Entering the High Holy Days


Entering the High Holy Days

A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers, and Themes

Reuven Hammer

252 pages


July 2005


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About the Book

The High Holy Days--Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur--are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year. The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion's significance.

Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today's Jews.


"Rabbi Reuven Hammer's superb explanation of all aspects of the High Holy Days is one of the best resources available on the subject."—JewishGrowth.org

"[A] scholarly and eminently readable book, Entering the High Holy Days will help the reader come into the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah better equipped to leave it on Yom Kippur."—Philadelphia Inquirer


A National Jewish Book Award Winner

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