Judaism For Dummies

Judaism For Dummies

by Rabbi Ted Falcon, David Blatner
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Judaism For Dummies by Rabbi Ted Falcon, David Blatner

Your plain-English guide to Judaism

Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice.

In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of: Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations; Judaism as a daily practice; the food and fabric of Judaism; Jewish wedding ceremonies; celebrations and holy days; 4,000 years of pain, sadness, triumph, and joy; great Jewish thinkers and historical celebrities; and much more.

  • Updates to the "recent history" section with discussions of what has happened in the first decade of the twenty-first century including: the expansion of orthodox political power in Israel; expansion of interfaith work; unfortunate recent anti-Semitic events; and other news
  • Expanded coverage of Jewish mysticism and meditation, which has become increasingly popular in recent years
  • New coverage on Jewish views of morality, including birth control, homosexuality, and environmental concerns
  • Revised recipes for traditional Jewish cooking, updated key vocabulary, and Yiddish phrases everyone should know

Jews have long spread out to the corners of the world, so there are significant Jewish communities on many continents. Judaism For Dummies offers a glimpse into the rituals, ideas, and terms that are woven into the history and everyday lives of Jewish people as near as our own neighborhoods and as far-reaching as across the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118407516
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 136,612
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Rabbi Ted Falcon, Ph.D., writes and lectures about Jewish spirituality and is the founder of a synagogue for Jewish meditation in Los Angeles. David Blatner is an award-winning, bestselling author of eight books.

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Judaism for Dummies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for non-Jewish people to understand Judaism. I learned a lot about Jewis history, famous people and Jewish words.
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I have not read my book yet, but look forward to using it as a supplication for my bible studies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want to be juish but my familys christan and they said i could so i looked up this book is it a good book for bible study ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is educational . I am dying for this book .
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