Item description for To Raise A Jewish Child: A Guide For Parents by Hayim Halevy Donin...
Overview In a society with so many distractions, how can American Jewish parents teach their children to know and appreciate what it means to be a Jew? Updated with current resource material, this practical book provides help in finding and evaluating a Hebrew school, in dealing with secular peer pressure, and in planning observances in the home.
Publishers Description How can Jewish parents teach their children to know and appreciate what it means to be a Jew? How, in a society that provides children with so many pleasures, distractions and cultural opportunities, can parents fulfill what is for Jews both an age-old injunction and a present-day necessity - to strengthen their connection to the Jewish past, and through it to the Jewish present?
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Studio: Basic Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.06" Width: 5.08" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher Basic Books
ISBN 0465086357 ISBN13 9780465086351
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More About Hayim Halevy Donin
Hayim Halevy Donin established himself as an incomparable teacher and interpreter of Jewish law and practice through his classic book To Be a Jew. For twenty years he was Rabbi of Congregation B'nai David in Southfield, Michigan, where he was also Adjunct Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Detroit. Rabbi Donin held a Ph.D. in Education and was also the founder and president of the Akiva Hebrew Day School in Detroit.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Raise A Jewish Child: A Guide For Parents?
Helps for making informed choices Jan 1, 2004
I have converted to Judaism in order to have a single faith marriage. Though this books additudes were a bit outdated towards interfaith relationships and does not recognize the wide spread intermarriage phenomenom, the author has a good handle on the issues affecting the Jewish identity. It is a very conservative approach to raising your child with a Jewish Identity, with a focus on early religious/cultural training.
Not just for parents -- a must-read for any serious Jew Jan 9, 2001
This book has had more impact on me than any other one book on any Jewish subject.
I myself went to afternoon Hebrew schools, and was nodding throughout Donin's discussion of why they are so ineffective. My two kids are now in Jewish dayschools, and hopefully will be for the rest of their educational lives.
If you're worried that your kids will either turn out "too Jewish" or "not Jewish enough," this book will alleviate fears and provide an accessible path to creating a Jewish way of life that resonates with your own level of spirituality and committment.
Whether or not you have children, if you hope to be part of a Jewish community, this book is a warm and heartfelt starting point.
TO RAISE A JEWISH CHILD May 27, 2000
A MUST read for everyone who is dealing whith the infinite steps that should be climbe, during the raising of a jewish child, as she (he) should be raised.