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by Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn

eBook Accessible Judaism: A Concise Guide ePub
Author: Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn
Language: English
ISBN: 097229001X
ISBN13: 978-0972290012
Publisher: European Association Of Judaic Studies (July 2004)
Pages: 208
Category: Judaism
Subcategory: Religios
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 613
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ePub file: 1618 kb
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by Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn (Author). Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, ordained at Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati) is considered an expert on the so-called anusim, the descendents of Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity but who maintained their Jewish identity secretly (in some cases, until today). He is an advisor for international organizations, such as Kulanu, and has been a key player in some of the most controversial mass "returnings" of Jews to the rest of the tribe, from the crypto-Jews of northern Brazil to the Abayudaba of Uganda.

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They Were Just People tells the stories of Polish Holocaust survivors and their rescuers. Tammeus and Cukierkorn traveled extensively in the United States and Poland to interview some of the few remaining participants before their generation is gone. The duo unfolds gripping narratives of Jews who survived against all odds and courageous non-Jews who risked their own lives to provide shelter. This event took place on September 10, 2009, at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main S. Kansas City, MO.

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Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and ordained at. .

Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and ordained at Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati, Ohio). He hails from a line of Hasidic Polish rabbis who emigrated to Brazil in 1929. Rabbi Cukierkorn is the spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Greater Kansas City.

Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn photo courtesy of BritBraja Jewish Outreach Brazilian-born Cukierkorn is catering to a growing number of Latinos who are choosing to convert to Judaism as they abandon the region’s dominant Roman Catholicism.

Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn photo courtesy of BritBraja Jewish Outreach. Kansas City rabbi grows a congregation of Latin American Jews. Brazilian-born Cukierkorn is catering to a growing number of Latinos who are choosing to convert to Judaism as they abandon the region’s dominant Roman Catholicism. His outreach work involves teaching Jewish culture, laws and rituals to students in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil. At any given time, I have as many as 100 online students working towards conversion to Judaism, Cukierkorn said.

As the title points out, this is a user-friendly, accessible guide to Jewish religion, culture and practices. The uniqueness of this book lies in the way the information is presented. Each page has a side bar that highlights the most important information contained in that page. Each chapter is followed by an "At-A-Glance" section that summarizes the information contained in that chapter. The appendix contains, among other topics, the differences and similarities between Judaism and ÊChristianity presented in a positive way, as well an overview of Jewish objects present in the Synagogue and the Jewish home. It is my hope that the reader finds in Accessible Judaism: A Concise Guide, a useful tool for understanding Judaism in a comprehensive and inclusive way.
This is a beautifully crafted book, from which emanates a profound, warm and welcoming understanding of Judaism. Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn writes with a style that manages to communicate an underlying complexity, richness and depth of the subject. It is a style reminiscent of the, clear, simple but deeply empathetic approach of short story writers of the calibre of Maugham. He does not make the mistake of attempting to summarize the "ocean of interpretation" and myriad lifestyles of Judaism that have evolved through thousands of years of dispersion. He articulates the indispensible features of Jewish belief, but he is not so presumptuous as to propose one correct approach or interpretation for all Jews (he speaks of the "fluidity of Judaism within the vessel of monotheism"). Indeed, he reminds us, emphatically, that Judaism has survived and flourished because of its flexibility, adaptability and its encouragement of debate. He makes the point that rigidity in relation to laws of return will weaken Israel. The book is a model of pedagogical excellence. It is very well organized and makes excellent use of bold text in margins, and superb use of tables to systematically describe the Jewish Holidays, and to compare different approaches to religious observance by the major Jewish movements. The appendices are an illuminating and especially useful part of this work. One appendix contains the best illustration of the commonalities and differences between Judaism and Christianity that I have seen; one that will help the reader to crystallize understanding and affinity for Judaism. Another appendix has a collection of transliterated blessings. There is an excellent glossary. In a nutshell, it's easy to read, an excellent ready-reference, light to carry, but weighty in content. One leaves this book with a feeling of warmth and a desire to return.
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Very easy to read and understand.
This is one of my favorite books and I have it prominently displayed in my personal library. I encountered this book at just the right time and it facilitated me to effortlessly return to my ancestral faith. The word beautiful does not do this lovely work justice.
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