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The Committed Life: Principles for Good Living from Our Timeless Past
 
 

The Committed Life: Principles for Good Living from Our Timeless Past [Kindle Edition]

Esther Jungreis
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Drawing on the timeless wisdom of the Torah. Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis reminds us of the principles necessary for living a better and more committed life. Inspirational and deeply moving. This book will touch your heart like no other.

About the Author

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis was born in Hungary and is descended from a great rabbinic dynasty that traces its lineage back to King David. Founder and president of Hineni, an international out-reach organization with centers in New York and Jerusalem, she writes a weekly column for the Jewish Press, has a weekly television program, lectures extensively, and has been featured in numerous national publications, among them The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and People. She lives in New York.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 828 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060930853
  • Publisher: HarperOne (19 Aug 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KPVCFZW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #962,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format:Hardcover
Jungreis, a pioneer in the field of Jewish outreach, shows us that it is possible to be Orthodox and capable or relating to ordinary folks. She is very sure of herself and her values, but never preachy. But what really "makes" this book are the anecdotes--story after story, sensitively and non-judgementally told, about those whose lives Jungreis has touched and the lessons that they--and she--have learned. Jungreis is an Orthodox Jewish woman from a very distinguished rabbinic family, but her words and her work speak to all sensitive souls and her concern extends to everyone. All the warmth of the Orthodox world with none of the clannishness. All the specific references are translated, not just linguistically, but culturally. Jungreis never excludes. A Jewish book you can give not only to religiously committed Jews of all varieties, but to assimilated ones. Non-Jews will find Jungreis's values speak to them as well. I would recommend The Committed Life to potential converts to Judaism, but then, I'd recommend it to sensitive, searching souls of all stripes; to anyone seeking the beauty, dignity, and warmth of the committed life.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing. 24 May 1999
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Format:Hardcover
I was very disappointed with this book. It is a trite and self-serving memoir. While the themes contained in it are worthwhile-- indeed, some of the quotes in the chapter headings are interesting and I wish there had been more discussion of them, rather than lengthy descriptions of the author's accomplishments-- the book it is written in a very condescending and conceited tone. It is not intellectually stimulating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, hopeful and attainable! 4 Nov 1998
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Format:Hardcover
The Committed Life was a book I stumbled upon in a book store. I picked it up to read the jacket and didn't put it down again until it was finished. This book inspired great hope in me during a time when I most needed it. It made me re-think my priorities and refocus on putting family and marriage first. We may all become lost at some point in our lives. I was lost and afraid and spinning.
The Committed Life, while it didn't "fix" all my problems, it certainly made it clear to me again what is important in my life.
This is an inspriring book, told in stories and expereinces. I loved it and hope to share it with many of my family members and freinds.
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Format:Hardcover
For me there are no suprlatives that adequately hit the mark for the knowledge, wisdom and personal insights provided by Rebbetzin Jungreis in this wonderfully written book.
After having read this book I was fortunate to have been able to attend a lecture given by the Rebbetzin and I am convinced that she is blessed by God and is indeed a special person. Her knowledge of the Torah is encyclopedic and her spirituality is of the level of the Matriarchs. Anything done by the Rebbetzin, whether it be a book, a lecture, or a video broadcast is not to be missed; she can change your life.
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A MOST BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING BOOK. FROM THE MOMENT I BEGAN TO READ IT,I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. IN A TIME SO THIRSTY FOR MORALS AND DIRECTION, THIS BOOK SHINES WITH SPIRITUALITY AND SENSITIVITY. THIS IS NOT A BOOK THAT SIMPLY READS, THIS BOOK SPEAKS TO YOU. RIGHT TO THE HEART!! I HAVE GIVEN THIS BOOK AS GIFTS TO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. I PLAN TO BUY MORE COPIES FOR HANUKAH GIFTS. THIS BOOK IS THE GREATEST REMEDY FOR ALL THAT AILS US. I LOVED IT, AND AM GRATEFUL REBBITZIN JUNGREIS TOOK THE TIME TO SHARE HER WONDERFUL KNOWLEDGE AND STORIE S WITH US.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book That Has Changed My Life! 20 Jun 1999
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Format:Hardcover
I have just finished reading "The Committed Life" and I cannot tell you how moved I was. It's impact will surely be far-reaching, as it must touch the heart and soul of anyone who reads it. Unlike many books on faith, which are didactically written, the Rebbetzin, through the recounting of stories and personal events in her life, allows the reader to understand the essence of her message and the enormous importance of faith in one's life and how one must apply it to find meaning and purpose. If you want to change your life, buy this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read this year! 25 July 1999
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Format:Hardcover
I can't believe I didn't pick this book up when I first saw it! I finally borrowed it from my Rabbi and I love it. Rebbitzen Jungreis has true Torah wisdom and with her short stories is teaching us Torah with them. After reading this book, I want to join her fan club and follow her around so I can continually learn more and not forget! She is brilliant and I want to thank her for writing this book. We need more like this and more Rebbitzen Jungreises in the world. Thank G-d for Rebbitzen Jungreis! I want everyone to read this book.
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