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How Do I Connect? - A practical beginner’s guide to Torah life and interacting with the orthodox Jewish community

How Do I Connect? - A practical beginner’s guide to Torah life and interacting with the orthodox Jewish community

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Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz says: "In this brief but comprehensive book by Daniel BIRO you will find all you need for your first interactions with the Orthodox Jewish community. Whether you have been invited for a family meal or to attend a synagogue service, it’s all here. And its clear and entertaining style will convince you that you are going to enjoy experience… Highly recommended for newcomers (and every Jewish family and outreach organisation too.)"


• How do I begin interacting with the Orthodox Jewish world?
• My lifestyle is so different. Isn't it all too alien for me?
• How do I avoid offending anyone or embarrassing myself?
• I've been invited for a Sabbath meal. What's going to happen?
• I'm going to a synagogue for the first time. What am I supposed to do?
• There seem to be all these different kinds of religious Jews. Who's who?
• What exactly is the Torah?
• What happens on all these festivals and high-holidays?
• What's with the strange clothes, hairdos and food habits?
• What's with the gender politics?
• I don’t know anything about praying. Where do I start?
• I don't know Hebrew. Is that a problem?
• What is kosher food?

Fear not! Help is at hand. Well, in your hands actually…

This step-by-step beginner's guide will help you navigate the Orthodox Jewish world, teach you the very practical do's and don’ts, guide you through traditions, provide spiritual insights and make you feel more at ease as you explore the exhilarating and profound ways of Torah life.

Daniel Biro

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