About the Book
2018 National Jewish Book Award Finalist in Education and Jewish Identity
God, Self, and Family – VOLUME I
How can I tame my ego? How might I control my anger? How might I experience the spirituality of sexual
intimacy? How can I bestow appropriate honor on a difficult parent? How might I accept my own suffering,
and that of those I love? Enter the Talmudic study house with innovative teacher Rabbi Amy Scheinerman and continue the Jewish values-based conversations that began 2,000 years ago. The Talmud of Relationships, Volume I shows how the ancient Jewish texts of Talmud can facilitate modern relationship building—with parents, children, spouses, family members, friends, and ourselves.
The Jewish Community and Beyond – VOLUME II
How can I lead others with authority and kindness? How can I strengthen my self-control? How can I balance work and family? How can I get along with difficult co-workers? How can I best relate to people in need? Enter the Talmudic study house with innovative teacher Rabbi Amy Scheinerman and continue the Jewish values-based conversations that began 2,000 years ago. The Talmud of Relationships, Volume II shows how the ancient Jewish texts of Talmud can facilitate modern relationship building—with family members, colleagues, strangers, the broader Jewish community, and ourselves.
“Applying her cross-disciplinary erudition in rabbinic studies and well beyond, Amy Scheinerman gently and adroitly guides us through some of the most fascinating and provocative passages of talmudic literature, and with them the intricacies—- and ambiguities—of talmudic discourse. The Talmud of Relationships amply demonstrates that talmudic/rabbinic literature retains its power to speak to the spiritual issues we face individually and communally, even more than a millennium and a half later.”
– Gail Labovitz, Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
“Amy Scheinerman does it again. She takes the most obscure Talmudic texts and makes them come alive, right before your eyes. And the best part: the ‘aha’ moment is not short-lived. Amy’s insights will stick to your bones and add value and meaning to your life.”
– Rabbi Stacy Offner, Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison, CT