Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays: Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, Tisha B'Av by Paul SteinbergCelebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays: Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, Tisha B'Av by Paul Steinberg

Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays: Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, Tisha B'Av

byPaul SteinbergEditorJanet Greenstein PotterIllustratorADAM RHINE

Paperback | January 12, 2009

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2009 National Jewish Book Award Winner, Jewish Family Literature

JPS’s holiday books take us through the joys, spirit, and meaning of the seasons. 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, Nehama Leibowitz, Irving Greenberg, 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. Some of 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.

Paul Steinberg was born in Berlin in 1926 & immigrated to France at the age of seven. Deported to Auschwitz in 1943, he was the only member of his family to survive the war. After liberation, Steinberg returned to Paris, where he lived until his death in 1999.
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Title:Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays: Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, Tisha B'AvFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.47 × 7.1 × 0.59 inPublished:January 12, 2009Publisher:The Jewish Publication SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827608500

ISBN - 13:9780827608504

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"The organization of the book is simple and elegant. Each holiday is explained fully; descriptions of traditional customs and observances are offered, along with differing perspectives on the significance of the holiday, ways to interpret the appropriate texts, and alternative meditations."-Linda F. Burghardt, Jewish Book Council
- Linda F. Burghardt - Jewish Book Council - 20170731