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An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual (Hardback)
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An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 30/06/2000
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This encyclopedia presents historical accounts of Jewish rituals, the meaning behind their development, and descriptions of how the rituals are practiced among different Jewish communities. Entries discuss how the rituals evolved over time and what they are designed to symbolize. Whether practiced in the personal or public realm, the rituals included in this volume are generally acknowledged as such by the Jewish community, even if they are not practiced by large segments of the community. Comparisons are drawn among rituals as they are practiced by Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Jews. This volume brings together a wealth of information about the often complicated rituals practiced in Jewish communities throughout North America. Readers desiring to learn more about Jewish rituals will appreciate the mix of historical and practical concerns each entry details. Specific information is readily accessible in the encyclopedic format. Entries are cross-referenced throughout, and each concludes with references for further research. An index is included.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313308147
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 443 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The volume brings together a wealth of information about often complex rituals will like the mixture of historical and practical concerns found in each entry....Well organized, easy to use, and highly recommended for academic reference collections as well as public and theological libraries."-Choice
"A fascinating and well-written book, An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual is equally accessible to the scholar and the general reader."-American Reference Books Annual
"An A-Z survey of the rituals that are part of Jewish life in America--how they evolved, what they mean, and how they are practiced in different Jewish communities."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?A fascinating and well-written book, An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual is equally accessible to the scholar and the general reader.?-American Reference Books Annual
?An A-Z survey of the rituals that are part of Jewish life in America--how they evolved, what they mean, and how they are practiced in different Jewish communities.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?The volume brings together a wealth of information about often complex rituals will like the mixture of historical and practical concerns found in each entry....Well organized, easy to use, and highly recommended for academic reference collections as well as public and theological libraries.?-Choice

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