Jewish Traditions: JPS Guide by Ronald L. EisenbergJewish Traditions: JPS Guide by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Jewish Traditions: JPS Guide

byRonald L. Eisenberg

Paperback | September 8, 2008

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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.

Dr. Ronald Eisenberg is the author of The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions.
Title:Jewish Traditions: JPS GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 9.92 × 6.62 × 1.65 inPublished:September 8, 2008Publisher:The Jewish Publication SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827608829

ISBN - 13:9780827608825


Editorial Reviews

“A one-volume work that enables [us to find information on virtually any aspect of the tradition—the festivals, the cycle of life, and ethical behavior.”—Rabbi Reuven Hammer, author of Entering the High Holy Days
- Rabbi Reuven Hammer