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Jewish Days: A Book of Jewish Life and Culture Around the Year
The pairing of Francine Klagsbrun's unique tour through the Hebrew calendar with Mark Podwal's striking illustrations makes "Jewish Days" a powerful reference that will both attract people first learning about Jewish culture and thought and challenge those who are more knowledgeable.
Published January 1st 1996 by Hill & Wang
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Really quite good. So many books in this genre are the same information just worded differently. After reviewing 10 or 15 of them, I've started finding the same sources quoted and although some writers are better or worse for me personally to connect to, the content is the same. This one is different. Yes, it's a book of holidays and year cycle, but the Talmudic stories referenced are largely different (I don't know anyone who has a better description of the Messianic age feast or the Leviathan ...more