A Wild Faith - Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vii

A Note on the Text  x

Forward  xi

1. The Call of the Wild  1

2. The Stereotype of the "Unnatural" Jew  9

3. Do I have to Believe in God?  15

4. Finding God in Nature  20

5. A Map of the Heart  43

6. The Mindful Hiker: Learning to Listen  55

7. Yearning and Gratitude: Opening the Heart to God  73

8. Seeing the Sacred: The Way of Blessing Part I  85

9. Filling the World wiht Holiness: The Way of Blessing Part II  94

10.  Heart-song in the Heart-land: Jewish Prayer in Wilderness  101

11. With Your Whole Self: Living in Your Body  117

12. Four Winds, Seven Directions  134

13. Teshuvah: the Wild Heart of Repentance  151

14. Putting it All Together: Wilderness Retreat  166

15.  A Wild Faith  172

Appendix 1: But Rabbi, Is This Jewish?  176

Appendix 2: But Rabbi, Should I Talk to Trees?  181

Appendix 3: The Nature of Jewish Study  188

Appendix 4: Traditional Nature Blessings

Notes  200

Resources 211

Index ro Practices 219