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Learn more about Jewish practices by exploring these suggested resources:
Books Available in the Asher Library
- Bloch, Abraham P. The Biblical and Historical Background of Jewish Customs and Ceremonies. New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1980.
- Ochs, Vanessa L. Inventing Jewish Ritual. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2007.
- Donin, Hayyim. To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Daily Life. New York: Basic Books, 1972.
- Goldberg, Harvey. Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
- Goldman, Ari L. Being Jewish: The Spiritual and Cultural Practice of Judaism Today. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.
- Greenberg, Blu. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
- Greenberg, Irving. The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays. New York: Summit Books, 1988.
- Harris, Monford. Exodus and Exile: The Structure of Jewish Holidays. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.
- Sperber, Daniel. Why Jews Do What They Do: The History of Jewish Customs Throughout the Cycle of the Jewish Year. Hoboken, N.J.: Ktav Pub. House, 1999.
- Steinberg, Milton. Basic Judaism. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1947.
- Waskow, Arthur Ocean. A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: The Jewish Life-Spiral as a Spiritual Path. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
- Witty, Abraham B. Exploring Jewish Tradition: A Transliterated Guide to Everyday Practice and Observance. New York:Doubleday, 2001.
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Spertus Digital Resources
- Read a brief essay on Jewish Holidays by Dr. Byron Sherwin, Distinguished Service Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs at Spertus
- The Place of God in Jewish Law — Hear audio from a lecture held at Spertus on May 16, 2010. Dr. Barry Wimpfheimer explores the relationship between law and religion in Judaism.