1,001 Questions and Answers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

1,001 Questions and Answers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

by Jeffrey M. Cohen
     
 

This book provides detailed, yet succinct, information in an absorbing 'question and answer' format on every aspect of the High Holy Days, including history, liturgy, theology, and philosophy, as well as laws and customs.

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This book provides detailed, yet succinct, information in an absorbing 'question and answer' format on every aspect of the High Holy Days, including history, liturgy, theology, and philosophy, as well as laws and customs.

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Library Journal
Rabbi Cohen (1,001 Questions and Answers on Pesach, Aronson, 1996) addresses the major religious holidays involved in the Jewish New Year. He examines the history of the holiday, the ceremonies involved, including the religious readings, and various unique customs around the world. He fully explains the synagogue experience and home rituals. Most important, Cohen examines the key issues of repentance, forgiveness, and good deeds that define the Jewish New Year. Cohen's audience is the observant Jew, though a less traditional Jewish reader and even a very knowledgeable non-Jewish reader can understand much of his massive and detailed work. The question-and-answer format, allowing readers to skip and choose, works well as it prevents the book from becoming too didactic and tedious. Larger libraries should consider.Paul M. Kaplan, Lake Villa District Lib., Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765799739
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.43(d)

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Meet the Author

Rabbi Jeffrey M. Cohen has disginguished himself in the field of religious affairs as a broadcaster, lecturer, writer, and reviewer. A graduate of Jew's College, London, and the Yeshivot of Manchester and Gateshead, Rabbi Cohen gained a first class honors degree and a master's degree in philosophy from London University and a Ph.D. from Glasgow University. He is the author of fourteen books —the most recent being Prayer and Penitence: A Commentary on the High Holy Day Machzor, Following the Synagogue Service, 1,001 Questions and Answers on Pesach, as well as over 300 articles. Rabbi Cohen currently serves as senior rabbi of the Stanmore Synagogue in London, England, the largest Orthodox congregation in Europe, and is a past member of the Chief Rabbi's cabinet. He and his wife Gloria have four children and twelve grandchildren.

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