A Handbook for the Jewish Home

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The celebrated author of The Jewish Book of Why has helped a generation understand the reasons behind Jewish law, custom, and ritual. Now, in A Handbook for the Jewish Home, Rabbi Kolatch provides us with a practical guide that explains precisely how to conduct ourselves both at home and interacting with the Jewish community at large. Whether discussing how to plan for a wedding, affix a mezuzah to a doorpost, or conduct a Passover Seder, the handbook explains the varieties of Jewish observance in compact, ...
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Overview

The celebrated author of The Jewish Book of Why has helped a generation understand the reasons behind Jewish law, custom, and ritual. Now, in A Handbook for the Jewish Home, Rabbi Kolatch provides us with a practical guide that explains precisely how to conduct ourselves both at home and interacting with the Jewish community at large. Whether discussing how to plan for a wedding, affix a mezuzah to a doorpost, or conduct a Passover Seder, the handbook explains the varieties of Jewish observance in compact, easy-to-understand units, equipping us with the knowledge and confidence necessary to fulfill Jewish tradition with ease and comfort.
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Editorial Reviews

Jewish Week
"After two volumes of his popular Jewish Books of Why, Rabbi Kolatch has shifted from explaining the reasons for Jewish custom to writing a guide for those wishing to follow them . . . . The first of the two easy-to-read sections deals with customs related to home and family; the second focuses on synagogue rituals and holiday celebrations . . . . A wealth of information that will be useful both to those who follow Jewish rituals and to those with limited knowledge of them."
The Jewish Chronicle
"Whenever you see the name of Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch, you can be sure the book is going to be chock full of useful information-and this volume is no exception . . . . Very well organized, [A Handbook for the Jewish Home] presents the kind of detailed information needed by the modern family committed to perpetuating Jewish tradition. . . . It deserves to be in every Jewish home."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824604882
  • Publisher: David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Pages: 363
  • Sales rank: 1,404,567
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfred J. Kolatch, a graduate of the Teachers' Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which subsequently awarded him the Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa. From 1941 to 1948 he served as rabbi of congregations in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kew Gardens, New York, and as a chaplain in the United States Army.

Rabbi Kolatch authored more than fifty books, the most popular of which are The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Jewish Book of Why, The Jewish Book of Why: The Torah, The Jewish Mourner's Book of Why, Inside Judaism, The New Name Dictionary, and The Comprehensive Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names.

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Alfred J. Kolatch, a graduate of the Teachers' Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which subsequently awarded him the Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa. Early in his career, he served as rabbi of congregations in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kew Gardens, New York, and as a chaplain in the United States Army.

Rabbi Kolatch has authored more than fifty books, the most popular of which are the best-selling Jewish Book of Why and Second Jewish Book of Why, The Jewish Book of Why: The Torah, The Jewish Mourner's Book of Why, The New Name Dictionary, The Comprehensive Dictionary of English & Hebrew First Names, The Family Seder, and The Jewish Child's First Book of Why. His most recent works are Great Jewish Quotations, The Presidents of the United States & the Jews, and Masters of the Talmud.

In addition to his scholarly work, Rabbi Kolatch has served as president of the Association of Jewish Chaplains of the Armed Forces and as vice-president of the interdenominational Military Chaplains Association of the United States.

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