An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual by Kerry Olitzky,Marc Raphael

By Kerry Olitzky,Marc Raphael

This encyclopedia provides old money owed of Jewish rituals, the that means in the back of their improvement, and outlines of ways the rituals are practiced between various Jewish groups. Entries talk about how the rituals advanced over the years and what they're designed to represent. no matter if practiced within the own or public realm, the rituals incorporated during this quantity are normally said as such via the Jewish neighborhood, whether they don't seem to be practiced by means of huge segments of the group. Comparisons are drawn between rituals as they're practiced through Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Jews. This quantity brings jointly a wealth of data concerning the frequently advanced rituals practiced in Jewish groups all through North America.

Readers meaning to study extra approximately Jewish rituals will have fun with the combination of historic and functional matters every one access information. particular details is instantly available within the encyclopedic layout. Entries are cross-referenced all through, and every concludes with references for extra learn. An index is included.

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