The JGuy's Guide: The GPS for Jewish Teen Guys
Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler
, Joseph B. Meszler, Shulamit Reinharz, Liz Suneby
Who am I? How do I feel about myself? Do I seem cool? Do I fit in?
"At a bar mitzvah people talk about becoming a man in the Jewish religion, but what is that supposed to mean? For sure it means you are no longer a child, but you are also not yet an adult. Fortunately, there's no one official definition of manhood, just as there is no one official way of being Jewish. That’s where this book comes in."
—from the Preface
Courage, friends, stress, sex, God, identity—these are some of the things that concern teen guys. This book addresses those concerns—without preaching, judgment or criticism—to help you figure out what becoming a Jewish man means to you.
It presents surprising facts, interesting stories, ideas and actions taken by Jewish men today and all the way back to biblical times to show how they answered the same kinds of questions you’re asking yourself. It challenges stereotypes and myths, and offers different opinions, not only from old guys but from dozens of teenage Jewish guys just like you.
Like the Talmud, The JGuy’s Guide offers many perspectives and reflection questions to help you find your own truths.Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler, Joseph B. Meszler, Shulamit Reinharz, Liz Suneby, Diane Heiman