By George Robinson
You’ll locate every little thing you must learn about being Jewish during this quintessential, revised and up to date advisor to the spiritual traditions, daily practices, philosophical ideals, and old foundations of Judaism.
What occurs at a synagogue carrier? What are the foundations for holding kosher? How do I mild the Hanukah candles? what's within the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish vacations symbolize? What may still I be instructing my teenagers approximately being Jewish?
With the 1st variation of Essential Judaism, George Robinson provided the realm the available compendium that he sought while he rediscovered his Jewish id as an grownup. In his “ambitious and all-inclusive” (New York occasions publication Review) advisor, Robinson illuminates the Jewish lifestyles cycle at each level and lays out many desirable features of the religion—the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and masses more—while holding a company concentrate on different paths to residing an excellent Jewish lifestyles in today’s world.
Now, a decade and a part later, Robinson has up to date this important introductory textual content with info on issues together with denominational shifts, same-sex marriage, the intermarriage debate, transgender Jews, the expansion of anti-Semitism, and the altering position of ladies in worship, besides many different hotly debated subject matters within the modern Jewish international and beyond.
The ideal reward for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or an individual pondering conversion—this is the final word spouse for somebody attracted to studying extra approximately Judaism, the type of booklet its readers will revisit many times for future years.