A Time for Every Purpose continues the series of collections of Eliezer Segal's articles about the Jewish sacred calendar that originally appeared in his "From the Sources" column in the Calgary Jewish Free Press between 2011 and 2015. As always, the author strives to maintain a balance between accurate scholarship and entertaining readability as he introduces his readers to fascinating aspects of the Jewish festivals and holy days and how they evolved in ongoing dialogue with historical changes, geographical diversity and intellectual challenges. The articles are written from a sympathetic but non-dogmatic perspective by an authority on the academic study of Judaism.
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About the Author
Eliezer Segal is a Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion 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 web site and newspaper columns, he has attracted a broad readership with his amusing style and novel perspectives. His most recent books include The Most Precious Possession: The Ring of Polycrates in Ancient Religious Narratives (Peter Lang, 2014) and Uncle Eli Repents (CreateSpace, 2014).