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Olitzky, Kerry M.

Overview
Works: 118 works in 213 publications in 2 languages and 6,658 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Commentaries  Encyclopedias  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BM700, 296.7
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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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 538 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 )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 379 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 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in German and English and held by 272 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
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 262 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 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding our Way to God
A glossary of Jewish life by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of Modern Jewish Writing
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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rituals & practices of a Jewish life : a handbook for personal spiritual renewal( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 170 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 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical documents that shaped Jewish history
The complete how to handbook for Jewish living by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 147 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Jewish steps to recovery : a personal guide to turning from alcoholism and other addictions by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 140 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 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred celebrations : a Jewish holiday handbook by Ronald H Isaacs( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 129 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
Making a successful Jewish interfaith marriage : the Jewish Outreach Institute guide to opportunities, challenges, and resources by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing my faith and my community : the Jewish Outreach Institute guide for the Christian in a Jewish interfaith relationship by Kerry M Olitzky( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jewish ritual : a brief introduction for Christians
Alternative Names
Olitzky, Kerry 1954-

Olitzky, Shia

Languages
English (68)

German (8)

Covers
Jewish holidays : a brief introduction for ChristiansAn encyclopedia of American synagogue ritualReform Judaism in America : a biographical dictionary and sourcebookThe how-to handbook for Jewish livingPirke Avot : a modern commentary on Jewish ethicsThe American synagogue : a historical dictionary and sourcebookJewish spiritual guidance : finding our way to GodA glossary of Jewish life