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This book is a simple introduction to Reconstructionist Judaism. A few key points: *Unlike Conservative and Orthodox Judaism, Reconstructionism does not accept halakhah (traditional Jewish law) as binding. But unlike Classical Reform, it accepts halakhah as relevant.4/5. Exploring Jewish Tradition is an wonderful easy to read book that sheds great light on Jewish Traditions and the meaning behind them. For a long time I was curious to know about these things and have some form of understanding. However, many books I picked up were quite complicated and hard to by: 2. These are burning questions in a society where norms are changing at a rapid clip. Beyond the great divide between the "men-and-women-are-equal-but-different" camp, and the "Judaism-is-patriarchal-and-must-change" camp, Circle, Arrow, Spiral: Exploring Gender in Judaism offers a 4/5(10). Meditation and Judaism and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(4).
About the Author. Ira L. Shafiroff is a noted Jewish scholar and professor of law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. He frequently lectures on Judaism and writes on Jewish issues for both secular and religious publications. Professor Shafiroff blogs at 5/5(1). Exploring Judaism grew out of more than 20 years' experience of showing groups around synagogues as well as speaking at schools and to adult groups about Judaism and to being involved with interfaith dialogue in Birmingham. The importance of ensuring that people could gain a greater understanding of the relevance and significance of Judaism and the Jewish Way of . Exploring Judaism: An Introduction to Jewish Life. Exploring Judaism is a program of Jewish learning and experience for those interested in learning more about Judaism as well as pursuing or thinking about conversion. We welcome individuals and couples of all backgrounds wishing to engage with our religious and cultural tradition through. Siddur Lev Shalem is designed for use by individuals as well as for congregations, in the home and in the synagogue. The siddur begins with home preparation for Shabbat -- including meditations on candle lighting, a song that incorporates halakhic instruction, a passage about the neshamah y’teirah (additional spirit) of Shabbat, an.
Some recommended books: Exploring Judaism a Reconstructionist Approach, by Rebecca Alpert and Jacob Staub Choosing a Jewish Life, by Anita Diamant Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Living a Jewish Life, by Anita Diamant Eyes Remade for Wonder, by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Seasons of Our Joy by Arthur Waskow. I just finished the book, Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach. I can't believe that I finished it in just two evenings - it's so unlike me. I found it incredibly informative and empowering, especially coming from an oft-times exclusive traditional background. This book is written in an intellectual but accessible by: 6. "Exploring Judaism" seems to have been written for people who were raised in another Jewish movement and who have either dropped out or become disenchanted. A reasonable degree of familiarity with traditional Jewish practice and belief is assumed throughout/5. Welcome to the Rabbinical Assembly Book Store! We are delighted to offer for sale all RA publications currently in print exclusively through this site; payment by credit card or check is available and shipping charges will be applied at the point of sale for all books by G & H Soho, the distributor that has provided excellent service for sales of Etz Hayim over the past several .