The Sukkot and Simhat Torah Anthology (The JPS Holiday Anthologies)

The Sukkot and Simhat Torah Anthology (The JPS Holiday Anthologies)

By: Philip Goodman (editor)Paperback

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Back by popular demand, the classic JPS holiday anthologies remain essential and relevant in our digital age. Unequaled in-depth compilations of classic and contemporary writings, they have long guided rabbis, cantors, educators, and other readers seeking the origins, meanings, and varied celebrations of the Jewish festivals. The Sukkot and Simhat Torah Anthology offers new insight intothe Festival of Ingathering, celebrating the harvest in the land of our ancestors, and the Festival of Rejoicing in the Law, marking the new cycle of public Torah readings, by elucidating the two festivals' background, historical development, and spiritual truths for Jews and humankind. Mining the Bible, postbiblical literature, Talmud, midrashim, prayers with commentaries, and Hasidic tales, the compendium also showcases humor, art, food, song, dance, essays, stories, and poems-including works by Chaim Weizmann, Elie Wiesel, Herman Wouk, S. Y. Agnon, Sholom Aleichem, H. N. Bialik, and Solomon Schechter-truly a rich harvest for the "Season of Our Rejoicing."

About Author

Philip Goodman (1911-2006) was a rabbi and served as director of the Jewish education and Jewish center division for the Jewish Welfare Board, executive secretary of the Jewish Book Council, and executive secretary of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is the author or editor of many books, including seven volumes in the JPS Holiday Anthologies series.

Contents

List of Illustrations A Note from the Publisher Preface Acknowledgments SUKKOT IN THE BIBLE SUKKOT IN POSTBIBLICAL WRITINGS SUKKOT IN TALMUD AND MIDRASH SUKKOT IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH IN JEWISH LAW SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH LITURGY HASIDIC TALES AND TEACHINGS SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH IN MODERN PROSE SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH IN ART THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FESTIVAL THE SUKKAH THE FOUR SPECIES SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH IN MANY LANDS SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH IN POETRY SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH IN THE SHORT STORY SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH MISCELLANY SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH HUMOR THE FESTIVAL DELICACIES CHILDREN'S STORIES FOR SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH POEMS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES DANCES FOR SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH MUSIC FOR SUKKOT AND SIMHAT TORAH Notes Glossary of Sukkot and Simhat Torah Terms Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780827613171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 516
  • ID: 9780827613171
  • ISBN10: 0827613172

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