Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers and Themes

Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers and Themes

by Reuven Hammer
     
 

A National Jewish Book Award Winner

The High Holy Days—Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year. The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion's significance. Entering The High Holy Days

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A National Jewish Book Award Winner

The High Holy Days—Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year. The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion's significance. Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today’s Jews.

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JewishGrowth.org

"Rabbi Reuven Hammer's superb explanation of all aspects of the High Holy Days is one of the best resources available on the subject."—JewishGrowth.org

Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A] scholarly and eminently readable book, Entering the High Holy Days will help the reader come into the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah better equipped to leave it on Yom Kippur.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A] scholarly and eminently readable book, Entering the High Holy Days will help the reader come into the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah better equipped to leave it on Yom Kippur."
Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827608214
Publisher:
JPS
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.76(d)

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