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Witnesses to the One: The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma, JOSEPH B. MESZLER


Title:   Witnesses to the One: The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Jewish Lights Publishing February 2009

ISBN Number:    1580234003 / 9781580234009

Seller ID:   20090408154954

"Hear O Israel, the Eternal is Our God, the Eternal is One " There is arguably no more important statement in Judaism than the Sh'ma. Its wordscalling us to hear, to listen, to pay attentiondefy direct translation and have meant different things throughout history.

In a deeply personal exploration of this sacred proclamation, command and prayer, Rabbi Joseph Meszler delves into the spiritual history of the Sh'ma, inspiring you to claim your own personal meaning in these enduring words. By examining how the Sh'ma has been commented upon by ancient sages and contemporary thinkers, he opens the doors between each generation that has found a different dimension of truth in the Sh'ma.

Each chapter focuses on a major historical figure and includes a sacred story, an exploration into the story's many meanings and a suggestion for a new way of "hearing" the voice in the story. Experience the Sh'ma through the lives of:

MosesFighting Idolatry

Akiba ben JosephThe Sages Offer Their Lives

Saaida GaonProving the One

Moses MaimonidesNothing Like God

Haim VitalCommuning with the One

Moses Haim Luzzatto "Master of the Universe"

Abraham Isaac KookA Nation Reborn

Leo BaeckOne Moral Standard

Abraham Joshua HeschelA Prophecy: "One World or No World"

Price = 16.99 USD

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