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The Jewish Festivals

A Guide to Their History and Observance
  • By Hayyim Schauss
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Why is the Jewish New Year designated on the Jewish calendar as the first day of the seventh month, and not of the first month? Why do women cover their eyes when reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the Book of Esther, read on Purim, mirror any real historical events?

Long considered a classic, The Jewish Festivals provides a rich and charming account of the origins, development, and symbolism of the Jewish holidays, and of the diverse rituals, prayers, ceremonial objects, and special foods that have been used throughout history and around the world to celebrate them. Drawing upon a wealth of knowledge of Jewish folkways and customs, Hayyim Schauss shows how these holidays evolved in meaning and importance, depending on the contemporary needs of those who observed them. Written with passion and warmth, this book will infuse your own experience of the holidays with extra meaning and delight.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780805209372
    • Manufacturer: Schocken Books Inc
    • ISBN 13: 9780805209372
    • ISBN 10: 0805209379
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 09/01/1996
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Hayyim Schauss
    • Page Count: 336
    • Width: 5.28 inches
    • Height: 0.71 inches
    • Length: 8.02 inches
    • Weight: 0.68 pounds
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