Let one of the great teachers of our time take you on a historical and spiritual journey through Judaism.
These Are the WordsA Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life
By Arthur Green
(200 Pages)Publisher: Jewish Lights, 1999
Judaism itself is a language, a group's way of expressing beliefs, longings, aspirations and dreams. The vocabulary of Jewish life is the framework that we use to hand our past on to our children. It is also the vocabulary that people of other faiths need to know to understand Judaism and Jewish life.
In this highly readable, enlightening and entertaining book, everyone can learn more about the meaning, history and origin of 149 core Hebrew words that are shared and understood throughout the Jewish world and why it is important for people to know and use these words in Hebrew. From Adonai ("My Lord") to zekhut ("merit"), these are the words that constitute the basic vocabulary of Jewish communal and religious identity.