Judaism For Dummies

Judaism For Dummies
Author: Rabbi Ted Falcon,David Blatner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-03-16
ISBN: 9781118053706
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Judaism isn’t a race or even a particular culture or ethnic group. There are about 13 or 14 million Jews spread around the world, including about 6 million in the United States and about 5 million in Israel – so Judaism clearly isn’t “a nation.” So what does it mean to be Jewish? Here are the basics: Being Jewish (being “a Jew”) means you’re a Member of the Tribe (an M-O-T). The tribe started with a couple named Abraham and Sarah about 4,000 years ago, it grew over time, and it’s still here today. You can become part of the Jewish tribe in two ways: By being born to a Jewish mother or joining through a series of rituals (called converting). Judaism is a set of beliefs, practices, and ethics based on the Torah. You can practice Judaism and not be Jewish, and you can be a Jew and not practice Judaism. Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice. In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations Judaism as a daily practice The food and fabric of Judaism Jewish wedding ceremonies Celebrations and holy days 4,000 years of pain, sadness, triumph, and joy Great Jewish thinkers and historical celebrities Jews have long spread out to the corners of the world, so there are significant Jewish communities on many continents. Judaism For Dummies offers a glimpse into the rituals, ideas, and terms that are woven into the history and everyday lives of Jewish people as near as our own neighborhoods and as far-reaching as across the world.

Judaism For Dummies

Judaism For Dummies
Author: Ted Falcon,David Blatner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN: 1119643112
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Your plain-English guide to Judaism Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice. In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of: Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations; Judaism as a daily practice; the food and fabric of Judaism; Jewish wedding ceremonies; celebrations and holy days; 4,000 years of pain, sadness, triumph, and joy; great Jewish thinkers and historical celebrities; and much more. Updates to the "recent history" section with discussions of what has happened in the first decade of the twenty-first century including: the expansion of orthodox political power in Israel; expansion of interfaith work; unfortunate recent anti-Semitic events; and other news Expanded coverage of Jewish mysticism and meditation, which has become increasingly popular in recent years New coverage on Jewish views of morality, including birth control, homosexuality, and environmental concerns Revised recipes for traditional Jewish cooking, updated key vocabulary, and Yiddish phrases everyone should know Jews have long spread out to the corners of the world, so there are significant Jewish communities on many continents. Judaism For Dummies offers a glimpse into the rituals, ideas, and terms that are woven into the history and everyday lives of Jewish people as near as our own neighborhoods and as far-reaching as across the world. Judaism For Dummies (9781119643074) was previously published as Judaism For Dummies (9781118407516). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

The Torah For Dummies

The Torah For Dummies
Author: Arthur Kurzweil
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011-02-09
ISBN: 9781118051832
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Torah For Dummies Book Excerpt:

An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the Jewish religious tradition. Christians who want to know more about the Jewish roots of Christianity need to understand the Torah, as do followers of Islamic tradition and those interested in the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the history of the Torah, its structure and major principles, and how the Torah affects the daily lives of people who follow the Jewish way of life.

Caribbean For Dummies

Caribbean For Dummies
Author: Darwin Porter,Danforth Prince
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2006-11-20
ISBN: 0471962511
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caribbean For Dummies Book Excerpt:

From a pulsing reggae beat to the waves lapping the beach, volcanoes to casinos, all kinds of water sports to great golf and tennis, the Caribbean has something to delight any traveler. Whether you’re looking for an active adventure or a relaxing escape, a spectacular honeymoon suite or a quiet retreat, a ritzy golf resort and spa or a kid-friendly resort, you’ll find it in the Caribbean. This book gives you information on: The most popular islands: Aruba, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Sint Maarten/St. Martin, and The U.S. Virgin Islands Handling your money, including the currency used on each island and tipping recommendations All sorts of accommodations, ranging from a Palladian-style mansion to two-story rondavels designed like Tiki huts on stilts and from a plantation-style retreat to rustic villas The best beaches, including Palm Beach on Aruba, Gold Coast on Barbados Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman, Luquillo Beach on Puerto Rico, and more Intriguing ideas for active vacations, including exploring the cunucu by Jeep in Aruba, windsurfing in Barbados, scaling Jamaica’s highest peaks, hiking in a Puerto Rican rainforest, and more Great scuba diving, including wreck diving in Aruba and the British Virgin Islands, the famous Cayman Wall, and more Great golf courses, including some designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and Tom Fazio Where to shop for everything from European china, jewelry, perfumes, and linens to flavored rums, Jamaican coffees, and Puerto Rican carnival masks Like every For Dummies travel guide, Caribbean For Dummies, 4th Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages Fantastic fishing. Incredible snorkeling. Great tennis facilities. Incomparable sailing and windsurfing. Casinos, shows, and discos. Intriguing cuisine, including Nuevo Latino, West Indian, and French plus local fare like cod fritters, conch, and all kinds of seafood concoctions. Beautiful scenery ranging from sandy beaches to jungle-like forests. Sample all the Caribbean has to offer in this friendly guide and then plan your trip and dig in.

