In this boxed set of the best-selling volumes The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Book of Why, Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch explores almost 1,000 questions about Judaism. The views of Jews of all denominations are presented clearly and concisely. Jews and non-Jews alike will find these volumes enlightening.
The Jewish Book of Why explains what Jews believe, how they observe their holidays, the significance of their customs and ceremonies, and the differences between the denominations. Having sold over 1,000,000 copies, The Jewish Book of Why makes an important contribution towards dispelling many of the prevalent misunderstandings and misconceptions that surround Jewish observance.
The Second Jewish Book of Why delves into more complex, controversial, and far-ranging subjects, including the attitudes of Jewish legal scholars on such issues as abortion, conversion, birth control, artificial insemination, organ transplants, smoking, proselytizing, intermarriage, Sabbath observance, and Jewish observance.