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Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish  Book
Author : David J. Wolpe
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 1995-09-15
ISBN : 1466828579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming introduction beckoning readers into the heart of this venerable and enduring religion.

Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish  Book
Author : Edgar Bronfman
Publisher : Signal
Release : 2016-03-22
ISBN : 0771017278
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thoughtful, piercing, and sincere, Why Be Jewish? is Edgar Bronfman's passionate testimonial to his own personal Jewish journey and the story of the Jewish people. This is the late Edgar Bronfman's clarion call to a generation of secular, disaffected and unaffiliated Jews, addressing the most critical question confronting Judaism worldwide. Completed in December 2013, just weeks before he passed away, Why Be Jewish? expresses Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Edgar Bronfman's awe, respect, and deep love for his faith and heritage. Bronfman walks readers through the major tenets and ideas in Jewish life, fleshing out their meaning and offering proof texts from the Jewish tradition, gleaned over his many years of study with some of the greatest teachers in the Jewish world. In Why Be Jewish?, with honest, poignancy, and passion, Bronfman shares insights learned from his own personal journey and makes a compelling case for the meaning and transcendence of a secular Judaism that is still steeped in deep moral values, authentic Jewish texts, and a focus on deed over creed or dogma.

The Jewish Book of Why

The Jewish Book of Why Book
Author : Alfred J. Kolatch
Publisher : Running PressBook Pub
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780762441235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Jewish Book of Why has sold more than three million copies to date and has been translated into several languages. In this bestseller turned Miniature Edition™, scholar Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch explains the significance and origin of nearly every symbol and practice known to Jewish culture. It's an essential guide for both Jews and non-Jews alike, and will answer a wide spectrum of questions on every aspect of Jewish custom, tradition, and life.

The Jewish Book of Why The Torah

The Jewish Book of Why  The Torah Book
Author : Alfred J. Kolatch
Publisher : Jonathan David Pub
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9780824604547
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Jewish Book of Why The Torah book written by Alfred J. Kolatch, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Book of Jewish Values

The Book of Jewish Values Book
Author : Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN : 0307794458
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaism's sacred writings to give us a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. "An absolutely superb book: the most practical, most comprehensive guide to Jewish values I know." —Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People Telushkin speaks to the major ethical issues of our time, issues that have, of course, been around since the beginning. He offers one or two pages a day of pithy, wise, and easily accessible teachings designed to be put into immediate practice. The range of the book is as broad as life itself: • The first trait to seek in a spouse (Day 17) • When, if ever, lying is permitted (Days 71-73) • Why acting cheerfully is a requirement, not a choice (Day 39) • What children don't owe their parents (Day 128) • Whether Jews should donate their organs (Day 290) • An effective but expensive technique for curbing your anger (Day 156) • How to raise truthful children (Day 298) • What purchases are always forbidden (Day 3) In addition, Telushkin raises issues with ethical implications that may surprise you, such as the need to tip those whom you don't see (Day 109), the right thing to do when you hear an ambulance siren (Day 1), and why wasting time is a sin (Day 15). Whether he is telling us what Jewish tradition has to say about insider trading or about the relationship between employers and employees, he provides fresh inspiration and clear guidance for every day of our lives.

To Be a Jew

To Be a Jew Book
Author : Hayim H. Donin
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2019-08-13
ISBN : 1541618149
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The classic guide to the ageless heritage of Judaism Embraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world. In simple and powerful language, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin presents the fundamentals of Judaism, including the laws and observances for the Sabbath, the dietary laws, family life, prayer at home and in the synagogue, the major and minor holidays, and the guiding principles and observances of life, such as birth, naming, circumcision, adoption and conversion, Bar-mitzvah, marriage, divorce, death, and mourning. Ideal for reference, reflection, and inspiration, To Be a Jew will by greatly valued by anyone who feels that knowing, understanding, and observing the laws and traditions of Judaism in daily life is the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Why be Jewish

Why be Jewish  Book
Author : Doron Kornbluth
Publisher : Feldheim Pub
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780981497471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An increasing number of people regard being Jewish as a lifestyle choice rather than an unchangeable fact.Jewish identity no longer survives automatically. To stay Jewish today, each of us needs to find our own reasons why our heritage is important, inspirational, and relevant to our lives. Bestselling author Doron Kornbluth travels to over 50 cities a year to speak about Jewish identity. "Why Be Jewish" is touching, thought provoking, meaningful and funny. See which perspectives appeal most to you, and gain clarity and confidence in why you're Jewish.

