The Rosh Hashanah Anthology

The Rosh Hashanah Anthology

Edited by Philip Goodman

The JPS Holiday Anthologies Series

416 pages
15 photographs, 25 illustrations, 1 glossary

Paperback

July 2018

978-0-8276-1315-7

$27.95 Pre-order

About the Book

Back by popular demand, the classic JPS holiday anthologies remain essential and relevant in our digital age. Unequaled in-depth compilations of classic and contemporary writings, they have long guided rabbis, cantors, educators, and other readers seeking the origins, meanings, and varied celebrations of the Jewish festivals. 

The Rosh Hashanah Anthology is designed to make the religious impact and commemoration of the Jewish New Year meaningful as both a solemn and a festive day. Its significance, history, and messages are embodied in the great treasures of Jewish classical writings—the Bible, Talmud, midrashim, medieval theological and philosophical works, codes of law and liturgy—and all are featured in this volume. In addition, modern works by S. Y. Agnon, Franz Rosenzweig, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Elie Wiesel accompany liturgical selections with commentaries, depictions of Rosh Hashanah observances in many lands, detailed programming suggestions, illustrations, and an extensive bibliography.
 

Author Bio

Philip Goodman (1911–2006) was a rabbi and served as director of the Jewish education and Jewish center division for the Jewish Welfare Board, executive secretary of the Jewish Book Council and executive secretary of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is the author or editor of many books, including seven volumes in the JPS Holiday Anthologies series.
 

Praise

“Throughout my long career as a rabbi, the JPS holiday anthologies have been an essential resource. All the core background is in one place. If I need a holiday story, the anthologies contain a wide range of choices. And sections on celebrations worldwide provide new approaches to festivals.”—Rabbi Steven Bob, author of Jonah and the Meaning of Our Lives
 

“This reissue is good news! I read this rich, varied, and classic series with pleasure and collected the volumes avidly when they first appeared.”—Rabbi Reuven Hammer, author of Akiva: Life, Legend, Legacy

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
A Note from the Publisher
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 ROSH HASHANAH IN THE BIBLE
2 ROSH HASHANAH IN POSTBIBLICAL WRITINGS
3 ROSH HASHANAH IN TALMUD AND MIDRASH
4 ROSH HASHANAH IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE
5 ROSH HASHANAH IN JEWISH LAW
6 SELECTED PRAYERS
7 THE SCRIPTURAL READINGS
8 THE SHOFAR
9 THE SYMPBOLIC CEREMONY OF TASHLIKH
10 ROSH HASHANAH PARABLES
11 HASIDIC TALES AND TEACHINGS
12 ROSH HASHANAH IN MODERN PROSE
13 ROSH HASHANAH IN ART
14 THE MUSIC OF THE ROSH HASHANAH LITURGY
15 ROSH HASHANAH IN MANY LANDS
16 ROSH HASHANAH IN POETRY
17 ROSH HASHANAH IN THE SHORT STORY
18 ROSH HASHANAH GREETING CARDS
19 THE CULINARY ART OF ROSH HASHANAH
20 ROSH HASHANAH MISCELLANY
21 CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ROSH HASHANAH
22 CHILDREN’S POEMS FOR ROSH HASHANAH
23 NEW YEAR PROGRAMS
Notes
Glossary of Rosh Hashanah Terms
Bibliography

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