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Rabbi Donin has provided a succinct, gracefully phrased and authoritative description of the beliefs and practices of traditional Judaism. This work will prove useful to the many Jews and non-Jews who seek to know what the ancient Jewish faith is all about. A classic work that has not been bettered.
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Table of Contents

The Underlying Creed * The Cornerstones of Judaism * Halakla: The Jewish Way * The Reasons for the Commandments The Daily Way of Life * Kindness: A Means and an End * The Sabbath: An Island in Time * The Dietary Laws: A Diet for the Soul * Family Life: A Key to Happiness * Signs of the Covenant: Love and Reverence * The Synagogue: Where Jews Assemble The Special Occasions of the Year * The Major Festivals * Passover * Shavuot * The Days of Awe * Succot * The Post-Biblical Holidays and Fast Days The Special Occaisions of Life * Adoption and Conversion * Bar-Mitzvah and Bat-Mitzvah * Marriage * Divorce Proceedings * Death and Mourning

About the Author

Hayim Halevy Donin established himself as an incomparable teacher and interpreter of Jewish law and practice through his classic book To Be a Jew. For twenty years he was Rabbi of Congregation B'nai David in Southfield, Michigan, where he was also Adjunct Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Detroit. Rabbi Donin held a Ph.D. in Education and was also the founder and president of the Akiva Hebrew Day School in Detroit.

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