Jewish Family and Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today's Parents and Children

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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Jewish Family and Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today's Parents and Children has become the definitive book for parents to turn to for sound advice on important and current parenting issues. It dispenses invaluable information that is relevant to Jewish families today, whether the family has a mixed marriage, two parents, a single parent, or adoptive parents. The book's three parts--Traditions, Holidays and Values--investigate contemporary issues in raising children and show concrete ways in which Judaism can play a practical role in enriching a family's spiritual and moral education. Each chapter includes lively, hands-on activities that you can do with your kids and simultaneously instill vital cultural and religious education. Vetted by a prestigious advisory board that is co-chaired by Nobel Prize-winner Elie Weisel, this book with help unify the family and re-establish rich traditions that have been lost over the generations.
 

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For many centuries, Jews lived as tiny minorities or in such small communities that often there was no common place such as a synagogue to celebrate life-cycle events and holidays. Family-based home ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Why Be Jewish?
1
Making Your Home Jewish
15
Observing Shabbat
39
Fall and Winter Holidays
139
Spring and Summer Holidays
172
VALUES
236
Calendar
291
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Yosef I. Abramowitz is editor and Rabbi Susan Silverman is contributing editor of the on-line magazine Jewish Family and Life (jewishfamily.com). Married and the parents of two daughters, they live in Newton, Massachusetts.

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