The Jewish Bible: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures — The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text: Torah * Nevi’im * Kethuvim

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Jewish Publication Society 0827603665 #ad - Jewish Publication Society. The jps tanakh is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic the traditional Hebrew text. Read our customer guideregarded throughout the english-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, lay leaders, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, Jews, rabbis, and Christians alike.

It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States. The resulting text is a triumph of literary style and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and clarity. Ebook versions of this title may be purchased from most ebook vendors.

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They drew upon the latest findings in linguistics and archaeology, as well as the work of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians.

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Living a Jewish Life, Updated and Revised Edition: Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today's Families

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Celebrating the diversity of Jewish beliefs, this guide provides information in ways that readers can choose how to incorporate Judaism into their lives. Enriched with additional resources, including online resources, this updated guide also references recent changes in the modern Jewish community, and has served as a resource and guide for non–Jews as well as Jews.

Living a jewish life describes Judaism as not just a contemplative or abstract system of thought but as a blueprint for living fully and honorably. This new edition builds on the classic guide, which has been a favorite among Jewish educators and students for years. Readers will learn how to choose the right synagogue, and discover the meaning and significance of lighting Sabbath candles.

Living a Jewish Life, Updated and Revised Edition: Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today's Families #ad - Addressing the choices posed by the modern world, Living a Jewish Life explains the traditions and beliefs of Judaism in the context of real life. On the most basic level, but more importantly, this book explains the essential Jewish vocabulary, LIVING A JEWISH LIFE is a sensitive and comprehensive introduction that reveals the timeless nature of Jewish tradition, rich with history and relevant in the modern world.

It explores the spectrum of liberal Jewish thought, from Conservative to Reconstructionist to Reform, as well as unaffiliated, new age, and secular. Shabbat, " "kosher, " "torah, " "mitzvah" and other key words are all defined in all of their complex and potent meanings.

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The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living

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Behrman House #ad - Jewish living begins at home. Have you ever wondered why jewish homes have a mezuzah on the doorpost, and whether it really matters which Hanukkah candle you light first?Get answers to many of the whys of major Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, why 13 is the age of the bar/bat mitzvah, and learn the whats and how-tos of Jewish rituals and practices, and the symbolism and historical and cultural roots of those practices.

With a simple question-and-answer format, the jewish home addresses such topics as:- why we blow a shofar on the Jewish New Year- What the Exodus has to do with eating matzah- How to bless your children on Shabbat- Why brides wear a veil- What to say to someone in mourningWith his signature warmth and clarity, Rabbi Daniel Syme explains traditional and contemporary practices in this highly readable resource that explores Jewish observance and explains the root of Jewish life.

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Aleph Isn't Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults

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URJ Press #ad - This superb new text was created by Rabbi Linda Motzkin in consultation with key figures in the field of Hebrew education. The goal is to develop the reader's ability to decode written Hebrew words as well as to ground the learning of Hebrew in the broader sense of its use in Jewish life, study, ritual, and tradition.

This new hebrew book for adult learners is ground breaking in its structure and as an effective educational tool. Piloted in a sample of reform congregations throughout the country, the book is the first step in a program of Hebrew learning for adults. Drawing upon the particular knowledge that the individual reader brings to the material, one is carefully introduced to the letters and vowels of the Hebrew alphabet.

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Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History

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William Morrow #ad - What does it mean to be a jew? how does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. In 352 short and engaging chapters, rabbi telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of Jews around the world to Zionism and the politics of a Jewish state; from the significance of religious traditions and holidays to how they are practiced in daily life.

A comprehensive yet thoroughly accessible resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Judaism, Jewish Literacy is a must for every Jewish home. Whether you want to know more about Judaism in general or have specific questions you'd like answered, Jewish Literacy is sure to contain the information you need.

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What does it mean to be a jew? how does one begin to answer so extensive a question?In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense.

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A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood

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Oxford University Press #ad - Organized chronologically, the narrative follows the Jewish experience from legendary times to the peace agreements currently being negotiated in the Middle East. Where did the jews come from? how did they retain their strong sense of community through centuries of dispersion? How have the Jews of the present, with their proud ethnic identity and thriving national home, emerged out of the downtrodden Jews of the past? Such questions arise naturally in the minds of anyone contemplating the long history of Jewish people.

