The Jewish life cycle : rites of passage from biblical to modern times (eBook, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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The Jewish life cycle : rites of passage from biblical to modern times

Author: Ivan G Marcus
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2004.
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reviews Jewish culture and history. This book examines how and why various rites and customs celebrating stages in the life cycle have evolved through the ages and persisted to this day. For each  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Marcus, Ivan G.
Jewish life cycle.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004053599
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan G Marcus
ISBN: 0295803924 9780295803920 9780295984407 0295984406
OCLC Number: 844348362
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 370 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents --
Preface and Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1 / Birth, "Bris," Schooling --
2 / Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation --
3 / Engagement, Betrothal, Marriage --
4 / Aging, Dying, Remembering --
Conclusions --
Glossary --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Samuel and Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies.
Responsibility: Ivan G. Marcus.

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Informative, clear, and well written. This comprehensive guide is historical ethnography at its best. * Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter *

 
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