Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice

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URJ Books and Music, 2001 - Religion - 497 pages
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This definitive guide for Reform Jewish practice is a complete source for those who wish to incorporate Jewish practice into their everyday lives. Mark Washofsky, a highly respected professor at Hebrew Union College, leads the reader to an understanding of the whole of Jewish lives -- from blessings to bar/bat mitzvah, Havdalah to haftarah, and tikkun olam to tikkun Leil Shavuot. This user-friendly compendium for living a Jewish life is a wonderful tool for those seeking an understanding of current Reform Jewish practice.
-- Definitive source for Reform Jewish practice
-- Easy-to-use format
-- Excellent resource for study or reference
  

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Contents

The Worship Service
1
The Congregation
36
Sabbath and Holiday Observance
73
The Life Cycle
132
Conversion
203
Medical Ethics
217
Between Jews and NonJews
265
Reform Judaism and the Jewish Community
277
Judaism and Society
291
Suggestions for Further Reading
317
Notes
327
Halachic Sources
465
Bibliography
472
Index
491
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About the author (2001)

Washofsky is associate professor of rabbinics, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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