Jewish Home A Guide for Jewish Living

ISBN-10: 0807404004

ISBN-13: 9780807404003

Edition: 1988

Authors: Daniel B. Syme

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: URJ Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Mezuzahp. 1
Shabbatp. 3
Shabbat Candlesp. 3
The Friday Night Shabbat Kiddushp. 5
The Shabbat Challahp. 7
Blessing One's Children on Shabbatp. 8
Shabbat Havdalahp. 10
Rosh HaShanahp. 14
An Unusual New Yearp. 14
Customs and Symbolsp. 16
Yom Kippurp. 20
Sukkotp. 27
Some Historical Background
The Sukkahp. 28
The Lulav and the Etrogp. 30
Hoshana Rabbah, Sh'mini Atzeret, Simchat Torahp. 32
Chanukahp. 38
Some Historical Backgroundp. 38
Ceremonies, Symbols, Customsp. 41
Tu BiSh'vatp. 45
Purimp. 49
The Story and the Messagep. 49
The Celebrationp. 53
Pesachp. 57
Some Backgroundp. 57
Chameitzp. 60
Matzahp. 62
The Seder Tablep. 64
The Sederp. 67
The Haggadahp. 69
Some Little-Known Factsp. 71
Lag BaOmerp. 75
Shavuotp. 80
Tishah B'Avp. 85
B'rit Milah, B'rit HaChayimp. 90
B'rit Milah: Some Historical Backgroundp. 90
B'rit Milah: Preparations and Participantsp. 94
B'rit Milah and B'rit HaChayim: The Ceremonyp. 96
Namesp. 101
Some Backgroundp. 101
Some Jewish Teachings, Superstitions, and Favoritesp. 104
Rites of Passagep. 108
Pidyon HaBen: Redemption of the Firstborn Sonp. 108
Bar/Bat Mitzvah: Some Historical Backgroundp. 111
Celebrating Bar/Bat Mitzvahp. 113
Confirmationp. 117
The Jewish Weddingp. 121
Some Biblical Historyp. 121
Some Talmudic Backgroundp. 124
The Institution of the Shadchanp. 127
Preparations for the Wedding in Times Gone Byp. 130
The Chuppah and the Ringp. 134
The Ketubahp. 136
The Modern Ceremonyp. 139
The Modern Ceremony, Part Twop. 142
The Modern Ceremony, Part Threep. 145
The Jewish Divorcep. 149
Some Biblical Historyp. 149
Divorce in the Talmudp. 151
The Rights and Responsibilities of Husband and Wifep. 153
The Getp. 156
Death and Mourningp. 159
The Moment of Deathp. 159
Preparing the Body for Burialp. 162
What Happens after We Die?p. 167
Jewish Positions on Autopsy, Embalming, and Cremationp. 169
Preparing for the Funeral Servicep. 171
Preparing for the Funeral Service, Part Twop. 174
The Funeral Servicep. 177
At the Cemeteryp. 180
The Kohein and Some General Backgroundp. 184
Shivah: Some General Backgroundp. 185
Shivah: The Home and the Meal of Consolationp. 188
Shivah: The Condolence Callp. 191
Shivah: Customs and Restrictionsp. 193
The Kaddishp. 196
Sh'loshim and the Year of Mourningp. 199
The Tombstonep. 201
The Unveilingp. 204
Yahrzeit and Yizkorp. 206
Further URJ Press Resourcesp. 209
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