The Jewish Book of Why (2 Volume Slipcased Edition)

The Jewish Book of Why (2 Volume Slipcased Edition)

by Alfred J. Kolatch
     
 

In this boxed set of the best-selling volumes The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Book of Why, Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch explores almost 1,000 questions about Judaism.

The Jewish Book of Why explains what Jews believe, how they observe their holidays, the significance of their customs and ceremonies, and the differences between the

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In this boxed set of the best-selling volumes The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Book of Why, Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch explores almost 1,000 questions about Judaism.

The Jewish Book of Why explains what Jews believe, how they observe their holidays, the significance of their customs and ceremonies, and the differences between the denominations. Having sold over 1,000,000 copies, The Jewish Book of Why makes an important contribution towards dispelling many of the prevalent misunderstandings and misconceptions that surround Jewish observance.

The Second Jewish Book of Why delves into more complex, controversial, and far-ranging subjects, including the attitudes of Jewish legal scholars on such issues as abortion, conversion, birth control, artificial insemination, organ transplants, smoking, proselytizing, intermarriage, Sabbath observance, and Jewish observance.

Whether discussing the celebration of milestone events, the definition of Jewish identity, conversion from another faith, death and mourning practices and procedures, synagogue ritual, or the rationale behind the kosher dietary laws, The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Book of Why present the range of views held by the major Jewish denominations: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist. The information is presented simply and objectively, replacing confusion and misconception with knowledge and understanding.

Enhanced by an index that makes the information readily accessible, these volumes are authoritative, enlightening, and indispensable. Packed in a handsome blue slipcase. Shrink-wrapped for gift-giving.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824603144
Publisher:
David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1985
Edition description:
2 Volume Slipcased Edition
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.32(h) x 2.89(d)

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