Living a Jewish Life is a 21st century hands-on guide to the cultural and spiritual treasures of Judaism. From how to hang a mezuzah to celebrating Passover, from lighting Sabbath candles to choosing a synagogue that’s right for you and yours, this is a practical and user-friendly reference for finding definitions, blessings (translated and transliterated) and suggestions to inform and enrich your Jewish life.
A perennial text in “Judaism 101”and “Introduction to Judaism” classes, Living a Jewish Life spans the spectrum of liberal Jewish thought and practice, for people who describe themselves as Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform, Renewal, unaffiliated, or secular. A celebration of the diversity, joy and fulfillment that Jewish life can bring, today, it is a “why-to” book as well as “how-to,” with context provided by ancient commentaries, Jewish history, and contemporary interpretations.
Coauthor Howard Cooper is a master Jewish educator.