Sacred Moments: Tales from the Jewish Life Cycle

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Sacred Moments: Tales from the Jewish Life Cycle is a collection of stories that convey the meaning and the value of pivotal events that occur in the journey of life, beginning with the creation of man and including circumcision, maturation, love, marriage, conversion, old age, and death. Ronald Isaacs and Kerry Olitzky have gathered material from traditional sources such as the Bible, Talmud, and Midrash, as well as modern sources. The editors have also included stories inspired by actual events in people's ...
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Sacred Moments: Tales from the Jewish Life Cycle is a collection of stories that convey the meaning and the value of pivotal events that occur in the journey of life, beginning with the creation of man and including circumcision, maturation, love, marriage, conversion, old age, and death. Ronald Isaacs and Kerry Olitzky have gathered material from traditional sources such as the Bible, Talmud, and Midrash, as well as modern sources. The editors have also included stories inspired by actual events in people's lives, thus creating a true-to-life volume that will prove useful for rabbis and others who are looking for the perfect story to share at a particular event in their congregant's or family's life. The story is one of the most effective means of communicating the essential values of the Jewish people. Read these stories for your enjoyment, or share them with your children and friends. Use them in the classroom or during life-cycle ceremonies. Keep them alive - for they have kept the Jewish people alive throughout history. Add to this collection, and allow it to grow as you do.
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The Jewish tradition is rich in folklore and story, as contemporary anthologists/ retellers such as Howard Schwartz have shown. This new collection, compiled and retold by two rabbis, is the first (known to this reviewer) to be organized by life stages-birth, circumcision, bar mitzvah, love and marriage, divorce, conversion, old age, and death-and is meant to provide background or ancillary reading for the ritual events that commemorate these stages. The often lively tales chosen from a wide assortment of biblical, Talmudic, and folkloric sources do indeed help to illuminate the Jewish life cycle. Unfortunately, some are repetitive of others, which is helpful, perhaps, for scholarly analysis but not for the general reader for whom the book is intended. The lack of a glossary also limits the book's usefulness for the general reader. Recommended for special collections.-Marcia Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., Conn.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781568212821
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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