ncluding their explanations; 2) old, existing and new family rituals; and, 3) comprehensive tutorials on several customs – from the holding of a wedding ceremony to advices on what to do during special days like the Sabbath, the Hanukah or days like those devoted to the synagogues.
The Home section is consisted of several chapters that explored everything that concerns the Jewish home. Here, one would learn, for instance, the family rituals, what one would find in kitchen cupboard, and other Jewish observances that define the Jewish family and dwelling. This section offers interesting insights not just to non-Jews but to those within the Jewish population itself.
The Community section, on the other hand, is all about finding one’s way in the community and the wider world. A large part of this section was devoted to the Jewish education. From the Jewish pre-school to an outline and discussion of the Jewish higher education institutions – these factors were meticulously written illustrating the dynamics and uniqueness of the Jewish life-long education and the role that religion plays in it. Other elements found here were about spiritual life, travel and a discourse on Israel.
Finally, Observance is an outline of the Jewish calendar of traditions and observances. Here, the authors toured the readers through how the Jews celebrate life through its annual holiday cycle. All the Jewish holidays are listed here – some strictly religious, others celebrating the joy and vitality of the human cycle.
The authors outlined - made it clear - that Living a Jewish Life aims for the book to serve as a guide for people, regardless of their backgrounds, in their choices as Jews - at home, in the society and in their spiritual journey today. An important dimension here, for the authors, is the encouragement for the Jews to remember their roots and practice traditions as they live their daily lives. There is an implicit suggestion that the Jewish way of life is not outdated