You don't have to be Jewish to learn about this age-old faith! You're no idiot, of course. You know both Christianity and Islam stem from Judaism, the "mother religion." But you're not quite sure what they all have in common and how they differ. What makes Judaism unique? What do Jews find in their faith that gives them wisdom, comfort, and spiritual contentment? Making sense of Judaism really isn't that hard-especially if you have The Complete Idiot's GuideR to Understanding Judaism, Second Edition. In this updated and revised Complete Idiot's GuideR, you get: * A "Judaism 101" course in basic Jewish beliefs about God, the world, and history. * An introduction to all the "best-sellers" of Judaism-from the Bible to the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah. * Enlightening insights into how Jews deal with sex, love, marriage, raising children, mourning, and more. * A look at contemporary Jewish life-the different movements, the modern-day problems, and a prognosis for what lies ahead. Learn more about ... * Popular traditions, rituals, and ceremonies. * What happens in a synagogue. * The three different kinds of prayer. * The high holy days-and how to celebrate them. * The stages of mourning. * Mysticism and the Kabbalah. * The insights of the Talmud and the Midrash. * What it means to keep kosher. * Anti-Semitism and what it means today. * The secrets of Jewish survival.Blech, Benjamin is the author of 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Judaism' with ISBN 9781592571314 and ISBN 159257131X.