By Hayyim Schauss
Why is the Jewish New yr exact at the Jewish calendar because the first day of the seventh month, and never of the first month? Why do girls disguise their eyes whilst reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the booklet of Esther, learn on Purim, reflect any genuine old events?
Long thought of a vintage, The Jewish Festivals provides a wealthy and fascinating account of the origins, improvement, and symbolism of the Jewish vacations, and of the varied rituals, prayers, ceremonial gadgets, and precise meals that experience been used all through history and all over the world to rejoice them. Drawing upon a wealth of data of Jewish folkways and customs, Hayyim Schauss indicates how those vacation trips developed in which means and value, looking on the modern wishes of these who saw them. Written with ardour and heat, this e-book will infuse your personal adventure of the vacations with additional which means and enjoyment.