Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
Be spiritually prepared for your journey in
The only travel guide to Israel that will
help you to prepare spiritually for your visit. Combining, in
quick reference format, ancient blessings, medieval prayers,
biblical references, and modern poetry, it helps today’s
pilgrim tap into the deep spiritual meaning of the
ancient—and modern—sites of the Holy Land. For each
of 25 major tourist destinations—from the Western Wall to
Masada to a kibbutz in the Galilee—it gives guidance in
sharply focused, four-step sections:
read in advance. Information to help orient you in the
site’s historical context.
read on the way there. Readings from traditional and modern
sources to orient you in the site’s spiritual context.
Acknowledgment: To read at the site. A prayer or blessing to integrate
the experience into your spiritual consciousness.
space for writing your own thoughts and impressions.
More than a guidebook: It is a spiritual
map of the Holy Land.
** A copy of The Israel
Mission Leader's Guide is free with
the purchase of 10 or more copies of Israel—A Spiritual Travel Guide.
“Unique.... Less concerned with what or where we eat in Israel than with achieving the proper kavannah—spiritual consciousness and intention.”
“At last, the missing
guidebook—one that can spiritually deepen any trip to
Israel. I can’t imagine anyone going to Israel without
Richard Jacobs, Westchester
member, Board of the New Israel Fund
“This is an adult guide to Israel,
ancient and modern Jewish sources and the inner spirit.
Excellent readings, prayers and meditations help the Jewish
pilgrim see Israel through new, spiritually sensitive
Levi Weiman-Kelman, Kehilat
Kol HaNeshamah, Jerusalem
“To add a spiritual dimension to
your journey, pack this extraordinary new guidebook to Israel.
I’ll be bringing it on my next visit!”
Levenson, Travel columnist for The New York Jewish Week
“Exquisitely helps us ritualize and
spiritualize one of the most profound of our Jewish experiences:
our journeys to Israel.”
Rolando Matalon, Congregation
B’nai Jeshurun, New York City
“A guide like no other, this book
will take you to Israel even before you get there, and do so
with unusual power and delight at the same time.”
Joy Levitt, The Reconstructionist
Synagogue of the North Shore, Plandome, N.Y.
“A wonderful guide—Rabbi
Hoffman’s book will enhance your travel, and enrich your
David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los
Angeles; author of Why Be Jewish?
“Use this book and turn your trip to
Israel into a journey of personal discovery and profound
enrichment of Jewish identity. A book of a thousand spiritual
Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, President,
Jewish Life Network; author of The Jewish Way