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2001 - Present
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Next Generation Judaism: How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations
Rabbi Mike Uram

Using the model he helped create at University of Pennsylvania's legendary Hillel organization as an example, Rabbi Mike Uram explains how we can transform and enliven the business and outreach aspects of Jewish non-profits for the modern day.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2016.


Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom and Guided Meditations to Strengthen and Calm Body, heart, and Mind.
Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz

Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz, a widely respected teacher and spiritual guide, shows how to nurture the four components of the inner life—body, heart, mind and spirit—in order to embrace your whole self. Rabbi Spitz brings timeless wisdom into the modern age, combining Jewish texts and traditions with contemporary psychology and world spiritual writings.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2015.


Forty Years in the Wilderness: My Journey to Authentic Living
Yiscah Smith

Yiscah's 40-year memoir details her joys and struggles with her own spirituality, gender identity, and commitment to living true to herself. The story she tells is one of a man, facing his truth, embracing the woman she was always meant to be, and returning to her faith with wholeness and authenticity.

Wooded Isle Press, 2014.


Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America's Most Notorious Lobbyist
Jack Abramoff

The name Jack Abramoff is synonymous with Washington scandal, but the fascinating facts of his case are either largely unknown or wildly misunderstood. His memoir will serve as a corrective - an engrossing, informative work of political nonfiction that is also a gripping real-life thriller.

WND Books, 2011.


Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith
Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Imam Jamal Rahman

Expanding on the conversation started in their first book, the Interfaith Amigos--a pastor, a rabbi and an imam--probe more deeply into the problem aspects of our religious institutions to provide a profound understanding of the nature of what divides us.

Skylight Paths Publishing, 2011.


God of Me: Imagining God Throughout Your Lifetime
Rabbi David Lyon

From the earliest ideas of a bearded Diety on a heavenly throne to the mature image of God as a spiritual companion and source of comfort, Rabbi Lyon helps you cut through any preconceived ideas of God you imagined in your childhood and any dogmas that have stifled your creativity and reveals how you can enjoy a unique relationship with the God of you.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2011.


Capturing the Moon: Classic and Modern Jewish Texts
Rabbi Edward Feinstein

In this new collection of classic and modern folktales, Rabbi Edward M. Feinstein reminds us why stories are so important. Capturing the Moon brings together thirty-six beloved Jewish folktales in six thematic sections

Behrman House Publishing, 2008.


Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey
Rabbi Harold Schulweis

Winner of the 2008 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice, this book is Rabbi Schulweis' essay on the difficult subject of obedience and protest in Jewish life.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2008.


Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything
Dr. Michael Osit

Renowned child and family psychologist Michael Osit explores the challenges and opportunities facing today's parents.

AMACOM, 2008.


Money and Meaning: New Ways to Have Conversations about Money with Your Clients--A Guide for Therapists, Coaches and Other Professionals.
Judith Stern Peck

A family business expert leads professionals through a new way to approach sensitive and important topics with their clients.

Wiley, 2007.


Jews and Judaism in the 21st Century: Human Responsibility, the Presence of God, and the Future of the Covenant
Edited by Rabbi Edward Feinstein

In celebration of Rabbi Harold Schulweis� 80th birthday, prominent rabbis David Ellenson, Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, David Hartman and Harold Kushner share their thoughts on the state of Judaism today.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2007.


The Way Into Varieties of Jewishness
Sylvia Barack Fishman

Professor of contemporary Jewish life at Brandeis University, and co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Sylvia Barack Fishman authors the seventh book in the 14-volume �Way Into� series, an accessible introduction to the many ways Jews identify themselves and their communities�throughout history and today.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2006.


God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice
Jay Michaelson

Writer, editor and educator Jay Michaelson writes about embodied Judaism, and how we can infuse our waking moments with body-awareness and spirituality based on Jewish tradition.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2006.


Make Millions and Make Change! Strategies for Success: A Practical Guide to Business and Social Action
Michael Mann and grassroots.org

Business e-book from the CEO of www.grassroots.org, outlining the author's strategies for success.

Published 2006 by grassroots.org, online.


The Way Into Judaism and the Environment
Jeremy Benstein, PhD

This is the sixth book in the 14-volume "Way Into" series, which aims to provide an accessible and highly usable "guided tour" of the Jewish faith, its history and beliefs.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2006.


The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
Rabbi Elliot Dorff

This is the fifth book in the 14-volume "Way Into" series, which aims to provide an accessible and highly usable "guided tour" of the Jewish faith, its history and beliefs.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005.


