Letters to Josep: An Introduction to Judaism

Letters to Josep: An Introduction to Judaism

by Levy Daniella

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789659254002
Publisher: Guiding Light Press
Publication date: 03/30/2016
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Daniella Levy is a writer, translator, and educator living in Israel with her husband and three sons. Her work has appeared in print and online on several platforms, including Pnima Magazine, Kveller, and Ynet News. She enjoys teaching women's self-defense, learning new languages (which she then refuses to speak), and, as evidenced by this book, composing unreasonably long e-mails to people.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Josep
Introduction: How It All Began
Part I: Orthodox Jewish Life
1. The Basics
2. An Introduction to the World's Biggest Book Club
3. Shabbat: A Sacred Space in Time
4. Jew Food, Part I: Vegetarians, Avert Your Eyes
5. Jew Food, Part II: The Vegetarian Section (Well, Sort Of)
6. Jew Food, Part III: In Which Things Get Ridiculously Complicated
7. Prayer, Part I: Why Pray?
8. Prayer, Part II: A Peek into the Jewish Prayer Book
9. Mikveh: A Spiritual Womb
10. Circumcision. Wait! Don't Run Away Screaming!
11. On the Doorposts of Your Home: All About Mezuzot
12. Blessings: Finding God in an Apple
13. Jewish Weddings
14: Processing Grief: Jewish Mourning Customs
15. Jewish by Choice: The Ins and Outs of Halakhic Conversion
16. Women in Orthodox Judaism, or: Daniella Opens a Can
Part II: The Jewish Year
17. The Jewish Year
18. Your Personal Jewish Calendar
19. Days of Awe
20. In God's Presence: Succot & Shmini Atzeret
21. Let There Be Light
22. Purim: Divine Hide-and-Seek
23. Passover, Part I: Freedom, Education, and National Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
24. Passover, Part II: Seder Night 101
25. In the Empty Synagogues of Poland
26. Israeli Emotional Roller Coaster Week
27. Counting Up: The Omer and Lag B'Omer
28. Why Jerusalem Matters
29. Shavuot: On Covenants and Cheesecake
30. Starving for God: Jewish Fast Days
31. Between the Dire Straits
Part III: Jewish Concepts
32. Different Kinds of Jews, Part I: Jewish Cultural Identity and the Diversity Therein
33. Different Kinds of Jews, Part II: 2,000 Years of Arguing
34. Happily Ever After: The Jewish Messiah
35. A Nation of Pyromaniacs
36. Teshuva: As Long as the Candle Burns
37. Jewish Symbols
38. The Sabbath Keeps the Jews... Even When It Seems like It Doesn't
39. Links in the Chain: On Education Children
40. The Vagueries of the Jewish Afterlife
41. The Battleground of Good and Evil
42. Crossing Boundaries
43. I Forgave God
Appendices
I: Acknowledgements
II: A Little Catalan Context
III: Glossary
IV: About the Author

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