Perfect for self-study, group study, adult learning, and conversion, the collection strives to encourage further study and ongoing discussion through presenting Judaism's intellectual and spiritual tools as means for leading a life full of purpose and commitment
“Rabbi Israel of Rhyszin tells a story of two people entering a forest. One has a lantern while one does not. The two meet, and the one carrying the lantern is able to illuminate their shared path. When the two part, the one without a lantern is left in the dark once more. From this, we learn that we all must carry our own light. My hope is that this book will provide light along the path and, in so doing, will provide a wider horizon of Jewish tradition and ideals to light the way.”
- Rabbi Paul Citrin, Editor
This book is about Shabbat--the Jewish treasure that comes around every seven days. In the midst of our freedom, Shabbat offers roots and inspiration, along with joy and hope. In the midst of a world of endless choices and paths, Judaism provides the rich resources developed for living a life of meaning over centuries of practice. In particular, Judaism offers Shabbat as a way to deepen, renew, and refresh our lives.
Through additional essays, poetry, and personal insights, as well as many new inspiring and creative ideas, this updated edition of Gates of Shabbat offers a roadmap to discovering and exploring what Shabbat can mean to you.