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

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BasicBooks, 1991 - Religion - 338 pages
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"For a general discussion of Jewish living, "To Be a Jew" is unexcelled. It is comprehensive and clear".-- "The Book of Jewish Books", by Ruth Frank and William Wollheim"For a general discussion of Jewish living, "To Be a Jew" is unexcelled. It is comprehensive and clear".--Ruth Frank & William Wollheim, "Book of Jewish Books"

"[It] still retains its freshness and persuasiveness and is to my mind, the equal or superior of any of the many new general introductions to Judaism...I have been recommending the book for two decades.--Dr. Norman Lamm, President of Yeshiva University

"Belongs in every Jewish home".--Rabbi Israel Klavan, Rabbinical Council of America

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Contents

Preparing for the Sabbath
70
Leisure Activities for
81
A Diet for the Soul
99
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About the author (1991)

Hayim Halevy Donin established himself as an incomparable teacher and interpreter of Jewish law and practice through his classic book To Be a Jew. For twenty years he was Rabbi of Congregation B'nai David in Southfield, Michigan, where he was also Adjunct Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Detroit. Rabbi Donin held a Ph.D. in Education and was also the founder and president of the Akiva Hebrew Day School in Detroit.

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