Gates of Mitzvah - Shaarei Mitzvah
A Guide to the Jewish Life Cycle
Edited by Simeon J. Maslin
Introduction by W. Gunther Plaut
Illustrated by Ismar David
This comprehensive guide to Jewish observance throughout the life cycle is the best introduction to Reform Jewish practice available. It includes sections on birth, childhood and education, marriage and the Jewish home, and death and mourning, as well as essays on sexuality, kashrut, divorce and the single parent family, Jewish ethical wills, tzedakah and other topics. Shaarei Mitzvah also features extensive notes and references for further study.