What does it mean that we are spiritual beings? Can humans bring harmony to their dual spiritual and material nature and achieve success?
In The Modern Guide to Judaism, out today in paperback from Overlook, internationally renowned rabbi Shmuley Boteach tackles these important issues, arguing that Judaism possesses a core of wisdom that appeals to Jews and non-Jews alike. Boteach is one of the world’s leading spiritual authorities and the author of more than twenty books published in seventeen languages. The winner of the prestigious London Times Preacher of the Year award, he writes a syndicated column that is read by a global audience of millions. Today he now lives in Englewood, New Jersey, where he is currently running for a seat in the US House of Representatives in the 2012 elections. The Modern Guide to Judaism is an indispensable and informative introduction to Judaism by one of the world’s leading relationship experts and spiritual authorities.
“There are many books written on Judaism, but this one differs in that it seeks to present the ideas behind the Jewish faith in today’s context, rather than serve only as a how-to-guide to Jewish ritual. Whereas other books present Jewish ideas as having evolved historically, I am seeking to promote the idea that the Jewish religion is a holistic set of inextricably linked values which together comprise a state of the art system for human potential. That Judaism is not seen in this light, but often as a rather arcane and obsolete ritual, accounts for its sad and unjust decline. This book seeks to set the record straight.” – Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Praise for the work of Shmuley Boteach
“Boteach has his scholarly finger on the pulse of a nation.” – Salon.com
“The most famous rabbi in America … A cultural phenomenon.” – Newsweek
“with verve, wit and deep conviction, Rabbi Boteach sets out a very personal vision of what is wrong with today’s Judaism and how much Jewish values have to offer the world. It is a passionate and profoundly humane manifesto.” – Rabbi Professor Nicholas de Lange, University of Cambridge