Living a Jewish Life : Jewish Traditions, Customs and Values for Today's Families
Living a Jewish Life Jewish Traditions Customs and Values for Today's Families Author:Anita Diamant Jewish tradition is a gift and a challenge. Living a Jewish Life is your guide to the cultural and spiritual treasures of Judaism, explained in ways that address the choices posed by modern life. From hanging a mezuzah to celebrating a wedding, from lighting Sabbath candles to choosing a synagogue that's right for you and your family, you... more » will find "why-to's" and "how-to's" in these pages, which are tuned to both the realities of the modern world and the timeless, grounding rhythms of Jewish tradition. Spanning the spectrum of liberal Jewish thought -- Conservative, Reconstructionist and Reform, unaffiliated, new age and secular -- this book provides a sensitive and practical introduction to making Judaism a meaningful part of your life. Filled with anecdotes, lore, memorable quotations, history, prayers and ceremonies, Living a Jewish Life celebrates the diversity, joy and fulfillment of Jewish life today. This book is filled with your Jewish choices.« less
This book is a good (and thorough) overview of basic Jewish customs and everyday living choices. It includes information about setting up a Jewish home, Shabbat, Jewish books, eating habits, synagogues, holidays, charity, marriage, birth, death, and new traditions. A good book for both those new to Judaism and those who know the basics and want to know more.