"A profound exploration of the necessity of paying attention to God's presence."Library Journal
In a daring blend of scholarship and imagination, psychology and history, Lawrence Kushner gathers an inspiring range of interpretations of Genesis 28:16 given by sages, from Shmuel bar Nachmani in third-century Palestine to Hannah Rachel Werbermacher of Ludomir who lived in Poland two hundred years ago. Through a fascinating new literary genre and Kushner’s creative reconstruction of the teachers’ lives and times, we enter the study halls and sit at the feet of these spiritual masters to learn what each discovered about God’s Self and ourselves as they ascend and descend Jacob’s ladder.
In this illuminating journeycelebrated in this special 25th anniversary edition with a new preface by the authorour spiritual guides ask and answer the fundamental questions of human experience: Who am I? Who is God? What is God’s role in history? What is the nature of evil? How should I relate to God and other people? Could the universe really have a self?
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||25th Anniversary Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
PROLOGUESurely God was in this place and I, i did not know .......... 13
1 / RASHIShelomo ben Yitzhaki, RashiAWARENESS2 / KOTZKMenachem Mendl of KotzkEGOTISM3 / LUDOMIRHannah Rachel Werbermacher, the Maid of LudomirThe OTHER SIDE4 / MEZRITCHDov Baer, the Maggid of MezritchSELF-REFLECTION5 / NACHMANIShmuel bar NachmaniHISTORY6 / De LEÓNMoses ben Shem Tov de LeónThe SELF of the UNIVERSE7 / OSTROPOLShimshon ben Pesach OstropolerSELF
EPILOGUEYour Torah, God's Torah