Jewish Values: Capturing the Moon: Classic and Modern Jewish Tales

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Publication Year: 
2008
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192 p.
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The author of Tough Questions Jews Ask (Jewish Lights, 2003) has rewritten and compiled a collection of 36 stories organized under the topics of “What Really Matters in Life?,” “Doing What’s Right,” “It’s Up to You,” “Teachers and Friends,” “Hidden Truths,” and “The Miracle of Jewish Life.” As these inspirational sounding headings might suggest, the stories are written in the form of homilies, meant to instruct the listener or reader in the application of Torah and other Jewish teaching to everyday life. A short paragraph introduces each story’s theme and several discussion questions follow it. In what is called a Values Index, lacking page numbers, each story is categorized under the values it imparts or the special occasion it addresses. The audience includes both children and adults because Rabbi Feinstein’s writing style is simple, lively yet thought-provoking; inclusive, contemporary yet thoroughly grounded in traditional Jewish teaching. Although the discussion questions are a little pedantic, the stories themselves are told with conviction and are often very moving.
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978-0-87441-840-8
Book ID: 
1267
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No
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