Life Immediate

By David Gedzelman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2006

The author reflects on one of the Yom Kippur readings, in which the biblical Jonah falls into a deep sleep rather than speak of the possibility of return. He contends that we, too, choose to sleep rather than to hear the call of our destiny and our lives. Perhaps the bedrock of sin in our age is the choice to sit half asleep rather than live intensely and in life's immediacy, which is the very presence of God.

Topic: Theology, Sin, Prayer, Jewish Text, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.633

Page Number(s): 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gedzelman, David. Life Immediate. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2006: 1. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7154


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