Awakening to Kabbalah: The Guiding Light of Spiritual Fulfillment
Michael Laitman

The student of great Kabbalist Rav Baruch Ashlag provides us with an in-depth look at the great works of Jewish mysticism.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005.


Spiritual Community: The Power to Restore Hope, Commitment And Joy
Rabbi David A. Teutsch

Reconstructionist Rabbi David Teutsch addresses clergy and lay leaders of American Jewish congregations about how they can better build and maintain functional and spiritually meaningful lives for their communities.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005.


The Personhood of God: Biblical Theology, Human Faith and the Divine Image
Rabbi Yochanan Muffs

Orthodox rabbi, professor and theologian Yochanan Muffs discusses the major trends in biblical criticism and Jewish philosophy regarding the anthropomorphic nature of God.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005.


How to Survive Your Move
edited by Jamie Allen and Kazz Regelman

Editorial advisor for the fifth in the advice-book series.

Hundreds of Heads Books, Inc, 2005.


How to Survive Your Marriage
ed. Yadin Kaufmann and Jamie Allen

Editorial advisor for the fourth in the advice-book series.

Hundreds of Heads Books, Inc, 2005.


Off the Derech: Why Observant Jews leave Judaism
Faranak Margolese

A journalistic account of why observant Jews are leaving the fold in unprecedented numbers, and what we can do about it.

Devorah Publishing, 2005.


Miriam & Other Stories. With an Introduction by Prof. Avner Holtzmann.
M. Y. Berdichevsky

A novella and five short stories by the Hebrew writer Micha Yosef Berdichevsky, translated into English. (I edited the Introduction.)

Toby Press, 2004.


The Bible's Top Fifty Ideas: The Essential Concepts Everyone Should Know
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

Renowned speaker, author and Conservative rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins illuminates 50 verses from the Old Testament, creating an essential "crash course" in Bible for interested lay readers.

Specialist Press International, 2005.


Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities
David Arnow, PhD

A new collection of readings, activities and essays for the modern family seder.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004.


The Women's Haftarah Commentary
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, Editor

A collection of articles by female rabbis and scholars on the weekly Haftorah portions, the five Megillot, and special readings for specific Sabbaths.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004.


God in Our Relationships: Spirituality Between People from the Teachings of Martin Buber
Rabbi Dennis S. Ross

Social worker, hospital chaplain, and congregational rabbi, Dennis Ross brings the teachings of Martin Buber's I and Thou to the general reader in this inspirational title.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2003.


The Women's Passover Companion: Women's Reflections on the Festival of Freedom
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Tara Mohr and Catherine Spector, eds.

The first in a two-volume collection of articles exploring women's issues in the context of Passover and texts to use at the seder table. The books celebrate the diverse voices of leading scholars and students from the feminist movement and beyond, and are edited by three young activists from Yale.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2003.


The Women's Seder Sourcebook: Rituals & Readings for Use at the Passover Seder
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Tara Mohr and Catherine Spector, eds.

The second in a two-volume collection of articles exploring women's issues in the context of Passover and texts to use at the seder table. The books celebrate the diverse voices of leading scholars and students from the feminist movement and beyond, and are edited by three young activists from Yale.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2003.


Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow
Arthur Green

Brandeis University professor of Jewish mysticism and author of numerous books on the topic writes a book for today�s spiritual seeker, an overview of what Judaism and Kabbalah has to offer the modern mystic. Finalist, 2002-03 National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought and Experience.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2002.


Love is My Religion: Understanding the Spiritual Foundations of Judaism
Rabbi David Aaron

The author of Endless Light (Simon & Schuster), Seeing God (Putnam), and Personal Power (Berkeley), Rabbi Aaron�s fourth book argues that Judaism is a religion based on love and joy, first and foremost.

BSD Books, Israel, 2002.


Judaism and Modernity: The Religious Philosophy of David Hartman
Jonathan W. Malino, Ed.

A collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field of Jewish philosophy and theology worldwide, this book was published in conjunction with Hartman�s 70th birthday celebration.

Ashgate Publishers, London, 2001.


Splitting the Adam
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Riskin, the world-renown rabbi who started the settlement community of Efrat in Israel�s West Bank, writes about how we can apply Soloveitchik�s theory of Adam 1 and Adam 2 to our contemporary lives.

Part of this original manuscript was later published in Torah Lights: Genesis Confronts Life, Love and Family, Urim Publications, 2005.


The Way Into Encountering God in Judaism
Rabbi Dr. Neil Gillman

Jewish Theological Seminary professor and rabbi Neil Gillman writes the third book in the 14-volume �Way Into� series, which aims to provide an accessible and highly usable �guided tour� of the Jewish faith, its history and beliefs.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001.


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