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Author Himelstein, Shmuel.

Title The Jewish primer : questions and answers on Jewish faith and culture / Shmuel Himelstein.

Imprint New York : Facts on File, c1990.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    296 HIM    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    296 HIM    Available
Description 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents General basics -- Jewish calendar -- Prayer -- Ritual objects -- Sabbath -- High holidays -- Sukkot -- Passover -- Shavuot -- Purim -- Hanukkah -- Fast days -- Life cycle -- Clothing -- Dietary laws -- Medical questions -- Business and social legislation -- Basic books -- Modern-day Israel -- Some twentieth century issues -- Jewish functionaries -- Index.
Summary The Jewish Primer provides simple, forceful explanations of the faith and practices of Judaism. Reform and Conservative forms are briefly covered, but the work's emphasis is on traditional Orthodox beliefs. Himelstein offers succinct discussions of dietary laws, marriage and divorce, holy days, the Sabbath, sacred writings, Jewish life, and many other topics, all in question-and-answer format and supported by a subject index. This is an excellent introduction to the tenets of traditional Judaism.
Subject Judaism -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 0816023220 : $21.95 ($27.95 Can.)
0816028494 (pbk)
9780816028498 (pbk)

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