The Middle East For Dummies

The Middle East For Dummies
Author: Craig S. Davis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-03-10
ISBN: 1118053931
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Demystifies the area's culture, politics, and religions Explore Middle Eastern history from ancient to modern times Looking to better understand the Middle East? This plain-English guide explains the importance of the region, especially in light of recent events. You'll meet its people and their leaders, discover the differences and similarities between Arab and Western mindsets, and examine the wars and conflicts - including the Israeli-Palestinian turmoil - that led up to the current political situation. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

Boston For Dummies

Boston For Dummies
Author: Marie Morris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2007-09-11
ISBN: 0470177276
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boston For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Boston offers a unique blend of traditional and trendy…old and new, with ultramodern skyscrapers towering beside colonial historical sites. Whether you want to explore incredible museums or shop tempting boutiques, take in a game or take a cruise, this book points the way with info on: Attractions for history lovers, sports lovers, and food lovers Seven great itineraries and four fun day trips Public Garden, the first botanical garden in the U.S., legendary Fenway Park, Longfellow National Historic Site, and more All kinds of restaurants, ranging from local seafood and pizza favorites and ethnic eateries to elegant, high-end dining and unique neighborhood cafes Shopping in stores that range from cheap to chic, boho to bourgeois, including Newbury Street, the “rodeo Drive of New England” Walking the 3-mile Freedom Trail, Harvard Square, Commonwealth Avenue, or around Walden Pond Taking in fantastic live performances or relaxing in fun pubs and bars Like every For Dummies travel guide, Boston For Dummies, 4th Edition, includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages With this friendly guide, you’ll enjoy a Boston vacation that suits you, whether that’s exploring the old or celebrating the new.

Alaska For Dummies

Alaska For Dummies
Author: Charles P. Wohlforth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2007-03-26
ISBN: 0471945552
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska For Dummies Book Excerpt:

A collection of lively, user-friendly travel guides provides accurate, up-to-date information and expert, opinionated advice on a wide range of travel destinations, landmarks, accommodations, and eateries, furnishing convenient full-color maps, quick-reference pointers, worksheets and checklists, and icons indicating child-friendly facts, travel tips and warnings, special bargains, and more.

Bulldogs For Dummies

Bulldogs For Dummies
Author: Susan M. Ewing
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN: 9781118054802
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulldogs For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success! Discover how to * Understand the breed and its history * Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog * Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands * Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active * Watch for breed-specific health problems

England For Dummies

England For Dummies
Author: Donald Olson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2006-05-10
ISBN: 0471794090
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

England For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Whether you like taking in historic sites and cathedrals or great shopping and nightlife, quiet, quaint villages or swinging seaside resorts, the cosmopolitan aura of London or the spectacular beauty of the Lake District, you’ll find plenty to see and do in England. This friendly guide doesn’t solve the mystery of prehistoric Stonehenge, but it helps you solve the mystery of how to make the most of your time and your money, with: Five great one- or two-week itineraries to help you hit the high points on your list Suggestions for day-trips from London The low-down on the high-brow castles Information on areas from the Yorkshire moors to the cliffs of Cornwall to Stratford-upon-Avon Tips for getting around in London via Underground, bus, or taxi A tear-out cheat sheet to help you with unfamiliar British words so you can understand the blokes Like every For Dummies travel guide, England For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss—and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages

Paris For Dummies

Paris For Dummies
Author: Cheryl A. Pientka,Joseph Alexiou
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2007-03-26
ISBN: 0470085843
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris For Dummies Book Excerpt:

A collection of lively, user-friendly travel guides provides accurate, up-to-date information and expert, opinionated advice on a wide range of travel destinations, landmarks, accommodations, and eateries, furnishing convenient full-color maps, quick-reference pointers, worksheets and checklists, and icons indicating child-friendly facts, travel tips and warnings, special bargains, and more.

