Judaism
The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant: The Discovery of the Treasure of Solomon
The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant
The Discovery of the Treasure of Solomon
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430399
Offers compelling evidence that the Knights Templar may have taken the Ark of the Covenant to the British Isles • Presents scientific evidence affirming the powers attributed to the Ark • Traces the Ark and the Stones of Fire from Jerusalem to Jordan and finally to central England, where the Knights Templar hid them in the 14th century According to legend the Ark of the Covenant was an ornate golden chest that was both a means of communicating with God and a terrible weapon used against the enemies of the ancient Israelites. In order to use it the high priest had to wear a breastplate containing twelve sacred gemstones called the Stones of Fire. These objects were kept in the Great Temple of Jerusalem until they vanished following the Babylonian invasion in 597 B.C.E. At the ancient ruins of Petra in southern Jordan, Graham Phillips uncovered evidence that 13th-century Templars found the Ark and the Stones of Fire, and that they brought these treasures back to central England when they fled the persecution of French king Philip the Fair a century later. The author followed ciphered messages left by the Templars in church paintings, inscriptions, and stained glass windows to what may well be three of the Stones of Fire. When examined by Oxford University scientists these stones were found to possess odd physical properties that interfered with electronic equipment and produced a sphere of floating light similar to ball lightning. The Bible asserts that the Ark had the power to destroy armies and bring down the walls of cities. Now Graham Phillips provides scientific evidence that these claims may be true and offers compelling documentation that the Ark may be located in the English countryside, not far from the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Cabala Para El Mundo Moderno/Kabbalah for the Modern World
Cabala Para El Mundo Moderno/Kabbalah for the Modern World
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1567182917
Examining the kabbalah from a scientifi perspective, this study discusses its relationship to quantum theory, relativity, black holes, and other scientific models and explains how it can prepare readers for God's revelation to the world. (New Age)
The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery
The December Project
An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062281747
Exploring the issue of mortality, a journalist and bestselling author met with Jewish Renewal leader and iconic rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi every Friday for two years to create strategies to deal with pain and memory loss and find tools to cultivate simplicity, fearlessness and joy at any age. 17,500 first printing.
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism
Paperback      ISBN: 073874591x
Jewish esotericism is the oldest and most influential continuous occult tradition in the West. Presenting lore that can spiritually enrich your life, this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia is devoted to the esoteric in Judaism—the miraculous and the mysterious. In this second edition, Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis has added over thirty new entries and significantly expanded over one hundred other entries, incorporating more knowledge and passages from primary sources. This comprehensive treasury of Jewish teachings, drawn from sources spanning Jewish scripture, the Talmud, the Midrash, the Kabbalah, and other esoteric branches of Judaism, is exhaustively researched yet easy to use. It includes over one thousand alphabetical entries, from Aaron to Zohar Chadesh, with extensive cross-references to related topics and new illustrations throughout. Drawn from the well of a great spiritual tradition, the secret wisdom within these pages will enlighten and empower you. Praise: “An erudite and lively compendium of Jewish magical beliefs, practices, texts, and individuals . . . This superb, comprehensive encyclopedia belongs in every serious library.
Fear No Evil: The Classic Memoir of One Man's Triumph over a Police State
Fear No Evil
The Classic Memoir of One Man's Triumph over a Police State
Paperback      ISBN: 1891620029
The noted Soviet dissident recounts his trial by Soviet authorities, his nine-year term in the Soviet gulag, his release and reunion with his wife and their new life in Israel
Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith
Gonzo Judaism
A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1590307682
Gonzo Judaism is both a clarion call for a new Jewish agenda and a blueprint for an adventurous but genuine path toward spiritual growth and true religious wisdom. Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein, founder and Rabbi Emeritus of The New Shul in New York City, says that most conventional Jewish institutions are out-of-touch and have relied too much on nostalgia, guilt, and fear—none of which resonate with modern Jews. He challenges Jews to adopt the “gonzo” spirit—the rebellious, risk-taking attitude associated with the gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson—and to take creative, innovative steps to reshape and revitalize contemporary Judaism. Goldstein urges readers to take a fresh look at Judaism, to become educated about its history and tradition, to find what feels spiritually meaningful, and to create a Jewish culture and community rooted in affirmation, joy, and celebration. He provides a wealth of information on organizations, institutions, synagogues, grassroots groups, and networks that can help get you started on the gonzo path. Gonzo Judaism was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the best religion books of 2006, and was also a finalist for a Quill Award in 2007.
Here I Am: Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered, and Available for Life
Here I Am
Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered, and Available for Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1590308441
In these stressful times, it's easy to get caught up in feeling anxious, tense, foggy, overloaded, and unable to appreciate the simple gifts in your life. In this book, Leonard Felder, a popular psychologist, shares techniques for managing and rebalancing these emotions and helps you to find your calm, strong center. Felder draws from traditional Jewish prayers and blessings that have been used for centuries to refocus the mind; techniques that help you to reappraise a situation, manage an emotion, spend a moment in appreciation or contemplation, or to make a moment holy. Readers don't need to know Hebrew or have a Jewish education in order to find these techniques resonant and effective; the Hebrew words or phrases that Felder uses are simple and accessible. Chapter topics include: • How to regain your equilibrium when you feel pulled in all directions • How to outsmart your moody, anxious brain • Knowing when to intervene and when to let go in a situation • Responding with wisdom when someone treats you harshly • Finding inner quiet and peace when you feel agitated In each chapter, Felder includes examples drawn from his client base and explanations from mind-body psychology and neuroscience to support the effectiveness of this kind of mindfulness practice.
How Good Do We Have to Be?: A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness
How Good Do We Have to Be?
A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316507415
Drawing on his experiences as a congregational rabbi, the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People explores the destructive effects of perfectionism and self-righteousness, showing how acceptance and forgiveness can improve our relationships. Tour.
Journey Through Judaism: The Best of Keeping Posted
Journey Through Judaism
The Best of Keeping Posted
Paperback      ISBN: 0807403113
A collection of readings selected to enhance the new directions of Reform Jewish education, covering such areas as "The Jew and the Law," "Of Jews and Languages," and "A Jew Congregates with Other Jews."
Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
Judaism
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0192853902
Norman Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to surveying the nature and development of Judaism, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism -- its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics.