More and more thoughtful Jews are coming to discover that the impersonal God they learned about in Hebrew school is t the God they w kw and love. But few kw how to articulate their personal relationship with this transcendent presence - so their extraordinary discoveries remain hidden inside themselves rather than shared and celebrated with others. In this volume, ordinary Jews offer their very personal reflections on how they recognize God at work in their lives, loves, and communities, using biblical texts to examine these stories. The work provides spiritual direction for the growing number of Jewish seekers - and those who advise them. It invites ordinary people to examine their own spirituality rather than relying on heavy theology and didactic religiosity - and yet hours the traditional Jewish scriptures. Jews are helped to learn to kw and love God in an intimate, relevant way and to recognize how God is already working in their lives. The text draws from the riches of Torah and other important sources of Jewish wisdom.
CAROL OCHS is director of Graduate Studies and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brandeis University and taught philosophy at Simmons College in Boston.