By Harald Samuel
By Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman,Rakefet Zalashik
By Walter-Jörg Langbein
By Emil Fackenheim,Marguerite Delmotte,Bernard Dupuy
By Solomon Schechter,Rabbi Neil Gillman
By Binyamin Lau
By Michael Brenner
By Israel Drazin
The reader could be stunned, if no longer stunned, to benefit host of ideals which are frequent one of the Jewish lots haven't any rational foundation. this doesn't recommend that Judaism itself is irrational and absurd. simply the other. yet many Jews have opted to think the unreasonable and illogical traditional rules what Maimonides could label non-Jewish sabian notions simply because they've got no longer been familiar with Maimonides right rational possible choices and brought the time to mirror upon it.
By Aryae Coopersmith,Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
Memoir a couple of non secular instructor and a pupil in Nineteen Sixties San Francisco, a colourful forged – together with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Allen Ginsburg, Murshid Samuel Lewis ("Sufi Sam"), Swami Satchidananda, Ajari Warwick, Rabbi Zalman Shalomi Schachter, and lots of extra – and lives that have been replaced forever.
Aryae Coopersmith, a 22-year previous university pupil in Sixties San Francisco, meets the charismatic rabbi and folks singer Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and comes to a decision to begin a neighborhood for him. He rents a home and strikes in along with his most sensible neighbors. ahead of lengthy they locate themselves – and their condo – on the heart of the San Francisco non secular revolution as millions of teenagers – Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sufis, and fans of numerous authorities – flood in via their doors.
Giving concert events to packed halls around the globe, Shlomo is famous as Judaism’s such a lot influential musician, and one in all its maximum religious leaders, of the overdue twentieth century. Their condo – the home of affection and Prayer – turns into an ancient a part of the legend of Nineteen Sixties San Francisco.
Aryae and his fellow scholars who're working different non secular groups deliver their academics and experts jointly to create an enormous San Francisco occasion – the assembly of the methods – to have fun the oneness of the world's religious traditions and all of the world's people.
Aryae's top pals Efraim and Leah depart San Francisco and head to Jerusalem, the place they turn into ultra-Orthodox Hasidim. Many others from the "House" persist with. Aryae remains in the back of and settles right into a secular existence as a Silicon Valley enterprise proprietor. After Shlomo dies, Aryae feels forced to inform the tale. to aim to appreciate the lives of his outdated associates and pull jointly the scattered fragments of his personal, he travels to Jerusalem.
This profoundly relocating memoir tells a narrative of grace, loss, redemption, and finally of recognition. It invitations us to mirror on how the Nineteen Sixties religious revolution – with its imaginative and prescient of the oneness people all – has impacted every one of our lives.
By Ephraim Chamiel