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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Review: Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & RitualsUser Review - Skylar - Goodreads
A nice overview from what I remember after 3 years. Solid introductory book, well organized and easy to read. I read the book as the "textbook" of an intro to Judaism course, which it was well-suited ... Read full review
Review: Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & RitualsUser Review - Liz - Goodreads
Essential Judaism gives the reader the broad strokes of Judaism - understandably, it's hard to condense such a rich and complex religion into one textbook. This is for anyone on the outside (all us ... Read full review
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