Fifty of the foremost Jewish spiritual leaders have pooled together their thoughts on “all things Jewish spirituality” in this single volume. Whether a person is just curious, intently searching for personal meaning or actively seeking ideas, information and practices to enrich his or her spiritual life, The Jewish Lights Spirituality Handbook is the ideal companion. It explores what Jewish spirituality is; where it is found; how you forge the tools that will make it happen; and why spirituality should be part of your life. Readers will be pleased to discover a gamut of topics such as God, community, prayer, liturgy, healing, meditation, mysticism, traditions, rituals, blessings, life passages, and special days. This book provides everything you need to discover the myriad of layers that Jewish spirituality can take you. For those of Jewish faith and anyone interested in contemplative spirituality, this robust volume has a rich perspective from a wide array of contributors. It is suitable for individuals and an enlivening resource for study groups.
Reviewed by Beth Booram