WorldCat Identities

Kushner, Lawrence 1943-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 216 publications in 8 languages and 6,511 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Anecdotes  History  Miscellanea  Terminology  Quotations  Meditations  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: BM723, 296.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Kushner
In God's hands by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While contemplating their problems in a synagogue, Jacob and David, one man rich, the other poor, come to realize their role in making miracles happen. Inspired by an ancient legend
Jewish spirituality : a brief introduction for Christians by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains to Christians the ways in which Jewish people see the world, God, and Jesus, and compares and contrasts Jewish and Christian faith
Kabbalah : a love story by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and German and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an ancient text containing the answer to one of the eternal questions of the heart falls into the hands of Rabbi Kalman Stern, his life is transformed by his encounter with astronomer Isabel Benveniste, but he is unable to let true love into his life until he discovers the life-altering secret of the Zohar
Honey from the rock = [Devash mi-selaʻ (romanized form)] = Dʻvash misela : visions of Jewish mystical renewal by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God was in this place & I, i did not know : finding self, spirituality, and ultimate meaning by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a scholarly, psychological and historical approach the author examines seven Jewish thinkers on the basic human experience, allowing the reader to study the great ones among the Rabbinic and midieval thinkers
Because nothing looks like God by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses real-life examples of happiness and sadness to teach children about God
The river of light : spirituality, Judaism, and the evolution of consciousness by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sefer otiyot = The book of letters = [Sefer otiyot] : a mystical alef-bait by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publikacja nawiązuje formą do Talmudu, treścią do spuścizny żydowskiej mistyki
The way into Jewish mystical tradition by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using both the English and the Hebrew languages, the author introduces "the concepts of Jewish mysticism, their religious and spiritual significance, and how they relate to our lives."--Cover
The book of words = [Sefer shel devarim] = Sefer shel devarim : talking spiritual life, living spiritual talk by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyes remade for wonder : a Lawrence Kushner reader by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five cities of refuge : weekly reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation In the ancient Jewish practice of the kavannah (a meditation designed to focus oneĐ#8217;s heart on its spiritual goal), Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet offer their own reactions to key verses from each weekĐ#8217;s Torah portion, opening the biblical text to new layers of understanding. Here is a fascinating glimpse into two great minds, as each author approaches the text from his unique perspective, each seeking an understanding of the BibleĐ#8217;s personalities and commandments, paradoxes and ambiguities. Kushner offers his words of Torah with a conversational enthusiasm that ranges from family dynamics to the Kabbalah; Mamet challenges the reader, often beginning his comment far afieldĐ#8212;with Freud or the American judiciaryĐ#8212;before returning to a text now wholly reinterpreted. In the tradition of Israel as a people who wrestle with God, Kushner and Mamet grapple with the biblical text, succumbing neither to apologetics nor parochialism, asking questions without fear of the answers they may find. Over the course of a year of weekly readings, they comment on all aspects of the Bible: its richness of theme and language, its contradictions, its commandments, and its often unfathomable demands. If you are already familiar with the Bible, this book will draw you back to the text for a deeper look. If you have not yet explored the Bible in depth, Kushner and Mamet are guides of unparalleled wisdom and discernment. Five Cities of Refuge is easily accessible yet powerfully illuminating. Each weekĐ#8217;s comments can be read in a few minutes, but they will give you something to think about all week long. Lawrence Kushner teaches and writes as the Emanu-El Scholar at The Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco. He has taught at Hebrew Union CollegeĐ#8211;Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City and served for twenty-eight years as rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts. A frequent lecturer, he is also the author of more than a dozen books on Jewish spirituality and mysticism. He lives in San Francisco. David Mamet is a Pulitzer PrizeĐ#8211;winning playwright. He is the author of Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cryptogram, and Boston Marriage, among other plays. He has also published three novels and many screenplays, children's books, and essay collections
The book of miracles : a young person's guide to Jewish spiritual awareness by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays which present the elements of Jewish spiritual thinking
Sparks beneath the surface : a spiritual commentary on the Torah by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filling words with light : Hasidic and mystical reflections on Jewish prayer by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where is God? by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text and illustrations answer the question "Where is God?"
What does God look like? by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does God make things happen? by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El libro de los milagros by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays which present the elements of Jewish spiritual thinking
God was in this place and I, i did not know : a spiritual encounter : Genesis 28:16 by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In God's hands
Alternative Names
Kuschner, Jakob Abraham 1943-

Kushner, Jacob ben Abraham.

Kushner, Jacob ben Abraham 1943-

Kushner, Lawrence S. 1943-

Ḳushnir, Jacob ben Aba 1943-

Ḳushnir, Yaʻaḳov ben Aba 1943-

Ḳushnir, Yaʻaḳov ben Avraham 1943-

Kushnir, Yaaqov Ben Aba 1943-

Lawrence Kushner American rabbi

Lawrence Kushner Amerikaans rabbijn

Lawrence Kushner scrittore, rabbino e docente statunitense

Qûnêr, Yaʿăqov Avrāhām 1943-

Qûšnêr, Yaʿăqov Avrāhām 1943-

קושניר, יעקב 1943-

קושניר, יעקב בן אברהם

קושניר, יעקב בן אברהם 1943־

קושניר, לורנס

קושניר, לורנס 1943-

Languages
English (118)

German (8)

Italian (6)

Spanish (4)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Swedish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Jewish spirituality : a brief introduction for ChristiansKabbalah : a love storyHoney from the rock = [Devash mi-selaʻ (romanized form)] = Dʻvash misela : visions of Jewish mystical renewalGod was in this place & I, i did not know : finding self, spirituality, and ultimate meaningBecause nothing looks like GodThe river of light : spirituality, Judaism, and the evolution of consciousnessSefer otiyot = The book of letters = [Sefer otiyot] : a mystical alef-baitThe way into Jewish mystical tradition