The Soul of Jewish Social Justice (Hardcover)
Urim Publications, 9789655241563, 463pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2014
2014 National Jewish Book Award, Contemporary Jewish Life and Pratice
The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel intellectual and spiritual approach for how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time. The book explores how spirituality, ritual, narratives, holidays, and tradition can enhance one’s commitment to creating a more just society. Readers will discover how the Jewish social justice ethos can help address issues of education reform, ethical consumption, the future of Israel, immigration, prison reform, violence, and business ethics.
About the Author
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the executive director of the Arizona Valley Beit Midrash, the founder and president of Uri L’Tzedek, and the founder and CEO of the Shamayim V’Aretz Insitute. He was listed in Newsweek’s “America’s Top 50 Rabbis for 2012.” He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Praise For The Soul of Jewish Social Justice…
“Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz’s name has become synonymous with the call for ethical renewal and social justice within the American Jewish community. . . . In this much-needed volume, he shares with readers his thoughts on central questions of our day. Our world will be a better place if his message is widely heeded.” —Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University
“In The Soul of Jewish Justice, Rabbi Shmuly leaves no stone unturned halachically, socially, politically, and religiously. This book is set to become the quintessential reference for all social issues in Judaism and it will be featured prominently among the bookshelves of those of us who value a Judaism of social welfare and consciousness.” —Mayim Bialik, Emmy–nominated actress