A Guide to Jewish Practice: Shabbat and Holidays -- Second Volume of Essential Trilogy Earns Advance Praise


Following in the path of the acclaimed first volume of a proposed three-volume set edited by Rabbi David A. Teutsch, A Guide to Jewish Practice: Shabbat and Holidays opens vistas of meaning and practice that will inspire readers to shape their own a

Bryn Mawr, PA (I-Newswire) December 12, 2013 - Jewish civilization is grounded in the cycle of the Jewish year. Demarcated by holy days and seasons with different themes and moods, the Jewish year is shaped by practices that carry memories and perspectives, ideas and beliefs. Connecting to the cycle of the Jewish year is essential to shaping Jewish identity and living a fully Jewish life. Following in the path of the acclaimed first volume of a proposed three-volume set edited by Rabbi David A. Teutsch, A Guide to Jewish Practice: Shabbat and Holidays opens vistas of meaning and practice that will inspire readers to shape their own approaches to living the cycle of the Jewish year.

Tracing the observances of the Jewish year from biblical times to the present, this new guide provides spiritual insights, suggestions about rituals, and explanations of customs. The main texts were written by notable rabbis, and the thoughts of 36 insightful commentators grace the bottom of each page. As with Volume 1, the approach of this book is values-based. It provides individuals with creative approaches to enriching their spiritual lives, connecting with others, and acting upon their commitments to social justice.

A Guide to Jewish Practice: Everyday Living, the first volume in the series, won the Myra H. Kraft Memorial Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Life and Practice, in recognition of its groundbreaking integration of traditional practices, recent innovations and suggestions about how to make personal choices. With the addition of the second volume, the series provides guidance to readers of all faiths and backgrounds who are interested in gaining an understanding of Jewish living.

Rabbi David A. Teutsch is the Louis and Myra Wiener Professor of Contemporary Jewish Civilization; Chair, Department of Contemporary Jewish Civilization; Director, Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He is the author of many books including Making a Difference: A Guide to Jewish Leadership and Not-for-Profit Management (2009) and Spiritual Community: The Power to Restore Hope, Community and Joy (Jewish Lights, 2005). Teutsch is also the editor in chief of the groundbreaking seven-volume Kol Haneshamah prayer book series.

ISBN: 978-0-938945-02-4
Hardcover, 741 pages
Available January 5, 2014






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