“This work fulfills the need for a beginners overview of Judaism.”

Rabbi Dovid Cohen
Rav of Cong. G’vul Yaabetz,
Ohel Foster Homes and Nefesh International


Simply Jewish fills an important need. In a clear, concise style it simplifies being/doing Jewish in accordance with tradition. For the novice or the uninitiated, and for the observant, it is a valuable guide with very helpful appendices. It covers the entire year, explaining customs and practices, with the necessary how-to instructions to do them right.

Malcolm I. Hoenlein
Executive Vice Chairman
Conference of Presidents of Major America Jewish Organizations


“This book is a wonderful guide for anyone looking to know more about the “why” and “how” of Jewish life.“

Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff
Educational Director
Birthright Israel Alumni New York.


“This is a beautiful book that will connect any Jewish person to one’s heritage and true self.”

Rabbi Berel Wein
Author, Historian and Jerusalem Post columnist


“This clear and vivid introduction to Jewish objects, rituals and lifecycles makes traditional Judaism even more inviting and understandable for those with limited backgrounds. It’s sure to be an essential guide for a beginner’s journey into Judaism.”

Shoshana Schechter
Director, Basic Jewish Studies
Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University


“If you want to how and when and to whom or with whom you are to do whatever ritual you need in Jewish tradition, Rabbi Reuven Epstein has written the book for you. SIMPLY JEWISH covers Jewish traditional ritual from birth (and even before) through the entire life cycle in readable and informative style.”

Dr. Gerald Schroeder
Physicist and author of Genesis and the Big Bang and The Science of God.


“Reuven Epstein is masterful at weaving the most complex religious issues with the most contemprooary language and presentation. Resulting in an easy, engaging and entertaining read. “Simply Jewish” is my new go-to-guide for both myself and my friends interested in learning more about Judaism.”

Jamie Geller
Author of Quick & Kosher: Recipes From The Bride Who Knew Nothing


“I was pleased to read this practical volume written by my good friend Reuven Epstein. This book provides clear direction to people who wish to understand Jewish practices and lifestyle. Share this book with a friend!”

Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald
Founder & Director of Camp Sternberg


“This book will be tremendously helpful to beginners.”

Steven Burg
Dean, Jewish Student Union


“In my experience with hundreds of Jews of all persuasions, I have seen a great thirst for knowledge of Jewish tradition. This book will help quench that thirst.”


Shimon Pepper
Former Vice President National UJA
and Director of the Federation of Rockland County


“A must have reference guide. If you have any questions about Judaism first check Reuven Epstein’s “Simply Jewish”, – most likely you’ll find what you are looking for and much more.”


Michael Kats – Rabbi Reuven Epstein’s Student
Manager, One Penn Plaza


“Rabbi Epstein explains thousands of years of Jewish traditions, customs, and rituals in this easy-to-read, no-nonsense guide. Finally I understand what it means not only to be a Jew, but how to practice Judaism.”

Josh Penzell
Birthright participant, MFA Directing Candidate, Brooklyn College


“Whether you are a lifelong Jew or just finding your Jewish roots for the first time, this should be considered your “go-to” book. I found Rabbi Epstein’s style of teaching and writing to be an informative and entertaining way to find the meaning behind our traditions.”

Felicia Taubenfeld
Real Estate Professional


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Wales, UK