Table of contents for Judaism for dummies / by David Blatner and Ted Falcon.


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Introduction.
PART I: What Jews Generally Believe.
Chapter 1: That's Funny, You Don't Look Jewish: Who's a Jew and Why.
Chapter 2: One Singular Sensation: Judaism and God.
Chapter 3: Torah, Torah, Torah: The Unfolding of a Tradition.
Chapter 4: Setting Intentions: Judaism as a Daily Practice.
Chapter 5: Jewish Mysticism.
PART II: From Womb to Tomb: The Life Cycle.
Chapter 6: In the Beginning: Birth and Bris.
Chapter 7: Coming of Age: The Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Chapter 8: Get Me to the Chuppah On Time: Weddings.
Chapter 9: Stepping Through the Valley: The Shadow of Death.
PART III: An Overview of Jewish History.
Chapter 10: Let My People Go: From Abraham to Exodus.
Chapter 11: The Kings of Israel: The First Temple.
Chapter 12: Sects and Violence: The Second Temple.
Chapter 13: From One Exile to Another: The First Millennium.
Chapter 14: The Greatest Horror, The Greatest Triumph.
Chapter 15: Jewish Buddhists and Other Paradoxes of the New Age.
Chapter 16: The Question of Antisemitism.
PART IV: Celebrations and Holy Days.
Chapter 17: Shabbat: Paradise Regained.
Chapter 18: In with the New: Rosh Hashanah.
Chapter 19: Getting Serious: Yom Kippur.
Chapter 20: The Great Outdoors: Sukkot.
Chapter 21: Guilt or Gelt: Chanukkah.
Chapter 22: Planting a Tree on Tu B'Shvat.
Chapter 23: The Jewish Halloween: Purim.
Chapter 24: From Groan to Glee: Passover.
Chapter 25: Spring Is Busting Out All Over: Shavuot.
Chapter 26: Tisha B'Av: A Day of Mourning.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 27: Ten Great Jewish Thinkers.
Chapter 28: Answers to Ten Common Questions about Judaism.
Chapter 29: Ten Folks You Should Know.
PART VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Oy Vey! and Other Words You Should Know.
Appendix B: A Sampler of Jewish Prayers and Blessings.
Appendix C: Calendar of Jewish Holidays.
Appendix D: Go Now and Learn.
Index.
Book Registration Information.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Judaism