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Click here for an original, creative, re-interpretation for progressive Jews of Maimonides classic Jewish prayer of affirmation of Jewish faith, "Ani Maamin,"


THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES FOR PROGRESSIVE JEWS



by Michael Alan Ross





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An Introduction

Michael A. Ross, a post-denominational, American Jew, and author of the newly published, The Ten Commandments Guidebook elucidates both spiritual, practical, and fun ways to self-struggle with our Ten Commandments.

Mr. Ross uses his creative poetry, prose, and lyrics to construct modern midrashim and piyyutim, prosaic and poetic commentaries. Rabbi Ellen Pildis, a post-denominational rabbi, offers praise of his text on the book's back cover. In re-Visiting The Ten Commandments , Mr. Ross finds meaningful and unusual ways to sing about, to wax poetic, to constructively criticize, and to praise in light of our Commandments.

Mr. Ross also is author of BostonWalks' The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook - 6 Self-guided Jewish History Walk Tours of Downtown Boston. His writings are drawn from a lifetime of Jewish American experiences.

Here is an example of his original, creative, re-interpretation for progressive Jews of Maimonides classic Jewish prayer of affirmation of Jewish faith, "Ani Maamin," THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES FOR PROGRESSIVE JEWS.






THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES FOR PROGRESSIVE JEWS

Copyright Michael Alan Ross 2005-2015. All rights reserved.


1. I pray that God is; and that God has imbued us with the ability to appreciate, to praise, and to do good. 2. I pray that God's oneness pervades the world; and that all sentient beings recognize our connectedness. 3. I pray that God's intentions and deeds are for good; and that we emulate the same. 4. I pray that someday God will permit our greater understanding of the world. 5. I pray to God alone. 6. I pray that that the guidance of Torah reflects God. 7. I pray that the leaders and teachers of the Jewish people reflect God. 8. I pray that the words of the Torah are adaptable to our changing understanding of goodness under God. 9. I pray that Jews, in particular, listen to and hear the voices of other Jews. 10. I pray that I be permitted to learn Torah, to confront Torah, to challenge Torah, and to do Torah. 11. I pray that each of us does good, irrespective of rewards or punishment. 12. I pray that the souls of everyone whom I love and cherish may somehow survive. 13. I pray that the world to come will be closer to God and shalom.







Midrashim and Piyyutim!

Mr. Ross' poetry about the Ten Commandments, his prosaic warm memories of family life, and his lyrical voicing of social concerns can be called by the Hebrew words piyyutim and midrashim, poems and commentaries, which offer uplifting, spiritual and, sometimes, simply appreciative or challenging interpretations.

In addition, Mr. Ross offers many suggestions for the reader to consider in struggling with the Ten Commandments, making this Guidebook a fine teaching tool, usable not only for its inspirational reading but also for its suggestions of good deeds.

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