How to Run a Tra­di­tion­al Jew­ish Household

Blu Green­berg
  • From the Publisher
October 10, 2011
Filled with prac­ti­cal advice as well as his­to­ry, Blu Green­berg’s book isa com­pre­hen­sive guide to the joys and com­plex­i­ties of run­ning a mod­ern­Jew­ish home.

How to Run a Tra­di­tion­al Jew­ish House­hold
is amod­ern, com­pre­hen­sive guide cov­er­ing vir­tu­al­ly every aspect of Jew­ish­home life. It pro­vides prac­ti­cal advice on how to man­age a Jew­ish home­in the tra­di­tion­al way and offers fas­ci­nat­ing accounts of the his­to­ry­be­hind the tra­di­tion. In a warm, per­son­al style, Blu Green­berg show­sthat, con­trary to pop­u­lar belief, the home, and not the syn­a­gogue, isthe most impor­tant insti­tu­tion in Jew­ish life. 

Divid­ed into three­large sec­tions – The Jew­ish Way,” Spe­cial Stages of Life,” and“Celebration and Remem­ber­ing” – this book edu­cates the unini­ti­at­ed andreminds the already obser­vant Jew of how Judaism approach­es dai­ly life.Topics include prayer, dress, hol­i­days, food prepa­ra­tion, marriage,birth, death, par­ent­hood, and many others.

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