To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life

To Be A Jew A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life The classic guide to the ageless heritage of JudaismEmbraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws

  • Title: To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life
  • Author: Hayim Halevy Donin
  • ISBN: 9780465086320
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life

    The classic guide to the ageless heritage of JudaismEmbraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world In simple and powerful language, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin presents the fundamentals of Judaism, including tThe classic guide to the ageless heritage of JudaismEmbraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world In simple and powerful language, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin presents the fundamentals of Judaism, including the laws and observances for the Sabbath, the dietary laws, family life, prayer at home and in the synagogue, the major and minor holidays, and the guiding principles and observances of life, such as birth, naming, circumcision, adoption and conversion, Bar mitzvah, marriage, divorce, death, and mourning Ideal for reference, reflection, and inspiration, To Be a Jew will by greatly valued by anyone who feels that knowing, understanding, and observing the laws and traditions of Judaism in daily life is the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

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    One thought on “To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life

    1. Melvin Marsh, M.S.

      Well it is very Orthodox. Makes a lot of sense though if truth be told. Maybe I am much more Orthodox than I thought.

    2. Caroline

      I read this book early in my exploration of religious judaism, and found it entirely unhelpful. However, I suspect mostly it is a clash of worldviews. Hayim Halevy Donin's book was just overwhelmingly orthodox for me as I was first encountering religious Judaism. His worldview clashed with mine, not only because of his orthodoxy, because there are plenty of orthodox Jews with relatively similar world-views to mine, but because of some I don't really know what, but radically different outlook on [...]

    3. Richard

      Ridiculously informative. I recommend this book for natural Jews, gerim, or just those who are generally curious.

    4. Gabe

      This book guides the reader through the basics of orthodox Jewish life. It sets a high bar for observance with an unapologetic emphasis on tradition. The book describes how Jews should live, and in most cases offers some guidance on why they should live that way. Rabbi Donin appears to have no sympathy for Jews who find strict observance difficult or impossible, but he does invite Jews from less observant backgrounds to learn and practice according to the traditional ways.Personally, I found the [...]

    5. Stephanie

      interesting and educational about some of the ways of 'some' of the descendants of Judah (or their purported descendants).

    6. Aaron

      I'm still working on this book. I needed to start over from the beginning because it's been several years since I left off.

    7. Miled

      Very practical and helpful!! especially for someone who wants to convert to Judaism or for a jew who forgot his/her jewish practices.

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