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by Harvey Lutske

Author: Harvey Lutske
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.; Revised edition (July 1, 1995)
Pages: 400 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.4
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Start by marking The Book of Jewish Customs as Want to Read . Divided into chapters such as Birth and Youth, Marriage, Death, and Superstitions and Folklore, this book provides brief descriptions of common Jewish folkways and the reasons behind them.

Start by marking The Book of Jewish Customs as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Among the customs discussed are breaking a glass at a Jewish wedding, covering the mirrors in a house while people are sitting shivah, and the origin of the six-pointed "Jewish star.

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Harvey Lutske has combed the literature, from the Bible and the Talmud through contemporary sources, to discover the meaning and reasons behind common Jewish folkways that we often are familiar with but whose origins.

Harvey Lutske has combed the literature, from the Bible and the Talmud through contemporary sources, to discover the meaning and reasons behind common Jewish folkways that we often are familiar with but whose origins we may not know. This work includes more than just customs, rather, p. 10: "This book is meant to be a clarifying explanation of many of those expressions, practices, symbols, signals, actions, & customs that are still heard & practiced today. It is meant to be a reference & resource work for those commonly seen but not commonly explained segments & aspects of contemporary Jewish life. While citing appropriate canonical sources

X, 392 pages ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-383) and index.

X, 392 pages ; 24 cm.

The Book of Jewish Customs is a charming often funny, always informative volume, rich with history and filled with ideas. Harvey Lutske has combed the literature, from the Bible and the Talmud through contemporary sources, to discover the meaning and reasons behind common Jewish folkways that we often are familiar with but whose origins we may not know.

The Book of Jewish Customs. The Book of Customs serves as an essential handbook to Jewish practice. An easy yet intelligent guide that will enable a Jewish family to introduce beautiful and meaningful customs into their life. Rabbi Reuven Hammer, author of Entering Jewish Prayer). This updated, annotated, wonderfully illustrated book of customs is rich with information and insights. Jonathan Rosen, author of The Talmud and the Internet). Dr. Ellen Frankel, author of The Five Books of Miriam and The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols).

The people presented in this book are as varied as their signatures. Some were religious, some secular; some made their mark in science, others in humanities.

Of all the Jewish hand signs, the most famous is that of the priestly blessing, the Birchat Kohanim, and yet it is rarely seen. See "The Book of Jewish Customs" by Harvey Lutske (Jason Aronson, 1986) p. 157 Reply. Kate Friedman STL, MO September 25, 2006. This is the sign of both hands outstretched at shoulder height under a tallit, with the fingers spread apart, as the Kohen blesses the congregation. The Kohen's face is covered.

ISBN 10: 1568212909 ISBN 13: 9781568212906. Publisher: Jason Aronson, In. 1996.

Have you ever wondered why the groom breaks a glass at a Jewish wedding? Did you know that a traditional Jewish funeral requires a coffin made of plain wood with no nails? Are you curious as to why, in a Jewish house of mourning, the mirrors are usually covered? Do you know why a six-pointed star is considered a "Jewish star"? These and hundreds of other Jewish customs, practices, expressions, and symbols are explained and explored in Harvey Lutske's delightful volume, The Book of Jewish Customs. Why do Jewish men often wear headcoverings? What is the significance of the sidecurls grown by many pious Jews? Did you know that Star Trek's Mr. Spock displayed a hand sign that has been used by Jews for centuries? Have you ever heard someone say "pooh pooh pooh" and wondered what it meant? The Book of Jewish Customs is a charming often funny, always informative volume, rich with history and filled with ideas. Harvey Lutske has combed the literature, from the Bible and the Talmud through contemporary sources, to discover the meaning and reasons behind common Jewish folkways that we often are familiar with but whose origins we may not know.