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Through his books and lectures, people of every faith and background have found inspiration and new strength for spiritual. Rabbi harold kushner has written a dozen books offering guidance from the bible for living a life that matters. Kushner currently lives in san francisco with his wife, karen. Where is god kushner, rabbi lawrence, kushner, karen. Basil pennington, ocso, abbot, the trappist monastery of the holy spirit rabbi lawrence kushner has a rare gift. Our challenge and goal is to find it and then act in such a way as to help others find it too. Lawrence kushner, a massachusetts rabbi whose writings have helped restore a mystical dimension to popular judaism in america, wrote the book of letters in beautiful calligraphy that is reproduced on every page of this finely bound edition. The extraordinary rabbi kushner takes the novice on a journey into the world of kabbalah, the jewish mystical tradition.
Born in detroit in 1943, kushner graduated phi beta kappa from the university of cincinnati and went on to receive his rabbinical ordination from the hebrew union college in cincinnati. Sometime, somewhere, someone is searching for answers. Through his everyday encounters with family, friends, colleagues and strangers, kushner takes us deeply into our lives, finding flashes of spiritual insight in the process. Explore books by rabbi lawrence kushner with our selection at. At once deeply human and profoundly spiritual, lawrence kushners books are a treat for the soul. Rabbi kushner has authored and coauthored numerous articles, as well as more than 18 books, for children and adults, which have. Lawrence kushner is widely regarded as one of the most creative theologians in america. Speaking of spirituality rabbi lawrence kushner on his new book, his faith and practicing jewish spirituality interview by jon sweeney. For nourishment and inspiration eyes remade for wonder opens wide the gates of jewish mysticism and spirituality, helping us peel back the layers of meaning that animate our lives. Read or listen to rabbi lawrence kushner books and. Lawrence kushner born 1943 is a reform rabbi and the scholarinresidence at congregation emanuel in san francisco, california biography. Rabbi lawrence kushner is a longtime student and articulator of the mysteries and messages of kabbalah, the jewish mystical tradition. He graduated from the university of cincinnati in 1965 and the hebrew union college in cincinnati where he was ordained rabbi in 1969.
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