Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians

Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians

by Kerry M. Olitzky, Daniel Judson

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ISBN-13: 9781580235471
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Series: A Brief Introduction for Christians
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,230,067
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by Newsweek, is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of the Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism&Other Addictions—Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom; 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year; and Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul. He is also co-author of Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. One—Genesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. Two—Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and co-editor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal(all Jewish Lights).
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and Recovery
  • Sparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the Torah
  • Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst
  • How to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith Family
  • Optimism for a Jewish Future

Rabbi Daniel Judson, spiritual leader of Temple Beth David of the South Shore in Canton, Massachusetts, is coeditor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal and coauthor of The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body and Mind during Pregnancy, Birth and the First Three Months (both Jewish Lights). He is a frequent guest speaker at both Jewish and Christian congregations.

Table of Contents


1 Rosh Hashanah: Embracing the New Year with Awe and Self-Reflection
2 Yom Kippur: Atoning for Sins and Renewing Life
3 Sukkot: Building Huts and Enjoying the Harvest
4 Simchat Torah: Rejoicing in the Torah
5 Hanukkah: Lighting Candles in the Darkness
6 Purim: Merry-making for a Story of Redemption
7 Pesach/Passover: Celebrating the Journey from Slavery to Freedom
8 Shavuot: Remembering the Giving of the Torah
9 Tisha B'Av and Other Special Days
10 Shabbat: Observing the Sabbath

A Final Note to the Reader
Jewish Holidays throughout the Year
Calendar of Holidays
The Four Major Movements in American Judaism
Suggestions for Further Reading

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Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Clockwork82736 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A wonderful, easy-to-read account of the Jewish High holidays and other observances. The attempt to draw comparisons between Christian and Jewish similarities is interesting, and will hopefully bring the novice Christian scholar to delve more into his/her Hebraic/Biblically Scriptural roots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago