It's a Mitzvah

An open door for all of us who want to deepen our Jewish commitment; but don't know how or where to begin.

In stock
SKU:
1585
ISBN:
9780874415858
Product Type:
Printed Material
Grade Level:
9UP
$25.95
An open door for all of us who want to deepen our Jewish commitment; but don't know how or where to begin. From lighting Shabbat candles to spending a night in a homeless shelter, this guide to Jewish living presents simple steps to incorporate the rich tradition of Jewish values into everyday life. Each chapter focuses on one mitzvah--both its traditional and contemporary significance--plus ways to put the mitzvah into practice. Addressing ritual-based and social-action mitzvot, this book offers a wealth of opportunities to grow Jewishly. Contents: Ahavat Tziyon: Zionism and Israel Bal Tash'hit: Preserving the Earth Bikkur Holim: Visiting the Sick Hakhnasat Orhim: Hospitality Kashrut: The Dietary Laws Kibbud Av va-Em: Honoring Parents Ma'akhil R'evim: Feeding the Hungry Pidyon Sh'vuyim: Redeeming the Captives Rodef Shalom: Seeking Peace Shabbat: Day of Rest and Renewal Sh'mirat ha-Lashon: Guarding Your Tongue Talmud Torah: Study and Learning Tefillah: Prayer, Tallit, Tefilin, and Mezuzah Teshuvah: Repentance and Turning Tza'ar Ba'alei Hayyim: Compassion to Animals Discovering ways to practice Judaism every day can change our lives. Here is the book to begin the journey. It's a Mitzvah! is a rare commodity: a practical book to change your spiritual life. Rabbi Artson provides everything we need to begin and sustain a religious journey. This is a marvelous book written by a teacher who deeply understands not only the Jewish tradition, but the needs of those exploring this ancient wisdom and rich heritage.