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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction, 21 Oct. 1997
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This review is from: To be a Jew: Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life (Paperback)
Although this book is primarily Askenazi it is a comprehensive but manageable introduction to Jewish living. I've used this book with people who wish to return to Judaism and they have found it invaluble. Along with 'How to Pray as a Jew' by Rabbi Donin this has to be a standard text for the modern Jewish home where there is little possible access to classical texts. This book is also useful in the class room when answering questions about Judaism before going onto further research. Certainly teachers in Lincolnshire, England, have found this book useful when teaching GCSE and A level Judaism.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, thorough introduction to Judaism, 19 Jun. 1999
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This book is exactly what its title proclaims-a very detailed guide to living as a Jew. I did not find it as reader friendly as "Living Judaism". After reading that title, though, I returned to this book and everything was clearer. I highly recommend it as an excellent addition to any library. It stands on its own merits and is second to none.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must, 1 July 2001
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This review is from: To be a Jew: Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life (Paperback)
The best book around on Jewish observance. Written from a very frum perspective, which can be slightly intimidating. Donin has no time for lapses in observance! If this is an area you want to know about, buy this book, because you will not regret it. Mazel Tov!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a book worth reading, 8 Sept. 1997
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This review is from: To be a Jew: Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life (Paperback)
This book,by Hayim Ha-Levy Donin, was an in-depth and thorough account about what it meant to be Jewish, the emotional ties its people have to the faith, and so forth. Donin helped to open a once
impregnable barrier between two seemingly clashing worlds. An excellent offering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone needing to know more, 5 Feb. 2012
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It's hard to find a book that does everything what you want, there always tends to be an aspect missing. This book tells you everything you would need to know - its a perfect for a learning convert. My teenage daughter was happy to read it too - it's a bit like a mini encyclopaedia on all things Jewish. We are Jews but not bought up Jewish so it's a huge learning curve - this book pretty much has a little bit of everything so allows one to become more knowledgable and ready to seek the next level.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intersting & Informative, 23 Aug. 2013
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I have enjoyed reading this book, it was informative, well written and explanatory.
After reading two other books on the Jewish way of life, neither of which helped my understanding; this book clearly stated what everything was about.
I would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good guide, 20 Nov. 2011
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I wanted to know, what it is like to be a jew. The books title promised an answar to all I wanted to know.
I found it to be a good guide to jewish life and it left me, wanting to know more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great title for those entering into Jewish life, 28 Dec. 2014
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Great title for those entering into Jewish life. Recommended for academics who need an insight into the religion as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well written book that gives an excellent insight into what it means to be Jewish and ..., 10 Aug. 2014
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A well written book that gives an excellent insight into what it means to be Jewish and how Torah is obeyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Jan. 2015
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A good introductory to Judaism for the convert or someone wanting to become more religious.
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