This book provides detailed, yet succinct, information in an absorbing 'question and answer' format on every aspect of the High Holy Days, including history, liturgy, theology, and philosophy, as well as laws and customs.
Rabbi Jeffrey M. Cohen has disginguished himself in the field of religious affairs as a broadcaster, lecturer, writer, and reviewer. A graduate of Jew's College, London, and the Yeshivot of Manchester and Gateshead, Rabbi Cohen gained a first class honors degree and a master's degree in philosophy from London University and a Ph.D. from Glasgow University. He is the author of fourteen books -the most recent being Prayer and Penitence: A Commentary on the High Holy Day Machzor, Following the Synagogue Service, 1,001 Questions and Answers on Pesach, as well as over 300 articles. Rabbi Cohen currently serves as senior rabbi of the Stanmore Synagogue in London, England, the largest Orthodox congregation in Europe, and is a past member of the Chief Rabbi's cabinet. He and his wife Gloria have four children and twelve grandchildren.