What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? I frequently get a lot of questions about Jewish culture and life, both ancient and modern, practical and theoretical.  A general resource I often send people to is Essential Judaism by George Robinson.

The book is a broad compendium of knowledge the author sought to accumulate when he rediscovered his Jewish identity as an adult. George Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage and lays out many fascinating aspects of Jewish world, while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today’s world. The best part is, that the book is written in a very accessible style.

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