Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Fall Holidays - 
      Paul Steinberg
    
      Janet Greenstein Potter

Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Fall Holidays

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot

; Janet Greenstein Potter (Redaktør)

Presents a holiday book that takes us through the joys, spirit, and meaning of the seasons. This title focuses on our personal connections to each holiday and our home observance. It features readings that teach us about the history of each holiday, as well as its theological, ethical, agricultural, and seasonal importance and interpretation. Les mer
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Presents a holiday book that takes us through the joys, spirit, and meaning of the seasons. This title focuses on our personal connections to each holiday and our home observance. It features readings that teach us about the history of each holiday, as well as its theological, ethical, agricultural, and seasonal importance and interpretation.
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Sider: 220
ISBN: 9780827608429
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“[Steinberg’s] careful, thorough and reasoned explanations will deepen understanding of each holiday’s history and tradition, allowing celebrations to become, in fact, more celebratory.”—Publishers Weekly

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“Organized with much thoughtfulness, [the author] includes a richness of materials for each holiday. . . . There’s much good and inspiring writing here.”—Jewish Week

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“Those looking for one book to help them understand the fall holiday season would do well to read Celebrating the Jewish Year.”—The Reporter

 

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“A superb addition to personal, family, school and community library Judaic Studies reference collections, Celebrating the Jewish Year is very highly recommended and informative reading that will help the reader to create a memorable holiday experience for themselves and their loved ones that will be enhanced in both meaning and spirit.”—Midwest Book Review

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“This is the kind of book where a reviewer says ‘every family should own one.’ All three volumes will make excellent contributions to the celebrations of our Jewish holidays.”—Sybil Kaplan, National Jewish Post and Opinion

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Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxvii
Framework of This Book1(4)




Part 1: Heart, Mind, and Celebration





The Spiritual Cycle of the Jewish Holidays

5(1)




Reason, Faith, and Jewish Observance

6(7)




Part 2: Origins of the Jewish Calendar





Seeing the Moon

13(1)




Setting the Calendar

14(1)




A Fix for the Two-Day Fix

15(1)




Naming the Months and the Days

16(7)




Part 3: Rosh Hashanah





The Head of the Year

23(1)




Rosh Hashanah in the Bible

24(2)




The Month of Elul: A Footpath to Mercy

26(3)




Is It Two Days or One Long Day?

29(1)




Food and Other Customs on Rosh Hashanah

30(3)




Pathways Through the Sources

33(9)




Midrash Rabbah: Presence and Pardon

33(1)




Jerusalem Talmud: God's Partners

34(1)




High Holiday Machzor: The Decree

34(1)




The Zohar: A Shofar's Harmony

35(1)




Moses ben Jacob of Coucy: Self-Mastery

36(1)




Or Ha-Chaim: Gentle Justice

37(1)




Mei Ha-Shilo'ach: The Original Intention

38(1)




The Rebbe of Strelisk: Heeding Advice

38(1)




Rav Kook: Sacred Freedom

39(1)




Arthur Green: Returning to Wholeness

40(2)




Interpretations of Sacred Texts

42(6)




Judgment and Injustice

42(2)




Remembrance and Compassion

44(2)




The Shofar and Prayer from the Heart

46(2)




Significance of the Holiday: Some Modern Perspectives

48(11)




From Obscurity to Prominence

48(2)




Reuven Hammer





Remembering Creation

50(3)




Paul Steinberg





A Clarion Call to Fixing the World

53(2)




Elliot N. Dorff





The Days of Awe and Israel

55(2)




Miriyam Glazer





The Shofar: A Cry into Eternity

57(2)




Will Berkovitz





Alternative Meditations

59(6)




Singing Creation into Being

59(1)




Shlomo Carlebach





Facing the Music : A High Holiday Meditation

59(2)




Shefa Gold





Hagar and Sarah, Sarah and Hagar

61(4)




Rosellen Brown





Part 4: Yom Kippur





The Day for Spiritual Second Chances

65(1)




Yom Kippur in the Bible

66(5)




Days of Awe

71(1)




Erev Yom Kippur: The Threshold of Sanctity

72(3)




