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Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends
Anita Diamant

Schocken, 1998

Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already ...


Jewish as a Second Language: How to Worry, How to Interrupt, How to Say the Opposite of What You Mean
Molly Katz

Workman Publishing Company, 2010

Now bigger, better, and with more guilt: a completely revised, updated, and expanded second edition ( would it hurt to have a little more? ) of Jewish as a Second Language , the hilarious field guide to Jewish language and culture. Written to help her Gentile husband and others like him who fall for believing a Jewish mother-in-law when she says, "Don't bother driving me, I'll take a cab," Jewish as a Second Language shows how to be one of ...


The Big Jewish Book for Jews: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Really Jewish Jew
Ellis Weiner, Barbara Davilman

Plume, 2010

A hilarious compendium of traditional wisdom, recipes, and lore from the authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane . Modern Jews have forgotten cherished traditions and become, sadly, all- too assimilated. It's enough to make you meshugeneh . Today's Jews need to relearn the old ways so that cultural identity means something other than laughing knowingly at Curb Your Enthusiasm - and The Big Jewish Book for Jews is ...


Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and Historical Lessons from the Great Works and Thinkers
Joseph Telushkin

William Morrow, 1994

When, if ever, should lying be permitted? If you've damaged a person's reputation unfairly, can the damage be undone? Is a person who sells weapons responsible for how those weapons are used? if the fetus is not a life, what is it? How, as an adult, can one carry out the command to honor one's parents when they make unreasonable demands? What are the nine biblical challenges a good person must meet? What do the great Jewish writings of ...


The International Jewish Cook Book 1600 Recipes According to the Jewish Dietary Laws with the Rules for ..., 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition

Oxford University Press, 2014

First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every ...


The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Living
Joseph Telushkin

Harmony, 2000

In The Book of Jewish Values , Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaism's sacred writings to give us a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. Telushkin speaks to the major ethical issues of our time, issues that have, of course, been around since the beginning. He offers one or two pages a day of pithy, wise, and easily accessible teachings designed ...


Art of a Jewish Woman: The True Story of How a Penniless Holocaust Escapee Became an Influential Modern Art ...

booksBnimble, 2013

First she escaped the Holocaust and the poverty of the shtetl. After that, she moved in many worlds. And in every one she made her mark. "Henry Massie never blinks as he creates an astonishing chronicle of a life in diaspora . Only a son could capture this passionate spirit, who escaped both Adolf Hitler and Joe McCarthy." -Patty Friedmann, author of Too Jewish Art of a Jewish Woman is a memoir and biography of Massie's mother, a ...


Teaching Mitzvot: Reciting the "Shema"

Behrman House Publishers, 2014

A description of the mitzvah of reciting the shma, it’s meaning, laws and symbolism. Lists of activites to help students connect to the mitzvah are suggested for students at each age level (primary, intermediate, secondary) as well as for group teaching of mixed ages. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students. Features include Activities Teacher Resources Student Resources


Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its ...
Joseph Telushkin

William Morrow, 2008

What does it mean to be a Jew? How does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect ...


Jewish Prayer Book

Acheron Press, 2012

The Jewish Prayer Book is a large collection of prayers. Included in this collection are prayers for children, the sick, holidays such as Chanukah and Purim, and more. A table of contents is included.


Judaism, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Breaking the Jewish Code: 12 Secrets that Will Transform Your Life, Family, Health, and Finances
Perry Stone

Charisma House, 2009

The Jewish people have thrived for more than four thousand years under both good and unthinkable circumstances. In Breaking The Jewish Code , Perry Stone helps readers unlock the amazing secrets to this success. Anyone can apply these time-honored principles in their life to create wealth, live in health, build faith, raise successful children, and pass on generational blessings! Topics include: Understanding the Hebrew Covenant with ...


The Money Code: Become a Millionaire With the Ancient Jewish Code
H. W. Charles

Universal Power Publishing, 2012

Why Are So Many Jews Millionaires? Jews are estimated to make up less than 1% of the world's population, yet approximately 25% of the world's billionaires are Jewish. Jews are always found on lists of the world’s richest people. In 2009, 139 of the Forbes 400 were Jewish. Jews also comprise a very large number of history’s most important figures, people who have had a profound impact on humanity. Approximately 35% of Nobel Prizes have been ...


Jewish Fairy Tales
Gerald Friedlander

Dover Publications, 2001

Travel back to a land at the intersection of folklore and religion. The 23 authentic Jewish fairy tales in this book, brought together from the Talmud and other ancient sources, including the Jewish Chap Book, the Midrash Rabbah, Beth Hammidrash, Tanhuma, and Rabbi Eliezer, will surround you with angels, demons, goblins and an amazing assortment of Old Testament prophets and sages. In several of these stories, the prophet Elijah — "always at ...


Celebrate: A Book of Jewish Holidays (Reading Railroad)
Judy Gross

Grosset & Dunlap, 2005

This wonderful charmingly illustrated book celebrates Jewish holidays all year long.  From Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to Sukkot, the celebration of the harvest, to Hanukkah, the festival of lights, this is the perfect book for families to enjoy together.


The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living
Daniel B. Syme

Urj Press, 2003

The Jewish Home explains many of the "whys" of major Jewish holidays and life-cycle events. The birth of a child, the weeding ceremony, b’nei mitzvah, and Shabbat are only a few of the topics discussed in this work. Readers are provided with Jewish rituals and practices, their symbolism, and their historical and cultural roots. Rabbi Daniel Syme has revised this edition to reflect the changes in Reform Judaism and Jewish life that have ...


Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen
Janna Gur

Schocken, 2014

The author of the acclaimed The Book of New Israeli Food returns with a cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh: recipes that have traveled across continents and cultural borders and are now brought to life for a new generation.   For more than two thousand years, Jews all over the world developed cuisines that were suited to their needs (kashruth, holidays, Shabbat) but that also ...


Too Jewish, 2013

A PERENNIAL KINDLE BESTSELLER! Top 10 Best Jewish Fiction Books: Boomer Book Series “ A powerful and emotional story of a Jewish family here in America.” -Life in Review “Patty Friedmann may be the greatest New Orleans author of the past quarter century . If you like New Orleans, if you’re interested in its Jewish community or Southern life or simply the rhythms of America’s most unique city, you’ll love Too Jewish. And ...



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