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The Good Jewish Home: How Old Traditions Can Enrich Your Family's Life
     

The Good Jewish Home: How Old Traditions Can Enrich Your Family's Life

by Emily Haft Bloom, Jayjay Studios (Illustrator)
 
The Good Jewish Home offers thoughts, ideas, and guidance on how to celebrate your Jewish heritage in a modern family setting. Track the origins of the Jewish faith, understand the events in the Jewish life cycle from the bris or baby naming to the rituals of shiva, how-to hold a Jewish wedding and what to do during the major festivals throughout the year,

Overview

The Good Jewish Home offers thoughts, ideas, and guidance on how to celebrate your Jewish heritage in a modern family setting. Track the origins of the Jewish faith, understand the events in the Jewish life cycle from the bris or baby naming to the rituals of shiva, how-to hold a Jewish wedding and what to do during the major festivals throughout the year, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, Purim and Hanukkah.

The Good Jewish Home includes a brief history of Jewish thought, passages and ideas from biblical text and how they can guide modern daily life, inspiration from great Jewish thinkers and leaders, a discussion of Jewish family roles as they appear in the Torah, and Shabbat�s importance as a weekly ritual to reinforce Jewish tradition.

As a special bonus throughout the book, Emily Haft Bloom has included simple recipes for traditional Jewish dishes that the modern family can create in their own kitchen: everything from a traditional Shabbat dinner menu to holiday dishes like latkes, honey cake, vegetable kugel, hamantaschen, brisket, stuffed cabbage and tzimmes.

The Good Jewish Home gives recommendations on how to meld established religious observance with practical contemporary practices. Let this book guide your family to good Jewish living.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846010545
Publisher:
MQ Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Emily Haft Bloom is a freelance journalist and has contributed to the magazines Family Circle and Parents for many years. She is the author of Burgers Every Way. She lives in Chappaqua, New York with her husband and two sons.She is an active member of Shaaray Tefila a reform synagogue in New York and was involved in the founding of its soup kitchen program.

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