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Straightforward introduction to Judaism, and its customs, ceremonies, and theology for daily living. Chapters include the Sabbath, festivals, life-cycle events, aspects of faith, the Jewish home, and more.
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Studio: Urj Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1989
Publisher Urj Press
ISBN 0807404349 ISBN13 9780807404348
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen J. Einstein & Lydia Kukoff
Einstein is the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, California.
Stephen J. Einstein currently resides in Fountain Valley, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Every Person's Guide to Judaism?
Reader Friendly Guide into Judaism Dec 29, 2006
If you are a Christian or anybody else that wants to know more about Judaism, then this book is for you. The authors lay out the calendar, then an explanation of each feast and how it is celebrated. The information if for celebrating in the home, but it also goes over what you would see at a synagogue celebration and why it is done that way. There is a chapter on how to convert to Judaism, but the book is not designed to convince anyone to join, but simply to state how, just in case that is why you brought the book. The book briefly goes over Judaism's view of God, but has a bibliography so that someone could acquire other books if the desire was to go deeper. The main emphasis of the book is on how to create the Jewish spirit or atmosphere in ones home. Another interesting chapter of the book deals with the diffences and similarities between Orthodox, reform, conservative, and reconstructionist Jews. There is a great glossary of terms at the back of the book, but all terms are defined in the book as you go. The chapters are short and reader friendly. If you are looking for a good brief overview, this will definately serve that purpose.
An Excellent Introduction to Judaism Jun 3, 2004
This book truly is Every Person's Guide to Judaism. It was well thought out, easy to understand and set out nicely too. The text was just the right size and was seperated just well enough to make it easy to read. If you had a particular question in mind, you could easily skip to that section but you can just as easily read it from front to back, which is what I did.
This book is a must for anyone interested in the basics of Judaism from it's major holidays, to what the Torah and Midrash are, to Judaic views on Adoption, Birth Control, Abortion and other ideas. It talks about thye Mezuzah, Jewish Dietary Laws, Traditions, Rituals, Converting, Zionism, The Holocaust and the different Modern movements. (Orthodox, Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist. With a through glossary and all words that are in the glossary in italics through out the text, this is a worthwhile book to read or even purchase.
Good Reference for a quick answer Mar 20, 1998
This book provides a concise review of the Judaism. The book is well laid out to find answers to questions. Sometimes a little more depth would be nice, but the book would then be too big. I used it for gifts to friends interested in Judaism.
It was very interesting. Dec 12, 1997
I had to do a report about Judaism, and I looked up this book in the library. It gave me a lot of interesting information on this topic. It helped me a lot, thanks!