Symbols of Judaismby Marc-Alain Ouaknin
This book introduces the reader to the fundamental aspects of Judaism by exploring the ritual and cultural symbols of the religion. Rabbi Marc-Alan Ouaknin offers insightful commentary, and basic questions are answered clearly and concisely. Why is the yarmulke worn? What is the significance of the tallith? Why is the mezuzah, a rolled up parchment, affixed to the right side of the front door in Jewish homes? Why are the scrolls of the Law written by hand? Each chapter of the book details the various religious holidays and feasts according to the Jewish calendar, starting with the New Year (Rosh Hashanah).
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This book has helped make our study of the Old Testament come alive. The author's insight into the traditions, festivals and symbols of Judaism make them relevant to the contemporary Christian and Jew alike. Concise and colorful, with wonderful photographs and illustrations, I recommend this book as a gift to your pastor, Sunday school teacher or your Jewish friends.
My son go this book as part of a Bar Mitzvah gift. This book touches on every aspect of Jewish living. Great for 'Jews by Choice' or those who are rediscovering their judaism all over again.