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  • The Complete How to Handbook for Jewish Living

    Kerry M. Olitzky and Ronald H. Isaacs

    In a clear and succinct step-by-step format, the Complete How to Handbook for Jewish Living answers innumerable questions on how to practice Jewish rituals and customs. It is a compilation of the three previous How to Handbooks. Encyclopedic in content, this volume draws together information you want to know but have not been able to find. Over 100 instructional illustrations and a complete index, make this book very user friendly.

    A plethora of topics are covered, including blessings and prayers, the how-to's of Challah baking, saying Slichot, choosing a Jewish school and synagogue, planning a spiritual trip to Israel, making a Havdalah kit, lighting Shabbat candles and many many more.

    About The Authors

    Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is the Executive Director of the Jewish Outreach Institute. The Institute attempts to bring interfaith and unaffiliated families to Judaism. He has written many educational commentaries on Tanakh, and was the president of the Wexner Heritage Foundation, America's leading Jewish adult education and leadership program.

    Rabbi Ronald H Isaacs has been Rabbi of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey for 40 years. He has authored more than 120 books, was on the Faculty of the Graduate Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary and has a Doctorate in Instructional Technology from Columbia University's Teacher's College.

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  • Service Comfort Kos Tanhumim

    Ronald H. Isaacs

    A Service of Comfort is a siddur that is user-friendly that can be used both in the home of a mourner as well as in the synagogue for mincha and maariv services. Its unique features include full transliteration, thus allowing a non-adept Hebrew reader to follow along and participate. Other special features of the siddur are large easy-to-read type and readings designed to help comfort the mourner. Learn More
  • A Fully Transliterated Siddur Kabbalat Shabbat

    Ronald H. Isaacs

    This new siddur has original translation and the entire text is fully transliterated allowing for participation by even those who are not Hebrew-literate.
    Because it is fully transliterated it will allow all worshipers to participate actively in davening.
    In addition, there are kavanot and meditations throughout the book will help enhance the prayer experience for all who use it.

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  • Bubbe Meises

    Ronald H. Isaacs

    Jews have had a long and illustrious history, and it is not surprising that over the centuries many misunderstandings, myths, misconceptions and bubbe meises have been circulated and handed down from generation to generation. The process has continued through our own day.
    Bubba Meises: Jewish Myths, Jewish Realities presents the origins of these misconceptions and how they have influenced the Jewish people over the centuries in order to set the record straight. The book covers a range of topics, including Basic Jewish Beliefs, Jewish Holidays, Ethics, Israel, Women and their Role, Ritual Objects and Observances, Death and Dying, Hebrew and Jewish Expressions, Bible, and Opinions about Jews.
    Written by Rabbi Ron Isaacs, prolific author, teacher and spiritual leader for more than three decades, , the book presents an extraordinary collection of old wives tales, often called bubba meises, helping to elucidate and clarify the misconceptions and discuss why they are still followed as well. The practices, phrases and expressions that you will read about in this book are still heard, still transmitted and still lived. They are very much alive today! Learn More
  • Why Hebrew Goes from Right to Left

    Ronald H. Isaacs

    In the great body of Jewish literature there are many incredibly fascinating (but relatively unknown) curiosities, strange facts, unusual statements and oddities that have accumulated over Judaism's illustrious history. Why does Hebrew go from right to left? Are there Jewish remedies for toothaches and nose bleeds that are found in the Talmud? Are there Chinese Jews and why do so many Jews frequent Chinese restaurants. How do the ancient rabbis interpret dreams? The answers to these and many other questions are presented in this extraordinary collection of fascinating facts, with entries from the Bible, Talmud and Codes. Written by Rabbi Ron Isaacs, (a.k.a. "the teaching rabbi"), prolific author and congregational rabbi, he has now wandered off the beaten track of the Jewish tradition in order to find these unusual facts and little known insights. There is something that will inform and surprise the reader on almost every page. Learn More

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