Your Guide to the Jew­ish Hol­i­days: From Sho­far to Seder

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May 19, 2015

For those seek­ing to learn more about Jew­ish cel­e­bra­tions, Can­tor Matt Axel­rod has writ­ten a guide for the read­er who has no pri­or knowl­edge about the Jew­ish hol­i­days — as well as the read­er who knows the basics about the hol­i­days but wants to under­stand them on a deep­er lev­el. Your Guide to the Jew­ish Hol­i­days takes a humor­ous, light-heart­ed look at the eleven most impor­tant Jew­ish hol­i­days. Instead of sim­ply explain­ing that Jews are oblig­at­ed to observe in a cer­tain way because of a bib­li­cal text, Axel­rod shows where each hol­i­day, along with its rit­u­als, came from in a his­tor­i­cal context.

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