A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice...

This is the most detailed and comprehensive guide to Jewish practice for home and synagogue, written in the spirit of Modern Orthodox and Conservative movements.



A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice


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Front Matter Front CoverFront FlapTitle PageCopyright PageTable Of ContentsAbbreviationsTable of Transliterations Foreword Preface ContentsINTRODUCTIONIntroductionUpon Arising in the Morning: The TsitsitTefilinDAILY PRAYERDaily PrayerSourcePreparationsTimeThe MinyanShaharitBirkhot HashaharPesuqei DezimrahThe Shema' The 'AmidahVariations and Insertions in the 'AmidahHazarat HashatsTahanunThe Briefer Form of TahanunRules Regarding TahanunThe Longer TahanunDays on Which Tahanun Is Not saidAvinu MalkeinuQeri'at HaTorahProcedureThe Number of People to be CalledPrescribed ReadingsReturn of the Torah to the ArkConcluding PrayersMinhahThe QaddishBLESSINGS FOR VARIOUS OCCASIONSBlessings for Various OccasionsBlessings Before FoodGrace After MealsBirkhot HaneheninBenedictions of ThanksgivingWashing the Hands before MealsThe Laws of MezuzahCovering the HeadTHE SABBATH (|): LITURGYThe Sabbath (I)Preparation for the SabbathLighting the Sabbath CandlesEvening ServicesFriday Night at HomeLate Friday Night ServicesSabbath MorningThe Musaf ServiceThe Sabbath Noon MealSabbath AfternoonMinhahSe'udah ShelishitEvening ServiceHavdalah ServiceTHE SABBATH (II): PROHIBITION AGAINST WORKThe Sabbath (II) Prohibition Against WorkCarryingMuqtsehShevutTravelingFire, Electric Lights, and Automatic DevicesPreparation of FoodTreatment of the SickSports and AmusementsA Gentile Working for a JewSabbath BoundariesElectrical AppliancesMiscellaneousConclusionTHE FESTIVALS: INTRODUCTIONThe Festivals IntroductionPrefaceWork on the Festivals'Eruv TavshilinThe Second Day of the FestivalPESAH (I)Pesah (I)IntroductionThe Four ParashiyotShabbat SheqalimShabbat ZakhorShabbat ParahShabbat HahodeshShabbat HagadolThe Month of NisanMa'ot ? if tinThe Eve of PassoverThe Disposal of LeavenThe Search for LeavenThe Nullification of LeavenThe Selling of LeavenThe Burning of LeavenKashering of UtensilsForbidden FoodsThe First Night of PassoverPESAH (II)Pesah (II)The SederPreliminariesThe Seder PlateThe SederFour Cups of WineThe Cup of ElijahRecliningPESAH (III)Pesah (III)The Morning ServiceThe Counting of the OmerThe Second DayThe Intermediate DaysThe Concluding Days of PesahSEFIRAH AND SHAVU'OTSefirah and Shavu'otSefirahPesah SheiniLag Ba'OmerShloshet Yemei HagbalahPirqei AvotShavu'otObservanceSpecial Observances for Shavu'ot'AqdamutThe Book of RuthThe Eating of Dairy DishesConfirmationSUKKOTSukkotIntroductionPreliminary ObservancesThe Building of a SukkahThe Four SpeciesServicesThe Intermediate DaysHosha'na' RabbahShemini 'AtseretSimhat TorahTHE DAYS OF AWE (I)The Days of Awe (I)IntroductionThe Month of ElulSelihot'Erev Rosh HashanahRosh HashanahEvening ServicesThe Morning ServiceTorah ReadingTHE DAYS OF AWE (II)The Days of Awe (II)The ShofarFit for SoundingTime and PlaceThe Order of the Sounding of the ShofarTashlikhMinhah and Ma'arivTHE DAYS OF AWE (III)The Days of Awe (III)'Aseret Yemei TeshuvahYom Kippur: Introduction'Erev Yom KippurRituals of AbstinenceKol NidreiTHE DAYS OF AWE (IV)The Days of Awe (IV)Ma'arivShaharitThe Reading of the TorahMusafMartyrologyMinhahNe'ilahMa'arivTHE MINOR FESTIVALSThe Minor FestivalsHanukkahThe Observance of HanukkahHanukkah ServicesPurimThe Observance of PurimShushan PurimPurim ServicesPurim CustomsPUBLIC FASTSPublic FastsFastingThe Four FastsThe Fast of the Seventeenth of TamuzThe Three WeeksTish'ah Be'avOther Public FastsIndividual FastsROSH HODESHRosh HodeshIntroductionThe Jewish CalendarYom Kippur QatanLiturgyQiddush LevanahQiddush HahamahTHE LAWS OF MOURNING (I)The Laws of Mourning (I)Biqqur HolimPreservation of Life'AninutAutopsiesTransplanting TissueCremationEmbalmingPreparation for BurialFuneralAt the CemeterySuicideTHE LAWS OF MOURNING (II)The Laws of Mourning (II)Shiv'ahSheloshimThe First YearSabbath and Festivals during Shiv'ahTimely and Distant NewsQaddishYahrzeitThe TombstoneThe CemeteryExhumationAddendaTHE DIETARY LAWS (I) SHEHITAHThe