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by Rabbi Paul Steinberg,Janet Greenstein Potter




Named a 2007 National Jewish Book Award Runner-Up in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.

JPS’s new holiday books take us through the joys, spirit, and meaning of the seasons. Blending the old and the new, they ground us in the origins and traditions of each holiday and open up to us ways we can add our own expression to these special days. Although synagogue ritual is touched upon, the real focus here is on our personal connections to each holiday and our home observance.

 

As we move from season to season, Paul Steinberg shares with us a rich collection of readings from many of the Jewish greats—Maimonides, Rashi, Nachmanides, Shlomo Carlebach, Marge Piercy, Elie Wiesel, Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Arthur Green, and others—and he guides us in discovering for ourselves the many treasures within each text. The readings teach us about the history of each holiday, as well as its theological, ethical, agricultural, and seasonal importance and interpretation; others give us inspiration and much food for thought.

 

These stories, essays, poems, anecdotes, and rituals help us discover how deeply Jewish traditions are rooted in nature’s yearly cycle, and how beautifully season and spirit are woven together throughout the Jewish year. The Fall Holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot is also available. The Spring and Summer Holidays: Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, and Tisha B’Av will follow in 2008.

Download Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Winter Holidays: Hanukkah, Tu B'shevat, Purim epub
ISBN: 0827608497
ISBN13: 978-0827608498
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Rabbi Paul Steinberg,Janet Greenstein Potter
Language: English
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society; 1 edition (October 4, 2007)
Pages: 220 pages
ePUB size: 1294 kb
FB2 size: 1104 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 268
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Nea
This has been very insightful in my studies and i'm very grateful to get it so quickly!! Thank you so much!
invasion
Who knew there were various seasons of celebrations for a variety of topics, how the Jewish nation thinks, creates and prospers.
Blackseeker
This book is fabulous! It breaks down the holidays, discusses history as well as ritual.
Great for someone who didn't have tremendous education growing up or for those explaining to non-Jews or children.