For Signs and for Seasons

For Signs and for Seasons

by Eliezer Segal
     
 
'For Signs and for Seasons' is a natural sequel to its companion volumes, 'Holidays, History and Halakhah,' 'In Those Days,' 'At This Time,' and 'Sanctified Seasons.' Like those earlier books, this volume brings together a diverse collection of essays related to the cycle of Jewish holy days. Each chapter illustrates in a different way the interplay between the

Overview

'For Signs and for Seasons' is a natural sequel to its companion volumes, 'Holidays, History and Halakhah,' 'In Those Days,' 'At This Time,' and 'Sanctified Seasons.' Like those earlier books, this volume brings together a diverse collection of essays related to the cycle of Jewish holy days. Each chapter illustrates in a different way the interplay between the received teachings of the Torah and the vital impact of interpretations by diverse types of personalities, ideologies, historical events, and communal dynamics. The articles are written from a sympathetic but non-dogmatic perspective by an expert in the academic study of the Jewish religion. They were originally published as newspaper columns, are designed to entertain as much as to educate, and are accessible to a wide audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013352629
Publisher:
Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
212 KB

Meet the Author

Eliezer Segal is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, where he has been teaching since 1986. In addition to his scholarly writing, he has published extensively for non-specialist audiences on diverse topics related to Jewish history and tradition. Through his website and newspaper columns, he has attracted a broad readership with his amusing style and novel perspectives. His recent books include 'Introducing Judaism' (Routledge, 2008) and 'Reading Jewish Religious Texts' (Routledge, 2011). In 2011, he also published a witty collection of essays, 'On the Trails of Tradition' with Quid Pro Books.

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