The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living

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In The Jewish Home, Rabbi Daniel B. Syme offers us a clear, concise, and beautifully written guide to Jewish family life. Using a question-and-answer format, Rabbi Syme explains the history, significance, and meaning of the Jewish holidays and important rituals.
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Overview

In The Jewish Home, Rabbi Daniel B. Syme offers us a clear, concise, and beautifully written guide to Jewish family life. Using a question-and-answer format, Rabbi Syme explains the history, significance, and meaning of the Jewish holidays and important rituals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876688250
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Daniel B. Syme holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and was ordained in 1972 from the Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati campus. He served for ten years as director of the UAHC-CCAR Commission on Jewish Education and is now a vice president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The author or coauthor of nineteen titles on Jewish subjects, Rabbi Syme has also published articles in the fields of Christian-Jewish relations, Jewish social action, and Jewish education. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut, with his wife and son.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
1. The Mezuzah 1
2. Shabbat 3
Shabbat Candles 3
The Friday Night Shabbat Kiddush 5
The Shabbat Challah 7
Blessing One's Children on Shabbat 8
Shabbat Havdalah 10
3. Rosh HaShanah 14
An Unusual New Year 14
Customs and Symbols 16
4. Yom Kippur 20
5. Sukkot 27
Some Historical Background
The Sukkah 28
The Lulav and the Etrog 30
Hoshana Rabbah, Sh'mini Atzeret, Simchat Torah 32
6. Chanukah 38
Some Historical Background 38
Ceremonies, Symbols, Customs 41
7. Tu BiSh'vat 45
8. Purim 49
The Story and the Message 49
The Celebration 53
9. Pesach 57
Some Background 57
Chameitz 60
Matzah 62
The Seder Table 64
The Seder 67
The Haggadah 69
Some Little-Known Facts 71
10. Lag BaOmer 75
11. Shavuot 80
12. Tishah B'Av 85
13. B'rit Milah, B'rit HaChayim 90
B'rit Milah: Some Historical Background 90
B'rit Milah: Preparations and Participants 94
B'rit Milah and B'rit HaChayim: The Ceremony 96
14. Names 101
Some Background 101
Some Jewish Teachings, Superstitions, and Favorites 104
15. Rites of Passage 108
Pidyon HaBen: Redemption of the Firstborn Son 108
Bar/Bat Mitzvah: Some Historical Background 111
Celebrating Bar/Bat Mitzvah 113
Confirmation 117
16. The Jewish Wedding 121
Some Biblical History 121
Some Talmudic Background 124
The Institution of the Shadchan 127
Preparations for the Wedding in Times Gone By 130
The Chuppah and the Ring 134
The Ketubah 136
The Modern Ceremony 139
The Modern Ceremony, Part Two 142
The Modern Ceremony, Part Three 145
17. The Jewish Divorce 149
Some Biblical History 149
Divorce in the Talmud 151
The Rights and Responsibilities of Husband and Wife 153
The Get 156
18. Death and Mourning 159
The Moment of Death 159
Preparing the Body for Burial 162
What Happens after We Die? 167
Jewish Positions on Autopsy, Embalming, and Cremation 169
Preparing for the Funeral Service 171
Preparing for the Funeral Service, Part Two 174
The Funeral Service 177
At the Cemetery 180
The Kohein and Some General Background 184
Shivah: Some General Background 185
Shivah: The Home and the Meal of Consolation 188
Shivah: The Condolence Call 191
Shivah: Customs and Restrictions 193
The Kaddish 196
Sh'loshim and the Year of Mourning 199
The Tombstone 201
The Unveiling 204
Yahrzeit and Yizkor 206
Further URJ Press Resources 209
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    An essential key for the Jew inside of us

    For those of you who still have some questions or perhaps for those of you who already have their mind set on conversion to judaism, I strongly suggest you pick-up the easy-reading, yet incredibly useful book that covers all you need to know on what the jewish home is really like.

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