This popular sequel to The Jewish Book of Why delves into more complex, controversial, and far-ranging subjects, including the attitudes of Jewish legal scholars on such issues as abortion, conversion, birth control, artificial insemination, organ transplants, smoking, proselytizing; intermarriage, Sabbath observance, and Jewish-Christian relations. Among the questions answered are: * Why is the unborn fetus not considered a person? * Why do some Jews reject the Chosen People concept? * Why is it not possible to be half-Jewish? * Why are there differences of opinion concerning artificial insemination? * Why may Kaddish not be recited privately? * Why are women not obligated to pray? The Second Jewish Book of Why clearly and concisely presents the views of Jews of all denominations.