“Proof of the Enduring Ability of Judaism to Withstand the Permutations of History and Culture”

Author: Abigail Pogrebin

May 29, 2017

“Pogrebin devotes a chapter to each of the eighteen holidays (including three that deal with Shabbat). Her tone is con- genial, warm and down to earth, and she succeeds in transmitting the details of the rituals and customs in a manner that re- flects her genuine curiosity and the need to understand it all on her own terms. Her voice, while entirely her own, partakes in the collective voice of American Jews of the 21st century….This engaging, intelligent work can be read as proof of the enduring ability of Judaism to withstand the permutations of history and culture.”

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