Rome For Dummies

Rome For Dummies
Author: Bruce Murphy,Alessandra de Rosa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-05-15
ISBN: 0471943487
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rome For Dummies Book Excerpt:

When in Rome, do as the Romans do—enjoy life! Take in the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. The Coliseum, where you can walk a subterranean corridor that was once the passageway for gladiators and animals. Incredible museums, art, and sculpture. Rome enshrines centuries of history amid an atmosphere of modern vitality. From ancient ruins to nightlife hot spots, this friendly guide helps you experience it all, with information on: Figuring out the neighborhoods and getting around Shopping department stores, the market, or neighborhood specialty shops Great souvenirs, ranging from antique prints to cardinal socks Optional, more specialized itineraries, including Rome for Architecture Lovers and Rome for Michelangelo Lovers Five day trips, including Tivoli with its villas and The Castelli Romani and their Italian wines Like every For Dummies travel guide, Rome For Dummies includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss—and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages

Maui For Dummies

Maui For Dummies
Author: Cheryl Farr Leas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2005-03-18
ISBN: 0764588788
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acne For Dummies

Acne For Dummies
Author: Herbert P. Goodheart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-04-20
ISBN: 1118068483
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acne For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, affecting more than 60 million adults and teenagers each year. Acne For Dummies addresses the causes of acne, and, most importantly, what can safely be done to cover it up, treat it, and minimize scarring. The book covers everything from daily skin care, over-the-counter acne preparations, and when to see a dermatologist to the hazards and benefits of prescription acne medications and the range of dermatological procedures available to erase aftereffects. Also covered are specific issues common to acne as seen in various ethnic groups and other skin problems, such as rosacea, a condition that people often mistake for acne.

Arizona For Dummies

Arizona For Dummies
Author: Edie Jarolim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2007-02-20
ISBN: 0470108274
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arizona For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Everything from clothing styles to tequila shots is kicked back in Arizona. From teeming, cosmopolitan Phoenix to long stretches of open roads to intriguing trails that lead to incredible sights or adventures, Arizona has it all. This friendly guide helps you enjoy it all, with info on: 5 great itineraries, including kid-friendly jaunts, plus day trips and two-day trips The grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the Red Rocks of Sedona, the expanses of northeast Arizona—Hopi and Navajo country, and more Fantastic historic attractions, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio, a ghost town, a mining town, an active trading post, Holbook (home of classic Route 66 kitsch), and more Upscale shopping in Phoenix or bargaining in Nogales Rafting on the Colorado River, mountain biking in Sedona, being a cowhand at a dude ranch, star gazing, horseback riding, and more Where to find Native American crafts, Navajo rugs, Western art, Southwestern and ethnic furnishing, katchina dolls, silver inlay jewelry Fantastic museums and monuments where you can delve into Native American culture, plus some places where the ancient traditions are practiced today Like every For Dummies travel guide, Arizona For Dummies, 4th Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages Whether you want to experience the Old West or the new West…whether your style is luxuriating at a plush resort, golfing on glorious, challenging courses, appreciating incredible sights and scenery, or exploring historical attractions and our Native American heritage, you’ll find lots to do in Arizona. Kick back, relax, and enjoy.

Hawaii For Dummies

Hawaii For Dummies
Author: Cheryl Farr Leas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2005-01-21
ISBN: 0764583549
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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California For Dummies

California For Dummies
Author: Mary Herczog,Paula Tevis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2007-04-16
ISBN: 0470124032
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Australia For Dummies

Australia For Dummies
Author: Marc Llewellyn,Lee Mylne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2008-06-16
ISBN: 0470289805
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Osteoporosis For Dummies

Osteoporosis For Dummies
Author: Carolyn Riester O'Connor,Sharon Perkins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-04-22
ISBN: 111806996X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osteoporosis For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Facts and advice to help people understand and prevent osteoporosis There are an estimated 55 million Americans over the age of 50 who have low bone mass. This easy-to-understand guide helps readers assess their risk and find a practical approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. It covers bone density tests and a wide range of treatment options for osteoporosis-from hormone replacement therapy and acupuncture to calcium-rich foods, supplements, and exercise-and offers pointers on preventing broken hips and other common fractures.

Florida For Dummies

Florida For Dummies
Author: Lesley Abravanel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2005-07-22
ISBN: 0764599429
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Europe For Dummies

Europe For Dummies
Author: Donald Olson,George McDonald,Darwin Porter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2007-01-23
ISBN: 0470069333
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe For Dummies Book Excerpt:

A collection of lively, user-friendly travel guides provides accurate, up-to-date information and expert, opinionated advice on a wide range of travel destinations, landmarks, accommodations, and eateries, furnishing convenient full-color maps, quick-reference pointers, worksheets and checklists, and icons indicating child-friendly facts, travel tips and warnings, special bargains, and more.