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Cool Jew

The Ultimate Guide For Every Member Of The Tribeby Lisa Alcalay KlugIllustrated by: Amos Goldbaum Cool Jew does for gefilte fish and matzah balls what the Preppy Handbook did for plaid and poloonly with much more chutzpah. Cool Jew covers everything Hebraic from womb to tomb, finally putting an end to Christmas tree envy. Short […]

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Gates of Mitzvah: Shaarei Mitzvah

A Guide to the Jewish Life CycleEdited by Simeon J. Maslin This comprehensive guide to Jewish observance throughout the life cycle is the best introduction to Reform Jewish practice available. It includes sections on birth, childhood and education, marriage and the Jewish home, and death and mourning, plus essays on sexuality, kashrut, the single-parent family […]

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Exploring Judaism

A Reconstructionist Approach (Expanded and Updated)by Rebecca T. Alpert and Jacob J. Staub Thousands of people across the North American continent who had been disillusioned with the Jewish community and alienated from the Jewish tradition are now active and committed Jews because of their involvement with Reconstructionism. Thus, Reconstructionism has enabled Jews to find new […]

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Every Person’s Guide to Judaism

A Guide to Reform Judaismby Stephen J. Einstein and Lydia Kukoff This guide provides a straightforward introduction to Reform Judaism, by explaining the wide range of customs and ceremonies currently existing within the Reform Jewish community. Sections include the Cycle of the Year, with chapters on the Jewish calendar, the Sabbath, and the festivals, including […]

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Introduction to Judaism A Source Book

A Source BookEdited by Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein and Lydia Kukof Revised EditionCompiled and edited by Stephen J. Einstein and with Lisa Edwards, Marjorie Slome, and Hara Person Since 1983, this book has been the standard teaching tool for beginning ‘Introduction to Judaism’ classes in Reform synagogues and institutions throughout North America. This revised edition […]

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Introduction to Judaism

Instructor’s Guide and Curiculumby Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein Guidebook and course outlines for Introduction to Judaism. Presents Judaism in a unified, coherent, and exciting manner, placing equal emphasis on cognitive and affective learning while creating a unique approach to conversion or basic Jewish study. Publisher: UAHC, 1998

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It’s a Mitzvah

Step-by-Step to Jewish Livingby Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson A guide to Jewish living, this book is the starting point to increase your level of Jewish commitment, but don’t know where to begin. From lighting candles on Shabbat to spending a night in a homeless shelter, this book identifies hundreds of opportunities to transform daily living […]

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Living Jewish

Values, Practices and Traditionsby Rabbi Berel Wein Rabbi Berel Wein once again exhibits his admirable talent for clear, lucid explanation in this highly informative work. Though each chapter is brief, the sweep of the book is broad exploring life-cycle events from birth through death, the Jewish view of family life and values, character refinement, Sabbath, […]

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Living a Jewish Life

Jewish Traditions, Customs and Values for Today’s Familiesby Anita Diamant and Howard Cooper A history, a handbook, and a how-to all in one, this book provides a perspective on Jewish customs and celebrations for all who are interested in adding a meaningful Jewish dimension to their lives.(330 Pages) ‘Organized and presented with the accuracy of […]

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Judaism for the Rite Reasons

Concepts & Customs, Sources & Reasonsby Shmuel Pinchas GelbardTranslated by: David Derovan You will find the answers to hundreds of basic questions from every aspect of Jewish religious life in Judaism for the Rite Reasons. This book deals with basic concepts and customs, from every community, covering the whole year. There are 64 pages of […]

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Jewish Answers

by Rabbi Shmuel Jablon Did you ever want to ask an Orthodox Rabbi a question, but didn’t know how — or where — to begin? Rabbi Shmuel Jablon, a young Orthodox rabbi and educator, answers questions from all over the world. He also provides thoughts from sages both modern and classical on the Jewish Holidays. […]

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Passionate Judaism

An Inspirational Guide For A Happy And Fulfilling Lifeby Rabbi Moshie Mier Weiss Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss offers valuable guidance and advice on virtually every aspect of Jewish life. Based on the Talmudic adage that G-d primarily desires the feelings of our hearts, Rabbi Weiss demonstrates ways to avoid superficial prayer and delve into the […]

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Rite and Reason

1050 Jewish Customs and Their Sources Rabbi Shmuel Gelbard’s carefully researched work provides the origins and sources for over 1000 Jewish practices. From Sabbaths and Festivals to daily routine, from days of joy to times of sorrow, Rite and Reason encompasses Jewish life, explaining clearly and surrinctly why we do what we do.This anthology, the […]

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The Book of Jewish Values

A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Livingby Rabbi Joseph Telushkin In this book, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaism’s sacred writings to give us this manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. Publisher: Bell Tower, 2000

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The Book of Jewish Practice

by Louis Jacobs The Book of Jewish Practice is a comprehensive and practical guide to Jewish ritual and custom. From holidays to Shabbat and Kashrut, from marriage to raising children to comforting those who mourn, from unethical business practices to unethical use of words. Step-by-step instructions for living an authentic Jewish life - straight from […]

