The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays

by Irving Greenberg

Book, 1998

Barcode

123458318

Call number

236 GRE

Publication

Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, c1998.

Description

Called "enriching" and "profoundly moving" by Elie Wiesel,The Jewish Way is a comprehensive and inspiring presentation of Judaism as revealed through its holy days. In thoughtful and engaging prose, Rabbi Irving Greenberg explains and interprets the origin, background, interconnections, ceremonial rituals, and religious significance of all the Jewish holidays, including Passover, Yom Kippur, Purim, Hanukkah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Israeli Independence Day. Giving detailed instructions for observance--the rituals, prayers, foods, and songs--he shows how celebrating the holy days of the Jewish calendar not only relives Jewish history but puts one in touch with the basic ideals of Judaism and the fundamental experience of life. Insightful, original, and engrossing, The Jewish Way is an essential volume that should be in every Jewish home, library, and synagogue.… (more)

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LibraryThing member j_m_murphy
although the binding stinks, this is a must-have Jewish book; I re-read it regularly; Greenberg understands the holidays as an attempt to retain the vision of a perfected world without failing to recognize the brokenness of this world

ISBN

0765760274 / 9780765760272

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