Judaism in America

Judaism in America

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This book is about the beliefs, doctrines, history, institutions, and leaders of the Jewish religious community. It is based on historical evidence as well as interviews and direct observation of about 100 synagogues in the country and presents a full portrait of a religious tradition that comprises only two percent of America's population but has a large influence on American culture.... to new members on how to make a Passover seder, how to build a sukkah, or how to prepare for bar and/or bat mitzvah. ... Rosh Hashanah The two Hebrew words mean the New Year, and it occurs on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishri. ... of the world on that day;58 in the Hebrew Bible it is called a day when the shofar59 is sounded (Numbers 29:1) and a ... The holiday continues a season of self-examination, begun during the previous month of Elul with morning penitentialanbsp;...

Title:Judaism in America
Author:Marc Lee Raphael
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-06-19


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