The JPS guide to Jewish traditions /

The book is divided into four sections: Life cycle events, Sabbath and festivals, Synagogue and prayers and a final miscellany section that touches diverse topics as food, animals, magic and superstition.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Eisenberg, Ronald L.
Corporate Author: Jewish Publication Society
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2004.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:JPS guide.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Language
  • Life-Cycle Events
  • The Stages of Life
  • First 16 Years of Life
  • Birth
  • Circumcision
  • Names
  • Pidyon ha-Ben
  • Adoption
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Bat Mitzvah
  • Confirmation
  • Marriage
  • Jewish Marriage
  • Marriage Ceremony
  • Harmonious Married Life
  • Obligations and Rights of the Husband
  • Prohibited Marriages
  • Levirate Marriage/Halitzah
  • Intermarriage
  • Sex
  • Premarital Sex
  • Male Homosexuality
  • Female Homosexuality
  • Divorce
  • Jewish Concepts of Divorce
  • Divorce Other Than by Consent
  • Consequences of Divorce
  • Get
  • Agunah
  • Death
  • Death and Dying
  • Angel of Death
  • Preparation for Burial
  • Funeral Service/Burial
  • Mourning
  • Suicide
  • Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
  • Cremation
  • Modern Issues Concerning the Dead
  • Afterlife and the World to Come
  • Sabbath and Festivals
  • Restrictions
  • Observances
  • Liturgy
  • Havdalah
  • Special Sabbaths
  • Festivals and Fasts
  • Jewish Calendar
  • Rosh Hodesh
  • High Holy Days
  • Repentance (Teshuvah)
  • Selichot
  • Elul
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Ten Days of Repentance
  • Yom Kippur
  • Fall Festivals
  • Sukkot
  • Hoshana Rabbah
  • Shemini Atzeret
  • Simchat Torah
  • Winter Festivals
  • Hanukkah
  • Tu b'Shevat
  • Purim
  • Spring Festivals
  • Passover
  • Omer Period
  • Shavuot
  • Fast Days and Summer Observances
  • 17th of Tammuz
  • The Three Weeks
  • Tisha b'Av
  • Tu b'Av
  • Tzom Gedalyah
  • 10th of Tevet
  • Synagogue and Prayer
  • Synagogue
  • Synagogue Architecture
  • Torah Scrolls and Ornaments
  • Ark.