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The Jewish cultural tapestry : international Jewish folk traditions

Author: Steven M Lowenstein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Jewish Cultural Tapestry offers an engaging overview of the customs and folkways of a people united by tradition, yet spread out in communities from Europe to India, Israel to America."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lowenstein, Steven M., 1945-
Jewish cultural tapestry.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)595601488
Online version:
Lowenstein, Steven M., 1945-
Jewish cultural tapestry.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606515412
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Lowenstein
ISBN: 0195134257 9780195134254
OCLC Number: 43060535
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations, charts, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Folk Traditions: What Are They and Why Do They Vary Geographically? --
Regional Cultures: From Jerusalem to Spain, Poland, and Morocco: The Influence of Jewish Migrations --
Jewish Languages: Similarities and Differences --
Names: What They Mean and How They Developed --
Religious Practice: How the Written Tradition Unites and the Oral Tradition Divides --
Cuisine: Gefilte Fish and Cholent Meet Malawach and Couscous --
Costume: Not Just a Long Black Coat --
Music: The Religious and the Secular --
Appearance and Ancestry: "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish" --
Modernity and the Tradition: What Has Modernity Done to Jewish Folk Cultures?
Responsibility: Steven M. Lowenstein.
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This survey of Jewish folkways, describes the diversity of Jewish life around the world, as Jewish tradition and local customs intertwine. It shows the often surprising similarities between Jewish  Read more...

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