JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary Author Jeffrey K. Salkin
ISBN-10 9780827613294
Release 2017
Pages 440
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For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: The JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. The narrative summaries, big ideas, model divrei Torah, haftarot commentaries, and discussion questions will engage teens in studying the Torah and haftarot, writing divrei Torah, and continuing to learn Torah throughout their lives making it the book every rabbi, cantor, parent, and tutor will also want to have. Jewish learning for young people and adults will never be the same. "



Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary

Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary Author Laura Suzanne Lieber
ISBN-10 NWU:35556034379032
Release 2002
Pages 116
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This supplement is perfect for individuals seeking greater understanding of the haftarot as independent literary entities and in the larger context of the Torah cycle and Jewish life; for leaders of adult education groups who wish to focus their study on the haftarot; and for b'nai mitzvah students preparing their divrei Torah.



Coming of Age in Jewish America

Coming of Age in Jewish America Author Patricia Keer Munro
ISBN-10 9780813575964
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 230
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The Jewish practice of bar mitzvah dates back to the twelfth century, but this ancient cultural ritual has changed radically since then, evolving with the times and adapting to local conditions. For many Jewish-American families, a child’s bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah is both a major social event and a symbolic means of asserting the family’s ongoing connection to the core values of Judaism. Coming of Age in Jewish America takes an inside look at bar and bat mitzvahs in the twenty-first century, examining how the practices have continued to morph and exploring how they serve as a sometimes shaky bridge between the values of contemporary American culture and Judaic tradition. Interviewing over 200 individuals involved in bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies, from family members to religious educators to rabbis, Patricia Keer Munro presents a candid portrait of the conflicts that often emerge and the negotiations that ensue. In the course of her study, she charts how this ritual is rife with contradictions; it is a private family event and a public community activity, and for the child, it is both an educational process and a high-stakes performance. Through detailed observations of Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and independent congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Munro draws intriguing, broad-reaching conclusions about both the current state and likely future of American Judaism. In the process, she shows not only how American Jews have forged a unique set of bar and bat mitzvah practices, but also how these rituals continue to shape a distinctive Jewish-American identity.



Torah and Commentary

Torah and Commentary Author Sol Scharfstein
ISBN-10 1602800200
Release 2008
Pages 569
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Torah and Commentary has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Torah and Commentary also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Torah and Commentary book for free.



Text Messages

Text Messages Author Jeffrey K. Salkin
ISBN-10 9781580235075
Release 2012
Pages 276
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Young people need to be included in the struggle for meaning, for the right questions to ask and the search for useful and relevant answers. This book presents a collection of messages on each Torah portion, specifically for today's teens. It shows them how each Torah portion contains worlds of meaning for them, for what they are going through in their lives and how they can shape their Jewish identity as they enter adulthood.



The Heart of Torah Volume 2

The Heart of Torah  Volume 2 Author Shai Held
ISBN-10 9780827613003
Release 2017-09
Pages 496
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In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions about God, human nature, and what it means to be a religious person in the modern world. Along the way, he illuminates the centrality of empathy in Jewish ethics, the predominance of divine love in Jewish theology, the primacy of gratitude and generosity, and God’s summoning of each of us—with all our limitations—into the dignity of a covenantal relationship.



The JPS Guide to Jewish Women

The JPS Guide to Jewish Women Author Emily Taitz
ISBN-10 9780827607521
Release 2003-02-01
Pages 354
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This is an indispensable resource about the role of Jewish women from post-biblical times to the twentieth century. Unique in its approach, it is structured so that each chapter, which is divided into three parts, covers a specific period and geographical area. The first section of the book contains an overview, explaining how historical events affected Jews in general and Jewish women in particular. This is followed by a section of biographical entries of women of the period whose lives are set in their economic, familial, and cultural backgrounds. The third and last part of each chapter, "The World of Jewish Women," is organized by topic and covers women's activities and interests and how Jewish laws concerning women developed and changed. This comprehensive work is an easy-to-use sourcebook, synopsizing rich and diverse resources. By examining history and analyzing the dynamics of Jewish law and custom, it illuminates the circumstances of Jewish women's lives and traces the changes that have occurred throughout the centuries. It casts a new and clear light on Jewish women as individuals and sets women firmly within the context of their own cultural and historical periods. The book contains illustrations, boxed text, extensive endnotes, and indices that list each woman by name. It is ideal for women's groups and study groups as well as students and scholars.



Chanting the Hebrew Bible

Chanting the Hebrew Bible Author Joshua R. Jacobson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051614397
Release 2002
Pages 965
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CD contains: Detailed instructions on chanting the Torah and summaries of the other five systems.



Judaism as a Civilization

Judaism as a Civilization Author Mordecai M. Kaplan
ISBN-10 9780827609181
Release 2010-01-11
Pages 601
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In a book originally published in 1934, the author introduces a different way of looking at Judaism--as a changing religious civilization that requires new ideas in liturgy and ritual, the elimination of obsolete customs and an adjustment based on social, political and cultural conditions. Reprint.



Mitzvah Stories

Mitzvah Stories Author Goldie Milgram
ISBN-10 0984804803
Release 2011
Pages 330
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Stories by leading Jewish storytellers, rabbis and educators.



The Schocken guide to Jewish books

The Schocken guide to Jewish books Author Barry W. Holtz
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026856560
Release 1992
Pages 357
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Offers an annotated bibliography of books about Judaism, Jewish history, American Jews, the Holocaust, Israel, Zionism, Jewish mysticism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Jewish customs



Jewish Book World

Jewish Book World Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113360700
Release 2000
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Jewish Book World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jewish Book World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jewish Book World book for free.



Jewish Spectator

Jewish Spectator Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112743195
Release 2000
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Jewish Spectator has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jewish Spectator also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jewish Spectator book for free.



Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection Author John Greenfieldt
ISBN-10 0824210948
Release 2008
Pages 1856
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Public Library Core Collection has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Public Library Core Collection also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Public Library Core Collection book for free.



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105012308909
Release 1996
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