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The Jewish Prophet

Visionary Words from Moses and Miriam to Henrietta Szold and A. J. Heschel

Rabbi Dr. Michael J. Shire
Featuring illustrated manuscripts from the British Library

6.5 x 8.5, 128 pp, 123 full-color illustrations, Hardcover, 978-1-58023-168-8

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An outstanding gift book! An inspiring and enlightening look at the role of the
prophet throughout 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.

 

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