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Learn to:

  • Explore the full spectrum of Judaism
  • Grasp the spiritual depth of the faith and practice
  • Discover the rituals, ideas, and terms woven into everyday Jewish life

A fascinating look at what being Jewish is all about

If you want to reconnect with your Jewish heritage, or if you're just curious about the Jewish experience, then this updated guide is for you. In Judaism For Dummies, you'll discover key Jewish beliefs and traditions, understand the importance of Jewish history, learn about Jewish holiday celebrations, and much more.

  • Judaism 101 — get to know the basic practices and ethical foundations of Judaism, like kosher laws, what happens in worship services, and what Judaism says about war and the environment
  • The wheel of life — discover how Judaism honors and celebrates the major stages of life with rituals, including the bris (circumcision and naming for boys), brit bat (welcoming and naming for girls), Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, and funeral rites
  • A fascinating history — delve into the highlights and the low points of Jewish history — from the Biblical stories to modern day — focusing on what you need to know and why you need to know it
  • Take action — explore every major Jewish holiday, from the weekly Shabbat to the week-long Sukkot, and how they're celebrated and observed

Open the book and find:

  • People you should know about
  • Answers to common questions about Judaism
  • A quick, easy-in/easy-out guide to prayers and blessings
  • A calendar of Jewish holidays
  • Spiritual and historical components of Judaism
  • The day-to-day aspects of being Jewish
  • Recipes for traditional Jewish foods
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review by . May 13, 2013
This was a book that I had put on my library "to be read" list, but decided that getting it via Amazon Vine was faster and better... Judaism For Dummies by Rabbi Ted Falcon PhD and David Blatner. I felt this was a *perfect* example of what Dummies titles are good for... context on a complex topic, enough so that you know where to go for more information. Toss in a fair amount of humor along the way, and I had a great time reading this (while learning lots).      Contents:   …
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