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  - raizel - LibraryThing

Explanations for many aspects of Judaism and living a Jewish life in the form of short questions answered by one or a few paragraphs. It is not all inclusive because there is also a second book. Read full review

solid referncegood value

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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

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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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