Ceremony & Celebration: Introduction to the Holidays by Jonathan Sacks

Ceremony & Celebration: Introduction to the Holidays by Jonathan Sacks

When did Rosh HaShana, the anniversary of creation, become a day of judge¬ment? How does Yom Kippur unite the priest’s atonement with the prophet’s repentance? What makes Kohelet, read on Sukkot, the most joyful book in the Bible? Why is the remembrance of the Pesah story so central to Jewish morality? And which does Shavuot really celebrate – the law or the land? Bringing together Rabbi Sacks’s acclaimed introductions to…

Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Jonathan Sacks

Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Jonathan Sacks

In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God. If religion is perceived as being part of the problem, Rabbi Sacks argues, then it must also form part of the solution. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit—that is, my religion is the only right path to God,…

Chief Rabbi Hertz: The Wars of the Lord by Derek Taylor

Chief Rabbi Hertz: The Wars of the Lord by Derek Taylor

Jonathan Sacks (Introduction) Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain’s greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of the Council of Christians and Jews. As well, he was the first Jew to be made a “Companion of Honour” and was…

Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (PB SET) Volumes 1-5

Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (PB SET) Volumes 1-5

Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Arizona State University and Aaron W. Hughes The Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers showcases outstanding Jewish thinkers who have made lasting contributions to constructive Jewish philosophy in the second half of the 20th century. Each volume is devoted to one particular thinker and is meant to show the thinker’s relationship to the Jewish philosophical past and to contemporary Jewish existence. Each volume follows the same structure:…