Every Person's Guide to Judaism

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Straightforward introduction to Judaism and its customs, ceremonies, and theology for daily living. Chapters include the Sabbath, festivals, lifecycle events, aspects of faith, the Jewish home, and more.
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Overview

Straightforward introduction to Judaism and its customs, ceremonies, and theology for daily living. Chapters include the Sabbath, festivals, lifecycle events, aspects of faith, the Jewish home, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807404348
  • Publisher: URJ Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1989
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 838,932
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

The Cycle of the Year
The Jewish Calendar 3
The Sabbath 5
1 Building a Palace in Time: Shabbat 5
High Holy Days 20
2 Renewal: Rosh Hashanah 20
3 Seeking the Path of Life: Yom Kippur 28
Major Festivals 36
4 Permanence and Fragility: Sukot 36
5 Torah as Our Source of Joy: Simchat Torah 41
6 Redemption and Freedom: Pesach 48
7 Torah as Our Source of Strength: Shavuot 55
Minor Festivals 59
8 Survival of Judaism: Chanukah 59
9 Survival of the Jewish People: Purim 65
New Festivals 71
10 A World Destroyed: Yom Hashoah 71
11 Zionism and the State of Israel: Yom Ha'atsmaut 78
The Cycle of Life
Entering the Covenant 87
12 Forging a Link in the Chain: Birth 87
13 Choosing Judaism: Conversion 93
Creating a Home 99
14 Bonds of Holiness: Marriage 99
15 Establishing a Jewish Home 106
16 A Lifetime of Learning 111
Transition 116
17 The Eternal Mystery: Death 116
Aspects of Faith
18 God 127
19 Prayer and Liturgy 133
20 Midrash 141
Contemporary Jewish Life
21 Modern Movements in Judaism 151
22 Jewish Community 157
Afterword 163
Glossary 165
Bibliography 181
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