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The Jewish holidays : a guide and commentary

Author: Michael Strassfeld; Betsy Platkin Teutsch; Arnold M Eisen
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive guide to the practice and meaning of Jewish holidays. Includes readings and inspirational commentary.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Strassfeld; Betsy Platkin Teutsch; Arnold M Eisen
ISBN: 0060154063 9780060154066 0060912251 9780060912253 0062720082 9780062720085
OCLC Number: 11045382
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Pesah: Feasting for Freedom --
The Omer: Countdown to Sinai --
Yom Ha-Shoah: Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust --
Yom Ha-Atzma'ut: Israeli Independence Day --
Yom Yerushalayim: Jerusalem Day --
Shavuot: Revealing the Torah --
The Three Weeks: The Dark Time --
Rosh Ha-Shanah: Returning Anew --
Yom Kippur: Day of At-One-Ment --
Sukkot: Creating Shelter --
Shemini Atzeret/Simhat Torah: Reveling With the Torah --
Hanukkah: Increasing the Light --
Tu Bishvat: Tasting of the Tree --
Purim: Self-Mockery and Masquerade. Understanding the Jewish Calendar --
Halakhah of the Holidays --
Torah Reading Chart --
The Common Hebrew Blessings --
Glossary of Hebrew Terms --
Dates of the Holidays: 5746-5760 (1985-2000).
Responsibility: by Michael Strassfeld ; illustrated by Betsy Platkin Teutsch ; commentaries by Arnold Eisen [and others].

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