My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year
Author: Abigail Pogrebin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781941493212
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Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Fig Tree Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs and Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler comes Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year, a lively chronicle of the author’s journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism. Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance; she wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the religious calendar. Whether in search of a roadmap for Jewish life or a challenging probe into the architecture of Jewish tradition, readers will be captivated, educated and inspired by Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year
Author: Abigail Pogrebin,A. J. Jacobs
Pages: 326
ISBN: 1941493203
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Release: 2017
Editor: Fig Tree Books LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author describes her research on the holidays of the Jewish calendar and how she came to understand how these celebrations have lasted for thousands of years.

The Colors of My Jewish Year

The Colors of My Jewish Year
Author: Marji Gold-Vukson
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9781512495423
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Kar-Ben Publishing ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"What is red? Red is the Rosh Hashanah apple we dip in honey." This eye-catching board book explores the holidays through colors.

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year
Author: Adam Fisher
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0874415403
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Release: 1993
Editor: Behrman House, Inc
Language: en

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The Shapes of My Jewish Year

The Shapes of My Jewish Year
Author: Marji Gold-Vukson
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9781580131049
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Kar-Ben
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Preschoolers can explore the Jewish holidays with familiar shapes--like a triangle, "a Purim hamantasch brimming over with sweet filling...," and more.

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year
Author: Cath Senker
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1404237321
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Release: 2007-09
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Briefly discusses Judaism and its teachings and describes a variety of Jewish festivals, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, and Pesach.

The Numbers of My Jewish Year

The Numbers of My Jewish Year
Author: Marji Gold-Vukson
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9780761348931
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Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Kar-Ben
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The fifth in the popular "My Jewish Year" board book series, this book teaches children to count from one to ten through symbols of the various Jewish holidays, from one shofar through ten commandments.

The Opposites of My Jewish Year

The Opposites of My Jewish Year
Author: L. N. Dion
Pages: 10
ISBN: LCCN:2004013502
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new addition to our popular board book series-including Sounds of My Jewish Year, Shapes of My Jewish Year, and Colors of My Jewish Year-uses the Jewish holidays to teach the concept of opposites. Words such as big/little, near/far, and long/short are explained using scenes from different holidays to demonstrate each opposite.

The Sounds of My Jewish Year

The Sounds of My Jewish Year
Author: Marji Gold-Vukson
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9781580131032
Available:
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Kar-Ben
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Preschoolers can explore the Jewish holidays with familiar sounds--the "sizzle, sizzle" of potato latkes on Hanukkah, the "crunch, crunch" of matzah on Passover, and more.

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:870092875
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Stars of David

Stars of David
Author: Abigail Pogrebin
Pages: 385
ISBN: 9780767916134
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Release: 2007
Editor: Broadway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Capturing the diversity of Jewish religious and ethnic identity, a collection of intimate conversations with sixty-one prominent Jews--including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Richard Dreyfuss, Leonard Nimoy, Steven Spielberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beverly Sills, and Mike Wallace--reveals how they feel about their Jewish identity, religion, tradition, faith, and prejudice. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year
Author: Jessica Weber
Pages: 107
ISBN: 0874415411
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Release: 1996-10-01
Editor: Behrman House
Language: en

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This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared

This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared
Author: Alan Lew
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0759528217
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Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are times in life when we are caught utterly unprepared: a death in the family, the end of a relationship, a health crisis. These are the times when the solid ground we thought we stood on disappears beneath our feet, leaving us reeling and heartbroken, as we stumble back to our faith. The Days of Awe encompass the weeks preceding Rosh Hashanah up to Yom Kippur, a period in which Jews take part in a series of rituals and prayers that reenact the journey of the soul through the world from birth to death. This is a period of contemplation and repentance, comparable to Lent and Ramadan. Yet, for Rabbi Alan Lew, the real purpose of this annual passage is for us to experience brokenheartedness and open our heart to God. In This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, Lew has marked out a journey of seven distinct stages, one that draws on these rituals to awaken our soul and wholly transform us. Weaving together Torah readings, Buddhist parables, Jewish fables and stories from his own life, Lew lays bare the meanings of this ancient Jewish passage. He reveals the path from terror to acceptance, confusion to clarity, doubt to belief, and from complacency to awe. In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, This Is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared enables believers of all faiths to reconnect to their faith with a passion and intimacy that will resonate throughout the year.

