First published in 1991, this guide to Jewish life is a favorite for liberal Jewish families, students, and educators. Revised and updated, it continues to provide thoughtful information for those who want to incorporate more Jewish observance into their lives. It has chapters about Shabbat and holiday observance, lifecycle events, community, and education, as well as dietary laws, Jewish travel, and Jewish organizations. The new edition includes online resources, material about conversion, adoption, and Israel, as well as updated information about current events and changes in the Jewish community. It is an excellent resource that demonstrates the diversity of Jewish observance and Jewish community and its relevance in the modern world. This book would also be appropriate for those new to Judaism, whether studying for conversion or reconnecting.
Living a Jewish Life: Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today’s Families: Revised and Updated
Barbara M. Bibel is a librarian at the Oakland Public Library in Oakland, CA; and at Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA.
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