WorldCat Identities

Kushner, Lawrence 1943-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 287 publications in 9 languages and 6,301 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Literature  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Parables  History  Trivia and miscellanea  Terminology  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Translator
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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 554 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
Kabbalah : a love story by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 516 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
Jewish spirituality : a brief introduction for Christians by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 514 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
Honey from the rock = [Devash mi-selaʻ (romanized form)] = Dʻvash misela : visions of Jewish mystical renewal by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 441 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
The river of light : spirituality, Judaism, and the evolution of consciousness by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A "manual" for all spiritual travelers who would attempt a spiritual journey in our times. Taking us step by step, Kushner allows us to discover the meaning of our own quest: "to allow the river of light - the deepest currents of consciousness - to rise to the surface and animate our lives."--Jacket
Because nothing looks like God by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses real-life examples of happiness and sadness to teach children about God
Sefer otiyot = The book of letters = [Sefer otiyot] : a mystical alef-bait by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In calligraphy by the author. Folktales about and exploration of the mystical meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet. Open the old prayerbook-like pages of The Book of Letters and you will enter a special world of sacred tradition and religious feeling. More than just symbols, all 22 More ... letters of the Hebrew alphabet overflow with meanings and personalities of their own. Rabbi Kushner draws from ancient Judaic sources, weaving Talmudic commentary, Hasidic folktales, and Kabbalistic mysteries around the letters."--Publisher description
The way into Jewish mystical tradition by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and German and held by 302 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A treasury of insight from one of the most creative spiritual thinkers in America. Whether you are new to Kushner or a devoted fan, this is the place to begin. At once deeply human and profoundly spiritual, Lawrence Kushner's books are a treat for the soul. For nourishment and inspiration?Eyes Remade for Wonder opens wide the gates of Jewish mysticism and spirituality, helping us peel back the layers of meaning that animate our lives. Few writers are more closely identified with the boom of spirituality in America in the past twenty-five years than Lawrence Kushner. With his first book'the now-classic introduction to Jewish mysticism, The Book of Letters?Kushner established himself as one of the most creative religious thinkers in America. He is now read worldwide by people searching to understand the connection between the sacred and the ordinary. With an inspiring Introduction by Thomas Moore, author of the best-selling books Care of the Soul and The Soul of Sex, Eyes Remade for Wonder offers something unique to both the spiritual seeker and the committed person of faith, and is a collection to be treasured and shared"--Publisher
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 held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a glimpse into two great minds, as each author approaches the text from his unique perspective, each seeking an understanding of the Bible'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 afield - with Freud or the American judiciary - before returning to a text now wholly reinterpreted."--BOOK JACKET
The book of miracles : a young person's guide to Jewish spiritual awareness by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Sparks beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Commentary on the Torah, Lawrence Kushner and Kerry Olitzky, two leaders in a new generation of liberal rabbis, have provided an invaluable tool to bring the teachings of Torah to modern Jews." "Organized around the weekly Torah portions, Sparks beneath the Surface is designed to designed to resemble the pages of the Talmud. In the center of each page the rabbis present the targum - the English translation of the phrase or verse being explored. The authors include material from great chasidic teachers, offer insights from Jewish tradition to add depth to the point under discussion, and provide sources for further study." "Sparks beneath the Surface provides the student, whether experienced or new to Torah study, with what the authors refer to as "psycho-spiritual" insights on the Bible. This work represents the first time chasidic insights have been brought to a liberal context without compromising either ideological framework."--BOOK JACKET
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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God was in this place and I, i did not know : a spiritual encounter : Genesis 28:16 by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitleg door zeven joodse schriftgeleerden van de passage in Genesis over de droom van Jakob over een tot in de hemel reikende ladder met op- en neergaande boodschappers
How does God make things happen? by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does God look like? by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple book designed to help young children explore spirituality
El libro de los milagros by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritual life, Jewish way of life
Where is God? by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text and illustrations answer the question "Where is God?"
 
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In God's hands
Covers
Kabbalah : a love storyJewish spirituality : a brief introduction for ChristiansHoney 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 meaningThe river of light : spirituality, Judaism, and the evolution of consciousnessBecause nothing looks like GodSefer otiyot = The book of letters = [Sefer otiyot] : a mystical alef-baitThe way into Jewish mystical tradition
Alternative Names
Kuschner, Jakob Abraham 1943-

Kushner, Jacob ben Abraham.

Kushner, Jacob ben Abraham 1943-

Kushner, Lawrence S. 1943-

Ḳushnir, Jacob ben Aba

Ḳushnir, Jacob ben Aba 1943-

Ḳushnir, Yaʿaḳov ben Aba

Ḳushnir, Yaʻaḳov ben Aba 1943-

Ḳushnir, Yaʿaḳov ben Avraham

Ḳushnir, Yaʻaḳov ben Avraham 1943-

Kushnir, Yaaqov Ben Aba 1943-

Lawrence Kushner Amerikaans rabbijn

Lawrence Kushner rabbin américain

Lawrence Kushner rabí estatunidenc

Lawrence Kushner rabín estauxunidense

Lawrence Kushner rabino estadounidense

Lawrence Kushner raibí Meiriceánach

Lawrence Kushner scrittore, rabbino e docente statunitense

Qûnêr, Yaʿăqov Avrāhām 1943-

Qûšnêr, Yaʿăqov Avrāhām 1943-

Qûšnêr, Yaʿăqov Avrāhāmg 1943-

קושניר, יעקב 1943-

קושניר, יעקב בן אברהם

קושניר, יעקב בן אברהם 1943־

קושניר, יעקב בן אברהם, רב אמריקאי

קושניר, לורנס

קושניר, לורנס 1943-

لورانس كوشنر حاخام أمريكي

Languages
English (160)

German (10)

Italian (5)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Swedish (1)

Czech (1)