I Am Jewish

I Am Jewish Book
Author : Judea Pearl,Ruth Pearl,Ehud Barak,Sylvia Boorstein,Edgar M. Bronfman,Alan Colmes,Kirk Douglas,Richard Dreyfuss,Kitty Dukakis,Dianne Feinstein,Tovah Feldshuh,Debbie Friedman,Ruth Bader Ginsburg,Nadine Gordimer,David Hartman,Moshe Katsav,Larry King,Francine Klagsbrun,Harold S. Kushner,Shia LaBeouf,Norman Lamm,Norman Lear,Julius Lester,Daniel Libeskind,Deborah E. Lipstadt
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1580232590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inspired by the final words of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, a collection of personal essays, reflections, theological statements, reminiscences, and stories expresses what being Jewish means to such contributors as Alan Dershowitz, Kirk Douglas, Theodore Bikel, Dianne Feinstein, Daniel Schorr, Larry King, Harold Kushner, Norman Lear, Joe Lieberman, and many others.

Stars of David

Stars of David Book
Author : Abigail Pogrebin
Publisher : Broadway
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0767916131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Capturing the diversity of Jewish religious and ethnic identity, a collection of intimate conversations with sixty-one prominent Jews--including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Richard Dreyfuss, Leonard Nimoy, Steven Spielberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beverly Sills, and Mike Wallace--reveals how they feel about their Jewish identity, religion, tradition, faith, and prejudice. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Am I a Jew

Am I a Jew  Book
Author : Theodore Ross
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-08-30
ISBN : 1101590165
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What makes someone Jewish? Theodore Ross was nine years old when he moved with his mother from New York City to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Once there, his mother decided, for both personal and spiritual reasons, to have her family pretend not to be Jewish. He went to an Episcopal school, where he studied the New Testament, sang in the choir, and even took Communion. Later, as an adult, he wondered: Am I still Jewish? Seeking an answer, Ross traveled around the country and to Israel, visiting a wide variety of Jewish communities. From “Crypto-Jews” in New Mexico and secluded ultra-devout Orthodox towns in upstate New York to a rare Classical Reform congregation in Kansas City, Ross tries to understand himself by experiencing the diversity of Judaism. Quirky and self-aware, introspective and impassioned, Am I a Jew? is a story about the universal struggle to define a relationship (or lack thereof) with religion.

50 Ways to be Jewish

50 Ways to be Jewish Book
Author : David J. Forman
Publisher : Gefen Publishing House Ltd
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9789652292827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Or: Simon & Garfunkel "Jesus Loves you Less Than You will Know."

The Big Jewish Book for Jews

The Big Jewish Book for Jews Book
Author : Ellis Weiner,Barbara Davilman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-07-27
ISBN : 1101457112
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A hilarious compendium of traditional wisdom, recipes, and lore from the authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane. Modern Jews have forgotten cherished traditions and become, sadly, all- too assimilated. It's enough to make you meshugeneh. Today's Jews need to relearn the old ways so that cultural identity means something other than laughing knowingly at Curb Your Enthusiasm- and The Big Jewish Book for Jews is here to help. This wise and wise-cracking fully-illustrated book offers invaluable instruction on everything from how to sacrifice a lamb unto the lord to the rules of Mahjong. Jews of all ages and backgrounds will welcome the opportunity to be the Jewiest Jew of all, and reconnect to ancestors going all the way back to Moses and a time when God was the only GPS a Jew needed.

Feeling Jewish

Feeling Jewish Book
Author : Devorah Baum
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 0300212445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish--even when you're not. Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly original exploration of a series of feelings famously associated with modern Jews. Reflecting on why Jews have so often been depicted, both by others and by themselves, as prone to "negative" feelings, she queries how negative these feelings really are. And as the pace of globalization leaves countless people feeling more marginalized, uprooted, and existentially threatened, she argues that such "Jewish" feelings are becoming increasingly common to us all. Ranging from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Sarah Bernhardt to Woody Allen, Anne Frank to Nathan Englander, Feeling Jewish bridges the usual fault lines between left and right, insider and outsider, Jew and Gentile, and even Semite and anti-Semite, to offer an indispensable guide for our divisive times.

