After serving as founding director of the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC, Rabbi Richard Hirsch moved to Israel to lead the World Union for Progressive Judaism and become a tireless advocate for the global Reform Jewish community. This book traces Rabbi Hirsch's efforts to build and support Progressive Judaism in Israel and to integrate Reform Judaism into the institutions of the Zionist Movement. For the Sake of Zion is fascinating and instructive reading for anyone seeking a better understanding of the Reform Movement outside North America. Co-published with the World Union for Progressive Judaism.
This is an e-book title, available for immediate download for use with an e-reader device such as a Kindle, iPad, or Nook. It is also available in print form.
The Finding Words companion study guide features discussion questions to help readers plumb the depths of the poetry and to ponder the Jewish sources and human feelings behind the simple yet powerful words. With both thematic study sessions and questions for each poem, this 50-page electronic guide is ideal for both individuals and congregations alike. Also includes an interview with the poet herself, Merle Feld.
For the Sake of Zion, Reform Zionism: A Personal Mission (e-Book)
After serving as founding director of the Religious Action Center in
Washington, DC, Rabbi Richard Hirsch moved to Israel to lead the World
Union for Progressive Judaism and become a tireless advocate for the
global Reform Jewish community.
Atlas of Great Jewish Communities, The: A Voyage Through Jewish History (e-Book)
The history book you've been waiting for! Sondra Leiman's The Atlas of Great Jewish Communities
is an adventure that begins in Jerusalem in the first century and ends,
two thousand years later, in modern-day Israel. With compelling
photographs, colorful maps, intriguing sidebars, personal tales, and
primary texts, this is much more than a textbook. It's an interactive
experience in Jewish history.
Designed for the fifth or sixth grade, The Atlas of Great Jewish Communities
focuses on individuals as well as on events. Students meet such famous
figures as King Herod, Rabbi Judah ha Nasi, as well as Bruria, Rambam,
Maria Nunes, Hugo Grotius, and Eliezer Ben Yehuda. In becoming
acquainted with such people, students learn of the Jewish past and come
to see it as their own.