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Book of Customs A Complete Handbook for the Jewish Year

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ISBN-10: 0060524375

ISBN-13: 9780060524371

Edition: 2004

Authors: Scott-Martin Kosofsky

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Fifteen years ago while researching Jewish imagery, award-winning book designer Scott-Martin Kosofsky happened upon a 1645 edition of the Minhogimbukh -- the "Customs Book" -- a beautifully designed and illustrated guide to the Jewish year written in Yiddish, the people's vernacular. Captivated, he investigated further and learned that from 1590 to 1890, this cross between a prayer book and a farmer's almanac was immensely popular in households all across Europe. Published in dozens of editions and revised over the centuries in Venice, Prague, Amsterdam, and throughout Germany before moving eastward in the nineteenth century to Poland and Russia, these books detail the evolution of Jewish…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/28/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Introduction: A Discovery
A Welcome from 1593
Custom and Law
Fundamentals of Prayer
The Days of the Week
Prayers upon Waking
Shaharit: The Morning Synagogue Service
Blessings of Food and Drink
Minhah: The Afternoon Synagogue Service
Maariv: The Evening Synagogue Service
The Bedtime Shema
Preparations for the Sabbath
Friday Evening: Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday Evening Service
Friday Evening at Home
Saturday Morning
Musaf Service
The Sabbath Day Meal
Sabbath Afternoon Service
The Third Sabbath Meal
The Conclusion of Sabbath
Rosh Hodesh
The Prayers for Rosh Hodesh
When Rosh Hodesh Falls on Sabbath
Shabbat Mahar Hodesh
Blessing the New Moon
The Month of Nisan
Shabbat Hagadol
The Preparations for Passover
Preparing the Flour for Matzoh
The First Night of Passover
The Seder
The First Day of Passover
General Laws of Festivals
Forbidden and Permitted Foods on Passover
The Second Night of Passover
The Counting of the Omer
The Second Day of Passover
Hol Hamoed: The Intermediate Days of Passover
Sabbath During the Intermediate Days of Passover
The Last Days of Passover
Yom Hashoah
The Month of Iyar
Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut, Yom Yerushalayim
Lag b'Omer
The Month of Sivan
The First Day of Shavuot
The Second Day of Shavuot
The Month of Tamuz
The Month of Av
Tishah b'Av
The Customs of Tishah b'Av
The Month of Av After the Ninth
The Month of Elul
Teshuvah and Selihah: Repentance and Forgiveness
Tzedakah: Charity as Justice
The Day Before Rosh Hashanah
The Month of Tishrei
The Book of Life and the Book of Death
Rosh Hashanah
The First Day of Rosh Hashanah
The Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
The Fast of Gedaliah
Shabbat Shuvah: The Sabbath of Return
The Day Before Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Kol nidrei: The Eve of Yom Kippur
The Morning of Yom Kippur
Musaf Service
Afternoon Service
Neilah: the Last Appeal
The Conclusion of Yom Kippur
The Sukkah
The Four Species
The First Night of Sukkot
The First Two Days of Sukkot
The Intermediate Days of Sukkot
Sabbath During the Intermediate Days of Sukkot
Hoshana Rabbah
Shemini Atzeret
Simhat Torah
The Month of Heshvan
The Month of Kislev
The Customs of Hanukkah
The Synagogue Customs of Hanukkah
The Month of Tevet
The Tenth of Tevet
The Month of Shevat
Shabbat Shekalim: The Sabbath of the Shekel Tax
The Month(s) of Adar
Shabbat Zakhor: The Sabbath of Remembrance
The Customs of Purim
Shabbat Parah: The Sabbath of the Red Heifer
Shabbat Hahodesh: The Sabbath of the Month
Concepts and Artifacts of Betrothal and Marriage
Modern Weddings
Pidyon haben: The Redemption of the Firstborn Son
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The Background of Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The Customs of Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Death and Mourning
At the Time of Death
Preparation of the Corpse
The Funeral and Burial
Notes and Bibliography
Transliterations and Translations
Page Notes
Other Works Consulted