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 nine specific areas of Jewish ritual. Providing you with the biblical and historical background of each practice, insight into its contemporary use and signifigance - including the often divergent approaches of different Jewish movements - and personal stories from rabbis and lay people, ths 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.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Jewish Lights Publishing Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1580232108 ISBN-13: 9781580232104 UPC: 9781580232104 Availability: In Stock