The new Jewish spirituality lies somewhere
between God’s elusive presence in our world and our
search for authentic language to describe it.
Personal journeys seldom have a clear
beginning, and they rarely have a definite end. If there is an
end to our journey, surely it is one that leads to some measure
of wisdom, and thence back to its own beginning. But somewhere
along the way, we come to realize that we must know where we
have been going, why we have been going. Most of all, we come
to understand as best we can the One who sends us on our way.
—from the Introduction
Rabbi Arthur Green leads us on a journey
of discovery to seek God, the world, and ourselves. One of the
most influential Jewish thinkers of our time, Green has created
a roadmap of meaning for our lives in the light of Jewish
mysticism, using the Hebrew letters that make up the divine
Reality at the beginning. God as the oneness of being at the
outset, before it unfolds into our universe.
Creation and God’s presence in the world. A renewed faith
in God as Creator has powerful implications for us today.
Revelation, the central faith claim of Judaism and the claim it
makes on our lives.
Redemption and our return to God through the life of Torah and
by participating in the ongoing repair of the world.
A personal and honest framework of
understanding for the seeker, this revised and updated edition
of a classic sheds new light on our search for the divine
presence in our everyday lives.
“A luminously heretical exposition
of and agenda for the new Jewish spirituality.”
Lawrence Kushner, author, The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition
Face takes us on an
exhilarating journey into the heart of the religious
experience. To this quest Arthur Green brings the integrity of
a scholar, the sensitivity of a poet, the insight of a mystic,
and the deep Torah of a rebbe.”
Marcia Prager, author, The Path of Blessing: Experiencing the
Energy and Abundance of the Divine