The Jewish Book of Why

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Running Press, Sep 13, 2011 - Religion - 176 pages
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The Jewish Book of Why has sold more than three million copies to date and has been translated into several languages. In this bestseller turned Miniature Edition™, scholar Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch explains the significance and origin of nearly every symbol and practice known to Jewish culture. It's an essential guide for both Jews and non-Jews alike, and will answer a wide spectrum of questions on every aspect of Jewish custom, tradition, and life.

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User Review  - jer333 - Overstock.com

I wanted a book that had basic info regarding Hebrew customs etc to help me with more in depth Bible study. I am happy with this book as I use it as a reference with my study of Scripture. Provides ... Read full review

User Review  - Robert Langston - Christianbook.com

This book is really helpful to me; lots of information that I need. Talks a lot about the Jewish people and what they believe in and what they do. We need to respect the Jews. So this book is helpful pick it up and read it. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is the author of numerous books including The Second Jewish Book of Why, The Jewish Book of Why: The Torah, Handbook for the Jewish Home, The New Name Dictionary, and The Jewish Child's First Book of Why.

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