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From years of work in his own synagogue, Rabbi Shapiro developed 10 spiritual practices that help ground a person in divine reality and achieve balance in internal and external affairs. Perhaps you don't associate meditation or "ethical consumption" with the Torah, but Shapiro convincingly demonstrates their value to, and history within, Judaism. Eight other practices, such as attention, generosity, and kindness make up Shapiro's metaphorical Minyan. As the ties binding all things become more and more evident in this book, the necessity of persistent self-development also becomes clear. Shapiro places the self as a necessary link in a community, thereby providing us with the refuge of solitude along with the power and love of community.
Neither a conservative Hasidic nor a head-in-the-clouds mystic, Shapiro offers a detailed, tested way of Jewish spiritual growth and fulfillment.
Inspiring. Calming to the soul. Simplistic yet thought provoking.Published 10 months ago by cheri freeman
Worth reading and rereading. Powerful and practical concepts for developing one's spiritual life. Rami Shapiro writes with clarity and eloquence.Published 14 months ago by Seeker
I finished reading MINYAN, a rather confused and misguided book. Rabbi Shapiro is or was a Reconstructionist Jewish rabbi who sees himself as a "Buddhist monk in a tallis (Jewish... Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I lost this book yr's ago and am so happy to have found/been able to order another copy !! If you want to be a 'centered' person who is willing to give to others/enjoy your life to... Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by Natural Woman
This book presents views of core elements of Judasim (e.g. mitzvoth, kashrut) from the perspective of today's knowledge, adding new life & meaning to them for enlightened... Read morePublished on March 15, 2000 by Liam Sauer-wooden