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The following bibliography is presented for further reading for those who are interested. It is derived from the Jewish Reading List periodically post to the soc.culture.jewish group of internet. This list is just the most relevant informati for this class from that list. Those entries that are asterisked were referenced for these notes.

This list is maintained by Daniel Faigin. It was originaly developed by Rob Levine from to posting to the newsgroup and bibliographies of books in the list. postings as well as the bibliographies of some of the books on this list. This original list has been augmented based on bibliographic research done by D. Faigin at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, as well as contributions from readers of soc.culture.jewish, mail.jewish, and mail.liberal-judaism. It is also based on suggestions found in the excellent _Jewish Catalog_ [**] series, which would serve anyone well as a sourcebook on Judaism. Contributions to the list have also been made by: Steven Abrams, Michael Allen, Rabbi Charles Arian, Jim Eggert, Ari Epstein, David A Guberman, Douglas Jones, David Kaufmann, Evelyn Leeper, Jack Love, Hillel Markowitz (both alone and in consultation with Rabbi Yirmiyahu Kaganoff of Baltimore), Rabbi Josh Segal, Steven Seidman, Andrew Tannenbaum and Steven Weintraub.


[Rot72]*Roth, Cecil, Ed. _Encyclopedia Judaica_. 16 Vols. Keter, Jerusalem. 1972.

[Sie73]*Siegel, Richard; Strassfeld, Michael; Strassfeld, Sharon. _The First Jewish Catalog: A Do-It Yourself Kit_. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia PA. 1973.
[Catalog 1 covers Symbols of the Home,
Kashrut , Candles, Kippah, Tallit, Tefillin, the Shofar, Jewish travel, the Jewish year cycle, Weddings, Tumah and taharah, Death and burial, scribal arts, gematria, music, film, the Jewish press, creating a jewish library, and relationships between man, women, and the community]

[Ste47]*Steinberg, Milton. _Basic Judaism_. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York. 1947. ISBN 0-15-610698-1. [Conservative]

[Str76]*Strassfeld, Sharon and Strassfeld, Michael, eds. _The Second Jewish Catalog_. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia PA. 1976. [Catalog 2 covers the life cycle in more depth, aspects of study, synagogue and prayer, and the arts. The Jewish Yellow Pages are out of date, quite likely.]

[Str80]*Strassfeld, Sharon and Strassfeld, Michael, eds. _The Third Jewish Catalog_. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia PA. 1980. [Catalog 3 covers justice, community, genealogy, dispersion, exile, surroundings, and israel. It also talks about how to be a mentsh, and includes a cumlutive index to all three catalogs]

[Tel91]*Telushkin, Joseph. _Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About Judaism_. Morrow, New York. 1991.


[Gol63]*Goldin, Hyman E. (trans.). _The Code of Jewish Law_. Hebrew Publishing Co., New York NY. 1963. [This is an English translation of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, which is a completely different work from the Shulchan Aruch . The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch was written in the late 1800's by Rabbi Shlomo Gantzfried and is a summary collection of Halachah for every day practice divided into categories. The Jewish Catalog cautions against using the _Kitzur Shulhan Arukh_ of Shlomo Ganzfried, which it states is "a collection of ultrastringent views often without firm basis in halakhic sources". However, other contributors think it provides lots of information on specific practices, but can be overwealming. As usual, it is probably best to ask your Rabbi.]


[Don72]*Donin, Hayim. _To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life_. Basic Books, New York. 1972.


[Dre59]*Dresner, Samuel H and Siegel, Seymour. _The Jewish Dietary Laws_. Burning Bush Press, New York. 1959. [Not universally accepted, but many recommend it. May be more of Conservative/Modern Orthodox viewpoint]

[Eps81] Epstein, Rabbi Joseph D. _Mitzvot Habayit: The Precepts of the Jewish Home_ (translated by Gershon Taschman). Torath HaA dam Institute, New York, 1981. [Translation of the introduction to the author's comprehensive work of the same name in Hebrew.]

[Gre83] Greenberg, Blu. _How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household_. Simon and Schuster, New York. 1983.

[Kit63] Kitov, A.E. _The Jew and His Home._ New York: Shengold, 1963.

[Lev64] Levi, Shonie and Kaplan, Sylvia. _Guide for the Jewish Homemaker_. Schocken Books, New York. 1964.

[Lub89] Lubavitch Women's Organization. _Body and Soul: A Handbook for Kosher Living_, Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Pub, NY. 1989. [Short introduction to kosher basics.]

[Lub90] Lubavitch Women's Organization. _Spice and Spirit: Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook_. Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Pub, NY, 1990. [Contains detailed information about the laws of kashrut and holidays from the Lubavitch point of view and thus follows Lubavitch customs regarding Kashrut ; for non-Lubavitch, use in conjunction with other Kashrut references. Lots of traditional recipes that tend not to fail, if followed. Good section on Passover baking.]

[RCA72]*Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Rabbinical Council of America. _ Kashrut h: Handbook for Home and School_ UOJCA, New York. 1972.

[Ros91] Rosenberg, Ehud. _Meat and Dairy, an illustrted guide for the Kosher Kitchen_. Mesorah, NY. 1991. [Uses pictures to teach about kashrut .]

[Sym88] Syme, Daniel. _The Jewish Home_. UAHC Press, New York. 1988. [Reform]

[Zev57] Zevin, Rav Schlomo Yosef. _Moadim b'Halacha_. Abramahm Tsioni, Tel Aviv. 1957.


[Kle75]*Klein, Isaac. _ Responsa and Halakhic Studies_. KTAV 1975

[Kle79]*Klein, Isaac. _A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice_. Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. 1979.

[Sie77] Siegel, Seymour ed. _Conservative Judaism and Jewish Law_. Rabbinical Assembly, New York. 1977.

Subject: XI.1.b General Interest Periodicals focused on Tradition and the Home

Jewish Family
FOCUS: Jewish family education, non-Orthodox perspective
PUBLISHER: Alef Type & Design/Los Angeles A division of Torah Aura Productions/(800)BE-TORAH

The Jewish Homemaker
FOCUS: The traditional Jewish home.
FREQUENCY: Bimonthly, except for July and August
SUBSCRIPTION ADDRESS: The Jewish Homemaker/705 Foster Avenue Brooklyn NY 11230-9803/(800) BESAD-04
PUBLISHER: The Committee for the Furtherance of Torah Observance 1372 Carroll Street/Brooklyn NY 11213/(718) 756-7500
COMMENTS: * Incorporates Kosher Food Guide

FOCUS: Kosher products, Kosher food alerts, Kosher foodscience
FREQUENCY: Five times a year
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: (USA) $15/1yr $27/2yr $36/3yr
SUBSCRIPTION ADDRESS: Kashrus Customer Service Department P. O. Box 17305/Milwaukee WI 53217
PUBLISHER: Yeshivas Birkas Reuven/581 Kings Highway/Brooklyn NY 11223 * Provides annual guide to hechshers in use.

Kosher Outlook: The Magazine for Kosher Living
FOCUS: Kof-K Kashrut Information
SUBSCRIPTION ADDRESS: Kosher Outlook/1444 Queen Anne Road Teaneck NJ 07666
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