The Jewish Catalog: A Do-it-yourself Kit

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Richard Siegel, Michael Strassfeld, Sharon Strassfeld
Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973 - History - 318 pages
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For anyone who has ever wondered how to make wine, crochet a kippah, locate a Jewish film, start a Jewish library, or bring the Messiah, this exciting collection of far-ranging topics can help any Jew--those steeped in tradition or those just discovering Judaism--to become personally involved in the many aspects of Jewish ritual life, customs, cooking, crafts, and creation.

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User Review  - nproenza - LibraryThing

This book povides a good basic introduction to Judaism. If you want to read something more detailed and oriented towards Orthodox Judaism, you should read Donin's book, "To be a Jew". Read full review

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WRitten in the 1970s some of the information is dated. However this remains the best source of reference for customs and the reasons behind them. Read full review


food eating and winemaking
time The calendar 96 Shabbat

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Michael Strassfeld is the rabbi of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, coauthor of the three volumes of The Jewish Catalog and of A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah and author of The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary.

Sharon M. Strassfeld is co-author of the popular Jewish Catalog series. These innovative "how to" books continue to provide all people with ways to enrich their lives.

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