This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
In the great body of Jewish literature there are many incredibly fascinating (but relatively unknown) curiosities, strange facts, unusual statements and oddities that have accumulated over Judaism s illustrious history. Why does Hebrew go from right to left? Are there Jewish remedies for toothaches and nose bleeds that are found in the Talmud? Are there Chinese Jews and why do so many Jews frequent Chinese restaurants. How do the ancient rabbis interpret dreams? The answers to these and many other questions are presented in this extraordinary collection of fascinating facts, with entries from the Bible, Talmud and Codes. Written by Rabbi Ron Isaacs, (a.k.a. the teaching rabbi ), prolific author and congregational rabbi, he has now wandered off the beaten track of the Jewish tradition in order to find these unusual facts and little known insights. There is something that will inform and surprise the reader on almost every page.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Written by Rabbi Ron Isaacs, prolific author, teacher and spiritual leader for more than three decades, , the book presents an extraordinary collection of old wives tales, often called bubba meises, helping to elucidate and clarify the misconceptions and discuss why they are still followed as well. The practices, phrases and expressions that you will read about in this book are still heard, still transmitted and still lived. They are very much alive today!From Booklist:
Bubbe Meises is Yiddish for old wives’ tales. Isaacs offers readers an account of Jewish myths, misunderstandings, and misconceptions. He tells the origins of these misconceptions and how they have influenced Jews. There are chapters on basic Jewish beliefs, Hebrew and Jewish expressions, Jewish holidays, death and dying, ritual objects, superstitions, sex, Israel, medical ethics, prayers, and the Bible. The author succeeds in clarifying and explaining how many of them came into being and why Jews continue to believe them. For those readers whose grandmas never exposed them to all this wisdom—please read the book. --George Cohen
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description KTAV Publishing House. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1602800316 Fast handling - Orders prepared for Shipping Next Business Day!. Seller Inventory # HB-69167C
Book Description KTAV Publishing House, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1602800316
Book Description KTAV Publishing House, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1602800316
Book Description KTAV Publishing House, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111602800316