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Seasons of Our Joy: A Modern Guide to the Jewish Holidays

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Circling the Jewish calendar from Rosh Hashanah to Tisha B'Av, this lively, accessible guide includes rituals, recipes, songs, prayers, and suggestions for new approaches to holiday observance. ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 12th 1991 by Beacon Press (first published April 1982)
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Melissa Penn
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My partner gave me this book. It has added much flavor and ease to our holiday celebrations. The wisdom of "why" pervades the text - and rekindles the flame of desire to have a meaningful life through ritual - as relevant now as when they were written in the Torah. ...more
Claude Smith-Kenny
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. In love with this book. Waskow explains the Jewish holidays from many perspectives, most interestingly the perspective of their relationship with the solar-lunar cycle of the Jewish calendar. He touches on the history of all the holidays, and the various conflicts and changes among them. Cannot recommend this book enough to any Jewish person wanting to get a deeper sense of connection with our holidays.
Sara
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Bought this when I was studying for conversion, though I converted a Orthodox & Waskow is a Reconstructionist. Still, these are interesting writings on the holidays and what they mean to us now, as modern Jews.
Ezri K
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An introduction to the Jewish holidays and their development. Though not a fast read it is still interesting. In the intro of each holiday is gives how they come about, the source of the traditions done to celebrate them, their development, common readings for the days, recipes to fit the celebration, and more. A book I would recommend to any interested in learning about the holidays and better understand the practices used to celebrate them. The material is such that it doesn't treat the reader ...more
Lynnnadeau
Mar 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I go back to this book again and again as I go through the Jewish holidays to pull more meaning from each seasonal event.
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