Text messages

JF 220.07 SAL

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Text messages : a Torah commentary for teens

Woodstock, VT : Jewish Lights Pub., c2012.

xix, 276 p. ; 24 cm.

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An indispensable resource for everyone who cares about the Jewish future.

"Every passage of Torah has the potential to be someone's personal story and teaching--and that definitely includes you as a teenager. If you read these stories, and if you really let these holy texts into your mind and into your soul, your life will be deeper and richer, and even happier."
--from the Introduction

Young people need to be included in the struggle for meaning, for the right questions to ask and the search for useful and relevant answers. This is the book that has been missing from the ever-expanding bookshelf of Torah commentaries--a collection of messages on each Torah portion, specifically for today's teens. It shows them how each Torah portion contains worlds of meaning for them, for what they are going through in their lives, and how they can shape their Jewish identity as they enter adulthood.

Addressing the concerns of young adults, it shows how the Torah can help teens deal with issues including:

Interpersonal relationships Social justice Sexuality and gender issues Personal ethics Responsibility to family Community and the Jewish people Body image Tattoos Community service The meaning of faith Authority and rebellion The role of ritual Personal theology Prayer Civility Living safely Dealing with disabilities Challenges of eating morally

This groundbreaking spiritual resource is truly transdenominational--including the insights of over 100 Jews who identify as Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Renewal, post-denominational and "just Jewish." They are rabbis, cantors, educators, authors and community leaders. Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Renewal, post-denominational and "just Jewish." They are rabbis, cantors, educators, authors and community leaders.


Juvenile NonFictionJuvenile NonFiction

1 copy available at Congregation Beth El



LC Call No:

BS1225.53 .T49 2012

Dewey Class No:

222/.107 23


Text messages : a Torah commentary for teens / edited by Jeffrey K. Salkin.


Woodstock, VT : Jewish Lights Pub., c2012.


xix, 276 p. ; 24 cm.


Includes bibliographical references.


Bible. Pentateuch--Commentaries.


Jewish teenagers--Conduct of life.


Salkin, Jeffrey K., 1954-

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