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.
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.