A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
by George Robinson
Copyright 2000 ATRIA paperback
A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-Volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism-----everything you need to know about being Jewish. In Essential Judaism, George Robinson has created the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an adult. Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage, and lays out many fascinating aspects of Judaism-----the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and much more----while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today's world.