Suggested Reading for Parents
For a great translation of the Bible, we recommend The New Jerusalem Bible, published by Doubleday. This is a superbly organized edition, with excellent introductions to each book of the Bible, written in very comprehensible English.
The Authorized Daily Prayerbook With Commentary by Joseph H. Hertz, published by Soncino Press. This is the traditional Siddur, along with an excellent commentary.
Either the Union Prayer Book (used at Temple Emanu-El) or Gates of Prayer. Both are liturgies of the Reform Movement.
A Rabbinic Anthology, edited by Claude Montefiore. This features excerpts from the Talmud and Midrash.
The Encyclopedia Judaica, published by Keter Publishing Company. This 15-volume set belongs in the library of every Jewish home.
JEWISH RITUAL AND OBSERVANCE
A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice by Isaac Klein
Liberal Judaism at Home by Morrison Bial
Living Judaism by Wayne Dosick
To Be a Jew by Isaac Halevy Donin
Basic Judaism by Milton Steinberg
God In Search of Man by A. J. Heschel
The Essence of Judaism by Leo Baeck
A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson
Jewish People, Jewish Thought by Robert Seltzer
My People by Abba Eban
The Shaping of Jewish History by Ellis Rivkin
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