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What would you do if you weren't afraid? : discover a life filled with purpose and joy through the secrets of Jewish wisdom / Michal Oshman.

Oshman, Michal, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 296.7 OSH (Text) 33500013406962 New Checked out 07/06/2021
Moorhead Public Library 296.7 OSH (Text) 33500013406970 New Checked out 06/30/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744029109
  • ISBN: 0744029104
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-249) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The discovery -- Finding your flame -- Replace fear with purpose -- Cross your narrow bridge -- Grow your broken heart -- Make space for others -- Repair your company culture -- Lead like a mensch -- Guide your children by the soul -- Return to yourself.
Summary, etc.:
Discover the secrets to a fearless, meaningful life, found in the wisdom of Jewish scripture. Today, more than ever, we act out of fear. We fear change, rejection, failure, and suffering. But what if we could find a way to live that challenges conventional Western psychology and looks to the future instead of picking over the past? What if we could replace our fear with purpose, and discover our potential for growth instead of focusing on our limits?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #1
    In her first book, TikTok executive Oshman uses Jewish wisdom to answer age old questions: What is my purpose? How do I find my strengths? What if I fail? Why do I feel empty while on the surface everything is going well? Growing up in Israel with a forensic-investigator father and relatives who survived the Holocaust, Oshman was prepped early on with skills to overcome adversity. However, it wasn't until she further explored Jewish teachings as an adult that she found much-searched-for peace. Oshman uses personal examples from her life as a consultant, wife, and mother to relate how applying concepts like neshama (nurturing your soul), bittul (finding purpose in serving others), shvira (using heartbreak to grow), and tzimtzum (making space for others in your life) sparked positive change. Refreshingly honest, she doesn't project a veneer of perfection but rather shatters the illusion that perfection is something to strive for. The format of the book allows for self-reflection at one's own pace, making it very approachable for readers of any or no religious persuasion. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

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Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology) > Religious aspects > Judaism.
Fear > Religious aspects > Judaism.

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