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The Complete How To Handbook for Jewish Living
The Complete How To Handbook for Jewish Living
 
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Kerry M. Olitzky, Ronald H. Isaacs, Dorcas Gelabert (illustrator)

Publisher: Kregel Publications


In a clear and succinct step-by-step format, this one volume Complete How to Handbook for Jewish Living answers innumerable questions on how to practice Jewish rituals and customs. Encyclopedic in content, this volume draws together information you want to know but have not been able to find. Over 100 instructional illustrations and a complete index, make this book very user friendly.

Basic Berachot • The Rubrics of Prayer • How to Make Aliyah to the Torah • Putting on Tefillin • Putting on Tallit • Baking and Braiding a Challah for Shabbat • Lifting and Tying a Torah • Chanting the Haftarah Blessing • Haftarah Trope • Chanting the Torah Trope • Birkhat Hagomel • Night Prayer • Keriat Shema Al Hameeta • How to Light the Shabbat Candles • How to make Shabbat • Evening Kiddush • How to Make Havdalah • Blowing a Shofer • Tossing Tashlich • Building a Sukkah • The Four Species • Assembling the Lulav • Waving the Lulav • Lighting a Chanukiyah • How to Play the Draydel Game • The Search for Chametz • Making Matzah • Setting the Seder Table • Leading the Seder • Counting the Omer • Leading Birkat Hamazon• Lighting the Memorial Candles • How to Read a Tombstone • Putting up a Mezuzah • How to Dance the Hora • Making a Jewish Family Tree • How to Visit the Sick • Tzedakah and Doing Deeds of Kindness • Finding the Meaning of Your Hebrew Name • Giving a Devar Torah • Arranging Aliyot or How to Be a Gabbai • How to Tell if a Torah is Kosher, Tallis and Tefillin Too • Finding Dates on a Hebrew (Soli-Lunar) Calendar • When to Say Amen and Mean It • Announcing the New Month • Blessing the Sun • Blessing the Moon • Entertaining Bride and Groom • Doing Gematria • Making a “Mesheberach” • A Parent’s Prayer for Bar/Bat Mitzvah • How to Make a Blessing (or Say a Prayer • Saying Selichot • Starting a Jewish Library at Home • Choosing a Religious School • How to Celebrate a Simcha • How to Welcome Friends and Neighbors you’re your Home (or Rules for Jewish Etiquette) • How to give Tzedakah • Preparing for Shabbat • Getting Ready for Rosh Hashanah • How to Construct Your Own Theology • Planning a Jewish Trip • How to Bury Ritual Objects or Place Them in a Genizah • Making a Shiva Call • Sitting Shiva and Observing Sheloshim • How to Write a Living Will • Saying Yizkor • How to Take a Dip in the Mikvah • How to Save the Planet • Avoiding the Evil Eye • Making Teshuva • How to Be a Mentch • How to Bring Mashiach • Instant Information • Holiday How To’s • Life Cycle Checklists • How to Interpret Dreams • Ameliorate a Bad Dream • Add Meaning to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party • Prepare a Meaningful Passover Family Seder • Celebrate Lag B’Omer • Improve your Derekh Eretz • Annul a Vow • Choose a Synagogue • Do Ushpizin for Sukkot • Spiritualize your Morning Waking Moments • Kasher a Home • Behave in a Synagogue • Count a Minyan • Devise a Mitavah Performance Plan • Do Jewish Meditation • Make a Havdalah Kit • Move Towards Greater Shabbat Observance • Observe Yom Hashoah • Personalize a Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Plan a Spiritual Trip to Israel • Pray with Kavannah • Start a Study Chavurah • Talk to your Kids About God • Use The Book Of Psalms • Teach Civil Responsibility • Explain Death to Children • Honor the Memory of the Deceased • Do an Unveiling • Do a Taharah • and more

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