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Jewish Holiday Handbook

by Doron Kornbluth

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The Jewish holidays are largely misunderstood. Of course, Chanukah is about light and Passover is about freedom, but there is so much more. Each Jewish holiday has much to teach us, and together they form a beautiful and intricate system. The holidays accompany us through the seasons, years, and our lives.They offer comfort and meaning. Understood properly, they can turn what seems like a 'boring, repetitive' religion into an incredible, inspiring identity.

In The Jewish Holiday Handbook, readers can quickly get an idea of each holiday’s main activities and themes. Each chapter includes a brief description of the holiday, a summary of preparations and practices, and a short look at some of the holiday’s most interesting, thought-provoking, and important ideas.

Bestselling author, popular tour guide, and renowned international lecturer Doron Kornbluth has done a masterful job of bringing the holidays to life.


  • ITEM #: 7031
  • Dimensions: 4.6 X 6.5
  • ISBN: 978-1937887-29-2
  • Weight: 0.3250 lbs
  • Binding: Pocket Paperback / 167 pages
  • Published by: Mosaica Press

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  • If you ever wanted a handy-dandy guide to the Jewish Year, this is it!

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    • 6/9/14

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    • Joy

    This book is straightforward and accurate. It also fits in your hand!

    I very much liked the layout of the chapters. Each chapter discusses a holiday over a maximum of 20 pages. At the end of the chapter, is a section with "Fast Facts", followed by another section with "Questions for Discussion". There are also a few "I Didn't Know That" blurbs thrown in throughout the book.
    Overall, the layout of each topic and sub-topic is done in an easy to read manner.

    This book was clearly written with a lot of thought and wisdom. I say that because it translates the Hebrew terms, allowing a beginner to Judaism to grasp the basics, but at the same time, it has many deep insights, which allow even a seasoned Jew (no pun intended) to appreciate the times of the year.

    Whether you want to brush up just before a holiday or you are going to experience it for the first time, this is one book you'll want to have within an arm's reach.

  • great little book

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    • 4/4/14

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    • Jimmy

    Beautiful, digestible ideas for the table.
    In 3 min you can have something intelligent and inspirational to share.

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