An outstanding gift book! An inspiring and
enlightening look at the role of the
Jewish history—beautifully illustrated.
This beautifully illustrated collection of
Jewish prophecy features the lives and teachings of thirty men
and women. Throughout the ages, they bravely stood up to speak
God’s message and made a lasting contribution to our
understanding of both the human and the Divine. This book also
provides an inspiring and informative description of the role
each played in their own time—and an explanation of why
we should know about them in our time.
These inspiring moral and spiritual
leaders were critics of the evils of society, rooted out
corruption among those in power and provided healing and
comfort in times of despair and hardship. They ranged from the
biblical prophets through the thinkers and leaders of medieval
times to modern-day visionaries and activists.
All of these people spoke up bravely
against the evils of their day, and were prepared to risk their
lives for the sake of truth. The lives and words of these
passionate advocates for change are still a source of great
inspiration today. Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire introduces their own
words by discussing the life and message of each prophet,
revealing how much Judaism has contributed to society’s
moral values. Drawing parallels between the biblical and later
prophets, he highlights our ongoing need for men and women to
take on the role of the prophet.
Illustrated with illuminations from
medieval Hebrew manuscripts, The
Jewish Prophet is a richly
decorated and fascinating collection of inspiration and wisdom;
and the only book to gather together prophecy from ancient,
medieval and modern times.
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Rabbi Dr. Michael J. Shire, author, scholar and educator, is vice principal
of the Leo Baeck College–Centre for Jewish Education in
London. His teachings in religious and Jewish education
demonstrate Judaism’s role in spiritual growth. He
studied Hebrew literature and Jewish history at University
College, London, gained his MA and PhD in religious education
in the U.S. from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of
Religion, and earned an MA in Hebrew and Jewish studies from
Leo Baeck College, London, where he was also ordained as a
rabbi. Dr. Shire’s previous books are L’Chaim! Prayers and Blessings for the Jewish
Home and The Illuminated Haggadah.
Ilana Tahan, who
selected the illustrations, has been a Hebraica curator at the
British Library since 1989.