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

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

by Reuven Hammer
     
 

The High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year, as well as, perhaps, the occasion of their only visit to their congregation for services.

The liturgy for the Days of Awe are also the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion

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The High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year, as well as, perhaps, the occasion of their only visit to their congregation for services.

The liturgy for the Days of Awe are also 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 needed historical background and also interprets the ideas, practices and liturgy that lend them contemporary relevance to today's Jews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827606098
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Holiday Titles Ser.
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.02(d)

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