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Judaism has survived for four millennia, and many of its customs, laws, and traditions have remained exactly the same today as in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Everything Judaism Book explains the major precepts of this robust religion in language anyone can understand and appreciate. From High Holy Days, such as Passover and Yom Kippur, to symbols and objects, such as the Star of David and the tallis prayer shawl, Jews and non-Jews alike will gain new understanding and insights into the rich ...

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The Everything Judaism Book: A Complete Primer to the Jewish Faith-From Holidays and Rituals to Traditions and Culture

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Overview

Judaism has survived for four millennia, and many of its customs, laws, and traditions have remained exactly the same today as in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Everything Judaism Book explains the major precepts of this robust religion in language anyone can understand and appreciate. From High Holy Days, such as Passover and Yom Kippur, to symbols and objects, such as the Star of David and the tallis prayer shawl, Jews and non-Jews alike will gain new understanding and insights into the rich diversity and seemingly endless complexity of Jewish practices and culture. Authoritative and thought-provoking, The Everything Judaism Book has been exhaustively reviewed for accuracy by Orthodox Rabbi Jacob Rosenthal and Reform Rabbi Robert Leib. The Everything Judaism Book is a terrific introduction if you're learning the religion for the first time, a great way to brush up on facts you may have forgotten from Hebrew school, and the perfect mitzvah (good deed) gift for a friend or relative.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781580627283
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: What Is Judaism?
Chapter 2: The Branches of Judaism
Chapter 3: Spirituality in Judaism
Chapter 4: The Languages of Judaism
Chapter 5: Judaism's Holy Texts
Chapter 6: Living in Accordance with the Law
Chapter 7: The Place of Prayer in Judaism
Chapter 8: Judaica: Religious Objects and Attire
Chapter 9: The Sabbath
Chapter 10: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Chapter 11: Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simkhat Torah
Chapter 12: Chanukah: the Festival of Lights
Chapter 13: Celebrating Purim
Chapter 14: Passover: a Story of Liberation
Chapter 15: Shavuot, Tisha B'Av, and Tu B'Shevat
Chapter 16: A New Life
Chapter 17: Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, and Confirmation
Chapter 18: Marriage and Divorce
Chapter 19: Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife
Chapter 20: The Jewish Culture
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Common Prayers and Blessings
Appendix C: Books, Periodicals, and Web Sites
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