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Festivals and fasts

  • Hanukkah in Americaby Dianne Ashton

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 31.82

    In New Orleans, Hanukkah means decorating your door with a menorah made of hominy grits. Latkes in Texas are seasoned with cilantro and cayenne pepper. Children in Cincinnati sing Hanukkah songs and eat oranges and ice cream. While each tradition springs from its own unique set of cultural references, what ties them together is that they all celebrate... more...

  • The Jewish Festivalsby Hayyim Schauss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Why is the Jewish New Year designated on the Jewish calendar as the first day of the seventh month, and not of the first month? Why do women cover their eyes when reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the Book of Esther, read on Purim, mirror any real historical events? Long considered a classic, The... more...

  • Jewish Holidaysby Michael Strassfeld

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 22.99

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  • Die jüdischen Feste im Bellum Judaicum des Flavius Josephusby Birke Siggelkow-Berner

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 98.23

    Hauptbeschreibung Flavius Josephus gilt als einer der wichtigsten Zeugen für Praxis und Deutung der jüdischen Feste in der Zeit vor 70 n.Chr. Jedoch stand bisher eine Untersuchung aus, die die entsprechenden Belegstellen in ihrem literarischen Kontext wahrnimmt. Birke Siggelkow-Berner greift den Befund auf, dass die jüdischen Feste im Bellum Judaicum... more...

  • The Jewish Wayby Irving Greenberg

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 27.99

    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... more...

  • Pesach for the Rest of Usby Marge Piercy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95

    Every year, poet and novelist Marge Piercy creates her own Passover seder with a group of family and friends. Babies have been born and grown up, friends have moved or divorced, but the principals continue to gather in her rustic Cape Cod home to participate in a seder that Piercy takes joy in tweaking each spring to make it more meaningful. In this... more...

  • A Time to Every Purposeby Jonathan D Sarna

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 23.00

    The preeminent scholar Jonathan Sarna reflects on identity, family, and faith in this accessible introduction to the American Jewish experience. more...

  • Nachhaltige Flächenbelegung für nachwachsende Rohstoffeby Robert Busch

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 36.42

    Neben Qualität und Quantität der Gewinnung von Materialien oder Energie ist die Fläche der wichtigste Wirtschaftsfaktor bei nachwachsenden Rohstoffen. In der Vergangenheit wurde die Nachhaltigkeit von nachwachsenden Rohstoffen insbesondere in Bezug auf die Umweltwirkungen des Anbaus hin untersucht. Ein Projekt am Wuppertal-Institut für Klima, Umwelt... more...

  • Fasting and Feastingby Mohini Sethi; Barkha Jain

    New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2007; US$ 20.00

    About the Book: Fasting and Feasting is an attempt to trace the origins of these traditional observances as carried out Then and Now. Thus it familiarizes the youth with the concepts associated with some observances and practices which they might have been involved with but against their logical sense. The book is written in simple language and... more...