Every Person's Guide to Jewish Blessings

By Rabbi Ron Isaacs

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 176

ISBN: 9781602804289


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Living as a Jew is a magnificent gift, and each moment of our life counts. From biblical times to the present, Jews have used blessings to consecrate the special moments of their lives. Rabbi Meir used to say: ''A person should say one hundred blessings every day.'' This volume introduces readers, in a clear and user-friendly way, to the basic concepts of Jewish Blessings.

Topics include:

  • Morning Blessings
  • Shema and its Blessings
  • Amidah Blessings
  • Grace after the Meal
  • Torah and Haftorah Blessings
  • Priestly Blessing
  • Blessing of Sun and Moon
  • Birkat HaNehenim
  • Sabbath and Festival Blessings
  • Blessings for Rites of Passage
  • Blessings in Jewish Legends
  • Blessing Curiosities
  • Blessing Quotations
  • Blessing Glossary

About the Author

Rabbi Ron Isaacs is the rabbi of Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood, New Jersey. He is also the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater New Jersey, a congregation which he served for forty years. In recent years he has used his guitar skills to offer therapeutic music to people in hospice. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Rabbi Ron received his doctorate in education from Columbia University's Teacher's College.

He is the author of more than one hundred and twenty books, including the well known Every Person's Guide to Judaism series and Chords of Comfort: Unlocking Life's Lessons of Healing Through Music. Known as the teaching rabbi, Rabbi Ron has taught in the Graduate Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Drew University, and is a popular speaker at synagogues and Jewish Community Centers across the country. He can be reached at rabbiron.com