Book Review: Understanding the Prophets

By Jill Jacobs

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2005

The author reviews The Hebrew Prophets: Selections Annotated and Explained by Rami Shapiro. This reclamation of the prophets is part of a new breed of Jewish spirituality that emphasizes the exploration of the self as a means of encountering God. She qualifies that Shapiro's emphasis on the self validates a self-indulgent religious mode that can be understood as permission to abdicate responsibility for the well-being of the greater world.

Topic: Theology, Spirituality, Jewish Text, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.624

Page Number(s): 13, 12

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Jacobs, Jill. Book Review: Understanding the Prophets. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2005: 13, 12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7080


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