Jewish Traditions

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Jewish Traditions

JPS Guide

A JPS Guide Series

752 pages

eBook (EPUB)

(Requires Adobe Digital Editions)

June 2020

978-0-8276-1426-0

$45.00 Add to Cart
Paperback

September 2008

978-0-8276-0882-5

$45.00 Add to Cart

About the Book

Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible:
Miles z”l and Chris Lerman; David Lerman and Shelley Wallock

The bestselling guide to understanding Jewish traditions, now in paperback

This is a comprehensive and authoritative resource with ready answers to questions about almost all aspects of Jewish life and practice: life-cycle events, holidays, ritual and prayer, Jewish traditions and customs, and more. Ronald Eisenberg has distilled an immense amount of material from classic and contemporary sources into a single volume, which provides thousands of insights into the origins, history, and current interpretations of a wealth of Jewish traditions and customs.

Divided into four sections—Synagogue and Prayers, Sabbaths and Festivals, Life-Cycle Events, and Miscellaneous (a large section that includes such diverse topics as Jewish literature, food, and plants and animals)—this is an encyclopedic reference for anyone who wants easily accessible, accurate information about all things Jewish. Eisenberg writes for a wide, diversified audience, and is respectful of the range of practices and beliefs within today's American Jewish community—from Orthodox to liberal.

Author Bio

Dr. Ronald Eisenberg is the author of The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions.