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This volume is a detailed and comprehensive guide to Jewish practice for home and synagogue, written in the spirit of the Conservative movement.

The compilation is the result of a project conceived in 1960 by Dr. Louis Finkelstein, then Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary, the purpose of which was to produce authoritative halakhic studies for the training of conservative rabbis. Rabbi Isaac Klein, a leading authority on Jewish Law, undertook the task and produced a series of pamphlets on Jewish law and practice.

Before long, a widespread demand for access to this invaluable material developed beyond the walls of the Seminary. To answer this demand, and to provide lay members of the Conservative movementwith a reliable guide to Jewish practice, these pamphlets, extensively reviwed and updated by Rabbi Klein, were gathered together in a single volume.

The many subjects treated in the volume are discussed in the light of traditional Jewish sources (Bible, Talmud, Codes, Responsa, etc.), and are fully referenced for authentication and further study. The topics covered include virtually everything that might be of interest to the modern Jew: the laws of kashrut and how to keep a kosher home; the meaning and significance of the holidays and how to observe them in the home and in the synagogue; laws governing such key life events as marriage, divorce, birth, adoption, conversion, death, and many others. In addition, the volume includes full discussions, from the Jewish point of view, of such pressing issues as euthanasia, organ transplantation, abortion, autopsy, artificial insemination and women's rights. Also included are relevant decisions of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly.

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KIER8, February 20, 2009 (view all comments by KIER8)
"A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice" is a comprehensive manual {Shulchan Aruch] for Conservative Jews. Written by the late Rabbi Dr. Isaac Klein (1905-1997), a tradtional pulpit rabbi and scholar [he translated part of the Code of Maimonides for the Yale Judaica Series], it effectively covers almost all aspects of Jewish life in the modern world .
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780873340045
Author:
Klein, Isaac
Publisher:
Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; distributed by Ktav Pub. House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Jewish law
Subject:
Conservative judaism
Subject:
Jews -- Dietary laws.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 523-542.
Series:
Moreshet series ;
Series Volume:
no. 185v. 6
Publication Date:
c1979
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxvii, 588 p.

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