The Jewish life cycle : rites of passage from biblical to modern times (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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The Jewish life cycle : rites of passage from biblical to modern times

Author: Ivan G Marcus
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press, 2004.
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this review of Jewish culture and history, Ivan Marcus 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 phase of life - from childhood and adolescence to adulthood and the advanced years - the book traces the origin and development of specific rites associated with the events of birth, circumcision, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan G Marcus
ISBN: 0295984406 9780295984407 0295984414 9780295984414 9780295803920 0295803924
OCLC Number: 1067131196
Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Birth, "Bris," Schooling2. Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation3. Engagement, Betrothal, Marriage4. Aging, Dying, RememberingConclusionsGlossaryNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Samuel and Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies.
Responsibility: Ivan Marcus.

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

 
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