The papers in this book are a compassionate and intellectual composite of the struggle of the soul, specifically the Jewish soul in modern times, manifesting its unity through its eternal diversity. For example, there are several Rabbis, orthodox, conservative, reformed and even one who described himself as “rebellious.” There are psychologists, physicians, lawyers, scientists, Jungian Analysts, professors, actors, artists and writers, as well as “ordinary people.” Our contributors evolve from various national and cultural backgrounds including America, Israel and Europe.
These articles should help us all understand our fellow Jews and be more tolerant of the way each of us copes with the strains of continuing our heritage in the modern world while holding to our individuality.
We hope that our offerings will be received as a form of Jewish “ecumenicism” and therefore help to bridge the gaps among ourselves as we in our “unified diversity” reach out to the world.
– Drs. J Marvin SPiegelman and Abraham Jacobson, Editors
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