Essential Judaism: Updated Edition: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals

By | February 26, 2018
Essential Judaism: Updated Edition: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals Author George Robinson
ISBN-10 1501117750
ISBN-13 9781501117756
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 704
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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Youll find everything you need to know about being Jewish in this indispensable revised and updated guide to the religious traditions everyday practices philosophical beliefs and historical foundations of Judaism What happens at a synagogue service What are the rules for keeping kosher How do I light the Hanukah candles What is in the Hebrew Bible What do the Jewish holidays signify What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish With the first edition of Essential Judaism George Robinson offered the world the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish identity as an adult In his ambitious and all inclusive New York Times Book Review guide Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage and lays out many fascinating aspects of the religionthe Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism the evolution of Hasidism and much morewhile keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in todays world Now a decade and a half later Robinson has updated this valuable introductory text with information on topics including denominational shifts same sex marriage the intermarriage debate transgender Jews the growth of anti Semitism and the changing role of women in worship along with many other hotly debated topics in the contemporary Jewish world and beyond The perfect gift for a Bar Bat Mitzvah or anyone thinking about conversionthis is the ultimate companion for anyone interested in learning more about Judaism the kind of book its readers will revisit over and over for years to come

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