A Man's Responsibility: A Jewish Guide to Being a Son, a Partner in Marriage, a Father and a Community Leader

A Man's Responsibility: A Jewish Guide to Being a Son, a Partner in Marriage, a Father and a Community Leader

by Joseph B. Meszler

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Overview

A provocative look at how a new generation of Jewish men can grow spiritually, and in doing so, strengthen the intangible bonds of family, love, duty, and truth which ultimately lead to God. It unearths the male stereotypes that exist in Judaism and color our expectations for what it means to be a Jewish man in today’s world. It examines Jewish sources that reveal the traditional life cycle of a man—from son to partner in marriage to father—and in doing so uncovers the ideals that define being a Jewish man. It also views Jewish men within the context of a sacred community and what that means for the sacred obligations of manhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580234351
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler is a noted spiritual leader and educator, recognized for his ability to connect the importance of Jewish tradition with everyday life. He is coauthor of The JGuy's Guide: The GPS for Jewish Teen Guys and author of A Man's Responsibility: A Jewish Guide to Being a Son, a Partner in Marriage, a Father and a Community Leader; Witnesses to the One: The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma and Facing Illness, Finding God: How Judaism Can Help You and Caregivers Cope When Body or Spirit Fails (all Jewish Lights). He is the rabbi at Temple Sinai in Sharon, Massachusetts, and an instructor at the Kehillah Schechter Academy.

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Spiritual History of the Sh’ma: What "God Is One" Might Mean
  • Not Your Father’s Brotherhood: What Being a Jewish Man Meant Then and Now
  • How Judaism Can Help You Cope with Illness

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xiii
1. Generations 1
2. Beyond Portnoy 11
3. Growing Up and Being a Son 31
4. Growing Up and Being a Partner in Marriage 57
5. Growing Up and Being a Father 91
6. A Man within a Sacred Community 123
7. The Mitzvot of Manhood 145
Notes 159
Suggestions for Further Reading 169

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