music as well In 2003, he was named the first Barbara and Stephen Friedman Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual He teaches classes in liturgy, ritual, spirituality, theology and synagogue leadership For almost forty years, he has combined research, teaching, and a passion for the spiritual renewal of North American Judaism.Rabbi Hoffman has written or edited over forty books, including My People s Prayer Book Jewish Lights Publishing , a ten volume edition of the Siddur with modern commentaries, which was named a National Jewish Book Award winner for 2007 His Rethinking Synagogues A New Vocabulary for Congregational Life Jewish Lights Publishing and his Art of Public Prayer Skylight Paths are widely used by churches and synagogues as guides to organizational visioning and liturgical renewal In 2011, he received a second National Jewish Book Award for co authoring Sacred Strategies Transforming Synagogues from Functional to Visionary Alban Institute.His articles, both popular and scholarly, have appeared in eight languages and four continents, and include contributions to such encyclopedias as The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Religion, The Oxford Dictionary of Religion, The Encyclopedia of Judaism and The Encyclopedia of Religion in America He syndicates a regular column which appears, among other places, in The Jewish Week and The Jewish Times and writes a blog entitled Life and a Little Liturgy For many years, Rabbi Hoffman served as visiting professor of the University of Notre Dame, and has lectured at such places as the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the University of Southern California, and the Yale Divinity School.In 1990, Dr Hoffman was selected by the United States Navy as a member of a three person design team, charged with developing a continuing education course on worship for chaplains He is a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, the professional and academic organization for liturgists, and in January 2004, received that organization s annual Berakhah Award, for outstanding lifetime contributions to his field.In 1994, he co founded Synagogue 2000, a trans denominational project to envision the ideal synagogue as moral and spiritual center for the 21st century As Synagogue 3000, it has launched Next Dor, a national initiative to engage the next generation through a relational approach featuring strong communities with transformed synagogues at their center.He founded and is Academic Coordinator of the Tisch Fellowship Program.

    158 Comments

    1. I was talking about my upcoming trip to Israel with a dear friend who gave me the same advice that his wife had given him, 'From what you're describing you want from this trip, you're not a tourist. You're a pilgrim.' And then he recommended this book. I was a bit worried at first because I've read LOTS of Rabbi L. Hoffman's work and in general can take it or leave it. Ths book was the exception, and I believe his best work. This is an excellent example of using knowledge of Torah, along with ve [...]


    2. A nice balance for the very secular trip I took. As the author writes, your tour guides will cover way more history than you ever wanted, and this book will help you think about the holiness of the land. I didn't at all use this book as instructed, there was just no way I could have dragged the book out to read from on site even if I'd wanted to, but I'm glad I brought it along. Even with our ridiculous schedule it was easy to find a few minutes for the 1-2 page readings about each place. I was [...]


    3. This book is not a guide to Israel--it is a spiritual companion for someone who is touring the country, as a pilgrim. Various locations in Israel are briefly described, followed by some ancient and/or modern spiritual texts. My favorite text was the modern poem "Tourists" by Yehuda Amichai. Touring the country is always fascinating--this book can give your experience a much deeper meaning.



    4. This book is coming along with me on my trip to Israel. I have found it very helpful to focus my thoughts about the experience I will be having.


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