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Number of Pages: 436
Publication Date: 2001
|Dimensions: 9.18 X 6.00 X 1.11 (inches)|
Best Contemporary Jewish Writing is a treasure trove of shortstories, poetry, and essays from such renowned contributors asNaomi Wolf, U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, William Safire, andMarge Piercy. Dive into this rich arrayof writing and you ll seethat the Jewish experience reflects universal themes.
The writers in this collection have something to say to Jews, notonly to those struggling with their Jewish identity, and also tothe wider world. Whether your main interest is in poetry orpolitics, spirituality or cultural identity, social healing orindividual transformation, you ll find Best Contemporary JewishWriting to be a collection that inspires, excites, and provokes. Italso reflects the diversity of thought, opinion, and sensibility oftoday s best known Jewish thinkers and writers.
This volume is the first in the much anticipated annual series"Best Jewish Writing."
Michael Lerner is the editor of TIKKUN magazine and rabbi of the neo-Hasidic Beyt Tikkun Jewish Renewal synagogue in San Francisco. His most recent book, Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul, was selected as "one of the most significant books of 2000" by the Los Angeles Times Book Review and won a PEN award. His previous writings include Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin, a dialogue with Cornel West, and Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation (described by Conservative Judaism journal as "stunning, miraculous and faith-renewing"). Rabbi Lerner, designated by Utne Reader as one of America's 100 Most Important Visionaries, has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and Newsweek. He holds Ph.D.s in philosophy and clinical psychology.