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The JPS guide to Jewish traditions

Author: Ronald L Eisenberg; Jewish Publication Society.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2004.
Series: JPS guide.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The book is divided into four sections: Life cycle events, Sabbath and festivals, Synagogue and prayers and a final miscellany section that touches diverse topics as food, animals, magic and superstition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eisenberg, Ronald L.
JPS guide to Jewish traditions.
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2004
(DLC) 2004006399
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Eisenberg; Jewish Publication Society.
ISBN: 9780827610392 0827610394
OCLC Number: 647931994
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 806 pages).
Contents: Language --
Life-Cycle Events --
The Stages of Life --
First 16 Years of Life --
Birth --
Circumcision --
Names --
Pidyon ha-Ben --
Adoption --
Bar Mitzvah --
Bat Mitzvah --
Confirmation --
Marriage --
Jewish Marriage --
Marriage Ceremony --
Harmonious Married Life --
Obligations and Rights of the Husband --
Prohibited Marriages --
Levirate Marriage/Halitzah --
Intermarriage --
Sex --
Premarital Sex --
Male Homosexuality --
Female Homosexuality --
Divorce --
Jewish Concepts of Divorce --
Divorce Other Than by Consent --
Consequences of Divorce --
Get --
Agunah --
Death --
Death and Dying --
Angel of Death --
Preparation for Burial --
Funeral Service/Burial --
Mourning --
Suicide --
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide --
Cremation --
Modern Issues Concerning the Dead --
Afterlife and the World to Come --
Sabbath and Festivals --
Restrictions --
Observances --
Liturgy --
Havdalah --
Special Sabbaths --
Festivals and Fasts --
Jewish Calendar --
Rosh Hodesh --
High Holy Days --
Repentance (Teshuvah) --
Selichot --
Elul --
Rosh Hashanah --
Ten Days of Repentance --
Yom Kippur --
Fall Festivals --
Sukkot --
Hoshana Rabbah --
Shemini Atzeret --
Simchat Torah --
Winter Festivals --
Hanukkah --
Tu b'Shevat --
Purim --
Spring Festivals --
Passover --
Omer Period --
Shavuot --
Fast Days and Summer Observances --
17th of Tammuz --
The Three Weeks --
Tisha b'Av --
Tu b'Av --
Tzom Gedalyah --
10th of Tevet --
Synagogue and Prayer --
Synagogue --
Synagogue Architecture --
Torah Scrolls and Ornaments --
Ark.
Series Title: JPS guide.
Other Titles: Jewish Publication Society guide to Jewish traditions
Responsibility: Ronald L. Eisenberg.

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Provides answers to questions about various aspects of Jewish life and practice: life-cycle events, holidays, ritual and prayer, Jewish traditions and customs, and more. This title provides insights  Read more...

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