Item description for Living a Jewish Life, Updated and Revised Edition: Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today's Families by Anita Diamant & Howard Cooper...
Overview An updated edition of a classic guide reflects recent changes and includes a listing of online resources, in a primer of the diverse belief systems of Judaism, from Conservative and Reconstructionist to Reform and new age. By the author of The Red Tent. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Living a Jewish Life describes Judaism as not just a contemplative or abstract system of thought but as a blueprint for living fully and honorably. This new edition builds on the classic guide, which has been a favorite among Jewish educators and students for years. Enriched with additional resources, including online resources, this updated guide also references recent changes in the modern Jewish community, and has served as a resource and guide for non-Jews as well as Jews.
Addressing the choices posed by the modern world, Living a Jewish Life explains the traditions and beliefs of Judaism in the context of real life. It explores the spectrum of liberal Jewish thought, from Conservative to Reconstructionist to Reform, as well as unaffiliated, new age, and secular. Celebrating the diversity of Jewish beliefs, this guide provides information in ways that readers can choose how to incorporate Judaism into their lives.
Readers will learn how to choose the right synagogue, and discover the meaning and significance of lighting Sabbath candles. "Shabbat," "Torah," "kosher," "mitzvah" and other key words are all defined in all of their complex and potent meanings.
On the most basic level, this book explains the essential Jewish vocabulary, but more importantly, LIVING A JEWISH LIFE is a sensitive and comprehensive introduction that reveals the timeless nature of Jewish tradition, rich with history and relevant in the modern world.
Citations And Professional Reviews Living a Jewish Life, Updated and Revised Edition: Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today's Families by Anita Diamant & Howard Cooper has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 132
Library Journal - 04/01/2007 page 131
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0061173649 ISBN13 9780061173646
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More About Anita Diamant & Howard Cooper
ANITA DIAMANT is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, and The Last Days of Dogtown, as well as the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston GlobeMagazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts. Her most recent novels include Day After Night.
Anita Diamant currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts.