A Bold Path for Renewing An Ancient FaithBook - 2006
Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson transformed his field with an audacity that did not always sit well with his publishers. Gonzo Judaism embraces that same spirit, challenging today's Jews to reclaim their rebel roots, even if the consequences of their actions are disquieting to the leaders of a largely complacent Jewish establishment. Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein explores how this revolutionary drive can reshape and revitalize contemporary Judaism--a Judaism many find out of touch and irrelevant. His fresh, maverick approach urges us to take risks and think freely, but also to look back into the past in order to move forward into our future. Gonzo Judaism offers practical tools for creating a more accessible, meaningful, and celebratory Jewish life. A* Learn why the current nostalgia- and fear-based Judaism has utterly failed to resonate with the modern Jew. A* Discover how to gain inspiration both inside and outside the conventional synagogue setting.A* Become a "spiritual archaeologist" and recover powerful practices that have been lost over the centuries. This isn't your run-of-the-mill Judaica book. It is a bold, no-holds-barred manifesto that meets us where we are, a much-needed and daring work that re-visions Jewish identity, community, holidays, and ritual, written with both the credibility of an insider toiling in the trenches and the piercing insight of an outsider observing from the margins. Gonzo Judaism is required reading for anyone in search of an adventurous but authentic path toward spiritual growth and religious wisdom.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
Call Number: 296.7 G5786g
Characteristics: xiv, 171 p. ; 22 cm