About the Book
Publication Date: April 2020
In his first anthology of the most important writings by Danny Siegel, spanning and modernizing fifty years of his insights, Radiance intersperses soulful Jewish texts with innovative Mitzvah ideas to rouse individuals and communities to transform our lives, communities, and world.
A renowned inspirational teacher, Siegel describes the creative—often startling—ways in which individuals from different walks of life have brought compassion into the world, recognizes them as Mitzvah heroes, and suggests how we can apply their life lessons. He also plumbs how giving enriches living, and presents Jewishly-informed best principles for giving away what we have made for world-repair. A scholar of rabbinic literature, Siegel offers translations and commentaries on Jewish texts illuminating Tzedakah, values, caring, and leadership. In addition, he tops off a half-century of his thought with five new essays reflecting on his current and future vision for a better world.
The selected poetry asks religious and theological questions in face of oppression and war, gives voice to personal lifecycle moments often neglected by ritual, and exults at the wonders of modern Israel and the revelation of love.
A simultaneously inspirational and pragmatic anthology, Radiance also offers practical guidance on using Siegel’s classic and novel works in personal living and Jewish organizational settings.
Ultimately, in exploring the dynamic interaction between heroes, texts, and us, Siegel engages each of us in discovering our own radiant potential for creative Mitzvah living.