We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism
All my life, I’ve wondered about the High-Holiday confessions in Judaism, and I finally edited a book about them. Called We Have Sinned
, it just came out from Jewish Lights Publishing
, and it represents a multitude of Jewish voices on the topics of sin, human nature, and repentance.
The book is a beginning of a conversation. I hope we can continue it here.
(We Have Sinned is available in print as well as various e-formats: Kindle [Amazon.com], Nook [B&N], and iBooks [Apple]; and also directly from Jewish Lights.)
One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation
I’m happy to announce that my latest book, One Hundred Great Jewish Books
, is now available. The full title, One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation
, reflects an idea I have been playing with for about a decade now. What is Judaism, if not an identity that is portrayed through a rolling conversation across the centuries! The book is a running record of the conversation as portrayed through every variety of Jewish book: classical texts and medieval responsa, but also modern fiction, short stories, histories, biographies, and even comic books, encyclopedias, and cook books. I read over 200 books to make the selection, but here it is at last: my running guide to the Jewish conversational record.
I hope you enjoy it, so we can continue the conversation here.
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