The author of the widely heralded Jewish Way in Death and Mourning succeeds in authoring an eminently readable and impressively documented book on love and marriage in the Jewish tradition. With the traditions and laws of the Bible as his base, Rabbi Lamm portrays the great effort Judaism has expended in creating and maintaining the institution of marriage. He shows how indispensable it is to society as a whole and to the Jewish community in particular. He summarizes the traditional views of marriage and explores the outward symbols, practices, and customs of the traditional wedding ceremony, explaining their significance. At the same time, he breaks new ground by clarifying and applying Jewish law to such topics as premarital sex, homosexuality, and mixed marriages.
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Rabbi Maurice Lamm is the author of five major books, President of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, and Professor at RIETS at Yeshiva University's Rabbinical Seminary in New York, where he holds the Chair in Professional Rabbinics. He was the rabbi of one of the largest Orthodox synagogues in the United States, Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills.
Rabbi Lamm's newest publications are The Power of Hope and a CD-ROM entitled Love and Marriage. He is most popularly known for his The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, first issued in 1970 and considered one of the seven best Jewish books of the year by The New York Times. Rabbi Lamm has also authored The Jewish Way in Love and Marriage, Becoming a Jew, and Living Torah in America.
Maurice Lamm was awarded an honorary doctorate by Yeshiva University, from which he holds a B. A., M. A., and rabbinic ordination. He has served on the faculty of Stern College for Women, was field director of Military Chaplains, and traveled for the U. S. Department of Defense with the civilian equivalent of Major General. His chaplaincy duties took him around the world. One of his most important contributions has been the creation of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.Review:
"A stimulating and thought-provoking book." -- The New Review
"A stupendous work that every Jewish family should read and that should be required reading for all those contemplating marriage." -- Heritage
"A welcome arrival...Will enlighten those from varied backgrounds." -- Judaica Book News
"A welcome arrivalWill enlighten those from varied backgrounds." -- Judaica Book News
"By presenting the institutions of marriage in the light of the traditions and laws of the Bible with respect to romantic love, premarital sex, homosexuality, interfaith marriage, and extramarital affairs, and by allowing those traditions and laws to speak for themselves as their principles are applied to our own times, Maurice Lamm synthesizes the values of the Jewish concept of marriage which encourages both durability and excitement. The questions of preferences and prohibitions in finding a marriage partner, the purposes of marriage, the rights and obligations of each partner, and a detailed description of all the events before, during, and after the marriage ceremony itself are beautifully illuminated. A meaningful gift in celebration of the rededication of husband and wife, each to the other." -- Jewish World
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060649151
Book Description Harpercollins, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060649151