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The Jewish festivals : history and observance

Author: Ḥayim Shoys
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 1962. ©1938
Series: Schocken paperbacks, SB413.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long considered a classic for its rich portrait of the diversity and depth of Jewish observance, this account of the orgins and development of the Jewish holidays also provides a fascinating and useful guide to the rituals, customs, and ceremonies practiced by Jews throughout history in all parts of the world.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shoys, Ḥayim, 1884-1953.
Jewish festivals.
New York : Schocken Books, 1962, ©1938
(OCoLC)647380819
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ḥayim Shoys
ISBN: 080520413X 9780805204131
OCLC Number: 4114895
Notes: "Previously published under the title: Guide to Jewish holy days."
Translation of Dos yom-tov-bukh.
Description: 316 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Sabbath--in ancient times --
Sabbath--in its development --
Sabbath--in modern times --
Sabbath--in custom and ceremony --
Pesach--its origins --
Pesach--in temple days --
Pesach--unusual observances --
Pesach--in Eastern Europe --
Pesach--in custom and ceremony --
The festival of Shovous --
The fast of Tishoh B'ov --
Sabbath Nachamu --
Rosh Hashonoh --
Yom Kippur--in olden days --
Yom Kippur--in temple days --
Days of awe--in Eastern Europe --
Days of awe--custom and ceremony --
Sukkos--through the ages --
Sukkos--in Eastern Europe --
Sukkos--in custom and ceremony --
Chanukkoh--its origins --
Chanukkoh--in early days --
Chanukkoh--in Eastern Europe --
Chanukkoh--in custom and ceremony --
Purim--its origins --
Purim--in several settings --
Purim--in Eastern Europe --
Purim--in custom and ceremony --
The minor festivals.
Series Title: Schocken paperbacks, SB413.
Other Titles: Dos yom-tov-bukh.
Responsibility: Hayyim Schauss ; translated by Samuel Jaffe.

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Long considered a classic for its rich portrait of the diversity and depth of Jewish observance, this account of the orgins and development of the Jewish holidays also provides a fascinating and useful guide to the rituals, customs, and ceremonies practiced by Jews throughout history in all parts of the world.

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