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The Biblical and historical background of the Jewish holy days / by Abraham P. Bloch.


New York : Ktav Pub. House, 1978.
ISBN 9780870683381, 0870683381

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Subjects Fasts and feasts -- Judaism.
Feiertag.
Fêtes religieuses -- Judaïsme.
Judentum.
Description xii, 281 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1978.
Notes Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262).
Summary Them today. traditional sources from the Talmud are Reffered to often with quotes. other sources, Rabbininc works and Megillat Antiochus are included along with the author's own theories.
This book traces the development and evolution of the holidays and related customes from their biblical origins and within the context of their historical backgrounds. the author explains how we arrived at some of the costumes as we know.
Contents The Sabbath -- Rosh Hashanah -- Yom Kippur -- Sukkot -- Chanukah -- Purim -- Passover -- Lab B'Omer -- Shavuot -- The second festival day of the Diaspora -- The festival of the fifteenth of Av -- The fast of Esther -- The fast of the seventeenth of Tammuz -- The fast of Tisha B'Av -- Holocaust Day.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3204231
(OCoLC)ocm03204231
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WorldCat Identities Bloch, Abraham P.
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