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Understanding Jewish Holidays and Customs: Historical and Contemporary

Understanding Jewish Holidays and Customs: Historical and Contemporary

by Sol Scharfstein

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Detailed but clear descriptions of the origins and customs of all Jewish holidays and celebrations, accompanied by numerous color and b&w illustrations on every page, make this an excellent guide for older children and young adults. Beginning with a discussion of the Jewish calendar, the author covers the Sabbath, High Holy Days, Chanukah, and Passover, and goes on to include lesser- known holidays, including modern additions to the calendar such as Yom Hashoah, a commemoration of the Holocaust. Also discussed are such celebrations as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and the Jewish rituals surrounding birth, death, and marriage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

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