Pacto Y Conversacion Exodo Covenant And Conversation Exodus Spanish Edition [Hardcover]

Brand: Maggid Books
By: Jonathan Sacks
Product ID: 9781592646692
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The book of Exodus is the meta-narrative of hope for the West. It tells us the amazing story of how a group of slaves were freed from the most powerful empire of ancient times. From a theological point of view, its message is even more revolutionary: the supreme power intervenes in history in defense of the vulnerable. The book of Exodus is about the birth of a nation; It deals with politics, with freedom, and with the principles on which a people can unite to form associations. Therefore, it teaches us about justice, freedom and the rule of law; about the sanctity of life and human dignity. At the heart of the book of Exodus is the monumental Sinai Covenant, which is nothing less than the first declaration of a free society, in which an entire nation committed itself to the sovereignty of God, to the revolutionary understanding that the situation Religious is a partnership, a reciprocal relationship between God and humanity. The Torah portion read each week is an encounter between the present and the past, between the moment and eternity, which frames the Jewish consciousness and gives us a unique sense of living the narrative. In this long-awaited collection, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks shares essays on the weekly Torah reading portions, drawing on his rare ability to weave Jewish tradition with philosophy and literature, placing the biblical narrative within a broader context. of ideas. Erudite, wise and eloquent, Rabbi Sacks is a singular voice within the contemporary Jewish world. These essays allow us to share his vision of living in harmony with the present time through a dialogue with the Torah.

About the author:
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was awarded the 2016 Templeton Prize in recognition of his “exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” Described by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales as “a light unto this nation” and by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as “an intellectual giant”, Rabbi Sacks was a frequent and sought-after contributor to radio, television and the press both in Britain and around the world.

Since stepping down as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth – a position he served for 22 years between 1991 and 2013 – Rabbi Sacks held a number of professorships at several academic institutions including Yeshiva University, New York University and King’s College London. Rabbi Sacks was awarded 18 honorary doctorates including a Doctor of Divinity conferred to mark his first ten years in office as Chief Rabbi, by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey.

Rabbi Sacks authored over 35 books. His most recent work, Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times (2020), was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller and was published in North America on 1st September 2020 and was named as the 2020 ‘Book of the Year’ by the National Jewish Book Council. Other works include: Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence; The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning; The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations (winner of the Grawemeyer Prize for Religion in 2004 for its success in defining a framework for interfaith dialogue between people of all faith and of none); To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility; and A Letter in the Scroll: On Being Jewish, winner of a National Jewish Book Awards in 2000.

In recognition of his work, Rabbi Sacks received, among others, the Jerusalem Prize in 1995 for his contribution to diaspora Jewish life, The Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award from Ben Gurion University in Israel in 2011, The Guardian of Zion Award from the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at Bar-Ilan University in 2014, and The Katz Award in recognition of his contribution to the practical analysis and application of Halacha in modern life in Israel in 2014. He was named as The Becket Fund’s 2014 Canterbury Medalist for his role in the defence of religious liberty in the public square; won a Bradley Prize in 2016 in recognition of being “a leading moral voice in today’s world”; and in 2017, he was awarded the Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute for his “remarkable contributions to philosophy, religion, and interfaith discourse… as one of the world’s greatest living public intellectuals.” In 2018, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by The London Jewish News in recognition of his services to the Jewish world and wider society.

Rabbi Sacks was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009. Born in 1948 in London, he married Elaine in 1970. Together they raised three children.

Rabbi Sacks passed away on 7th November 2020, aged 72. He leaves behind a legacy as one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the 20th century, one who bridged the religious and secular world through his remarkable and ground-breaking canon of work.

Binding: Hardcover
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Pages: 384
Language: Spanish
Publisher: Maggid
Published Date: May 1, 2024
ISBN-10: 1592646697
ISBN-13: 978-1592646692

Pacto Y Conversacion Exodo Covenant And Conversation Exodus Spanish Edition [Hardcover]
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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