Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Todays Jewish Mystical Masters
by Rodger Kamenetz
Rodger Kamenetz continues the dazzling spiritual adventures he began in The Jew in the Lotus, his bestselling account of the historical dialogue between rabbis and the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. In Stalking Elijah, Kamenetz takes his wild mind on the road, seeking the counsel of spiritual teachers across the country as he searches for his own Jewish truth. He encounters this array of thinkers both through personal meetings and through their written works. The book is completed by a helpful glossary of the vocabulary of the various mystical traditions Kamenetz draws from, as well as a bibliography of “Books to Read and Places to Go” on the mystical quest. With a fresh and energetic voice, Kamenetz offers readers an enthusiastic introduction to the thought and practice of some very intriguing contemporary Jewish mystics. Entertaining, illuminating, and deeply moving, Stalking Elijah takes us all on a remarkable journey through this new landscape of Jewish practice.
Book Club meeting schedule for 2019-2020.
All meetings in the Kol Emet library at 5:45 PM unless otherwise noted.
Sept. 20: Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow
Oct. 18: The Calling: A Novel About Spiritual Awakening by Gonzalo S. Rey
Nov. 22: Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today’s Jewish Mystical Masters by Rodger Kamenetz
Dec. 13: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: A Novel by Michael David Lukas
Jan. 17: Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem
Feb. 7: The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel by Heather Morris
Mar. 6: To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility by Jonathan Sacks
Mar. 29 at 10:00 AM – Tikkun Olam Book of the Year: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture by Mary Pipher
May 8: The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
June 5: The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks