Jewish Traditions: A JPS Guide

Jewish Traditions: A JPS Guide

by Ronald L. Eisenberg

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Jewish Traditions: A JPS Guide by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible:
Miles z”l and Chris Lerman; David Lerman and Shelley Wallock

The bestselling guide to understanding Jewish traditions, now in paperback

This is a comprehensive and authoritative resource with ready answers to questions about almost all aspects of Jewish life and practice: life-cycle events, holidays, ritual and prayer, Jewish traditions and customs, and more. Ronald Eisenberg has distilled an immense amount of material from classic and contemporary sources into a single volume, which provides thousands of insights into the origins, history, and current interpretations of a wealth of Jewish traditions and customs.

Divided into four sections—Synagogue and Prayers, Sabbaths and Festivals, Life-Cycle Events, and Miscellaneous (a large section that includes such diverse topics as Jewish literature, food, and plants and animals)—this is an encyclopedic reference for anyone who wants easily accessible, accurate information about all things Jewish. Eisenberg writes for a wide, diversified audience, and is respectful of the range of practices and beliefs within today's American Jewish community—from Orthodox to liberal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827608825
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
Publication date: 09/08/2008
Series: A JPS Guide Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 830,288
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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