Every Person's Guides
Every Person's Guide to the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1998

This volume examines the Books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Included in the sections of each book are a historical overview of the book, its place in the canon and in the Talmud, Midrash, and liturgy. A unique feature is the inclusion of the maxims, proverbs, aphorisms, teachings, and notable quotations that can still be used today to help one learn how better to deal with life, people, and problems in the twenty-first century.

Every Person's Guide to Death and Dying in the Jewish Tradition
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1999

Rabbi Isaacs walks the reader through the basic rites, beliefs, and practices related to death and dying in the Jewish tradition. Topics include: Judaism's view of life and death, the mitzvah of kevod hamet (honoring the dead), visiting the sick, the funeral and burial, mourning observances, and more.

Every Person's Guide to Hanukkah
Jason Aronson, Inc., 2001

Rabbi Isaacs takes an extensive look at Hanukkah, one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays and explores its history, customs, and laws, ceremonies, folklore, and legends.

Every Person's Guide to the High Holy Days
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1998

This volume is intended to help people properly prepare for the Days of Awe and to also assist them in understanding the prayers that have become part of the High Holy Day Machzor. The goal is to be basic but comprehensive, providing both home and synagogue observances that are essential to the Days of Awe.

Every Person's Guide to Jewish Law
Jason Aronson, Inc., 2000

Every Person's Guide to Jewish Law provides the basics for understanding the origin of Jewish law as well as the way it has been created and modified over the centuries to better meet the needs of the Jewish people.

Every Person's Guide to Jewish Philosophy and Philosophers
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1999

This book presents the reader with the philosophy and theology of great Jewish philosophers throughout the ages. Included are philosophers of the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, a brief biographical sketch of each of them, and their ideas and contributions to the world of Jewish philosophy.

Every Person's Guide to Jewish Prayer
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1997

The goal of this book is to introduce readers to some of the basic concepts of Jewish prayer. It presents an array of facts and customs related to the language of prayer and the prayerbook, the historical development of prayer and the prayerbook, prayer garments, and much more.

Every Person's Guide to Jewish Sexuality
Jason Aronson, Inc., 2000

The topics in this intriguing volume include: the importance and care of the body, dressing and deportment in Jewish tradition, family purity, sex segregation in public places, premarital sex, and laws of marital sex.

Every Person's Guide to Passover
Jason Aronson, Inc., 2001

The greatest of all historical festivals, Passover brings Jews into close touch with their people's past, wakening them to the proud consciousness of being free and sharing the glowing aspirations of their liberated ancestors. This volume explores Passover's historical origins, customs, rituals, and traditions--those that take place in the synagogue, as well as in the home.

Every Person's Guide to Purim
Jason Aronson, Inc., 2001

Rabbi Isaacs presents an array of material related to the joyous festival of Purim, including an examination of its history, celebration, laws and customs, commemorations, and legends.

Every Person's Guide to Shabbat
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996

Since creation, the Sabbath has remained the holiest day of the year for Jewish people, despite its occurring fifty-two successive times. It is not only a sacred day but one that is filled with joy and delight. This volume is a user-friendly guide to the Sabbath.

Every Person's Guide to Shavuot
Jason Aronson, Inc., 1999

In the course of time, as a result of the transformation of the agricultural festivals into historical commemorations, the additional significance of Shavuot as the festival of the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai completely overshadowed its original significance. This user-friendly volume presents a wide array of fascinating material related to Shavuot.

Every Person's Guide to Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah
Jason Aronson, Inc., 2001

This book is intended to help enhance your knowledge, observance, and creative celebration of the joyous festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Included is everything you'll need to know, from rituals to games to a glossary of holiday terms.

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