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Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life

Harold S. Kushner

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From the beloved author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, deeply moving and illuminating reflections on what it means to live a good life. As a congregational rabbi for half a century and the best-selling author of twelve books on faith, ethics, and how to apply the timeless wisdom of religious thought to everyday challenges, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner has demonstrated time and again his understanding of the human spirit. In this compassionate new work, his most personal since When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Kushner relates how his time as a twenty-first-century rabbi has shaped his senses of religion and morality. He elicits nine essential lessons from the sum of his teaching, study, and experience, offering a lifetime's worth of spiritual food for thought, pragmatic advice, inspiration for a more fulfilling life, and strength for trying times. With fresh, vital insight into belief ("there is no commandment in Judaism to believe in God"), conscience (the Garden of Eden story as you've never heard it), and mercy (forgiveness is "a favor you do yourself, not an undeserved gesture to the person who hurt you"), grounded in Kushner's brilliant readings of Scripture, history, and popular culture, Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life is compulsory reading from one of modern Judaism's foremost sages. Distilling the wisdom of an extraordinary career, this profoundly inspiring yet practical guide to well-being is truly the capstone to Kushner's luminous oeuvre. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:31