Festivals: A History of Jewish Celebrations

Festivals: A History of Jewish Celebrations

by Chaim Raphael
     
 
Raphael writes about the annual cycle of Jewish festivals, providing historical background and descriptions. He says that although these feasts and fasts are grounded in the Bible and tradition, the rituals have been constantly transmuted by history, personal experience, and the influence of time and change on the Jewish people.

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Raphael writes about the annual cycle of Jewish festivals, providing historical background and descriptions. He says that although these feasts and fasts are grounded in the Bible and tradition, the rituals have been constantly transmuted by history, personal experience, and the influence of time and change on the Jewish people.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This engaging book about the cycle of Jewish festivals (including fasts), their origins, their interconnectedness, and their biblical and archaeological roots as well as later adaptations, reveals the spirit of Jewish religion and culture. Its stress both on ritual and the meaning behind the ritual make this book useful to Jew and Gentile alike. Highly recommended for most libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802111470
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
144

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