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Books on Judaism and Hebrew?

Books on Judaism and Hebrew? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Feb 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Happy New Year...er, what?

(Jew Filter) High Holy Days ideas for the unaffiliated? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 14, 2012 - 9 answers

And this is what kept our fathers and what keeps us surviving.

What do we know about the origins of vehi she'amda from the Passover haggadah? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Apr 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Book recommendations about Reform Judaism

Interested in learning about Reform Judaism. Book recommendations? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Help Me Write a Jewish Character as Realistically As I Can

I'm writing a fiction book where the main character is a Jewish male aged in his late 30s living in London during WW2. I want to make this character sound as real as possible. My problem; I'm not Jewish and I don't really know anybody who is. Help me write this character as realistically as I can! [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 29, 2010 - 38 answers

When it's Rosh Hashana Time in Dixieland

Help me identify (and find a recording of?) an old Jewish comedy song: "When it's Rosh Hashana time in Dixieland..." thereby blowing my dad's mind in time for High Holidays. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Aug 6, 2010 - 18 answers

Name me!

I am converting to Judaism and need to pick my Hebrew name. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Nov 25, 2009 - 28 answers

Never retreat?

Should I go to a religious weekend retreat w/my wife and kids even though I am very, very lukewarm towards the the idea of attending a religious weekend retreat? [more inside]
posted by plowhand on Sep 29, 2009 - 31 answers

No more cholent for Shabbes, please

I hate cholent, and most chamin recipes are just slightly-improved versions of cholent. Given that cooking must begin Friday afternoon, and the food has to be under constant heat until until noon-time Saturday, could you recommend any replacements for Shabbes cholent? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Jewish bookstores in NYC

How should I handle this? (Father-in-law wants me to take him to Jewish bookstores in NYC without my wife, I have to work, I have never met him, and I know nothing about Judaism.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 33 answers

What is the best, most flexible way to organize recordings of Jewish liturgy?

How can my synagogue organize a large and developing library of liturgical recordings? I'm interested in (inexpensive or free) specialized software or in suggestions on how to use more commonplace software for this purpose. [more inside]
posted by likedoomsday on Aug 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Holocaust memorabilia for sale?

I found WW2 "yellow stars," Jewish identity papers and other tragic items at a Hungarian flea market. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert on May 19, 2007 - 17 answers

Jewish History Month

Do you know any site where Jewish history and the Torah are actively debated? Something like a forum? [more inside]
posted by markovich on Mar 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Recommendation for a book on Jewish Law?

Calling all Jews! I need a reading list for my girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Jan 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Rabbi killing a chicken?

What Jewish tradition involves a rabbi killing a chicken? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Jun 20, 2006 - 7 answers

"This is where the party ends..."

JewishHistoryFilter : Can anybody recommend a good book that dissects the common Jewish conspiracy theories and discusses their history? Extra points for readability. [more inside]
posted by afroblanca on Jul 16, 2005 - 21 answers

What percentage of Jews in the US observe the Sabbath every week?

Religionfilter: what percentage of Jews in the US observe the Sabbath every week? (or how many out of the total). Thanks!
posted by amberglow on Jun 14, 2004 - 8 answers

Almond Flour

So, it's Pesach, and time for me and other jews to engage in a culinary tango dictated by what can often seem like an ever shifting sheaf of talmudic law. I've recently started playing around with almond flour - specifically a wonderful lemon pound cake (I use sugar - I'm a natural man!), and was pondering making it this week. But then it occurred to me - is using almond flour in this way - or almond flour at all - kosher for Pesach? And does anyone know of a good one-stop list of the rules and, to my mind more importantly, the reasons behind each?
posted by jearbear on Apr 5, 2004 - 13 answers

Is There a Cultural Meaning Behind Pig Paraphernalia in Jewish Households?

Odd question: In high school, I went to the house of a Jewish friend. The kitchen was completely decked out with pig paraphernalia, which kind of surprised me, given kosher living and whatnot. In the grumble grumble years since then, I've met a couple of other folks that have seen similar motifs in Jewish kitchens. Is there a reason behind this, or is it just random decorating?
posted by Ufez Jones on Feb 2, 2004 - 8 answers

Hannukah Rituals

Can anyone enlighten me as to Hannukah rituals? I've googled about, but only find the technicalities of ceremony. I need to know the things that people take for granted - whether presents get wrapped, if they get increasingly expensive across the days, what sort of things are usual to give and do. Everything.
posted by bonaldi on Dec 19, 2003 - 14 answers

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