This classic volume, by a leading halakhist of the Conservative movement, is a detailed and comprehensive guide to Jewish religious practice for home and synagogue.
The topics covered range from the laws of kashrut and the observance of Shabbat and holidays to such key events in life as birth, circumcision, marriage and divorce, death and mourning. In addition, the volume includes full discussions, from the Jewish point of view, of issues of current concern such as euthanasia, organ transplant, abortion, autopsy, artificial insemination, and women's rights. Also included here are the decisions of the Law Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly on driving on Shabbat, calling women to the Torah and counting women in the minyan. All subjects are fully referenced for authentication and further study. The volume will prove indispensable for anyone seriously interested in Judaism.
The late Rabbi Isaac Klein was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Buffalo, New York, president of the Rabbinical Assembly, a member of the Jewish Theological Seminary faculty, and the author of Responsa and Halakhic Studies as well as scholarly articles
Supplement by Joel Roth
Rabbi Joel Roth is the Chairman of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly. He is also Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary.