Living Jewish: Values, Practices and Traditions

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Mesorah Publications, 2002 - Religion - 304 pages
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Rabbi Berel Wein once again exhibits his admirable talent for clear, lucid explanation in this highly informative work. Though each chapter is brief, the sweep of the book is broad - exploring life-cycle events from birth through death, the Jewish view of family life and values, character refinement, Sabbath, holidays and specific religious practices. An enriching reading experience, Living Jewish enables every reader to find deeper meaning in Jewish traditions and reconnect with the ancient values that have found new expression in the modern era. Rabbi Wein is well known as a historian, raconteur, lecturer and author of numerous works on Jewish history and Jewish thought. His enlightening and entertaining style will captivate your interest, and his inspiring insights will add meaning to your life.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
EDUCATION
23
FAMILY LIFE
45
Children
53
Divorce
56
YEARROUND MITZVOT 15 Ethics
61
Kosher Food
64
Tallit and Tzitzit
71
Machine Matzoh
177
Kitnayot
180
The Seder
183
Sefirah
186
Lag BOmer
189
A Sleepless Night
192
Cheese and Flowers
195
The Seventeenth of Tamuz
197

Tefillin
74
Mezuzah
77
PRAYER
81
Shacharit
83
Minchah
86
Maariv
89
Cantors
91
The Blessing of Dew
94
Kaddish
96
THE SABBATH
99
Sabbath and the Immigrant Experience
101
The Candles of Sabbath
104
The Sabbath Table
107
Sabbath Clothing
110
The Day of Rest
113
Havdalah
116
HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS
119
Measuring Time
121
The Names of the Jewish Months
124
RoshHashanah
127
New Years Greetings
130
Apples and Honey
133
Tashlich
137
Shabbat Shuvah
139
Yom Kippur
142
The Joy of Succot
145
Chol Hamoed
147
Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
150
Chanukah
153
The Hasmoneans
156
The Tenth of Tevet
159
The Fast of Esther
162
Purim
165
Passover and The Spring Calendar
168
Selling the Chametz
171
Matzoh Shmurah
174
The Three Weeks
199
The Sabbath of Stark Visionz Shabbat Chazon
202
The Ninth of Av
205
National Memorial Days
208
CHARACTER REFINEMENT
211
Subduing Anger
213
Kindness
216
Justice
219
Truth
222
Schools
227
Yeshivot
230
Schools for Women 233
233
ESSAYS ON JEWISH HISTORY THOUGHT AND BELIEFS
235
Jewish Law Halachah
237
Intellectual Honesty
240
Modesty
243
Jewish Hats
246
Respect
249
Meditation and Isolation
252
Faith and Miracles
255
Biblical Heroes
257
Words of Prophecy
260
Why We Travel
263
Music
266
The Arts
269
Sports
272
Ecology
275
Animal Rights
278
Bigotry and Hatred
281
Tempered Joy
284
The Temple Mount
287
The Greatest AntiSemitic Myth
290
Being Jewish in a NonJewish World
293
Israel
296
Index
299
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