New PDF release: An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual

By Kerry Olitzky,Marc Raphael

This encyclopedia provides ancient money owed of Jewish rituals, the which means at the back of their improvement, and outlines of ways the rituals are practiced between various Jewish groups. Entries speak about how the rituals developed through the years and what they're designed to represent. even if practiced within the own or public realm, the rituals integrated during this quantity are ordinarily said as such by means of the Jewish group, no matter if they aren't practiced through huge segments of the group. Comparisons are drawn between rituals as they're practiced by means of Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Jews. This quantity brings jointly a wealth of data in regards to the usually advanced rituals practiced in Jewish groups all through North America.

Readers intending to examine extra approximately Jewish rituals will enjoy the combo of historic and sensible matters each one access info. particular info is quickly available within the encyclopedic layout. Entries are cross-referenced all through, and every concludes with references for extra learn. An index is included.

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