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The Book of Customs

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Fifteen years ago while researching Jewish imagery, award-winning book designer Scott-Martin Kosofsky happened upon a 1645 edition of the Minhogimbukh -- the "Customs Book" -- a beautifully designed and illustrated guide to the Jewish year written in Yiddish, the people's vernacular. Captivated, he investigated further and learned that from 1590 to 1890, this cross between...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 1st 2004)
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Chavah
May 20, 2007 Chavah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jewish folks, students of Judaism & folklore
this is just a gorgeous book...

the illustrations throughout it are little re-printings taken from the original wood-cut illustrations of the "Minhagbuch"(sp) that this book was inspired by....

the book is set up as a month-to-month guide to the Jewish year with all special festivals touched upon here and there.. not "exhuastive", i still would consider it more than just a brief "overview".. very useful.
Shiraz
Fascinating look at Jewish practices of several hundred years ago and gave me a great deal more detail about the goat.
Samantha
Sep 30, 2007 Samantha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wayward jews.
very useful reference. for the jew-ish.
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