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Authors: Reuven Hammer
ISBN-13: 9780827608214, ISBN-10: 0827608217
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Date Published: August 2005
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Reuven Hammer

Reuven Hammer received his ordination and doctorate in theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is the former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and head of the Rabbinical Court of the Masorti Movement.

Book Synopsis

The classic guide to the most important days of the Jewish year
A National Jewish Book Award Winner

The High Holy Days-Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur-are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year, as well as perhaps the occasion of their only visit to their congregation for services.

The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion s significance. Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today s Jews.

Philadelphia Inquirer -

"[A] scholarly and eminently readable book, Entering the High Holy Days will help the reader come into the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah better equipped to leave it on Yom Kippur."

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