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Judaism Reading List: Trad. Lit. and Practice (Pt. II)
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    All Holidays/The Calendar in General
    
   [CohXX]
          Cohen, Simcha Bunim. The Laws Of Yom Tov. Artscroll Mesorah.
          Hardcover. [A comprehensive halachic guide to the laws and
          practices of the Festivals.]
          [6][Buy at Artscroll:
          http://www.artscroll.com/linker/socculturejewish/ASIN/LOYH] 
          
   [Gre88]
          Greenberg, Irving. The Jewish Way: Living The Holidays. Summit
          Books, New York. 1988. Touchstone Books; 1993; Paperback
          reprint edition. ISBN 0-671873-03-2. [A compelling presentation
          of Judaism as revealed through its holidays. It presents an
          in-depth explanation and interpretation of each holiday's
          origins, rituals and significance. The detailed instructions
          emphasize how the rituals, prayers, foods and song reflect and
          reinforce its central motif. Rabbi Greenberg studies the social
          and theological implications that derive from each observance;
          his chapters on Yom HaShoah [Holocaust memorial day] and Yom
          Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independance Day] constitute a
          groundbreaking theological view.]
          [7][Buy at Amazon:
          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0671873032/socculturejew
          ish] 
          
   [Kit70]
          Kitov, Eliyahu. The Book of Our Heritage: The Jewish Year and
          Its Days of Significance. 3 vols. Feldheim, New York. 1970.
          Philipp Feldheim; 1997. Hardcover expanded edition. ISBN
          0-873067-63-0. [This three volume set, from an Orthodox point
          of view, provides information and deep insight into the Jewish
          year: its festivals and fast days, its days of rejoicing and
          sorrow, and its laws, customs, and age-old lore. (1,156
          Pages).]
          [8][Buy at Amazon:
          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0873067630/socculturejew
          ish] 
          
   [Kla98]
          Klagsbrun, Francine; Podwal, Mark (Illustrator). Jewish Days: A
          Book of Jewish Life and Culture Around the Year. Noonday Pr;
          1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-374525-66-8.
          [9][Buy at Amazon:
          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374525668/socculturejew
          ish/] 
          
   [Sch96]
          Schauss, Hayyim. The Jewish Festivals: A Guide to Their History
          and Observance. Schocken Books; 1996. Paperback. 316 pages.
          ISBN 0-805209-37-9.
          [10][Buy at Amazon:
          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805209379/socculturejew
          ish] 
          
   [Spi86]
          Spier, Arthur. The Comprehensive Hebrew Calendar. Feldheim
          Publishers, Jerusalem/New York, 3rd revised edition, 1986. ISBN
          0-873063-98-8. [Not only a calendar-date book, but easily gives
          anniversaries, Parashioth, Haphtaroth as well as elements of
          calendar calculations without straing one's eyes at the
          computer.]
          [11][Buy at Amazon:
          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0873063988/socculturejew
          ish] 
          
   [Str85]
          Strassfeld, Michael. Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary.
          HarperCollins; 1985. ISBN 0-062720-08-2. [A guide to the
          practice and meaning of the holidays by the co-editor of "The
          Jewish Catalog" series. A fascinating weave of the traditional
          and the contemporary, the communal and individual, the letter
          and the spirit.]
          [12][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [Tov97]
          Tov, Eliyahu Ki; Landesman, Dovid; Bulman, Nachman (trans.).
          The Book of Our Heritage: The Jewish Year and Its Days of
          Significance. Philipp Feldheim; 1997. Hardcover expanded
          edition. ISBN 0-873067-63-0.
          [13][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [Was91]
          Waskow, Arthur. Seasons of Our Joy: A Modern Guide to the
          Jewish Holidays. Beacon Pr; 1991. Paperback. 245 pages. Reissue
          edition. ISBN 0-807036-11-0.
          [14][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
    Shabbat
    
   [CohXX]
          Cohen, Simcha Bunim. Laws Of Shabbos. 3 Volume Set. Artscroll
          Mesorah. Hardcover.
          [15][Buy at Artscroll:
          http://www.artscroll.com/linker/socculturejewish/ASIN/SHBS] 
          
