Wisdom and Enlightenment for Troubled Times Edited by Arthur Kurzweil (396 Pages)Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2003
This volume has a wide and judicious selection of articles, short stories, poetry and book excerpts. The material is grouped thematically, covering topics such as Israel, current issues, religious education and practice, Jewish spiritual thought, Kabbalah, the Holocaust 9/11 and anti-Semitism. There are also sections of poetry, fiction and Jewish humor. A comprehensive and impressive list of prominent authors have contributed including: Elie Wiesel, Alan Dershowitz, Arthur Waskow, Blu Greenberg, Carol Diament, Adin Steinsaltz, Arthur Hertzberg, Cynthia Ozick, Irving Greenberg, Avi Weiss, Edward Koch, Marge Piercy, Herbert Gold and more. All shades of Judaism and of political opinion can be found. Topics include: stem cell research; Hebrew vs. Yiddish; Ethical Kashrut; Ribbinical Education in the 21st Century; Jesus Who?; Terrorists and more.