It is hard to run a Jewish household when you have no training. It is even harder when you feel that you don't belong. The book, grown out of years of working with intermarried families who want a connection to Jewish life, makes the process of involvement simple. It goes step by step through Jewish holidays and practices. Explaining these practices and customs clearly, speaking honestly (and with examples) on issues involved with being a non-Jew involved in Jewish life, and providing lots of options, this is the book that helps to open up the code of Jewish living. Published by Torah Aura Productions.
It isn't easy being a grandparent, but grandparents are pivotal in the identity development of grandchildren. This book provides punchy, pithy, practical and often provocative wisdom for grandparents of grandchildren who live in an interfaith family. Published by Torah Aura Productions.
You can understand your Jewish friends and
loved ones more fully. A hands-on guide to the most important questions.
Provides an introduction to both the basics and complexities of Judaism and Jewish life through the lens of an interfaith relationship. Rather than providing stock answers to questions about Jewish rituals or values, or giving a broad overview of Jewish history and theology, addresses topics that will encourage understanding and stimulate discussion between you and your Jewish partner, relative, or friend. Published by Jewish Lights Publishing.
Straightforward and nonjudgmental advice for dating couples, partners,
husbands and wives, in-laws, counselors and others.
Interfaith relationships are commonplace; the challenges that go along with them are not. An interfaith couple will have to confront tough questions, yet it’s often difficult to find answers, especially when traditional sources of help―family, friends, clergy and counselors―are unable or unwilling to understand the problems.
From a Jewish perspective, this book guides interfaith couples at any stage of their relationship―from dating and engagement, to the wedding and marriage―and the people who are affected by their relationship in any way, including their families and counselors who work with interfaith couples. Published by Jewish Lights Publishing.
A window into Judaism's sacred days―throughout history and today. Written especially for Christians.
Holy days and holidays provide the peak experiences of Jewish life. These moments speak deeply to the Jewish soul and animate Judaism’s culture. They encourage Jews to participate in their shared historical experience, which reflects their covenantal relationship with God, and articulate Jewish values that have allowed for the survival of the Jewish people. But what can they mean to Christians seeking to understand their own faith?
In this special book, Rabbis Olitzky and Judson guide you through the major Jewish holidays and what they mean for the Jewish people. Each chapter explores a different holiday and explains the origin, historical background, customs and rituals that are part of observance and the holiday’s Christian parallels. Examining observance in both home and synagogue―and in all Jewish denominations―this easy-to-use guide to the Jewish holidays will be a valuable resource for your own understanding of Jewish sacred time throughout the year. And by linking the Jewish holidays to familiar Christian holidays and practices, you will be better able to appreciate the roots of Christianity and how the fundamentals of Judaism relate to and reflect your own spiritual foundation. Written with Dan Judson. Published by Jewish Lights.
Ritual moments and opportunities guide the daily life of practicing Jews. These spiritual practices give expression to Jewish identity and reflect Judaism’s core beliefs and values. But what can they mean to Christians seeking to understand their own faith? In this special book, Rabbis Olitzky and Judson guide you through the whys and hows of specific areas of Jewish ritual.
Providing you with the biblical and historical background of each practice, insight into its contemporary use and significance―including the often divergent approaches of different Jewish movements―and personal stories from rabbis and lay people, this easy-to-understand guide illustrates the deep meaning these rituals have in the Jewish relationship with God. Linking these practices to familiar rituals in the Christian tradition, Olitzky and Judson help you better understand the roots of Christianity and how the fundamentals of Judaism relate to and reflect your own spiritual foundation. Written with Dan Judson, published by Jewish Lights Publishing,
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