The Wondering Jew

The Wondering Jew
Author: Micah Goodman
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780300252248
Available:
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebrated Israeli author explores the roots of the divide between religion and secularism in Israel today, and offers a path to bridging the divide "A thoughtful social, political, and philosophical examination of Judaism. . . . A cogent consideration of the place of religion in the modern world."--Kirkus Reviews Zionism began as a movement full of contradictions, between a pull to the past and a desire to forge a new future. Israel has become a place of fragmentation, between those who sanctify religious tradition and those who wish to escape its grasp. Now, a new middle ground is emerging between religious and secular Jews who want to engage with their heritage--without being restricted by it or losing it completely. In this incisive book, acclaimed author Micah Goodman explores Israeli Judaism and the conflict between religion and secularism, one of the major causes of political polarization throughout the world. Revisiting traditional religious sources and seminal works of secularism, he reveals that each contains an openness to learn from the other's messages. Goodman challenges both orthodoxies, proposing a new approach to bridge the divide between religion and secularism and pave a path toward healing a society torn asunder by extremism.

The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking

The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking
Author: Phyllis Glazer,Miriyam Glazer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062041210
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Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deeply rooted in ancient rituals, the seasonal rhythms of the land of Israel, and biblical commandments, the Jewish holidays mark a time for Jews around the world to reconnect with their spiritual lives, celebrate their history, and enjoy tasty foods laden with symbolic meaning. With Phyllis and Miriyam Glazer's The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking as your guide, you will gain a rich understanding of the Jewish calendar year and its profound link to the signs of nature and the produce of the earth in each season. This landmark volume addresses a central question often left unanswered: Why do we eat what we eat on these important days? Organized by season, the ten chapters cover the major holidays and feast days of the Jewish year, providing more than two hundred tempting recipes, plus menus and tips for creative and meaningful holiday entertaining. In-depth essays opening each chapter illuminate the origins, traditions, and seasonal and biblical significance of each holiday and its foods, making the book a valuable resource for Jewish festival observance. Inspired recipes add a fresh, contemporary twist as they capture the flavors of the seasonal foods enjoyed by our ancestors. For Passover, prepare such springtime delights as Roasted Salmon with Marinated Fennel and Thyme, alongside Braised "Bitter Herbs" with Pistachios. On Shavuot, characterized by the season's traditional bounty of milk and the wheat harvest, try fresh homemade cheeses; creamy, comforting Blintzes; or luscious Hot and Bubbling Semolina and Sage Gnocchi. At Purim, create a Persian feast fit for a king and learn new ideas for mishloah manot, the traditional gifts of food. The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking offers accessible, healthful, and intensely flavorful recipes with a unique and tangible connection to the rhythms of the Jewish year. The Glazer sisters will deepen your understanding of time-honored traditions as they guide you toward more profound, and delicious, holiday experiences.

Celebrating the Jewish Year

Celebrating the Jewish Year
Author: Paul Steinberg,Janet Greenstein Potter
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780827608504
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Jewish Publication Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers prayers, sources, rituals, and stories to help understand and celebrate the Jewish holidays.

Maimonides on Teshuvah

Maimonides on Teshuvah
Author: Henry Abramson,Moses Maimonides
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781387911288
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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Unorthodox

Unorthodox
Author: Deborah Feldman
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781439187012
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the author's upbringing in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, describing the strict rules that governed her life, arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son, which led to her plan to leave and forge her own path in life.

One and the Same

One and the Same
Author: Abigail Pogrebin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307279620
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Release: 2010
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Journalist Abigail Pogrebin, a twin herself, offers a poignant and personal look at what it's really like to live with one's mirror image and tells the story of many twins who struggle to balance intimacy and individuality.

American Jewish Year

American Jewish Year
Author: Arnold Dashefsky,Ira Sheskin
Pages: 606
ISBN: 9789400752047
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Release: 2012-12-09
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 2012 American Jewish Year Book, “The Annual Record of American Jewish Civilization,” contains major chapters on Jewish secularism (Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar), Canadian Jewry (Morton Weinfeld, David Koffman, and Randal Schnoor), national affairs (Ethan Felson), Jewish communal affairs (Lawrence Grossman), Jewish population in the United States (Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky), and World Jewish population (Sergio DellaPergola). These chapters provide insight into major trends in the North American and world Jewish community. The volume also acts as a resource for the American Jewish community and for academics studying that community by supplying obituaries and lists of Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Centers, national Jewish organizations, Jewish overnight camps, Jewish museums, Holocaust museums, local and national Jewish periodicals, Jewish honorees, major recent events in the American Jewish community, and academic journals, articles, websites, and books. The volume should prove useful to social scientists and historians of the American Jewish community, Jewish communal workers, the press, and others interested in American and Canadian Jews.​