Joy, Despair, and Hope: Reading Psalms

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Joy, Despair, and Hope recaptures the power and immediacy of psalms for modern readers, showing how these biblical poems can speak to us yet again. Accompanying the author on his personal spiritual search through psalms, readers find their own inner lives given voice within these texts.

Edward Feld analyzes fifteen personal psalms from the book of Psalms, showing how each provides a different perspective on the life of faith. Feld's insights reveal how individual psalmists struggle with their faith, how they are wracked by doubt and self-questioning, and how they come finally to a greater understanding of faith. This book's clearly articulated analysis is both moving and sophisticated, helping us to enter the spiritual world of these writers, to recognize our own struggles in their ancient words, and to feel these poets alive and walking beside us. Along the way, Feld teaches us how to read psalms as poems and unlocks both their theological message and their literary splendor. Readers emerge with a new appreciation of and connection to the profound religious life and artistry of the biblical psalmists.

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Rabbi Edward Feld is the senior editor of Mahzor Lev Shalem (2010) and the author of The Spirit of Renewal: Finding Faith after the Holocaust (1994). He has served as Rabbi-in-Residence at the Jewish Theological Seminary and as Hillel Director and Chaplain to the College at Princeton University and Smith and Amherst Colleges. As the Educational Director of Rabbis for Human Rights he developed a curriculum for teaching ''Judaism and Human Rights.''

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Feld takes up some of the best-loved psalms. By his thoughtful, discerning exposition, he shows why they are the best loved among us, and why they continue as such durable vehicles for contemporary faith. Feld's exposition evidences to the Christian reader how deeply Jews and Christians share the richness of this poetry of faith.
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary (emeritus)

In these personal readings of fifteen psalms, Feld wears his considerable erudition lightly. The book has much of value to say about how to appreciate the psalms as poetry. More than that, it invites readers to see the psalms as windows into the human condition that can resonate as deeply with our own experiences as they do with the author's.
--Judith Plaskow, Manhattan College (emeritus)

With erudition and a keen poetic sensitivity, Edward Feld explores a diverse selection of psalms, unlocking layers of meaning in these ancient, rich, and complex texts. He insightfully shows how the psalms work and why they should matter to contemporary readers.
--Andrea L. Weiss, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbi Feld has a profound understanding of pathways to spiritual striving. Joy, Despair, and Hope deciphers psalms in a way that makes these prayers accessible to people of all backgrounds and all affiliations--indeed, of all faiths. It is tender, soft, and powerfully uplifting.
--Rabbi Avi Weiss, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School --Wipf and Stock Publishers

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