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The Jewish Cultural Tapestry: International Jewish Folk Traditions

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Here, in one compact volume, is an illuminating survey of Jewish folkways on five continents. Filled with fascinating facts and keen insights, The Jewish Cultural Tapestry is a richly woven fabric that vividly captures the diversity of Jewish life.

All traditional Jews are bound together by the common thread of the Torah and the Talmud, notes author Steven Lowenstein, but this thread takes on a different coloration in different parts of the world as Jewish tradition and local non-Jewish customs intertwine. Lowenstein describes these widely varying regional Jewish cultures with needlepoint accuracy, highlighting the often surprising similarities between Jewish and non-Jewish local traditions, and revealing why Jewish customs vary as much as they do from region to region.

From Europe to India, Israel to America, The Jewish Cultural Tapestry offers an engaging overview of the customs and folkways of a people united by tradition, yet scattered to the far corners of the earth.

About the Author

Steven M. Lowenstein is Isadore Levine Professor of Jewish History at the University of Judaism. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195158007
Author:
Lowenstein, Steven M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Lowenstein, Steven M.
Author:
null, Steven M.
Subject:
Cookery, Jewish
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Copyright:
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 halftones, maps and music ex.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.000 x 8.800 in 1.488 lb

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