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Announcing the Publication of Rabbi Creditor’s New Poetry Collection / FIERCE FEELINGS

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Announcing the Publication of Rabbi Creditor’s New Poetry Collection / FIERCE FEELINGS


This second collection of poetry by author and musician Rabbi Menachem Creditor reflects what foreword contributor Dan Schifrin calls “one teacher's theology of the everyday.” FIERCE FEELINGS is a lyrical invitation to a sacred experience with the world.
Available at createspace.com and amazon.com! (in paperback and Kindle editions)

About Rabbi Menachem Creditor


Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA. Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America, he is a published author, musician, teacher and activist who has spent time working locally, in Ghana, and in the White House to amplify the prophetic Jewish voice in the world. His most recent books are "Peace in Our Cities: Rabbis Against Gun Violence" and "Siddur Tov LeHodot: A Transliterated Shabbat Prayerbook." A frequent speaker on Jewish Leadership and Literacy in communities around the United States and Israel, he serves on the board of American Jewish World Service, the Executive Council for the Rabbinical Assembly, and the Chancellor’s Rabbinic Cabinet at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.


For more information about FIERCE FEELINGS and Rabbi Creditor’s other books, please visit www.menachemcreditor.org.

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