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To be a Jew

To be a Jew


This handsome and indispensable volume has long been acknowledged as the classic guide to the traditional Jewish Laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world. Endorsed by Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform leaders, To Be a Jew has been enthusiastically embraced through the years by hundreds of thousands of readers hungry for a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary explanation of the ageless heritage of Judaism.

Here, in simple and powerful language, but in all ways consistent with the highest rabbinical authorities, are the laws and observances for the Sabbath, the Dietary Laws, family life, prayer at home and in the Synagogue, charity and community, 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.

Perfectly suited for use as a practical reference guide, To Be a Jew also includes chapters on the underlying creed of Judaism, on ethics, The Torah and the Commandments, and on many other topics which make it an eminently readable book as well a unique compendium of Jewish values and customs.

Ideal for reference, reflection, and inspiration, To Be a Jew will be greatly valued by the many people today who feel 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: Basic Books
  • Pub. Date: September 1991
  • ISBN-13: 9780465086320
  • Paperback | 368 Pages

  • Price: $36.99
    inc GST
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