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Inhaltsangabe: This volume describes the major "rites of passage" of the Jewish life cycle. From birth, through circumcision, to marriage, divorce, sickness, death and mourning, Daniel Sperber presents detailed descriptions of the major customs attending these events. These customs are examined in light of their original sources, their integration and evolution in varying Jewish communities, and the popular explanations given for their practice, both historically and today.
This book draws on the whole spectrum of rabbinic literature, comparing its stories and explanations with folk beliefs of other cultures throughout the world. Sperber makes use of a wide range of resources--medieval and modern, legal, folkloristic, anthropological and literary-in his discussion of customs, proving that Jewish communities were never isolated from their environment. He also examines in depth the earliest origins of many of our well-known and commonly practiced Jewish customs. This book makes use of iconographic material found in illustrated books written by non-Jews describing Jewish practice. These illustrations are analyzed in detail, constituting yet another rich source for the understanding of the evolution of Jewish customs. Customs, by their nature, are often taken for granted. In this book, Daniel Sperber offers an expert, detailed, and lively analysis of some of the most and least commonly practiced customs in Jewish tradition.
About the Author: Daniel Sperber is Milan Roven Professor of Talmudic Studies at Bar-Ilan University.
Titel: The Jewish Life Cycle Lore and Iconography ...
Verlag: Oxford University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Bar-Ilan University Press and Oxford University Press, Ramat Gan/NY, 2008. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good Plus. First Edition. hard cover, illustrated boards., one dent to rear board at top edge, affecting nothing internal. one superficial scratch to bottom of top board. else, clean, no markings. strong binding.; 676pp., b/w figures. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17848
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000991237
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0195307593