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The Book of Jewish Customs

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Divided into chapters such as Birth and Youth, Marriage, Death, and Superstitions and Folklore, this book provides brief descriptions of common Jewish folkways and the reasons behind them. Among the customs discussed are breaking a glass at a Jewish wedding, covering the mirrors in a house while people are sitting shivah, and the origin of the six-pointed "Jewish star."
Paperback, 392 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Jason Aronson, Inc. (first published November 28th 1986)
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Munira almansour
كتاب صغير وخفيف. سهل القراءة .. مختصر جداً .. الغريب وجدت تشابه بين الاسلام واليهودية لكنه تشابه بسيط .. و وجدت كلمات نرددها اخذناها من المسلسلات المصرية ولها اساس يهودي.
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Jul 08, 2015 Rachel Pollock rated it really liked it
Read this in four evenings at the Brooklyn Public Library reference room. Fun, conversational tone to the writing, and the entries provide concise background info on all kinds of aspects of Jewish life and common Yiddish vocab.
Jun 11, 2015 Samara rated it it was amazing
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Being a Jewish woman, I love reading and learning different customs of my religion.
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