Dietary Laws (I) ShehitahIntroductionPermitted Creatures and AnimalsClean and Unclean FowlFishInsects and ReptilesCheeses and WinesShehitahThe KnifeTHE DIETARY LAWS (II) LAWS OF TEREFOT: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEMThe Dietary Laws (II) Laws of Terefot: Respiratory SystemStructure of the LungsDefects in the LungsColoration of LungsTexture of LungsPerforations in the LungsBlisters, Cysts, SwellingsThe Principle of Tarte Lere'uta (Double Fault)THE DIETARY LAWS (III) LAWS OF TEREFOT: BONE STRUCTURE AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEMThe Dietary Laws (III)Laws of Terefot:Bone Structure and Digestive SystemThe SkullThe Spinal Column and Spinal CordThe RibsThe LegsThe Digestive SystemThe Pharynx and EsophagusThe StomachThe IntestinesThe Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, and SpleenTHE DIETARY LAWS (IV) CIRCULATORY SYSTEM; FOWLThe Dietary Laws (IV) Circulatory System; FowlThe HeartThe Liver and SpleenThe KidneysThe Urinary and Reproductive OrgansInjuriesInjuries Caused by FallingA Flayed AnimalThe Flesh of a Living AnimalFowlTHE DIETARY LAWS (V) PORGING AND KASHERINGThe Dietary Laws (V) Porging and KasheringPorgingThe Removal of Forbidden FatSoakingSaltingBroilingTHE DIETARY LAWS (VI) MEAT AND MILK; MIXING OF KOSHER AND NON-KOSHER FOODSThe Dietary Laws (VI) Milk and Meat; Mixing of Kosher and Non-Kosher FoodsSourcesEating Milk and MeatAccidental MixingThe Accidental Mixing of Milk and MeatMeat and Milk DishesAccidental Mixing of DishesAnnulment by Sixty Times the VolumeVariationsExceptionsSubstances That Impart a Disgusting FlavorDoubtful CasesTHE LAWS OF MARRIAGE (I)The Laws of Marriage (I)IntroductionForbidden MarriagesPolygamous MarriagesEngagement, Betrothal, and NuptialsPrerequisites for a Marriage: Consent and KetubahOther RequirementsMinhagim (Marriage Customs)AufrufFasting on the Wedding DayRitual Immersion by the BrideQabbalat QinyanBadeckenThe Bride s Walking Around the GroomThe HuppahThe RingThe Breaking of the GlassYihudTHE LAWS OF MARRIAGE (II)The Laws of Marriage (II)The Marriage CeremonyWhen May Marriages Not Be Performed?Civil MarriageMarriages to Karaites, Benei Israel, Falashas, and SamaritansConditional MarriageMarriage of the Mentally IncapacitatedFictitious MarriageBarrenness and SterilityFamily PlanningAbortionArtificial InseminationRITUAL CIRCUMCISIONRitual CircumcisionTextsIntroductionProcedureAnatomy of the MembrumInstrumentsPeri'ahMetsitsahTimeWho May CircumciseThe ServiceNamegivingRedemption of the FirstbornADOPTIONAdoptionIntroductionAdoption in Jewish lifeHalakhic StipulationsLAWS CONCERNING PROSELYTESLaws Concerning ProselytesTextsAttitudes Regarding Proselytes and ConversionProcedureMiscellaneous LawsTHE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (I)The Dissolution of Marriage (I)The 'AgunahAppendixThe Rabbinical Assembly of AmericaAgency AppointmentBeth Din, LondonAgency AppointmentTHE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (II): DIVORCEThe Dissolution of Marriage (II) DivorceIntroductionGrounds for DivorceTHE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (III) DIVORCE PROCEEDINGSThe Dissolution of Marriage (III) Divorce ProceedingsPreliminariesThe Officiating RabbiThe SoferThe WitnessesThe MaterialWriting the GetThe Text of the GetThe DateThe PlaceThe NamesWitnessesDies Iuridicii: Days When a Get May Not Be GrantedDetailed ProcedureAppendixBet Din of the Rabbinical Assembly of America Certificate of Divorcement in HebrewBeth Din of the Rabbinical Assembly of America Certificate of Decree of DivorceGuide to Correct Spelling of DatesTHE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (IV) DELIVERY OF THE GETThe Dissolution of Marriage (IV) Delivery of the GetDelivery Through an AgentThe Case of Kitvu UtenuGet Al Yedei ZikuiHeter Me'ah RabbanimAppendixAgency Appointment for Jewish DivorceAntenuptial AgreementFAMILY PURITY (TOHORAT HAMISHPAHAH) (I)Family Purity (I)IntroductionNiddahLaws of NiddahTevilahFAMILY PURITY (II) THE MIQWEHFamily Purity (II) The MiqwehNow to explain:The natural sources of water would be the following:Back MatterBibliographyEnglishHebrewIndexBack FlapBack Cover
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