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Author Pogrebin, Abigail.

Title My Jewish year : 18 holidays, one wondering Jew / Abigail Pogrebin ; foreword by A. J. Jacobs.

Publication Info. Bedford, New York : Fic Tree Books, [2017]
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Description ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The much-dissected Pew Research Center study of 2013, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" revealed that most U.S. Jews locate their Jewishness in their ancestry and culture not in religion. Abigail Pogrebin wondered if perhaps thats because we havent all looked at religion closely enough. Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and current relevance. She wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, in some cases for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the Jewish calendar. My Jewish Year travels through this calendars signposts with candor, humor, and a trove of information, capturing the arc of Jewish observance through the eyes of a relatable, wanderingand wonderingJew. The chapters are interspersed with brief reflections from prominent rabbis and Jewish thinkers. Maybe youre seeking an accessible, digestible roadmap for Jewish life. Maybe youd appreciate a fresh exploration of what youve mastered. Whatever your motivation, youll be educated, entertained, and inspired by Pogrebins unusual journeyand by My Jewish Year.
Subject Judaism.
Fasts and feasts -- Judaism.
Added Author Jacobs, A. J.
ISBN 9781941493205 (hardcover)
1941493203 (hardcover)
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