Item description for Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition, and Practice by Wayne D. Dosick...
Overview Provides a survey of the Jewish faith, people, literature, and tradition from the Reformed to the Conservative to the Orthodox, including a timeline of Jewish history
In Living Judaism, Rabbi Wayne Dosick offers an engaging and definitive overview of Jewish philosophy, theology, rituals, and customs. Combining quality scholarship and sacred spiritual instruction, Living Judaism is a thought-provoking reference and guide for those already steeped in Jewish life, and a comprehensive introduction for those exploring the richness and grandeur of Judaism. Celebrating the pluralism of the contemporary Jewish community, Living Judaism acknowledges and honors the broad spectrum of Jewish thought and the wide variety of Jewish observance.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 23, 2010
ISBN 0060621796 ISBN13 9780060621797 UPC 099455020008
Reviews - What do customers think about Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition, and Practice?
Living Judasim Oct 17, 2007
I love this book. If you want to learn more about Judaism I highly recommend it. I am a convert to Judaism and it also helped my family understand more my choice of converting.
Best guide for new (and returning) Jews... Jan 5, 2007
This book is a compelling guide to practicing and observing Judaism. That said, the author is a practical, down to earth realist who doesn't expect his readers to become ultra Orthodox, or practice each and every custom.
This book explains our customs and beliefs, and serves as a manual to celebrating and honoring our holidays and traditions. If you want to learn the why's behind things, as well as the how to do's of specific holidays and practices - there can be no better book!
Great read Jul 17, 2006
I was raised Jewish and as an adult I feel like I don't know anything about my religion. I was glad to find a book that offers different views on a variety of subjects about Judaism, and teaches me more than 4 days a week for 11 years of Hebrew School. I consider this book a great foundation for further study of the Jewish religion for people like myself, or a great overview for people interested in learning the basics.
Great Book on Judaism Mar 7, 2006
I have used this book for teaching Judaism since it was first published. My students have consistently praised the book as readable and understandable, presenting the wide range of ideas that are part of Jewish life.
Mostly Good, but CAUTION !! Sep 29, 2005
I started thumbing through Wayne Dosick's Living Judaism, but when I got to the Afterlife portion, I was shocked. Someone taught this man that Judaism believes the same as Christians when it comes to punishment in the hereafter. Not so. We believe that the soul undertakes a spiritual "cleansing" of it's sins, but only for a maximum of twelve months. We only say Kaddish, what most folks would call "The Prayer for the Dead" (which is actually a misnomer, as it doesn't even MENTION death !) for eleven months, and not the twelve maximum, not wanting to believe anyone would require the maximum. Rabbi Dosick mentions Hell, which is not a Jewish concept, and eternal damnation, also not Jewish. Other than these things, I found the book very informative, and a good beginner book for anyone wanting a solid intro into the world's oldest monotheistic religion