   [Dre70]
          Dresner, Samuel H. The Sabbath. United Synagogue Book Service;
          1970. Paperback. ISBN 0-838121-14-4.
          [16][Buy at Amazon:
          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0838121144/socculturejew
          ish] 
          
   [Gru72]
          Grunfeld, I. Dayan. The Sabbath: A Guide to Its Understanding
          and Observance. Philipp Feldheim; 1966, 1988. Paperback. ISBN
          0-873062-72-8.
          [17][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Hes51]
          Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern
          Man. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York. 1951. Reprint
          edition,1995. Hardcover. 118 pages. ISBN. 0-374253-21-8.
          [18][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [KapXX]
          Kaplan, Aryeh. Shabbos: Day Of Eternity. OU/NCSY. Paperback.
          [19][Buy at Artscroll:
          http://www.artscroll.com/linker/socculturejewish/ASIN/U-SHAP] 
          
   [Neu74]
          Neuwirth, Rav Yehoshua Y. Shemirath Shabbath: A Guide to the
          Practical Observance of Shabbath. 2 vols. Translation of the
          second edition of the Hebrew - Shemiras Shabbas Kehilchaso.
          Volume I: Chapters 1-22; Volume II: Chapter 23 to the end.
          Philipp Feldheim; 1974, 2000. [An excellent source for
          practical halachos of shabbos.] Volume I: ISBN 0-873062-98-1.
          Volume II. ISBN 0-873064-77-1.
          Volume I: [20][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] ; II: [21][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Wol96a]
          Wolfson, Ron. The Shabbat Seder (Art of Jewish Living). Jewish
          Lights Pub; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 1-879045-90-7. [A concise
          step-by-step guide designed to teach people the meaning of this
          weekly celebration, as well as its practices. Activities and
          rituals are set out in a straightforward way, along with
          instructions on how to perform them. Each chapter corresponds
          to one of ten steps which together comprise the Shabbat dinner
          ritual, and focuses on the concepts, objects, and meanings
          behind the specific activity or ritual act. It is designed in
          an easy-to-read format for people with varying degrees of
          Hebrew skills. Conservative.]
          [22][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
    High Holy Days
    
   [Agn65]
          Agnon, S. Y. Days of Awe: A Treasury of Jewish Wisdom for
          Reflection, Repentance, and Renewal on the High Holy Days.
          Schocken, New York. 1965. Schocken Books; 1995. Paperback
          reprint. 295 pages. ISBN 0-805210-48-2.
          [23][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [GolXX]
          Goldwurm, Hersh. Yom Kippur: Its Significance, Laws, And
          Prayers. Artscroll Mesorah. Hardcover. [A presentation
          anthologized from Talmudic and traditional sources]
          [24][Buy at Artscroll:
          http://www.artscroll.com/linker/socculturejewish/ASIN/YOMH] 
          
   [Goo92a]
          Goodman, Philip. The Rosh Hashanah Anthology. Jewish
          Publication Society; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-827604-08-4.
          [25][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Goo92b]
          Goodman, Philip. The Yom Kippur Anthology. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-827604-09-2.
          [26][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Ham98]
          Hammer, Reuven. Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide
          To The History, Prayers and Themes. Jewish Publication Society;
          1998. Hardcover. 256 pages. ISBN 0-827606-09-5.
          [27][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [Oli96]
          Olitzky, Kerry M. Preparing Your Heart for the High Holy Days:
          A Guided Journal. Jewish Publication Society; 1996. Paperback.
          140 pages. ISBN 0-827605-78-1.
          [28][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [Rei97]
          Reimber, Gail Twersky (ed.); Kates, Judith A. (ed.) Beginning
          Anew: A Woman's Companion to the High Holy Days. Touchstone
          Books; 1997. Paperback. 384 pages. ISBN 0-684826-87-9.
          [29][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [SchXX]
          Scherman, Nosson. Rosh Hashanah: Its Significance, Laws, And
          Prayers. Artscroll Mesorah. Hardcover. [A presentation
          anthologized from Talmudic and traditional sources]
          [30][Buy at Artscroll:
          http://www.artscroll.com/linker/socculturejewish/ASIN/RSHH] 
          
