To Be A Jew

To Be A Jew

A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life : Selected and Compiled From the Shulhan Arukh and Responsa Literature, and Providing A Rationale for the Laws and the Traditions

Book - 1991
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The classic guide to the ageless heritage of Judaism

Embraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world. In simple and powerful language, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin presents the fundamentals of Judaism, including the laws and observances for the Sabbath, the dietary laws, family life, prayer at home and in the synagogue, the major and minor holidays, and the guiding principles and observances of life, such as birth, naming, circumcision, adoption and conversion, Bar-mitzvah, marriage, divorce, death, and mourning.

Ideal for reference, reflection, and inspiration, To Be a Jew will by greatly valued by anyone who feels that knowing, understanding, and observing the laws and traditions of Judaism in daily life is the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : BasicBooks, c1991
ISBN: 9780465086320
0465086322
Branch Call Number: 296.4 DON (Dayson Collection)
Characteristics: xxi, 338 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Dayson Collection

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