Passover Seder / Edition 1

Passover Seder / Edition 1

by Ruth Fredman Cernea
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819199265

ISBN-13: 9780819199263

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: University Press of America

Each spring Jewish people throughout the world celebrate Passover with the ritual of the Seder. Through a detailed anthropological and symbolic analysis, Cernea shows why the Seder continues to be a fundamental part of the process by which Jewich society creates and defines itself. In an age in which ritual observance among Jews is on the decline, this ancient

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Each spring Jewish people throughout the world celebrate Passover with the ritual of the Seder. Through a detailed anthropological and symbolic analysis, Cernea shows why the Seder continues to be a fundamental part of the process by which Jewich society creates and defines itself. In an age in which ritual observance among Jews is on the decline, this ancient ritual is still vital. In this cohesive volume, Cernea uses anthropological theories, history, folklore, religious writings, and personal observation to explain how the Seder permits participants to see their current experience through the prism of society's history. The Seder plate, with its ordinary foods presented in an extraordinary manner, gives voice to other concepts vital to Jewish culture long after the Seder is over. Originally published in 1981 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819199263
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.62(d)

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