The Jewish Book of Why has ratings and 34 reviews. Stacy said: I thought this book was very informative regarding Jewish holidays, traditions, and ri. Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch includes the attitudes of Jewish legal scholars toward such far-reaching topics as artificial insemination, birth control, and intermarriage, . Best Condition. N/A. Out of Stock. Jewish Book of Why – Boxed Set with The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Jewish book of Why. Alfred J. Kolatch. from: N/.
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My fiance, not Jewish, read to me long distance so that I could give my gram the respect she deserved as an observant Jewish woman. Rabbi Kolatch’s question books are incredibly useful as it goes j.kopatch both the “how” and “why,” although in a very direct in answering them and often Kolatch’s real “richness” comes in the footnotes for his answers.
May 04, Joshua Sierk rated it really liked it. It was serving as the rabbi in Columbia, South Carolina where Kolatch developed his interest in Jewish names,  the subject of many of his later publications. Michael Radwin rated it really liked it Aug 01, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
Alfred J. Kolatch
Return to Book Page. I read the Seder as part of a Christian Theology Course and learned a lot about the traditional passover celebration.
I never knew Jews cared which shoe they put on first or had to wave certain types of branches 3 times in each direction and recite certain prayers. This is the kind of why question that Kolatch doesn’t address.
The Comprehensive Dictionary of English & Hebrew First Names by Alfred J. Kolatch
Answers just about any question about Judaism. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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To ask other readers questions about The Jewish Book of Whyplease sign up. When not tending to the spiritual needs of soldiers who were about to be dispatched to Normandy and other European theaters, he continued his exploration of the world of nomenclature and began to record his findings. I have learned so j.olatch from this book. Retrieved on 9 September A New Focus Upon completing military service, Kolatch decided to leave the world of the rabbinate.
I hope that Jewish people do these things for more meaning than what was conveyed j.koatch this book Most any questions you have about Judaism can be afred in this book. Buy the selected items together This item: The organization can be a bit frustrating and because of the organization, the book becomes repetitive if you try to read it straight through.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. See all 15 reviews. If anyone wants to find out why we do the things we do in the Jewish religion, this is the book for you. I thought this book was very informative regarding Jewish holidays, traditions, and rituals.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Nov 01, Dov Zeller rated it really liked it Shelves: Jennifer rated it liked it Nov 28, I also enjoyed finding out more about the ancient history that is the foundation of the Jewish faith. D rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Jonathan David Pub; th edition January Language: Kolatch includes the attitudes of Jewish legal scholars toward such far-reaching j.kolatdh as artificial insemination, birth control, and intermarriage, while expanding on answers included in the The Jewish Book of Why answered fundamental questions of Jewish faith; this second volume digs deeper, addressing the complex, contemporary issues of today’s society.
A great source of info told from an Orthodox perspective but with respectful commentary where Orthodox breaks with the other movements.
Some other books that do similar things but go more in depth: Although historically this is actually largely true, without proper scholarly referencing it leaves the casual reader with a strange view of Judaism. Ari marked it as to-read Sep 14,