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Yearnings

Embracing the Sacred Messages of Life
Narrated by: Irwin Kula
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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Life can be messy and imperfect. We're all looking for answers. And yet, as renowned rabbi Irwin Kula points out, the yearning for answers is no different now than it was in the times that gave rise to Moses, Buddha, and Jesus. Far from being a burden, however, these yearnings can themselves become a path to blessing, prompting questions and insights, resulting in new ways of being and believing.

In this, his first book, Rabbi Kula takes us on an excursion into the depths of our desires, applying ancient Jewish tradition to seven of our most wonderful yearnings. Merging ancient wisdom with contemporary insights, Rabbi Kula shows how traditional practices can inform and enrich our own search for meaning. More importantly, he invites us to embrace the messiness and complexities of the human experience in order to fully embrace the endless and glorious project of life.

©2006 Rabbi Irwin Kula. All rights reserved (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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"Irwin Kula shows us how to to live our humanness, the pleasures and the challenges, the messiness and the triumphs, with a profound acceptance of our desires and foibles and a joy that can only come from understanding." (Deepak Chopra)

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in God's time

I heard Rabbi Irwin Kula speak for the first time in 2007. he was amazing, and I was moved and inspired by his talk at a Catholic religious education conference. I immediately bought his book and have picked it up several times since then, never making it through the book as I always grab that late at night when I'm tired. As I listened to the audiobook this week, as I continue to clean out my grandmother's house after losing her 2 months ago, I realized that once again I was shown that everything happens in God's time. Rabbi Kula's words in this novel were exactly what I needed to hear right now.

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Great book on approach to life and community..

Based on Jewish wisdom and philosophy, the book does great job in maintaining a broad life outlook while applying biblical examples to explain modern human elements.