Yom Kippur and Self-Denial

75(2)




Pathways Through the Sources

77(11)




Mishnah: Between God and Fellow

77(1)




Maimonides: Perfect Repentance

77(2)




Zohar: The High Priest's Intervention

79(1)




Yehudah Ha-Levi: Attending to the Spirit

79(1)




Kitzur Shulchan Arukh: Observance and Practice

80(1)




The Maggid of Mezritch: Discovering Unity

81(2)




The Rebbe of Lizensk: Forgiving God

83(1)




Franz Rosenzweig: To Stand before God

84(1)




Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Unforgivable

85(1)




Erich Fromm: No Judgment Without Love

86(2)




Interpretations of Sacred Texts

88(6)




Festivity and Marriage

88(2)




Sin and Confession

90(2)




Truth versus Mercy

92(2)




Significance of the Holiday: Some Modern Perspectives

94(11)




An Evolution in Rite and Prayer

94(3)




Cheryl Peretz





Repentance, Confession, and Atonement

97(2)




Bradley Shavit Artson





Moral Freedom and Responsibility

99(3)




Elliot N. Dorff





Accepting the Decree

102(3)




Miriam Burg





Alternative Meditations

105(12)




Elul

105(2)




Judith Sarah Schmidt





The Ritual of the Scapegoat

107(1)




Ellen Frankel





Meditation before Yom Kippur for One Who Cannot Fast

107(1)




Simkha Y. Weintraub





A Carnival at the Gates: Jonah and Laughter on Yom Kippur

108(9)




Rachel Adler





Part 5: Sukkot





A Merging of Worlds

117(1)




Sukkot in the Bible

118(2)




Symbols of Sukkot

120(8)




The Heavenly Guests

128(2)




The Water Ritual

130(4)




Three ``Last'' Days

134(4)




Reading Kohelet

138(3)




Pathways Through the Sources

141(9)




Midrash: A New Reckoning

141(2)




Midrash Rabbah: Prolonging the Celebration

143(1)




Rashi on Kohelet: The Joy of Now

143(1)




The Zohar: Hosting the Divine

144(1)




Sefer Ha-Hinnukh: The Power of Four

145(1)




Moses Chaim Luzzatto: Engulfed in Light

146(1)




The Rabbi of Kamionka: The Etrog's Glow

147(1)




Samson Raphael Hirsch: Minding What We Share

147(2)




Elie Wiesel: Joy under Adversity

149(1)




Interpretations of Sacred Texts

150(6)




Materialism and Redemption

150(2)




Prayer and the Powers of Rain

152(2)




The Law and the Lesson of Fragility

154(2)




Significance of the Holiday: Some Modern Perspectives

156(14)




History and Tradition Interwoven

156(3)




Joel Roth





Harvest and New Seed

159(5)




Arthur Waskow





Open to the Earth and All Humanity

164(1)




Arthur Waskow





The Season of Our Rejoicing

165(3)




Miriyam Glazer





Never-ending Joy

168(2)




Alan Abrams





Alternative Meditations

170(11)




Imagining Zaydeh's Sukkah

170(2)




Harold M. Schulweis





That Tzaddik's Etrog

172(3)




S. Y. Agnon





New Rituals for Simchat Torah

175(6)




Jill Hammer





Part 6: Guidance along the Way





Is It Law or Custom?

181(1)




Exploring Traditional Sources

182(15)
Endnotes197(22)
Glossary219(16)
Contributing Authors235(4)
Index239
Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and the director of Jewish studies and Hebrew at the Levine Academy in Dallas, Texas. He holds master's degrees in both education and rabbinic studies and was ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. He is the author of The Study Guide to Jewish Ethics (JPS, 2003), articles on Hebrew Bible and Jewish education, and a monthly column on the spirit of Jewish holidays and family in the Texas Jewish Post. Janet Greenstein Potter is the editor of several JPS publications, including the National Jewish Book Award finalist Wise and Not So Wise, Praise Her Works, Zayda Was a Cowboy, Sarah's Journey, and The Kids' Catalog of Animals and the Earth, a book about the environment and the Jewish tradition.