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Olitzky, Kerry M.

Overview
Works: 134 works in 267 publications in 2 languages and 6,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Commentaries  Encyclopedias  Biography‡vDictionaries  Fiction  Sources  Prayers and devotions  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Kerry M Olitzky
 
Most widely held works by Kerry M Olitzky
Jewish ritual : a brief introduction for Christians by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing you with the biblical and historical background of each practice, insight into its contemporary use and significance--including the often divergent approaches of different Jewish movements--and personal stories from rabbis and lay people, this easy-to-understand guide illustrates the deep meaning rituals have in the Jewish relationship with God. Linking these practices to familiar rituals in the Christian tradition, Olitzky and Judson help you better understand the roots of Christianity and how the fundamentals of Judaism relate to and reflect your own spiritual foundation"--Page 4 of cover
Jewish holidays : a brief introduction for Christians by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A window into Judaism's sacred days--throughout history and today. Written especially for Christians. Holy days and holidays provide the peak experiences of Jewish life. These moments speak deeply to the Jewish soul and animate Judaism's culture. They encourage Jews to participate in their shared historical experience, which reflects their covenantal relationship with God, and articulate Jewish values that have allowed for the survival of the Jewish people. But what can they mean to Christians seeking to understand their own faith? In this special book, Rabbis Olitzky and Judson guide you through the major Jewish holidays and what they mean for the Jewish people. Each chapter explores a different holiday and explains the origin, historical background, customs and rituals that are part of observance and the holiday's Christian parallels. Examining observance in both home and synagogue--and in all Jewish denominations--this easy-to-use guide to the Jewish holidays will be a valuable resource for your own understanding of Jewish sacred time throughout the year. And by linking the Jewish holidays to familiar Christian holidays and practices, you will be better able to appreciate the roots of Christianity and how the fundamentals of Judaism relate to and reflect your own spiritual foundation. * Rosh Hashanah-New Year * Yom Kippur-Day of Atonement * Sukkot-Feast of Booths (Fall Harvest Festival) * Simchat Torah-Rejoicing in the Torah * Hanukkah-Rededication * Purim-(Festival of Survival) * Pesach-Passover * Shavuot-(Receiving the Torah) * Tisha B'Av (Mourning and Commemoration) and Other Special Days * Shabbat (Day of Rest.)
An encyclopedia of American synagogue ritual by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reform Judaism in America : a biographical dictionary and sourcebook( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirke Avot : a modern commentary on Jewish ethics( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This very readable commentary on Pirke Avot makes a classic Jewish text available to all. the English translation and modern commentary will help to Reawaken an interest in Studying Jewish ethics, and the commentary sections include writing by some of today's more popular jewish scolars and authors
The American synagogue : a historical dictionary and sourcebook by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish spiritual guidance : finding our way to God by Carol Ochs( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding our Way to God
Playlist Judaism : making choices for a vital future by Kerry M Olitzky( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change is necessary, but what does a synagogue that serves the new needs of American Jewish religious life look like? In <span style=""font-style:italic;"">Playlist Judaism, Kerry Olitzky offers provocative proposals to help synagogues face today''s challenges, providing an engaging look at what creative thinking has to offer congregations today.
A glossary of Jewish life by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The how-to handbook for Jewish living by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concisely written book contains the bare facts of basic Jewish living. There are two volumes dealing with everythiing from braiding challah to tying Tzizit! an excellent resource set for every Jewish family, particularly when you don't want long explanations
In celebration : an American Jewish perspective on the bicentennial of the United States Constitution( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Safe deposit" and other stories about grandparents, old lovers, and crazy old men( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical documents of Jewish history : a sourcebook by Ronald H Isaacs( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the texts of 68 documents (translated into English or originally written in English) which have helped to shape the development of Jewish history. Most of the documents deal with American Jewish history and relate, in particular, to the four major Jewish religious movements in North America. Another large section deals with Israel. The following documents, in the category of Jewish history in general, are relevant to antisemitism: Edict of Ferdinand and Isabella for the Expulsion of the Jews, 1492 (27-30); Edict of Toleration, 1782 [by Emperor Joseph II] (31-33); May Laws, 1882 [Russia] (34); Nuremberg Laws on Reich Citizenship, 1935 (36-37); The Final Solution, 1941 [A memo to Eichmann from an SS major in Poland, July 1941; a memo from Göring to Heydrich, July 1941; and a report on the Wannsee Conference of January 1942.] (38-48)
The rituals & practices of a Jewish life : a handbook for personal spiritual renewal( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparks beneath the surface : a spiritual commentary on the Torah by Lawrence Kushner( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Sparks beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Commentary on the Torah, Lawrence Kushner and Kerry Olitzky, two leaders in a new generation of liberal rabbis, have provided an invaluable tool to bring the teachings of Torah to modern Jews." "Organized around the weekly Torah portions, Sparks beneath the Surface is designed to designed to resemble the pages of the Talmud. In the center of each page the rabbis present the targum - the English translation of the phrase or verse being explored. The authors include material from great chasidic teachers, offer insights from Jewish tradition to add depth to the point under discussion, and provide sources for further study." "Sparks beneath the Surface provides the student, whether experienced or new to Torah study, with what the authors refer to as "psycho-spiritual" insights on the Bible. This work represents the first time chasidic insights have been brought to a liberal context without compromising either ideological framework."--BOOK JACKET
The complete how to handbook for Jewish living by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a clear and succinct step-by-step format, the Complete How to Handbook for Jewish Living answers innumerable questions on how to practice Jewish rituals and customs. It is a compilation of the three previous How to Handbooks. Encyclopedic in content, this volume draws together information you want to know but have not been able to find. Over 100 instructional illustrations and a complete index, make this book very user friendly. A plethora of topics are covered, including blessings and prayers, the how-to's of Challah baking, saying Slichot, choosing a Jewish school and synagogue, planning a spiritual trip to Israel, making a Havdalah kit, lighting Shabbat candles and many many more
Twelve Jewish steps to recovery : a personal guide to turning from alcoholism and other addictions by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing your heart for Passover : a guide for spiritual readiness by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Job : a modern translation and commentary by Kerry M Olitzky( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book of Job is the most challenging--and most engaging--of all the books in the Hebrew Scriptures. It challenges one's faith in the essential goodness of God and humanity. In this volume, Rabbis Kravitz and Olitzky provide an original, modern translation and commentary while also inviting classic rabbinic commentators of the past to provide insight to the text. Along with helping the reader to understand the original Hebrew sources, the authors also strive to answer some of the basic answers of human existence posed by religion: Why is there evil? Why do the good suffer? Why do those who do evil seem to go unpunished? Are acts of goodness rewarded?"--
Sacred celebrations : a Jewish holiday handbook by Ronald H Isaacs( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in a clear and concise manner, this book provides useful information for the home and synagogue celebration of Jewish holidays. Each chapter includes insights from Jewish texts, and descriptions of holiday celebrations, rituals, blessings, and family activities
 
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Jewish ritual : a brief introduction for Christians
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Jewish holidays : a brief introduction for ChristiansAn encyclopedia of American synagogue ritualReform Judaism in America : a biographical dictionary and sourcebookPirke Avot : a modern commentary on Jewish ethicsThe American synagogue : a historical dictionary and sourcebookJewish spiritual guidance : finding our way to GodA glossary of Jewish lifeThe how-to handbook for Jewish living
Alternative Names
Kerry Olitzky rabino estadounidense

Olitzky, Kerry 1954-

Olitzky, Shia

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