The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions

The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions

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Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible:
Miles z"l and Chris Lerman; David Lerman and Shelley Wallock

The bestselling guide to understanding Jewish traditions, now in paperback

This is a comprehensive and authoritative resource with ready answers to questions about almost all aspects of Jewish life and practice: life-cycle events, holidays, ritual and prayer, Jewish traditions and customs, and more. Ronald Eisenberg has distilled an immense amount of material from classic and contemporary sources into a single volume, which provides thousands of insights into the origins, history, and current interpretations of a wealth of Jewish traditions and customs.

Divided into four sections--Synagogue and Prayers, Sabbaths and Festivals, Life-Cycle Events, and Miscellaneous (a large section that includes such diverse topics as Jewish literature, food, and plants and animals)--this is an encyclopedic reference for anyone who wants easily accessible, accurate information about all things Jewish. Eisenberg writes for a wide, diversified audience, and is respectful of the range of practices and beliefs within today's American Jewish community--from Orthodox to liberal.

Publisher: Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780827607606
0827607601
Characteristics: xxiii, 806 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jewish Publication Society

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