Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals
What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish?
A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism -- everything you need to know about being Jewish. In Essential Judaism, George Robinson has created the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an adult. Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage, and lays out many fascinating aspects of Judaism -- the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and much more -- while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today's world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dirac - LibraryThing
A decent overview of Judaism. I enjoyed the parts of the book that related to current rites and rituals and the why behind them. The book was less interesting (and this is to me only) when it came to ... Read full review
ESSENTIAL JUDAISM: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs and RitualsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Frustrated by his inability to find a one-volume reference giving reliable information on Jewish laws, prayers, holidays, rituals, life-cycle events, scripture, rabbinic commentary, mysticism ... Read full review