Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians / Edition 1

Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians / Edition 1

by Kerry M. Olitzky, Daniel Judson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1580232108

ISBN-13: 9781580232104

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

A window into the meaning of Jewish rituals throughout history and today—
written especially for Christians.

Ritual moments and opportunities guide the daily life of practicing Jews. These spiritual practices give expression to Jewish identity and reflect Judaism’s core beliefs and values. But what can they mean to Christians seeking to

Overview

A window into the meaning of Jewish rituals throughout history and today—
written especially for Christians.

Ritual moments and opportunities guide the daily life of practicing Jews. These spiritual practices give expression to Jewish identity and reflect Judaism’s core beliefs and values. But what can they mean to Christians seeking to understand their own faith? In this special book, Rabbis Olitzky and Judson guide you through the whys and hows of nine specific areas of Jewish ritual.

  • Observing the Sabbath
  • Keeping Kosher
  • Putting on Tefillin (Prayer Boxes)
  • Wrapping the Tallit (Prayer Shawl)
  • Covering the Head
  • Studying Torah
  • Praying Daily
  • Saying Blessings throughout the Day
  • Going to the Ritual Bath

Providing you with the biblical and historical background of each practice, insight into its contemporary use and significance—including the often divergent approaches of different Jewish movements—and personal stories from rabbis and lay people, this easy-to-understand guide illustrates the deep meaning these rituals have in the Jewish relationship with God. Linking these practices to familiar rituals in the Christian tradition, Olitzky and Judson help you better understand the roots of Christianity and how the fundamentals of Judaism relate to and reflect your own spiritual foundation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580232104
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
A Brief Introduction for Christians Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Would Christians Be Interested in the Rituals of Judaism?
A Note on the Text

1 Observing the Sabbath
2 Keeping Kosher: The Jewish Dietary Laws
Rabbi Mark Sameth
3 Putting on Tefillin (Prayer Boxes)
4 Wrapping the Tallit (Prayer Shawl)
5 Covering the Head
6 Studying Torah
7 Praying Daily
8 Saying Grace and Ninety-Nine Other Blessings throughout the Day
Rabbi Andrew Vogel
9 Going to the Ritual Bath
Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Notes
Glossary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Contributors

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