JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

Filename: jps-b-nai-mitzvah-torah-commentary.pdf
ISBN: 9780827613294
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages: 440
Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary in PDF and EPUB For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: The JPS B nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. The narrative summaries, big ideas, model divrei Torah, haftarot commentaries, and discussion questions will engage teens in studying the Torah and haftarot, writing divrei Torah, and continuing to learn Torah throughout their lives making it the book every rabbi, cantor, parent, and tutor will also want to have. Jewish learning for young people and adults will never be the same. "


Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary

Filename: study-guide-to-the-jps-bible-commentary.pdf
ISBN: NWU:35556034379032
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 116
Author: Laura Suzanne Lieber
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Study Guide to the JPS Bible Commentary in PDF and EPUB This supplement is perfect for individuals seeking greater understanding of the haftarot as independent literary entities and in the larger context of the Torah cycle and Jewish life; for leaders of adult education groups who wish to focus their study on the haftarot; and for b'nai mitzvah students preparing their divrei Torah.


Coming of Age in Jewish America

Filename: coming-of-age-in-jewish-america.pdf
ISBN: 9780813575964
Release Date: 2016-05
Number of pages: 230
Author: Patricia Keer Munro
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Download and read online Coming of Age in Jewish America in PDF and EPUB The Jewish practice of bar mitzvah dates back to the twelfth century, but this ancient cultural ritual has changed radically since then, evolving with the times and adapting to local conditions. For many Jewish-American families, a child’s bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah is both a major social event and a symbolic means of asserting the family’s ongoing connection to the core values of Judaism. Coming of Age in Jewish America takes an inside look at bar and bat mitzvahs in the twenty-first century, examining how the practices have continued to morph and exploring how they serve as a sometimes shaky bridge between the values of contemporary American culture and Judaic tradition. Interviewing over 200 individuals involved in bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies, from family members to religious educators to rabbis, Patricia Keer Munro presents a candid portrait of the conflicts that often emerge and the negotiations that ensue. In the course of her study, she charts how this ritual is rife with contradictions; it is a private family event and a public community activity, and for the child, it is both an educational process and a high-stakes performance. Through detailed observations of Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and independent congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Munro draws intriguing, broad-reaching conclusions about both the current state and likely future of American Judaism. In the process, she shows not only how American Jews have forged a unique set of bar and bat mitzvah practices, but also how these rituals continue to shape a distinctive Jewish-American identity.


Torah and Commentary

Filename: torah-and-commentary.pdf
ISBN: 1602800200
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 569
Author: Sol Scharfstein
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

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Tough Questions Jews Ask

Filename: tough-questions-jews-ask.pdf
ISBN: 9781580231398
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 136
Author: Edward Feinstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

Download and read online Tough Questions Jews Ask in PDF and EPUB Provides questions and answers for some major concerns facing Jewish youths, and includes explanations about such issues as God, prayer, good and evil, and the afterlife.


Searching for Meaning in Midrash

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ISBN: 0827610211
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Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

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Text Messages

Filename: text-messages.pdf
ISBN: 9781580235075
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 276
Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

Download and read online Text Messages in PDF and EPUB Young people need to be included in the struggle for meaning, for the right questions to ask and the search for useful and relevant answers. This book presents a collection of messages on each Torah portion, specifically for today's teens. It shows them how each Torah portion contains worlds of meaning for them, for what they are going through in their lives and how they can shape their Jewish identity as they enter adulthood.


Chanting the Hebrew Bible

Filename: chanting-the-hebrew-bible.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015051614397
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 965
Author: Joshua R. Jacobson
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America

Download and read online Chanting the Hebrew Bible in PDF and EPUB CD contains: Detailed instructions on chanting the Torah and summaries of the other five systems.


The JPS Guide to Jewish Women

Filename: the-jps-guide-to-jewish-women.pdf
ISBN: 9780827607521
Release Date: 2003-02-01
Number of pages: 354
Author: Emily Taitz
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

Download and read online The JPS Guide to Jewish Women in PDF and EPUB This is an indispensable resource about the role of Jewish women from post-biblical times to the twentieth century. Unique in its approach, it is structured so that each chapter, which is divided into three parts, covers a specific period and geographical area. The first section of the book contains an overview, explaining how historical events affected Jews in general and Jewish women in particular. This is followed by a section of biographical entries of women of the period whose lives are set in their economic, familial, and cultural backgrounds. The third and last part of each chapter, "The World of Jewish Women," is organized by topic and covers women's activities and interests and how Jewish laws concerning women developed and changed. This comprehensive work is an easy-to-use sourcebook, synopsizing rich and diverse resources. By examining history and analyzing the dynamics of Jewish law and custom, it illuminates the circumstances of Jewish women's lives and traces the changes that have occurred throughout the centuries. It casts a new and clear light on Jewish women as individuals and sets women firmly within the context of their own cultural and historical periods. The book contains illustrations, boxed text, extensive endnotes, and indices that list each woman by name. It is ideal for women's groups and study groups as well as students and scholars.


Mitzvah Stories

Filename: mitzvah-stories.pdf
ISBN: 0984804803
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 330
Author: Goldie Milgram
Publisher: Reclaiming Judaism

Download and read online Mitzvah Stories in PDF and EPUB Stories by leading Jewish storytellers, rabbis and educators.


The Schocken guide to Jewish books

Filename: the-schocken-guide-to-jewish-books.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015026856560
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 357
Author: Barry W. Holtz
Publisher: Schocken

Download and read online The Schocken guide to Jewish books in PDF and EPUB Offers an annotated bibliography of books about Judaism, Jewish history, American Jews, the Holocaust, Israel, Zionism, Jewish mysticism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Jewish customs


Jewish Book World

Filename: jewish-book-world.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113360700
Release Date: 2000
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Jewish Spectator

Filename: jewish-spectator.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112743195
Release Date: 2000
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Public Library Core Collection

Filename: public-library-core-collection.pdf
ISBN: 0824210948
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 1856
Author: John Greenfieldt
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Filename: subject-guide-to-books-in-print.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105012308909
Release Date: 1996
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