Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians

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Jewish Lights Publishing
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5.54 X 8.52 X 0.47 inches | 0.49 pounds

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About the Author

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by Newsweek, is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of Big Tent Judaism, formerly Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Big Tent Judaism Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for a Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism & Other Addictions-Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom; 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year and Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul. He is also coauthor of Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. One-Genesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. Two-Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and coeditor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal (all Jewish Lights).

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and Recovery
  • Sparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the Torah
  • Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst
  • How to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith Family
  • Optimism for a Jewish Future

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Clear and concise. Offers Christian readers insight into the wisdom and beauty of Judaism.
--Mary C. Boys, coauthor, Christians and Jews in Dialogue: Learning in the Presence of the Other

"Marvelous.... Displays sensitivity to Christian readers. Regardless of Christian denomination, this is a book that speaks to the heart and the soul of the believer."
--Rt. Rev. Kirk Steven Smith, PhD, bishop, Episcopal diocese of Arizona

"Indispensable for anyone who wants to be at home in the Jewish world.... This treasure house could serve, by itself, as an introduction to Judaism."
--Rabbi Neil Gillman, author, The Jewish Approach to God: A Brief Introduction for Christians

"Does Christians and Christian-Jewish dialogue a great service. With straightforward explanations, invites the reader to 'walk the walk' with Judaism and find in such a pilgrimage a deeper insight into one's own beliefs. A valuable resource to promote intelligent dialogue between Christians and Jews."
--David L. Coppola, PhD, associate executive director, Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding, Sacred Heart University

"Demystifies Jewish holidays without dumbing-down; paints richly satisfying pictures and invites the reader into home, hearth and temple with warmth and respect. Will make Christian devotees with Jewish friends and partners feel more confident in participating in religious celebrations together, eager to delve more deeply into their own religious heritage and grateful for the roots of our common history and spirituality."
--Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette, MDiv, coauthor, Remembering My Grandparent: A Kid's Own Grief Workbook in the Christian Tradition