    Sukkot/Simchat Torah
    
   [Goo73]
          Goodman, Philip. The Sukkot and Simchat Torah Anthology. Jewish
          Publication Society; 1973. Hardcover. ISBN 0-827600-10-0.
          [31][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [LieXX]
          Lieber, Moshe. Simchas Torah/Shemini Atzeres: Its Significance,
          Laws, And Prayers. Artscroll Mesorah. Hardcover.
          [32][Buy at Artscroll:
          http://www.artscroll.com/linker/socculturejewish/ASIN/SIMH] 
          
   [ZolXX]
          Zlotowitz, Meir. Succos: Its Significance, Laws, And Prayers.
          Artscroll Mesorah. Hardcover. [A presentation anthologized from
          Talmudic and Midrashic sources]
          [33][Buy at Artscroll:
          http://www.artscroll.com/linker/socculturejewish/ASIN/SUCH] 
          
    Hanukkah
    
   [Goo76]
          Goodman, Philip. The Hanukkah Anthology. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1976. Hardcover. ISBN 0-827600-80-1.
          [34][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Wol96c]
          Wolfson, Ron. Hanukkah (The Art of Jewish Living). Jewish
          Lights Pub; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 1-879045-97-4. [Discusses the
          holiday's origins, reasons for the Hanukkah candles and
          customs, and provides everything from recipes to family
          activities. There are songs in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
          (with clear transliterations), recipes for Hanukkah foods,
          information on the arts and crafts of Hanukkah, the calendar
          and its relationship to Christmas time, and games played at
          Hanukkah. Putting the holiday in a larger, timely context,
          "December Dilemmas" deals with ways in which a Jewish family
          can cope with Christmas.]
          [35][Buy at Amazon:
          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1879045974/socculturejew
          ish/] 
          
    Purim
    
   [Goo88]
          Goodman, Philip. The Purim Anthology. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1988. Paperback. Reissue edition. ISBN 0-827603-19-3.
          [36][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
    Pesach (Passover)
    
   [FinXXb]
          Finkelman, Shimon; Lieber, Moshe. Pesach. Artscroll Mesorah.
          Hardcover.
          [37][Buy at Artscroll:
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   [Goo94]
          Goodman, Amy; Goodman, Philip (editor). The Passover Anthology.
          Jewish Publication Society; 1994. Paperback. ISBN
          0-827604-10-6.
          [38][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Ste95]
          Steingroot, Ira. Keeping Passover: Everything You Need to Know
          to Bring the Ancient Tradition to Life and Create Your Own
          Passover Celebration. Harper San Francisco; 1995. Paperback.
          352 pages. ISBN 0-060675-53-5.
          [39][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish] 
          
   [Ste01]
          Stefansky, Chaim (Editor). The Carlebach Haggadah : Seder Night
          With Reb Shlomo. Lambda Pub Inc; 2001. Hardcover. ISBN
          9-657108-31-4. [The teachings and stories of Reb Shlomo
          Carlebach relating to the Haggadah and Passover Seder night].
          [40][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Wol96b]
          Wolfson, Ron. The Passover Seder (The Art of Jewish Living).
          Jewish Lights Pub; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 1-879045-93-1.
          [Explains the concepts behind Passover ritual and ceremony in
          clear, easy-to-understand language, and guides you with
          step-by-step procedures for observance and preparing the home
          for the holiday. The Haggadah texts are in Hebrew, English, and
          transliteration. A detailed description of the procedures
          involved in performing rituals is included, along with a
          section of practical questions and answers. "Innovations"
          offers imaginative ideas and customs for Seder celebration.]
          [41][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
    Lag B'Omer
    
   [FinXXa]
          Finkelman, Shimon. Lag Ba'omer. Artscroll Mesorah. Hardcover.
          [42][Buy at Artscroll:
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    Shavout
    
   [FinXX]
          Finkelman, Shimon. Shavuos: Its Observance, Laws, And
          Significance. Artscroll Mesorah. Hardcover.
          [43][Buy at Artscroll:
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   [Goo92c]
          Goodman, Philip. The Shavuot Anthology. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-827603-91-6.
          [44][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 

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