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From Fasting to Feasting

A Unique Journey Through the Jewish Holidays
  • By Joe Bobker
Test your Friends: Why must Pesach fall in the Spring and Yom Kippur in the autumn?...."New Years" are there?....Who exactly fixed the Jewish calendar?.....Is there a Shavuos connection between Sinai and sina, Hebrew for "hate"?....Why did Polish Jews break their Tisha b' Av fast and throw their holy kinos into the fire?.... If Rosh Hashana is a two-day yom tov, why do we call it yoma arichta, "one long day"?.....Why is Tzon Gedalia the only non-obligatory fast day in the Jewish calendar?.....Is there a link between Yom Kippur and kappores, the "ark covering"?....Is it true? The entire Jewish calendar was rearranged to accommodate one ancient custom, willow bashing on Hoshana Rabba?!....Why is it necessary to elongate Succos into eight days?......Why is there no specific halachic mitzva, none whatsoever, allocated to Simchas Torah?!....What happens to the Jewish festivals when the Messiah arrives?..... Pssst!  Try to spell Chanukah!......Why is it called Megillas Esther and not Megillas Mordechai?...

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9789652293787
    • Manufacturer: Gefen Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9789652293787
    • Publication Date: 06/01/2008
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Joe Bobker
    • Page Count: 240
    • Weight: 1.25 pounds
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