Product Description This book introduces the reader to the fundamental aspects of Judaism by exploring the ritual and cultural symbols of the religion. Why is the yarmulke worn? What is the significance of the Tallit? Why is the Mezuzah, a rolled up parchment, affixed to the right side of the front door in Jewish homes? Why are the scrolls of the law written by hand? Rabbi Marc Alain Ouaknin offers insightful commentary,and basic questions are answered clearly concisely. Each chapter of the book details the various religious holidays and feasts according to the the Jewish calender,starting with the Jewish new year.