Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Number of pages: 178
Reclaims grace as a core Jewish idea, presenting it as a key for unlocking the spiritual nature of all aspects of Judaism. It examines elements of Judaism—God, creation, humanity, covenant, faith—in relation to grace. It highlights the role of grace in key aspects of Jewish practice, such as forgiveness, the Ten Sayings and Shabbat. In so doing, it will enrich your appreciation of grace in a Jewish context and deepen your appreciation of Judaism as a way of living graciously.
“Fascinating.... Does the important job of correcting mistaken impressions about Judaism and its relationship to chesed ... in the context of articulating [the author’s] own unique theology. Rami Shapiro’s voice is a significant one in the emerging world of American Jewish spirituality.”
—Rabbi Arthur Green, author, Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology
“For Rabbi Rami Shapiro, one of American Judaism’s great teachers, all existence is flooded by divine chesed (or grace); here is another and higher way to love and be loved.... Offers us not only the blueprint for an evolved Jewish theology but one that also convincingly demonstrates the centrality of love in Jewish life and thought.”
—Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author, I’m God, You’re Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego