The highly acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus turns his attention to his own rich and diverse tradition to understand what it means to live spiritually as a Jew.The Jew in the Lotus found Rodger Kamenetz in Dharamsala, India, witnessing an historic dialogue between rabbis and the Dalai Lama That highly charged visit blasted open Kamenetz s view of what it means to be a practicing Jew and launched him on a six year journey to find and learn from the teachers who are revitalizing the ancient spiritual practices of Judaism In Stalking Elijah, Kamenetz takes us along for the ride Whether exploring the old tradition for its meditative silences or hearing the new Kabbalah being created by today s women, whether welcoming the Sabbath bride with Jewish drug addicts and convicts in the slums of West L.A or practicing the Hasidic method of calling out to God while driving the San Bernadino freeway, Kamenetz will provoke and inspire readers to dig down for the richness of their own spiritual traditions and introduce them to the amazing new landscape of Jewish practice.A fun and profoundly moving account of one man s search for a deeper Jewish practice, Stalking Elijah will be coveted by all those who loved The Jew in the Lotus and conscientiously studied by everyone curious about the Jewish path to the inner life....
|Title||:||Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today's Jewish Mystical Master|
|Publisher||:||HarperOne 1 edition October 8, 1997|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||581 KB|
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Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today's Jewish Mystical Master Reviews
A modern take on an ancient tradition. (though scholars don't agree on how ancient since available texts came much later) Has more of a conversational tone than most books that cover this material. If you're interested in mysticism it's worth a look.
Tackles big questions that many of us have wrestled with in relation to our Jewishness and Jewish Practice in the midst of contemporary spiritual currents.
This book was fascinating from the moment I opened it until I finished it. Thought provoking and very well written.
The spiritual quest of Rodger Kamenetz through meeting with a series of non- conventional Jewish religious teachers is at the heart of this book. Kamenetz seeks the wisdom of teachers like Zalman Shlomi -Schacter, Jonathan Omer- Man, Art Green. He relates the stories of his encounters with these people.
"Stalking Elija: Adventures with Today's Jewish Mystical Masters" (1997) is a sequel to Kammenetz's "The Jew in the Lotus" which recounts a visit of Jewish thinkers of various backgrounds and persuasions to Dharmsala, India, the home of the Tibetan Government in exile, to discuss the secret of Jewish survival in the diaspora with the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan leaders. The book, and the discussions, went far beyond that topic, however, and centered upon an inter-faith dialogue between the Jewish leaders and the Tibetans on the nature of their religious beliefs and practices.
Rodger wrote "The Jew In The Lotus", an account of both his renewed interest in Judaism, and the tale of a Jewish delegation's visit to the Dalai Lama. In my review of that book, I concentrated on Rodger's renewed interest in the Jewish Renewal movement's version of Judaism.