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ISBN: 1590303377
Author: Rabbi David Aaron
Language: English
Publisher: Trumpeter (August 22, 2006)
Pages: 208
Category: Judaism
Subcategory: Religion
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There are many books that discuss how to celebrate the holidays; Inviting God In explains .

There are many books that discuss how to celebrate the holidays; Inviting God In explains why we should celebrate. Using biblical references, anecdotes, and teaching tales, Rabbi David Aaron takes us through the Jewish calendar year and explains how each holiday-from the most joyous to the most somber-reveals God’s ever-present love for us. Purchase. Print Book from Barnes & Noble. NOOK eBook from Barnes & Noble. Print Book from Shambhala.

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In Inviting God In, Rabbi Aaron examines the Jewish holidays in light of this view. Inviting God In is by turns hokey and profound, which is Rabbi Aaron's style. But there is much good to glean from his teachings

In Inviting God In, Rabbi Aaron examines the Jewish holidays in light of this view. He has some interesting things to say about some standard notions. He equates Rosh Hashanah with the idea of monotheism -- one God who sits in judgment of the world and separate from the world. But there is much good to glean from his teachings. A view of the world, God and people that is both attractive and hits a poetic chord in the heart. Rabbi Aaron is an enthusiastic guide, and his fresh view of the holidays will enliven and enrich traditional celebration.

A holiday, explains Rabbi David Aaron in Inviting God In, is a holy day, and each Jewish holiday can reveal to us a critical element in our loving relationship with God - and with the other people in our life.

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Rabbi David Aaron is founder and dean of the Isralight Institute and the internationally .

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This warm, inspiring look at the Jewish holidays—by one of the most dynamic and accessible teachers of Jewish thought today—shows us how each holy day empowers us to recognize God's loving presence in our life everyday. There are many books that discuss how to celebrate the holidays; Inviting God In explains why we should celebrate. Using biblical references, anecdotes, and teaching tales, Rabbi David Aaron takes us through the Jewish calendar year and explains how each holiday—from the most joyous to the most somber—reveals God's ever-present love for us. Passover, for example, celebrates unconditional love; Shavuot reminds us of freedom and our power to take responsiblity; Rosh Hashanah is about the joy of accountability and Yom Kippur sanctifies compassion and forgiveness. Rabbi Aaron helps us to awaken our soulful connection to the dramatic events that occured on those days, and to experience the holidays as opportunities to revitalize our personal relationship with God. Rabbi Aaron is an enthusiastic guide, and his fresh view of the holidays will enliven and enrich traditional celebration. Inviting God In will inspire both practicing Jews who want to reinvigorate their observance of the holidays and secular Jews searching for a meaningful way to reconnect with their Jewish roots.

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Kabei
Rabbi David Aaron is a non-dualistic, panentheistic Jew --- this is the belief that the world is part, though not all of God. This notion is reflected in all of his writings.

His most common metaphor of the individual human connection with God is God as the sun and people and reality as its rays. We are not the sun, but we are also not detached from the sun.

In such a view, God is the root of all existence. Or stated in more extreme terms, everything shares some vital essence with God, and therefore, everything is God.

In Inviting God In, Rabbi Aaron examines the Jewish holidays in light of this view. He has some interesting things to say about some standard notions.

He equates Rosh Hashanah with the idea of monotheism --- one God who sits in judgment of the world and separate from the world. Yom Kippur is the day when God presents God's true nature, the panentheistic view.

Rabbi Aaron also gives special importance to Purim, which he connects with Yom Kippur. Purim is a minor holiday, dismissed by most as a children's holiday, but for Aaron, it is a taste of the World to Come, when distinctions between good and evil, right and wrong, will melt away, and we will all see ourselves as we truly are, a part of God.

