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To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life
This indispensable volume has long been acknowledged as the classic guide to the traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world. The unique treasury of practical information and daily inspiration has long been acknowledged as the classic guide to the ageless heritage of Judaism—Jewish attitudes, Jewish philosophy, and Jewish law.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 11th 1991 by Basic Books
(first published January 1st 1952)
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I read this book early in my exploration of religious judaism, and found it entirely unhelpful. However, I suspect mostly it is a clash of worldviews. Hayim Halevy Donin's book was just overwhelmingly orthodox for me as I was first encountering religious Judaism. His worldview clashed with mine, not only because of his orthodoxy, because there are plenty of orthodox Jews with relatively similar world-views to mine, but because of some... I don't really know what, but radically different outlook ...more