Table of contents for 101 things everyone should know about Judaism / Richard D. Bank.

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[H1]Contents
Introduction
[NL]	1.	What does being Jewish mean? 
Part 1: The Development of Judaism
[NL]	2.	Joseph's saga and the journey to Egypt: The historical context of Passover
[NL]	3.	The Exodus: Deliverance from slavery in Egypt
[NL]	4.	Schism and rebellion: The historical context of Hanukkah
[NL]	5.	The Maccabean Rebellion and the reclaiming of the Temple
[NL]	6.	Exile in Persia: The historical context of Purim
[NL]	7.	Esther makes her case and the Jews prevail
[NL]	8.	Branches of Judaism under Greek and Roman rule
[NL]	9.	The difference between Karaitic, Ashkenazic, and Sephardic Jews
[NL]	10.	Orthodox Judaism
[NL]	11.	Reform Judaism
[NL]	12.	Conservative Judaism
[NL]	13.	The emergence of Reconstructionism in twentieth-century America 
[NL]	14.	The schism between mystics and traditionalists, and the beginning of Hasidism 
[NL]	15.	Hasidic practices today
Part 2: Essential Beliefs and Laws
[NL]	16.	The Torah: Judaism's cornerstone
[NL]	17.	The Talmud: Applying the laws of the Bible to life
[NL]	18.	Using the responsa tradition to answer contemporary questions
[NL]	19.	Midrashim: Interpretive stories	
[NL]	20.	Halakha: Jewish law and accumulated jurisprudence
[NL]	21.	The Ten Statements
[NL]	22.	The 613 mitzvot
[NL]	23.	Other laws: Geizeirah, takkanah, minhag, and lashon-ra
[NL]	24.	Basic tenets: The Thirteen Principles of Faith
[NL]	25.	Striving to comprehend the nature of God
[NL]	26.	The eternal nature of the soul
[NL]	27.	The Jewish concept of the afterlife
[NL]	28.	Resurrection and the world to come
[NL]	29.	Honoring the dead
[NL]	30.	Spirituality and mysticism: Connecting to divine sparks
[NL]	31.	The Kabbalah
[NL]	32.	Understanding God's essence through the Kabbalistic Tree of Life
[NL]	33.	Establishing justice through good deeds
[NL]	34.	The Jewish outlook on interfaith marriage and divorce
[NL]	35.	What does keeping kosher mean?
Part 3: Religious Services and Objects
[NL]	36.	What it means to be a rabbi
[NL]	37.	What does a cantor do?
[NL]	38.	The importance of prayer
[NL]	39.	House of prayer: The synagogue
[NL]	40.	Prayer during formal worship
[NL]	41.	Blessings
[NL]	42.	Important things to know when attending a Jewish prayer service
[NL]	43.	Items found in the synagogue
[NL]	44.	"Laying" tefflin
[NL]	45.	Why do Jews wear skullcaps, prayer shawls, and tassles?
[NL]	46.	Judaic decorations: The Star of David, the chai, and the hamesh
[NL]	47.	The mezuzah and other religious items found in Jewish homes
Part 4: Holy Days and Festivals
[NL]	48.	Observing Shabbat
[NL]	49.	Why are certain activities prohibited during Shabbat?
[NL]	50.	Shabbat services
[NL]	51.	What do Jewish families do during Shabbat?
[NL]	52.	Seeking forgiveness and reconciliation during the Days of Awe
[NL]	53.	Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish Near Year
[NL]	54.	Rosh Hashanah: Ceremonies, customs, and services
[NL]	55.	Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement
[NL]	56.	Which activities are prohibited on Yom Kippur?
[NL]	57.	Yom Kippur preparations and services
[NL]	58.	The significance of Sukkot
[NL]	59.	Building and using a sukkah
[NL]	60.	Sukkot services and liturgy
[NL]	61.	Shemini Atzeret: The Assembly of the Eighth Day 
[NL]	62.	Simchat Torah: Completing the cycle of readings
[NL]	63.	Hanukkah's religious significance
[NL]	64.	Lighting the Hanukkah menorah
[NL]	65.	Hanukkah customs, traditions, and services
[NL]	66.	Purim obsesrvances and celebrations
[NL]	67.	A time for rejoicing and celebrating
[NL]	68.	Recognizing the hidden face of God and the power of the individual
[NL]	69.	What is chametz?
[NL]	70.	Passover services and observances
[NL]	71.	The Passover seder
[NL]	72.	Key elements of the seder ceremony
[NL]	73,	Shavuot: The Festival of Weeks
[NL]	74.	Shavuot services
[NL]	75.	Tisha B'Av: Memorializing the destruction of the Temples
[NL]	76.	Tu B'Shevat: New Year for Trees
Part 5: Ceremonies and Milestones
[NL]	77.	Finding a soulmate through a matchmaker
[NL]	78.	The Jewish view of marriage
[NL]	79.	Mitzvot that deal with marriage and sexual relations
[NL]	80.	Kiddushin and the ketubah: Betrothal and marriage contract
[NL]	81.	Key elements in a Jewish wedding ceremony
[NL]	82.	Marking the birth of a new child
[NL]	83.	The Jewish view on adoption and abortion
[NL]	84.	The importance of naming ceremonies and the circumcision ritual
[NL]	85.	Redemption ceremonies
[NL]	86.	Bar and bat mitzvah: Becoming sons and daughters of the commandment
[NL]	87.	The bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies
[NL]	88.	Parties, feasts, and other activities to celebrate bar and bat mitzvahs
[NL]	89.	Confirmation: Celebrating continued education
[NL]	90.	Jewish funeral ceremonies
[NL]	91.	What does sitting shiva mean?
[NL]	92.	The final phases of mourning
[PN]Part 6: Jewish Custom, Culture, and Tradition
[NL]	93.	The Hebrew language as a common thread
[NL]	94.	The sacred language and the mother tongue
[NL]	95.	Hebrew's renaissance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
[NL]	96.	The history of Yiddish literature
[NL]	97.	The rise of modern Jewish writing
[NL]	98.	Yiddish poetry, drama, journalism, and music in the twentieth century and beyond
[NL]	99.	Jewish cuisine
[NL]	100.	Common food dishes
[NL]	101.	Jewish humor as a means of speaking about existential questions

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Judaism -- Doctrines.
Judaism -- Customs and practices.