The Jewish Cultural Tapestry: International Jewish Folk Traditions by Steven M. Lowenstein

The Jewish Cultural Tapestry: International Jewish Folk Traditions

bySteven M. Lowenstein

Paperback | November 15, 2002

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Here, in one compact volume, is an illuminating survey of Jewish folkways on five continents. Filled with fascinating facts and keen insights, The Jewish Cultural Tapestry is a richly woven fabric that vividly captures the diversity of Jewish life. All traditional Jews are bound together by the common thread of the Torah and the Talmud, notes author Steven Lowenstein, but this thread takes on a different coloration in different parts of the world as Jewish tradition and local non-Jewish customs intertwine. Lowenstein describes thesewidely varying regional Jewish cultures with needlepoint accuracy, highlighting the often surprising similarities between Jewish and non-Jewish local traditions, and revealing why Jewish customs vary as much as they do from region to region. From Europe to India, Israel to America, The Jewish Cultural Tapestry offers an engaging overview of the customs and folkways of a people united by tradition, yet scattered to the far corners of the earth.

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Steven M. Lowenstein is Isadore Levine Professor of Jewish History at the University of Judaism. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Title:The Jewish Cultural Tapestry: International Jewish Folk TraditionsFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195158008

ISBN - 13:9780195158007

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