How Firm a Foundation: A Gift of Jewish Wisdom for Christians and Jews

How Firm a Foundation: A Gift of Jewish Wisdom for Christians and Jews
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ISBN10: 
1557251894
ISBN13: 
9781557251893
Published: 
August 1st 1997 by Paraclete Press (MA)
Pages: 
269
Rating: 
4.09

How do the Jews take notice of the Sabbath? Is it possible to describe Passover and Yom Kippur if you ask me? My children have been invited to a friend's bar mitzvah - what's this? Do Christians and Jews have anything in keeping? In How Firm a Foundation, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein answers these questions along with his rich presentation of Jewish life: beliefs and practices, festivals and holy days and the Jewish life cycle, including rites of passage, worship practices and dietary laws. Eckstein skillfully frames Jewish beliefs and practices in their historical context and offers the reader a knowledge of the modern experience of the Jews: the Holocaust, the birth of Israel, and the diversification of the Jewish experience.