The Yom Kippur Anthology

The Yom Kippur Anthology

Edited by Philip Goodman

The JPS Holiday Anthologies Series

438 pages
8 photographs, 13 illustrations, 1 glossary

Paperback

July 2018

978-0-8276-1316-4

$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. 

Drawing on Jewish creativity from hundreds of sources—the Bible, postbiblical literature, Talmud, midrashim, prayers with commentaries, Hasidic tales, short stories, poems, liturgical music—and describing Yom Kippur observances in various lands and eras, The Yom Kippur Anthology vividly evokes the vitality of this holiday throughout history and its significance for the modern Jew. Literary works by prominent authors S. Y. Agnon, Martin Buber, Meyer Levin, I. L. Peretz, Franz Rosenzweig, Sholom Aleichem, Elie Wiesel, and Herman Wouk also illuminate the spiritual grandeur of the holiday.
 

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. Goodman 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
I YOM KIPPUR IN THE BIBLE
II. YOM KIPPUR IN POSTBIBLICAL WRITINGS
III. YOM KIPPUR IN TALMUD AND MIDRASH
IV. YOM KIPPUR IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE
V. YOM KIPPUR IN JEWISH LAW
VI. SELECTED PRAYERS
VII. THE PARADOX OF KOL NIDRE
VIII. THE MUSIC OF THE YOM KIPPUR LITURGY
IX. HASIDIC TALES AND TEACHINGS
X. YOM KIPPUR IN MODERN PROSE
XI. YOM KIPPUR IN ART
XII. YOM KIPPUR IN MANY LANDS
XIII. YOM KIPPUR IN POETRY
XIV. YOM KIPPUR IN THE SHORT STORY
XV. PRE-YOM KIPPUR FEASTING
XVI. YOM KIPPUR MISCELLANY
XVII. CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR YOM KIPPUR
XVIII. CHILDREN’S POEMS FOR YOM KIPPUR
Notes
Glossary of Yom Kippur Terms
Bibliography
 

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