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What It Means to Be Jewish: The Voices of Our Heritage
Includes selections from traditional & contemporar

Our Price: $24.00
By Ina Abrams (au); Alexander M. Schindler (fr)
Year: 2002
Pages: 238
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 312261942

Product Code: 1422390829

Includes selections from traditional & contemporary writings reflecting on all facets of Jewish identity. Each chapter captures a different spiritual & cultural aspect of Judaism: Rituals, lore, & customs, as well as the roles of humor & of women; The span of Israeli history from the birth of the Zionist movement through the creation of the Jewish state in Palestine; The hardships & joys of Jewish immigrants who crossed the Atlantic in search of the promise of the New World, from the Russian “Shtetl” to the Lower East Side & beyond; Homage to the victims -- & survivors -- of the Holocaust; & A testament to the Jewish people by non-Jews as varied as Mark Twain & George Washington. “Sheds a warm light on Jewish history, tradition, & culture.”

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