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Judaism for Dummies (For Dummies)by Ted Falcon
Synopses & Reviews
Judaism isn’t a race or even a particular culture or ethnic group. There are about 13 or 14 million Jews spread around the world, including about 6 million in the United States and about 5 million in Israel – so Judaism clearly isn’t “a nation.” So what does it mean to be Jewish? Here are the basics:
Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice. In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of
Jews have long spread out to the corners of the world, so there are significant Jewish communities on many continents. Judaism For Dummies offers a glimpse into the rituals, ideas, and terms that are woven into the history and everyday lives of Jewish people as near as our own neighborhoods and as far-reaching as across the world.
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"A concise and upbeat primer on the Jewish faith, Judaic history, and what it means to be a Jew." —Senator Joseph Lieberman
"Judaism For Dummies is a delightful and rich resource book for anyone interested in the Jewish tradition." ?Rabbi David A. Cooper, author of God Is a Verb
"Falcon and Blatner have written a warm, friendly, fair, and direct book to share the complex story of Jews and Judaism." ?Rabbi Dr. Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi"If you are looking to make sense of the Jewish experience, read Judaism For Dummies." ?Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro, Simply Jewish Foundation
Explore the Jewish faith from Chanukkah to the Kabbalah
A fascinating look at what being Jewish is all about If you want to reconnect with your Jewish heritage, or if you're just curious about the Jewish experience, then this friendly guide is for you. With a dose of warmth and humor, you'll discover key Jewish beliefs and traditions, understand the importance of Jewish history, and learn about Jewish holiday celebrations.
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About the Author
Rabbi Ted Falcon, Ph.D., writes and lectures about Jewish spirituality and is the founder of a synagogue for Jewish meditation in Los Angeles. David Blatner is an award-winning, bestselling author of eight books.
Table of Contents
PART I: What Jews Generally Believe.
Chapter 1: That's Funny, You Don't Look Jewish: Who's a Jew and Why.
Chapter 2: One Singular Sensation: Judaism and God.
Chapter 3: Torah, Torah, Torah: The Unfolding of a Tradition.
Chapter 4: Setting Intentions: Judaism as a Daily Practice.
Chapter 5: Jewish Mysticism.
PART II: From Womb to Tomb: The Life Cycle.
Chapter 6: In the Beginning: Birth and Bris.
Chapter 7: Coming of
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