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What is a Jew - Rabbi Morris N. Kertzer

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Published: 1st November 1996
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With over 400,000 copies sold, What Is a Jew? is the classic guide that answers 100 of the most commonly asked questions about Jewish life and customs.

Completely revised and reorganized, this guide to the traditions, beliefs, and practices of Judaism—for both Jews and non-Jews—tackles a wide range of subjects in a question-and-answer format. Ideal for conversion students, interfaith couples, and congregants seeking answers to essential day-to-day issues.

Introduction to the New Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
The Saga of the Jew
A Road Map of Jewish Community, Past and Presentp. 1
The Way to God: A Life of Torahp. 33
Rituals and Customs: The Warmth of Traditionp. 63
Basic Jewish Beliefs: "God, Torah, Israel"p. 101
Making Hard Decisions: A Guide to the Moral Landscapep. 129
The Shape of Sacred Space: Jewish Homes and Homelandp. 163
The Shape of Sacred Time: Festivals and Fastsp. 197
Growing Up and Growing Old: The Shape of a Jewish Lifep. 231
Judaism and Christianity: The Double Helix of Western Historyp. 267
Glossaryp. 287
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780684842981
ISBN-10: 068484298X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st November 1996
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised