In The Torah for Family Reading every chapter is accounted for . Yet it is considerably shorter than any of the standard versions , because all duplications , specifications , and detailed descriptions of rituals and genealogies have ...
Author: Joseph Gaer
Publisher: Jason Aronson
An English translation of the Torah is accompanied by historical introductions to each section of the Scriptures
Torah for Family Reading . Northvale , NJ : Jason Aronson Inc. , 1992 . Encyclopaedia Judaica . Jerusalem : Keter Publishing House Jerusalem , Ltd. , 1972 . Epstein , I. , ed . and trans . The Babylonian Talmud .
Author: Sorel Goldberg Loeb
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
A teacher's bible for teaching the Five Books of Moses
Author: Gail Anthony GreenbergPublish On: 2006-10-03
Next come the prayers and rituals surrounding the reading of the Torah. A family member or the clergy open the holy ark, a cabinetlike structure usually front and center in the sanctuary and called, in Hebrew, Aron ha Kodesh, ...
Author: Gail Anthony Greenberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An indispensable, modern-day guide to planning the perfect bar or bat mitzvah, celebrating substance and style There used to be only two approaches to the bar or bat mitzvah party -- a low-key event that reflects the solemnity of this sacred rite of passage or a big bash that has no connection to the religious service. For many, it was an impossible dilemma. Will a big bash trivialize and overshadow the bar or bat mitzvah experience? Will too much spirituality suck the life out of an otherwise fabulous party? MitzvahChic is the first book that proves that if you want a truly amazing experience, you can and must have it all! Blending meaningful Jewish elements with high-style contemporary party planning, this inspiring and useful guide will show you how to have the ultimate bar or bat mitzvah -- a profoundly moving service followed by an unforgettable party. The MitzvahChic approach also shows how to honor your child in a big way, rather than reducing him or her to an overused pop culture theme or a single cliché: He's into baseball! She loves horses! This must-have guide gives advice on the major decisions, the basics of the service, and the party details that really matter. It also features: A complete guide to the Torah, including dates and summaries of the portions and supplementary materials Eight complete, themed parties, including party favors, decorations, and photographs of sample tables A time line to help plan the bar or bat mitzvah up to two years ahead Instructions for being MitzvahChic on a budget Advice on how to include non-Jewish friends and family members in the ceremony A practical guide to all things mitzvah from the Torah to the tablecloth, MitzvahChic will help create a beautiful, powerful, resonant, and unforgettable rite of passage.
I was called up to go to the Holy Ark to take the Torah out, and walk it to the Bima for the beginning of the reading of the Torah for that day. The first aliya went to my father and for the first time in South Africa, ...
Author: Abe Louis Riklis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
This book was born as a result of a conversation held after a Shabbat dinner while sitting and discussing family events. Anyone who knows me knows that nothing takes preference to family. And so while we were talking, the subject of my youth came up, including the antics that got me in trouble on more than one occasion. Russel was so enthralled by some of the stories that he suggested I write them down. That night in bed I thought about what a good idea that was, and also decided to include what I knew about my grandparents, before all that history disappeared into the lost past. And so for my family, children, grandchildren, sister, nieces and nephews, here is a bit of history that may endure and that I hope you will cherish and remember long after we have all left. This was a task of love, I learnt a lot from digging and researching our ancestry, and heaven only knows there is still so much out there. Enjoy! Last but not least, I want to thank Elise for giving up her valuable time to edit and correct the original copies of this book.
Chanting Torah provided an opportunity to connect with their families, with parents and grandparents, on a deep and meaningful level. “On the fiftieth anniversary of my bar mitzvah, I read the whole parashah again and I read it from the ...
Author: Jeffrey Summit
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Singing God's Words is the first in-depth study of the experience and meaning of chanting or "reading" Torah among contemporary American Jews. This experience has been transformed dramatically in recent years by the impact of digital technology, feminism, the empowerment of lay people and a search for self-fulfillment through involvement with community. At a time when worshippers seek deeper spiritual experience, many Jews have found new meaning in the experience of reading Torah, an act that is broadly accessible to Jewish adults even as it requires intensive immersion with the text of the Bible in Hebrew. This book examines why and how growing numbers of American Jews in all denominations see the public chanting of Biblical texts during the synagogue service as one of the most authentic and personal expressions of their religious identity. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with men and women, both professionals and congregants, Jeffrey A. Summit describes how the reading of Torah embodies their understanding of historical religious practice, even as it is shaped by contemporary views of spiritual experience. Through this act, holiness becomes manifest at the intersection of Biblical chant, sacred text, the individual, and the community.
Author: Hannah K. HarringtonPublish On: 2022-05-10
e practice of reading the Torah aloud continues in Second Temple Judaism both in the synagogue (see Luke 4:16) and outside of it ... roughout Ezra-Nehemiah, there is a strong emphasis on the role of the family in the work of God.
Author: Hannah K. Harrington
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah represent a significant turning point in biblical history. They tell the story not only of the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem but also of the resurrection of God’s people from the death of exile. Hannah Harrington thus begins her commentary with an evocative description of these books as “the story of a new Israel forged out of the old” and “the text of a people clinging to their genealogical past and attempting to preserve their heritage while walking forward into uncharted territory.” Throughout this commentary, Harrington combines analytical research on the language and culture behind the books of Ezra and Nehemiah with challenging thoughts for the Christian church today, bringing to bear a unique perspective on these books not as the end of Old Testament history but as early documents of the Second Temple period. Accordingly, Harrington incorporates a wealth of information from other Jewish literature of the time to freshly illuminate many of the topics and issues at hand while focusing on the interpretation and use of these books for Christian life today.
Similarly, often a parent will read the Torah as well, assuming they learned how at some point. It's really important that anyone in your family who's reading Torah knows what your temple expects. Assuming the Torah is read in the ...
Author: Cantor Matt Axelrod
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Provides a practical, humorous guide for Jewish students and their families as they prepare for their "big day," helping students and families not just survive but understand and enjoy this important Jewish milestone.
Some families even travel to Jerusalem to perform this rite. Also, the cer- emony doesn't have to be held on Shabbat; it can be any morning that the Torah is read during services (Monday, Thursday, and Shabbat). Some families like to ...
Author: Ted Falcon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your plain-English guide to Judaism Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice. In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of: Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations; Judaism as a daily practice; the food and fabric of Judaism; Jewish wedding ceremonies; celebrations and holy days; 4,000 years of pain, sadness, triumph, and joy; great Jewish thinkers and historical celebrities; and much more. Updates to the "recent history" section with discussions of what has happened in the first decade of the twenty-first century including: the expansion of orthodox political power in Israel; expansion of interfaith work; unfortunate recent anti-Semitic events; and other news Expanded coverage of Jewish mysticism and meditation, which has become increasingly popular in recent years New coverage on Jewish views of morality, including birth control, homosexuality, and environmental concerns Revised recipes for traditional Jewish cooking, updated key vocabulary, and Yiddish phrases everyone should know Jews have long spread out to the corners of the world, so there are significant Jewish communities on many continents. Judaism For Dummies offers a glimpse into the rituals, ideas, and terms that are woven into the history and everyday lives of Jewish people as near as our own neighborhoods and as far-reaching as across the world. Judaism For Dummies (9781119643074) was previously published as Judaism For Dummies (9781118407516). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
When Sasson Tzidkiyahu was called to the Torah reading, the family of Æoja started a Àght in the synagogue “as a protest against the transferring of the honorable privilege” from the head of their family, Shalom Hoja, who had served ...
Author: Mordechai Zaken
Category: Social Science
This volume deals with the experience and the position of non-tribal Jewish subjects and their relationships with their tribal chieftains (aghas) in urban centers and villages in Kurdistan. It is based on new oral sources, diligently collected and carefully analyzed.
In the winter, they sat around the 'mangel' – oven in Turkish – which gave off pleasant heat,34 while the father of the family – Rabbi Yehudah Elazar35 – would read to them the weekly Torah reading in Meʿam Loʿez.
Author: Alisa Meyuḥas Ginio
The history, identity and memory of the Sephardim in their Mediterranean dispersal are analysed by the author with a special reference to the Sephardi community of Jerusalem and to the political, social and cultural changes through which the speakers of Jewish-Spanish went since the turn of the nineteenth century.