An Internet Rabbi's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Judaism
About the Book
Many people turn to the Internet when they have questions about anything—including Judaism. Spiritual searchers today are no different. The profusion of Web sites, online forums, and e-mail discussion groups devoted to Judaism provides ample testimony to the need and desire for nearly instantaneous access to spiritual information and guidance. In our modern technology–focused society today, America Online’s “Ask a Rabbi” service was an instant hit the moment it was introduced over a decade ago.
As an original volunteer for this service for eight years, Rabbi Kohn answered over 1,300 questions about every imaginable Jewish topic ranging from anti-Semitism, sex, God, Jewish holidays, death, Kabbalah, Kashrut, prayer, spirituality, and much more. Rabbi Kohn’s answers are short and concise, answering the questions directly often with humor but always with feeling.
Jewish FAQs is a selection of nearly 300 of the best, most interesting, and informative questions and answers similar to a Web site’s Jewish FAQ (frequently asked questions). A FAQ is a file containing the essential questions and answers to help users find and understand a Web site. Jewish FAQs is similar because it provides a basic introduction to anything and everything related to Jewish life all in one place.
So if you have a question about Judaism, whether you’re young or old, Internet savvy or a dyed-in-the-wool print-and-paper reader, chances are, you’ll find the answer here in Jewish FAQs.
About the Author
Rabbi Daniel Kohn has served as a congregational leader and professional Jewish educator on the East and West coasts. He has published numerous articles and books on Jewish education, spirituality, conversion, and classical Jewish texts. Rabbi Kohn is the rabbi in residence of the Contra Costa Jewish Day School, guest rabbi of Congregation Gan HaLev in Marin County, and a master teacher for Lehrhaus Judaica. A third-degree black belt of aikido and student of Tai Chi, Rabbi Kohn lives in Mill Valley with his wife and their three children.