Inviting God In is by turns hokey and profound, which is Rabbi Aaron's style. But there is much good to glean from his teachings. A view of the world, God and people that is both attractive and hits a poetic chord in the heart.
elektron
Excellent book for preparing for the holidays. We read these out loud when we have guests. Great short sections that are funny and relevant. We give these out as gifts as well
Levaq
I have reread this a few times now. I find new subtleties each time. This is a wonderful addition to any studies about Jewish holidays, compassion, oneness, coming to holiness.
Aradwyn
It is beautifully written. I wasn't expecting all the references to the kaballah though. The kaballah isn't something I wish to have in my life.
Era
Rabbi David Aaron takes us on a soulful, intensely spiritual journey of the Jewish calendar year in this well written and finely crafted book. From Passover to Rosh HaShanah to Purim, this book explains the multi-faceted nature of God's role in our lives, both on a highly personal level and on a collective one as well.

We begin to understand God's love for us, His infinite compassion and kindness and His own unique ability to forgive us, despite our sins.

Rabbi Aaron does not write in a didactic or preachy fashion, but rather his style is a most refreshing one as he unravels spiritual mysteries with much simplicity while including personal stories that make this subject feel so real and tangible to the reader.

This book implores the reader to connect with God, to understand what our relationship with God is and how we can benefit from it. On each holiday we are taught what role God plays and what is expected of us. Leading a life that is devoid of God's presence and a spiritually bankrupt one, robs us of not only a genuine understanding of our great heritage, but of a unique and cherished bond that has sustained us as people and a nation.

There is a story told of a great Chassidic rabbi named the Kotzker Rebbe who lived in Europe in the 1800s. A child was once walking down the street. The Kotzker Rebbe passed by and motioned for him to stop. "Let me ask you a question, little boy," said the Kotzker Rebbe. "Where is G-d?" The youngster smiled. "Oh, that's easy," he replied. "G-d is everywhere." The Kotzker Rebbe looked at the boy for a moment. "No, my son," he answered gently. "G-d is only where you allow Him to enter."

Our holiday observance can only become more profound and meaningful by adopting a policy of inviting God into our hearts and homes. Rabbi Aaron's book will be a tremendous addition to our libraries as well as a significant contribution to the corpus of Jewish spiritual literature.
Wizard
This short little book packs a lot of punch for its size. It never overwhelms the reader with preachiness, overly flowery language, or stiff boring academic prose. Instead it delivers neat compact messages that are deeply moving, inspirational, and thought-provoking. Rabbi Aaron starts with Pesach, since it occurs in the month of Nisan, which is supposed to be the real calendar beginning of the year, even though most people think of Tishrei and Rosh Hashanah as starting the Jewish year. He goes through all of the major holidays and fast days in chronological order (Pesach, Shavuot, Tisha B'Av, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukah, Tu B'Sh'vat, and Purim), and ends with a recap of all of these spiritual lessons. He assigns each holiday or fast day a theme relating to God and love, such as celebrating loss and sadness on Tisha B'Av, celebrating pleasure on Tu B'Sh'vat, celebrating unconditional love on Pesach, and celebrating accountability on Rosh Hashanah. Through these eye-opening lessons, he gives the reader the impetus to break out of boxes and old paradigms of looking at God, the holidays, the Torah, and the world. Although many Jews tend to shun the notion of having a personal relationship with God as being a Christian concept and not something rooted in their faith tradition, that's a very mistaken belief. We might not use the same language or examples to talk about it, and might not view it in the same way, but as Rabbi Aaron so beautifully illustrates, it's a very Jewish concept indeed. And though all of these themes he discusses are different, in the end, he points out, they're all centered around the concept of reciprocal and unconditional love, love of God, love of one another, and God's love for us. It becomes a lot easier to invite God in on these holidays and major fast days when one understands that all one needs is love.
Little Devil
Love this book. It helped me to engage my granddaughter in meaningful conversation as she prepares for her vat mitzva. It is remarkably down to earth while being deeply spiritual. The language is straight forward.
Excellent book. Used it to help in a Lenten study as a resource to learn more. It is beautifully written and truly invites one in to learn and know God more.

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