Including detailed maps and stirring photos, as well as timelines and sidebars, this pioneering work is a valuable resource for anyone broadly curious about the Jewish people. In one concise, authoritative volume, A Short History of the Jewish People provides insights and answers. This sweeping and highly informative work presents the major geographical, cultural, both religious and secular, mindset, and political forces that have determined the course of Jewish history, who have shaped the character, introducing the many individuals, and prospects of the Jewish people.

A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood #ad - . What does it mean to be a jew? how does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. Scheindlin focuses his study on the pivotal events and dominant communities within each historical period.

Written by a respected hebrew scholar, cultural historian, noted author, and rabbi, A Short History of the Jewish People carefully describes the story of a people as varied as the many cultures in which they have lived. And, to give this overview an international and timely perspective, Raymond P.

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Torah/Pocket Edition

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. Read our customer guideThe Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current jps translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.

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Essential Judaism: Updated Edition: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals

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Atria Books #ad - The perfect gift for a bar/bat mitzvah or anyone thinking about conversion—this is the ultimate companion for anyone interested in learning more about Judaism, the kind of book its readers will revisit over and over for years to come. You’ll find everything you need to know about being Jewish in this indispensable, revised and updated guide to the religious traditions, philosophical beliefs, everyday practices, and historical foundations of Judaism.

What happens at a synagogue service? what are the rules for keeping kosher? how do i light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? With the first edition of Essential Judaism, George Robinson offered the world the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish identity as an adult.

Essential Judaism: Updated Edition: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals #ad - . Now, same-sex marriage, transgender jews, the growth of anti-semitism, the intermarriage debate, and the changing role of women in worship, Robinson has updated this valuable introductory text with information on topics including denominational shifts, a decade and a half later, along with many other hotly debated topics in the contemporary Jewish world and beyond.

What does it mean to be a jew? how does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. Jewish publication Society of America.

In his “ambitious and all-inclusive” new york times book review guide, the evolution of Hasidism, Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage and lays out many fascinating aspects of the religion—the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, and much more—while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today’s world.

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Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism

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Paulist Press #ad - In four sections, the author covers the history of Judaism. What does it mean to be a jew? how does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense.

Jewish publication Society of America. Section one includes basic beliefs, the role of Torah, what it means to be a Jew, and the Jewish view of God. Now, its author, stephen wylen, performs a genuine service by updating his critically acclaimed text for the 21st century. Section three is a history of judaism, from its foundations to the early part of the 20th century, literature, with a look to mysticism, philosophy and daily life in the Jewish community.

Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism #ad - In section four the author continues the history of Judaism up to the present day, the State of Israel, the effects of modernism on Judaism, including the Holocaust, and the future of Judaism. Settings of silver, while retaining its accessibility, reflects the changes in the political structure of Eastern Europe and other recent events, easy-to-understand language, Second Edition, and compactness.

Section two covers faith, marriage and family law and ritual, practices and customs, including holydays, dietary laws, and beliefs surrounding death and the afterlife. Originally published in 1989, religious colleges and seminaries, this comprehensive survey of Judaism has become a popular text in universities, and adult education classes.

Engaging, and appropriate for persons of all religious backgrounds, timely, this enduring work belongs in the library of anyone Jews included who wants to understand Judaism and the Jewish people.

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Choosing a Jewish Life, Revised and Updated: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends

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Schocken #ad - Atria Books. Whether you are just beginning to consider converting or have already started down the path to Judaism, here is everything you will need to make the process joyous, sacred, and meaningful. Dimensions: 5. 25l x 8w in. Also included are suggestions for readings, prayers, and poems that can personalize conversion rituals; a glossary of terms; and a short history of conversion in Judaism.

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This revised edition contains a completely updated chapter on how the mikveh is used in the conversion process and an updated list of online resources and books for further reading. The definitive guide to the conversion process, revised and updated for a new generation of Jews-by-choice However you choose to fashion your personal journey to Judaism, Anita Diamant is the perfect guide.

Choosing a Jewish Life, Revised and Updated: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends #ad - Made by Jewish Essentials. In this comprehensive, wide-ranging book you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, and a Hebrew name; how to discuss your decision with your birth family; what happens at the mikveh ritual bath and at the hatafat dam brit circumcision ritual for those already circumcised; how to find your footing in a new spiritual family and create a new Jewish identity; and how you and your children can maintain bonds to your family of origin.

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The Torah: The Five Books of Moses, the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text

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