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The Everything Judaism Book

A complete primerby Richard Bank Judaism has survived for four millennia-and many of its customs, laws, and traditions have remained exactly the same today as in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Everything Judaism Book explains the major precepts of this robust religion in language anyone can understand and appreciate. From High Holy […]

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The Jewish Catalog

1st Edition - A Do-It-Yourself KitEdited by Richard Siegel Collection of far-ranging topics that should aid any Jew to become personally involved in all aspects of Jewish ritual life, customs, cooking, crafts and creation. Intended for anyone who has ever wondered about how to make wine, crochet a kippah, locate a Jewish film, start a […]

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The Jew and His Home - Ish u’Beiso

A Guide to Jewish Family Lifeby Rabbi Eliyahu KitovTranslated by: Gershon Robinson A comprehensive guide to Jewish home life. A modern classic now in a new one volume edition. New translation of ‘Ish u’Beiso’, first published in Hebrew in 1957, and in English in 1963. Contains extensive material and entire sections that were not included […]

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The Jewish Catalog 2nd Edition

2nd Edition - Sources & ResourcesEdited by Sharon and Michael Strassfeld Extends the discussion of Jewish observances and customs and offers further suggestions on how to go about making them a part of modern life. It ranges across such topics as the Jewish life cycle, synagogue and prayer, sex and sexuality, medicine, the handicapped, education, […]

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The Rituals & Practices of a Jewish Life

A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewalby Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky and Rabbi Daniel Judson An inspiring how-to guide to help you understand and participate in a Jewish Spiritual life. This easy to use handbook explains the why, what, and how of ten specific areas of Jewish ritual and practice. Each chapter provides you with guidance […]

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To Be a Jew

A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Lifeby Rabbi Hayim H. Donin A definitive work which includes the traditional laws and customs of Judaism regarding the Sabbath, dietary laws, family life, prayer, synagogue and holidays, as well as those concerning special life-cycle occasions.(336 Pages) ‘ deservedly a best seller. Rabbi Donin offers a wealth of […]

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A Rabbi’s Northern Adventure

From the Heights of Alaska to the Golan Heightsby Rabbi Yisrael Haber Rabbi Haber recounts his extraordinary experiences, from his service as Air Force Chaplain stationed in Alaska, through his current position as Chabad Rabbi on the Golan Heights. With humor and good wit Haber relates the challenges of keeping Yiddishkeit alive in the frozen […]

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A Song of Ascents

A Jewish Woman’s Searchby Dvora Bat-Am When Dvora Bat-Am, a talented and creative woman with impressive academic credentials and a promising career ahead of her, stepped into the Rebbe’s study, little did she realize that she was beginning a spiritual journey into a new and exciting world the world of Torah. A few months after […]

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An Orphan in History

One Mans Triumphant Search for His Rootsby Paul Cowan Originally published in 1982, an Orphan in History is Paul Cowan’s quest for his ancestral legacy. With an Afterword by the late author’s wife, Rachel Cowan, this poignant and beautifully written true story tells of the author’s search for his roots and how he found his […]

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Becoming a Congregation of Learners

Revitalizing congregational Lifeby Isa Aron, Ph.D. Forward by Rabbi Lawrence A Hoffman Improving spiritual connection in communities takes work! Combining expert advice and experience garnered from congregations throughout North America, this book shows how transformative change is possible. A complete resource full of ideas, information, and support, this is a guide for those involved in, […]

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Chicken Soup with Chopsticks

A Jew’s Struggle for Truth in an Interfaith Relationshipby Jack Botwick What happens when a nice Jewish boy falls in love with a Chinese lady? What happens when she is completely ignorant about the Jewish people? Should he pressure her to convert? How does he handle his parents who are very upset, and hers, who […]

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Finding A Spiritual Home

How a New Generation of Jews can Transform the American Synagogueby Sidney Schwarz An illuminating look at Judaism’s future, offering a penetrating analysis of the American Jewish community, challenging American synagogues to respond to a generation of seekers and satisfy spiritual hunger. This groundbreaking book not only reveals the possibilities of this new, vital spiritual […]

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Coming Home

20 glimpses from the Road of Return in Modern AmericaEdited by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz What do successful young executives, geophysicists and British peerage have in common? What about doctors, photographers and politicians? All are part of a baalei teshuvah phenomenon that is a prominent part of the rebirth and dramatic growth of the American […]

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Flipping Out?

Myth or Fact: The Impact of the ‘Year in Israel’by Shalom Z. Berger and Daniel Jacobson and Chaim I Waxman Flipping Out?: Myth or Fact? The Impact of the Year in Israel takes a hard look at a phenomenon that has become a major source of both inspiration and consternation in the Jewish community. The […]

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First Steps in Kiruv

A few kiruv basics for the complete novice.by Rabbi Dovid Abenson and Henye Meyer This concise, compact-size book offers tips and advice on successful outreach. Eminently practical, the book covers such topics as organizing a Sunday school lesson, fielding thorny questions, and establishing rapport with non-observant Jews.(72 Pages) Publisher: Targum, 2003

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