Teshuvah: A Guide for the Newly Observant Jew
The concept of teshuvah (return) occupies a central place in Judaism. More than a shift to a life of greater religious observance, teshuvah is a spiritual re-awakening, a desire to strengthen the connection between oneself and God; it is a life-long process. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s Teshuvah is intended to guide the ba’alei teshuvah in dealing with the difficulties likely to be encountered along the difficult path of return. What is Jewish religious practice all about? How can people who embark on journeys of teshuvah embrace their new identities while accepting their former selves? How can they continue to relate to their families and communities? With characteristic wisdom, patience and sensitivity, Rabbi Steinsaltz offers a practical guide for the newly observant Jew.
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