Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom and Guided Meditations to Strengthen and Calm Body, Heart, Mind and Soul


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by Elie Kaplan Spitz. Jewish Lights Publishing, 2015.

Increasing Wholeness is for Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike who desire to build greater capacity for peace, wholeness and happiness. By focusing on commonalities, Rabbi Spitz invites his readers to explore, ponder and appreciate core beliefs and values of Judaism, other world religions and psychology. He elaborates on five spiritual practices which steady and integrate mind, body, heart and spirit - guided meditation, sacred texts, prayer, blessing, and serving. Spitz augments the written text with videos accessed through QR codes. With these, he encourages us to strengthen our imagination, intuition and connection with the divine and others. Christians will recognize the sacred text studies from the Old Testament. Prayers and blessings, though rooted in the Jewish daily liturgy, are appropriate for Christian gatherings. Whether we lean toward a conservative, moderate or liberal belief system, Spitz’s book provides ample material for both individual or small group study.

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