The Purpose of This Book
A Range of Jewish Lifestyles, Beliefs, and Behavior
Christians and Jews
Going to Church: The Jewish Roots of Christian Worship
Jews, Jesus, and Christianity
The Jewish Religion
From Orthodox . . .
To Reform . . .
To Conservative . . .
Contemporary Synagogues and Congregations
A Personal Observation
Inside the Synagogue
The Torah and the Law
Prayers and Blessings
SymbolsóThe Mezuzah and the Star of David
The Role of the Rabbi
The Role of the Cantor
Congregation Membership and Paying the Bills
Time for Confession
Whoís in Charge?
Holidays and Festivals
Holidays and the Jewish Calendar
The High HolidaysóRosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
HanukkahóIs It Really the ìJewish Christmasî?
ShavuotóThe Harvest Festival
Other Religious Events
Jewish Life Cycle Events
A Jewish Wedding
Letís Go to a Circumcision!
Baby Namings and Rituals for Daughters
An Invitation to a Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah
A Jewish FuneralóSaying Good-bye to Uncle Harry
You Can Only Get a Divorce If Youíre Married
Home Life, Jewish Beliefs, and Other Interesting Matters
Is a Kosher Hot Dog Really Kosher?
Degrees of Orthodoxy
Conversion to Judaism
Religious Apparel and Dress
Hasidim and Hasidism
Creation, Heaven, Hell, and Life after Death
Where, When, and How Many
Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews
Women and Judaism
Judaism in the World
Jewish Art and Music
Mysticism and the Repair of the World
MoneyóStereotypes, Charity, and the Scriptures
Perform a Mitzvah
Controversial Social Issues
Old Wars and New Wars
The Chosen People
A Call for Understanding and Community
Glossary and Pronunciation Guide