Amazing Jewish Facts and Curiosities: Can You Believe It?

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - History - 164 pages
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This book presents an array of strange facts and curiosities about Jewish customs and rituals. In the great body of Jewish literature there are a plethora of fascinating (but relatively unknown), strange, and unusual statements, curiosities, oddities, and other bits of information that have accumulated over the centuries. This book gathers these curiosities and presents them thematically for the reader's pleasure.
 

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Contents

Jewish Holidays
1
ROSH HASHANA
2
MISCELLANY
3
YOM KIPPUR
6
SUKKOT
11
HANUKKAH
16
PURIM
24
PASSOVER
31
Oddities of Dreams and Dream Interpretation
83
Fantastic Jewish Beasts
90
Unusual Prayers and Prayer Oddities
96
Bible Curiosities
104
Amazing Miracles
116
OTHER MIRACULOUS SIGNS OF GOD
120
BIBLICAL MIRACLE STORIES OF ELIJAH
122
BIBLICAL MIRACLE STORIES OF ELISHA
127

SHAVUOT
40
Medicine
49
Unusual Superstitions
61
Judaism and the Occult
71
A WHOS WHO OF DEMONS
74
THE EVIL EYE
78
MIRACLE STORIES IN RABBINIC WRITINGS
131
Education
142
Unusual Onlys
145
Miscellaneous Oddities
148
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Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs has been the spiritual leader of the Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey since 1975. He received his doctorate in instructional technology from Columbia University's Teachers College. He is the author of more than sixty books. His most recent publications include Legends of Biblical Heros, Every Person's Guide to Death and Dying in the Jewish Tradition, and Every Person's Guide to Jewish Philosophy and Philosophers. Rabbi Isaacs currently serves as chairperson of the publications committee of the Rabbinical Assembly of America and with his wife, Leora, designs and coordinates the adult learning summer experience called Shabbat Plus at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, Leora, and their children, Keren and Zachary.

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