Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish

"All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming introduction beckoning readers into the heart of this venerable and enduring religion.

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Genre : Religion
Author : David J. Wolpe
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 1995-09-15
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781466828575


Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish

Thoughtful, piercing, and sincere, Why Be Jewish? is Edgar Bronfman's passionate testimonial to his own personal Jewish journey and the story of the Jewish people. This is the late Edgar Bronfman's clarion call to a generation of secular, disaffected and unaffiliated Jews, addressing the most critical question confronting Judaism worldwide. Completed in December 2013, just weeks before he passed away, Why Be Jewish? expresses Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Edgar Bronfman's awe, respect, and deep love for his faith and heritage. Bronfman walks readers through the major tenets and ideas in Jewish life, fleshing out their meaning and offering proof texts from the Jewish tradition, gleaned over his many years of study with some of the greatest teachers in the Jewish world. In Why Be Jewish?, with honest, poignancy, and passion, Bronfman shares insights learned from his own personal journey and makes a compelling case for the meaning and transcendence of a secular Judaism that is still steeped in deep moral values, authentic Jewish texts, and a focus on deed over creed or dogma.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Edgar Bronfman
Publisher : Signal
Release : 2016-03-22
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780771017278


The Jewish Book Of Why

The Jewish Book Of Why

The Jewish Book of Why has sold more than three million copies to date and has been translated into several languages. In this bestseller turned Miniature Edition™, scholar Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch explains the significance and origin of nearly every symbol and practice known to Jewish culture. It's an essential guide for both Jews and non-Jews alike, and will answer a wide spectrum of questions on every aspect of Jewish custom, tradition, and life.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Alfred J. Kolatch
Publisher : Running PressBook Pub
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 175 Pages
ISBN : 0762441232


Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish

Presents a personal introduction to Judaism, discusses Jewish tradition, religion, and the Jewish people, and talks about the ways Judaism can transform your life

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Genre : Religion
Author : David J. Wolpe
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1995-09-15
Total Pages : 126 Pages
ISBN : 9780805039276


Feeling Jewish

Feeling Jewish

In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish--even when you're not. Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly original exploration of a series of feelings famously associated with modern Jews. Reflecting on why Jews have so often been depicted, both by others and by themselves, as prone to "negative" feelings, she queries how negative these feelings really are. And as the pace of globalization leaves countless people feeling more marginalized, uprooted, and existentially threatened, she argues that such "Jewish" feelings are becoming increasingly common to us all. Ranging from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Sarah Bernhardt to Woody Allen, Anne Frank to Nathan Englander, Feeling Jewish bridges the usual fault lines between left and right, insider and outsider, Jew and Gentile, and even Semite and anti-Semite, to offer an indispensable guide for our divisive times.

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Genre : History
Author : Devorah Baum
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2017-01-01
Total Pages : 293 Pages
ISBN : 9780300212440


The Book Of Jewish Values

The Book Of Jewish Values

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaism's sacred writings to give us a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. "An absolutely superb book: the most practical, most comprehensive guide to Jewish values I know." —Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People Telushkin speaks to the major ethical issues of our time, issues that have, of course, been around since the beginning. He offers one or two pages a day of pithy, wise, and easily accessible teachings designed to be put into immediate practice. The range of the book is as broad as life itself: • The first trait to seek in a spouse (Day 17) • When, if ever, lying is permitted (Days 71-73) • Why acting cheerfully is a requirement, not a choice (Day 39) • What children don't owe their parents (Day 128) • Whether Jews should donate their organs (Day 290) • An effective but expensive technique for curbing your anger (Day 156) • How to raise truthful children (Day 298) • What purchases are always forbidden (Day 3) In addition, Telushkin raises issues with ethical implications that may surprise you, such as the need to tip those whom you don't see (Day 109), the right thing to do when you hear an ambulance siren (Day 1), and why wasting time is a sin (Day 15). Whether he is telling us what Jewish tradition has to say about insider trading or about the relationship between employers and employees, he provides fresh inspiration and clear guidance for every day of our lives.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 2000-02-22
Total Pages : 546 Pages
ISBN : 9780609603307


For The Love Of Being Jewish

For The Love Of Being Jewish

Using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to Jewish religion and heritage explores key concepts in a humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts, inspiring quotes, important terminology, and clever caricatures.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2013-05-01
Total Pages : 90 Pages
ISBN : 9781623685195


I Am Jewish

I Am Jewish

Inspired by the final words of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, a collection of personal essays, reflections, theological statements, reminiscences, and stories expresses what being Jewish means to such contributors as Alan Dershowitz, Kirk Douglas, Theodore Bikel, Dianne Feinstein, Daniel Schorr, Larry King, Harold Kushner, Norman Lear, Joe Lieberman, and many others.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Ruth Pearl
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 306 Pages
ISBN : 9781580232593


Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish

An increasing number of people regard being Jewish as a lifestyle choice rather than an unchangeable fact.Jewish identity no longer survives automatically. To stay Jewish today, each of us needs to find our own reasons why our heritage is important, inspirational, and relevant to our lives. Bestselling author Doron Kornbluth travels to over 50 cities a year to speak about Jewish identity. "Why Be Jewish" is touching, thought provoking, meaningful and funny. See which perspectives appeal most to you, and gain clarity and confidence in why you're Jewish.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Doron Kornbluth
Publisher : Feldheim Pub
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 0981497470


Why Be Jewish Intermarriage Assimilation And Alienation

Why Be Jewish Intermarriage Assimilation And Alienation

A battle plan for Jews who do not want to disappear.

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Genre : History
Author : Meir Kahane
Publisher : Bnpublishing.Com
Release : 2009-07
Total Pages : 270 Pages
ISBN : 1607961555