Becoming Jewish

Becoming Jewish Book
Author : Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben,Jennifer S. Hanin
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2019-03-01
ISBN : 1796018945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Becoming Jewish is an engaging, accessible, all-inclusive step-by-step guide to converting to Judaism that introduces readers to finding life's meaning through the evolving religious civilization that is Judaism. Written with humor and heart, readers learn the ins and outs of becoming Jewish and discover the wonder that is the language, literature, history, rituals, food, music, and culture of contemporary Jewish life.

For the Love of Being Jewish

For the Love of Being Jewish Book
Author : Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2013-05-01
ISBN : 1623685192
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to Jewish religion and heritage explores key concepts in a humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts, inspiring quotes, important terminology, and clever caricatures.

A Letter in the Scroll

A Letter in the Scroll Book
Author : Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2004-04-16
ISBN : 9780743267427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For too long, Jews have defined themselves in light of the bad things that have happened to them. And it is true that, many times in the course of history, they have been nearly decimated: when the First and Second Temples were destroyed, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, when Hitler proposed his Final Solution. Astoundingly, the Jewish people have survived catastrophe after catastrophe and remained a thriving and vibrant community. The question Rabbi Jonathan Sacks asks is, quite simply: How? How, in the face of such adversity, has Judaism remained and flourished, making a mark on human history out of all proportion to its numbers? Written originally as a wedding gift to his son and daughter-in-law, A Letter in the Scroll is Rabbi Sacks's personal answer to that question, a testimony to the enduring strength of his religion. Tracing the revolutionary series of philosophical and theological ideas that Judaism created -- from covenant to sabbath to formal education -- and showing us how they remain compellingly relevant in our time, Sacks portrays Jewish identity as an honor as well as a duty. The Ba'al Shem Tov, an eighteenth-century rabbi and founder of the Hasidic movement, famously noted that the Jewish people are like a living Torah scroll, and every individual Jew is a letter within it. If a single letter is damaged or missing or incorrectly drawn, a Torah scroll is considered invalid. So too, in Judaism, each individual is considered a crucial part of the people, without whom the entire religion would suffer. Rabbi Sacks uses this metaphor to make a passionate argument in favor of affiliation and practice in our secular times, and invites us to engage in our dynamic and inclusive tradition. Never has a book more eloquently expressed the joys of being a Jew. This is the story of one man's hope for the future -- a future in which the next generation, his children and ours, will happily embrace the beauty of the world's oldest religion.

A Kosher Christmas

A Kosher Christmas Book
Author : Joshua Eli Plaut
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2012-10-24
ISBN : 0813553814
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Christmas is not everybody’s favorite holiday. Historically, Jews in America, whether participating in or refraining from recognizing Christmas, have devised a multitude of unique strategies to respond to the holiday season. Their response is a mixed one: do we participate, try to ignore the holiday entirely, or create our own traditions and make the season an enjoyable time? This book, the first on the subject of Jews and Christmas in the United States, portrays how Jews are shaping the public and private character of Christmas by transforming December into a joyous holiday season belonging to all Americans. Creative and innovative in approaching the holiday season, these responses range from composing America’s most beloved Christmas songs, transforming Hanukkah into the Jewish Christmas, creating a national Jewish tradition of patronizing Chinese restaurants and comedy shows on Christmas Eve, volunteering at shelters and soup kitchens on Christmas Day, dressing up as Santa Claus to spread good cheer, campaigning to institute Hanukkah postal stamps, and blending holiday traditions into an interfaith hybrid celebration called “Chrismukkah” or creating a secularized holiday such as Festivus. Through these venerated traditions and alternative Christmastime rituals, Jews publicly assert and proudly proclaim their Jewish and American identities to fashion a universally shared message of joy and hope for the holiday season. See also: http://www.akosherchristmas.org

Stolen Words

Stolen Words Book
Author : Mark Glickman
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2016-02
ISBN : 0827612087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book"-Title page verso.