By Kerry Olitzky,Marc Raphael
This encyclopedia offers ancient bills of Jewish rituals, the that means in the back of their improvement, and outlines of the way the rituals are practiced between assorted Jewish groups. Entries talk about how the rituals developed through 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 typically said as such through the Jewish group, no matter if they don't seem to be practiced by means of huge segments of the group. Comparisons are drawn between rituals as they're practiced by means of Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Jews. This quantity brings jointly a wealth of knowledge in regards to the usually advanced rituals practiced in Jewish groups all through North America.
Readers aspiring to research extra approximately Jewish rituals will get pleasure from the combo of ancient and useful issues each one access info. particular details is quickly obtainable within the encyclopedic layout. Entries are cross-referenced all through, and every concludes with references for additional learn. An index is included.
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An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual by Kerry Olitzky,Marc Raphael