We publish unique works on religion and spirituality, seeking to foster a greater spiritual depth in religious literature and to promote a greater understanding and harmony between religious traditions. While we give special attention to the Abrahamic traditions—hoping to build bridges between Judaism, Christianity and Islam—we also publish works from other religions traditions, as well as books on psychology, general spirituality, philosophy and some fiction.
Ever since his novel, The Search Committee, I have been waiting anxiously for Rabbi Marc D. Angel's next work of fiction. The short story collection The Crown of Solomon and Other Stories was worth the wait! A unique and moving collection that allows the reader insight into Sephardic Jewry's rich heritage." — Naomi Ragen, Author of The Sister's Weiss and the Ghost of Hannah Mendes
InterSpiritual Meditation is a universal process drawn from the world's spiritual traditions. It helps individuals to cultivate inner peace, wisdom, and compassion. Its seven-step process enables people of different spiritual practices to create engaged contemplative communities based on empathy, understanding, shared meditative experience, and compassionate service for the common good.
Edward Bastian's groundbreaking book, Mandala: Creating an Authentic Spiritual Path: An InterSpiritual Process, provides the reader with a profound tool for constructing and cultivating a personal spiritual path from the world’s collective spiritual wisdom, utilizing one's own preferences and learning styles to find the answers to our most profound questions.
“Listening deeply to the inner voice, Michael Kagan has placed himself in his own and other traditions; he has listened to the outcry of our Mother the Earth, and is sensitive to the voice of the feminine presence. He shares with us here a ‘treasury debt’ issued from the Divine Source.” --- Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement
"Simcha Paull Raphael is a skilled and compassionate guide to the terrain of grief. His elegant weaving of Jewish custom, psychological wisdom and visions of the afterlife provides an invaluable resource for anyone caring for Jewish mourners on their path from loss toward wholeness." --- Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, author of Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife
The Garden of Mystic Love: The Origin and Formation of the Great Sufi Orders is Volume I of a history of Sufism from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the beginning of the 20th-century, with an emphasis on the Turkish Sufi legacy and the path of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order. Written from a Sufi perspective, this account of the "religion of the heart" is nothing less than an education in Sufism.
"For me, Gate to the Heart is the one essential book by Reb Zalman. Although there are others that go into more depth and are more expansive on certain topics, none convey his authentic voice and brilliant creativity more that this one. It is the book that I want to carry with me at all times, a true vade mecum that one can consult again and again to renew one's spiritual practice."
What can the few remaining survivors of the Holocaust teach us before they are gone? What is it that hasn’t yet been said? A high school teacher is given the opportunity to find out when one such survivor chooses her to preserve her final testament. In The Risk of Sorrow, Valerie Foster, takes us on a compelling journey through her complex relationship with Helen Handler, a survivor of Auschwitz.
In this wide-ranging essay, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Netanel Miles-Yépez explore the profound implications of the kabbalistic idea of Tzimtzum, the 'contraction' of God that allows for Creation, through different paradigms of Jewish belief over the centuries, and look at its function in Judaism and Jewish practice today.
Hasidism is a perennial movement of the spirit arising again and again through the centuries in various contemplative movements in Judaism. Among these have been three significant movements, or revolutionary "turnings" in Jewish consciousness that have significantly impacted future generations. In this little book, we are given an outline for a "Fourth Turning of Hasidism" which can renew Judaism.
This small booklet contains the Sufi prayers and remembrances of Hazrat Inayat Khan (1880-1927), the first Sufi to come to the West, and the founder of the first truly universalist Sufi lineage. The prayers in this edition have been edited and adapted from the originals for clarity in modern English and made gender inclusive for modern readers.
In The King's Messenger, Michael Kagan draws us into the world of the imagination and gives us an original parable about Judaism's long journey through the centuries that might have sprung from one of Judaism's classic storytellers of old. Although the parable itself is short, its message is profound and far-reaching. It is a teaching that will be read and read again, and passed on to others.