By Kerry Olitzky,Marc Raphael

ISBN-10: 0313308144

ISBN-13: 9780313308147

This encyclopedia provides ancient bills of Jewish rituals, the which means in the back of their improvement, and outlines of ways the rituals are practiced between assorted Jewish groups. Entries talk about how the rituals developed through the years and what they're designed to represent. no matter if practiced within the own or public realm, the rituals incorporated during this quantity are in most cases stated as such through the Jewish neighborhood, no matter if they don't seem to be practiced via huge segments of the group. Comparisons are drawn between rituals as they're practiced through Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Jews. This quantity brings jointly a wealth of data in regards to the frequently complex rituals practiced in Jewish groups all through North America.

Readers meaning to study extra approximately Jewish rituals will get pleasure from the combo of historic and sensible matters each one access information. particular info is quickly available within the encyclopedic structure. Entries are cross-referenced all through, and every concludes with references for additional examine. An index is included.

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