Jewish Family and Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today's Parents and Children

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Macmillan, 1998 M09 15 - 336 páginas
Jewish Family and Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today's Parents and Children has become the definitive book for parents to turn to for sound advice on important and current parenting issues. It dispenses invaluable information that is relevant to Jewish families today, whether the family has a mixed marriage, two parents, a single parent, or adoptive parents. The book's three parts--Traditions, Holidays and Values--investigate contemporary issues in raising children and show concrete ways in which Judaism can play a practical role in enriching a family's spiritual and moral education. Each chapter includes lively, hands-on activities that you can do with your kids and simultaneously instill vital cultural and religious education. Vetted by a prestigious advisory board that is co-chaired by Nobel Prize-winner Elie Weisel, this book with help unify the family and re-establish rich traditions that have been lost over the generations.
 

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For many centuries, Jews lived as tiny minorities or in such small communities that often there was no common place such as a synagogue to celebrate life-cycle events and holidays. Family-based home ... Leer comentario completo

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Introduction Why Be Jewish?
7
Making Your Home Jewish
15
Observing Shabbat
39
Traditions Through the Life Cycle
69
Learning as a Family
107
Food and Values
123
Fall and Winter Holidays
139
Spring and Summer Holidays
172
Talking to Your Kids About Sex
251
Respecting the Human Body Earth and Nature
261
The Value of Money
271
Interfaith Dating and Marriage
281
Calendar
291
Resource List
293
Annotated Bibliography Audio Tapes and Compact Discs Videos Web Resources Organizations Glossary
311
Index
317

NonJewish Holidays
214
Lovingkindness and Acts of Justice
235
Credits
325
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Yosef I. Abramowitz is editor and Rabbi Susan Silverman is contributing editor of the on-line magazine Jewish Family and Life (jewishfamily.com). Married and the parents of two daughters, they live in Newton, Massachusetts.

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