Title Festival Days: A History Of Jewish Celebrations.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition First American Edition.
Publisher Grove Weidenfeld, New York: 1990.
0802111475 / 9780802111470
Seller ID 31599X1
In this joyous book, the Jewish festivals are presented with a wholly original approach. Chaim Raphael takes us through the seasonal cycle of the major Jewish celebrations, including the Pilgrim Festivals (Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot), the Days of Awe (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur), the Patriotic Memories (Chanukah, Purim, Tisha B'Av), and the eight Minor Celebrations. Raphael's rich history and vivid descriptions expand our understanding of the festivals by showing us that although these feasts and fasts are firmly grounded in the Bible and tradition, these ancient rituals have been constantly transmuted by history, personal experience, and the influence of time and change on the Jewish people. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Chaim Raphael, Judaica, Judaism, Jews, Religion, Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukah, Purim, Tisha B'Av, Jewish Holidays, Fasts, Feasts, Simhat Torah, Sabbath, Flavius Josephus, Israel, Babylonia, Bible).