Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition, and Practice (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 400 pages
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Why is the Torah central to the Jewish faith? How did the Talmud originate? What do Jewish holidays celebrate? What goes on a synagogue worship service? How to kosher dietary laws work? Why is the land of Israel so important for Jews? These are just a few of the questions Rabbi Wayne Dosick answers in this masterly overview of Jewish faith and tradition, now available in a handsome paperback edition. Writing in short, accessible chapers that cover Jewish beliefs, people, literature, holidays, worship, and living, he captures the essence of Judaism, honoring and explicating the diversity of Jewish thought and observance, from Reform and Conservation to Orthodox. With a timeline of Jewish history and thought-provoking essys on the Jewish idea of God, good and evil, the messiah, believing in the Bible, prayer, right and wrong, the Holocaust, and Israel, Living Judaism is the definitive introduction to one of the world's great religions.

  

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Review: Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition, and Practice

User Review  - Kitsuniku - Goodreads

An enjoyable and informative book on Judaism. Dosick writes about the traditions and how they came about and developed over the years. This is one of those books that a person may find themselves ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Jane Thomas - Goodreads

This will stay on the list for a while. Must find own copy and quit renewing and re-borrowing from the library. Read full review

Contents

GOD TORAH AND ISRAEL
3
CHAPTER
5
THE JEWISH LAND
6
A Brief Overview of the Jewish Idea of
11
THE JEWISH PEOPLE
55
3
57
4
59
JEWISH LITERATURE
73
The Festival of Lots
158
Passover
162
Counting of the Omer
174
Pentecost
176
Holocaust Remembrance Day
181
An Essay on the Holocaust
183
Israeli Independence Day
195
Commemoration of the Destruction of the Holy Temples
196

The Written Law
81
An Essay on Believing the Bible
85
The Apocrypha
92
The Oral Law and Rabbinic Judaism
93
The First Compilation of the Oral Law
96
Rabbinic Interpretation and Discussion of the Mishnah
97
The Mishnah and Gemara combined
98
Commentaries
100
The Code of Law of Maimonides
101
The Code of Law of Joseph Karo
102
Rabbinic Responsa and Jewish Law
103
An Essay on Law and Spirit
106
The Books of Legend and Lore
114
The Book of Splendor and KabbalahJewish Mysticism
115
The Prayerbook
116
The Festival Prayerbook
117
The Passover Storybook
118
JEWISH DAYS AND HOLIDAYS 1 Dating Jewish Time
119
The Jewish Calendar
120
The Hebrew Months
122
Jewish Holidays
123
The Yearly Holiday Cycle
130
An Essay on Right and Wrong
139
Tabernacles and Simchat Torah
147
The Festival of DedicationLights
151
Jewish Arbor Day
155
Special Sabbaths
156
5
201
The Worship Services
207
Prayershawl
226
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247
9
259
12
269
7
285
8
295
9
296
Writings
313
17
323
The Western Wall
325
Zionism Mdinat Yisrael The State of Israel The Geography of Israel
328
Jerusalem Kibbutz Collective farm Tzahal The Israeli Army
332
The Israeli Flag
334
The Israeli National Anthem
335
The Israeli Parliament
336
19
342
312
363
20
368
31
377
323
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379
CHAPTER 9 HIGHLIGHTS OF JEWISH HISTORY THE LAST BUT REALLY THE FIRST JEWISH WORD INDEX 357 375
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Page 66 - Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; "where you die I will die, and there will I be buried.
Page 19 - Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the earth is mine, and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
Page 83 - And God created man in his image, In the image of God created he him ; Male and female created he them.
Page 23 - Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them ; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us...
Page 29 - The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?
Page 108 - When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the LORD your God.
Page xiv - And Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page xi - The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

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About the author (2009)

Rabbi Wayne D. Dosick, Ph.D., is the spiritual guide of the Elijah Minyan and adjunct professor of Jewish studies at the University of San Diego. He is the author of the acclaimed Golden Rules, Dancing with God, and When Life Hurts.

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