What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew about Judaism

ISBN-10: 082941777X
ISBN-13: 9780829417777
Edition: 2004
Authors: Robert Schoen
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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
The purpose of this book
A range of Jewish lifestyles, beliefs, and behaviors
Christians and Jews
Going to church : the Jewish roots of Christian worship
Jews, Jesus, and Christianity
The Jewish religion
From orthodox ...
To reform ...
To conservative ...
To reconstructionist
Contemporary synagogues and congregations
A personal observation
Inside the synagogue
The Torah and the law
Prayers and blessings
Symbols - the Mezuzah and the Star of David
The role of the Rabbi
The role of the Cantor
Jewish education
Confirmation
Congregation membership and paying the bills
The temple
Jewish priests
Time for confession
Who's in charge?
Holidays and festivals
Holidays and the Jewish calendar
Shabbat - the Sabbath
The high holidays - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Sukkot
Simchat Torah
Hanukkah - is it really the "Jewish Christmas"?
Purim
Passover
Shavuot - the harvest festival
Other religious events
Jewish life cycle events
A Jewish wedding
Let's go to a circumcision!
Baby namings and rituals for daughters
Adoption
An invitation to a bar mitzvah and a bat mitzvah
A Jewish funeral - saying good-bye to Uncle Harry
You can only get a divorce if you're married
Home life, Jewish beliefs, and other interesting matters
Is a Kosher hot dog really Kosher?
Jewish food
Degrees of orthodoxy
Conversion to Judaism
Intermarriage
Religious apparel and dress
Hasidim and Hasidism
Creation, heaven, hell, and life after death
Where, when, and how many
Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews
Women and Judaism
Judaism in the world
Israel
Jewish art and music
Mysticism and the repair of the world
Money : stereotypes, charity, and the scriptures
Perform a mitzvah
Controversial social issues
Old wars and new wars
The chosen people
Anti-semitism
The Holocaust
A call for understanding and community
Glossary and pronunciation guide
Recommended reading
Index

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