Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays - 
      Paul Steinberg
    
      Janet Greenstein Potter

Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays

Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, Tisha B'Av

; Janet Greenstein Potter (Redaktør)

2009 National Jewish Book Award Winner, Jewish Family Literature

JPS's holiday books take us through the joys, spirit, and meaning of the seasons. As we move from season to season, Paul Steinberg shares with us a rich collection of readings from many of the Jewish greats-Maimonides, Rashi, Nehama Leibowitz, Irving Greenberg, Shlomo Carlebach, Marge Piercy, Elie Wiesel, Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Arthur Green, and others-and he guides us in discovering for ourselves the many treasures within each text. Les mer
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2009 National Jewish Book Award Winner, Jewish Family Literature

JPS's holiday books take us through the joys, spirit, and meaning of the seasons. As we move from season to season, Paul Steinberg shares with us a rich collection of readings from many of the Jewish greats-Maimonides, Rashi, Nehama Leibowitz, Irving Greenberg, Shlomo Carlebach, Marge Piercy, Elie Wiesel, Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Arthur Green, and others-and he guides us in discovering for ourselves the many treasures within each text. Some of the readings teach us about the history of each holiday, as well as its theological, ethical, agricultural, and seasonal importance and interpretation; others give us inspiration and much food for thought. These stories, essays, poems, anecdotes, and rituals help us discover how deeply Jewish traditions are rooted in nature's yearly cycle, and how beautifully season and spirit are woven together throughout the Jewish year.
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Forlag: Jewish Publication Society
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 220
ISBN: 9780827608504
Format: 25 x 18 cm
Winner of National Jewish Book Award Jewish Family Literature 2009.
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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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“Paul Steinberg explains customs in simple terms accessible to readers of all backgrounds, including gentiles and Jews alike.”—Midwest Book Review

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“Reading Celebrating the Jewish Year is a great way to prepare for the holidays; it would also make an excellent text for a classroom or discussion groups. Those interested in the Jewish holidays will want to add it to their collection.”—Off The Shelf

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“The last installment in Paul Steinberg’s ‘Celebrating’ series is, like the others, a rich resource for understanding the Jewish holidays and laws.”—Hadassah Magazine

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“Helpful and informative as well as pleasurable reading, the book’s mixture of styles ranges from popular, reasoned, conceptual, to more scholarly.”—Jewish Book World

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«The organization of the book is simple and elegant. Each holiday is explained fully; descriptions of traditional customs and observances are offered, along with differing perspectives on the significance of the holiday, ways to interpret the appropriate texts, and alternative meditations."—Linda F. Burghardt, Jewish Book Council»























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxvii
Framework of This Book1(4)




Part 1: Spirituality in Time and Place





From the Desert to the Heart

5(6)




Part 2: Passover





Freedom and Responsibility

11(2)




Passover in the Bible

13(5)




Traditions in the Month of Nisan

18(2)




Understanding Matzah and Hametz

20(8)




Preparing Our Homes and Hearts for Passover

28(6)




The Seder

34(6)




Mystical Dimensions of the Seder

40(6)




The Passover Love Song

46(45)




Pathways Through the Sources





Against All Odds

50(1)




Midrash





The Divine in the Most Unlikely Places

51(1)




Midrash





The Downfall of Our Enemy

52(1)




Babylonian Talmud





A Spirited Seder

52(1)




Babylonian Talmud





The Zohar: As Below, So Above

53(1)




The Nature of the Festival

54(1)




Maimonides





Growing Up into Leadership

55(1)




Don Yitzchak Abarbanel





Stages of Spiritual Redemption

56(1)




Kli Yakar





Freed to Be Jews

57(1)




Nehama Leibowitz





Rashi





Accompanied into Bondage

58(8)




Neil Gillman





Interpretations of Sacred Texts





The Spiritual Journey from Exile to Freedom

66




What Makes a Jewish Child Wicked?

62(2)




The Everlasting Ethical Imperative

64(2)




Significance of the Holiday: Some Modern Perspectives





History and Memory

66(3)




Daniel Cotzin Burg





The Freedom to Serve

69(3)




David Wolpe





You Were Strangers

72(2)




Bradley Shavit Artson





From Slavery to Ecology

74(3)




Adam Naftalin-Kelman





Experiencing the Haggadah's Message

77(3)




Marc Soloway





Alternative Meditations





Thoughts on Cleaning for Pesach

80(4)




Haviva Ner-David





Welcoming Strangers to Your Seder

84(3)




Mark I. Rosen





The Debate on Machine-Made Matzot

87(4)




Philip Goodman





Part 3: The Omer





A Bridge of Time

91(1)




The Rabbinic Harvest

91(8)




Lag ba-Omer: Mourning and Controversy

99(3)




From Shoah to Statehood

102(33)




Pathways Through the Sources





The Original Reaping of the Omer

110(1)




Mishnah





Restless Anticipation

111(1)




Maimonides





Lest We Forget

111(1)




Sefer Abudraham





Fit to Receive

112(1)




Sefat Emet





Remembrance and Hope

113(3)




David Hartman





Interpretations of Sacred Texts





Prayer for the State of Israel

116(2)




The Power of Silence

118(2)




Significance of the Season: Some Modern Perspectives





The Proximity of Despair and Hope

120(3)




Reuven Hammer





Fear and Response: Inside Yom Ha-Shoah and Yom Ha-Atzmaut

123(1)




Bradley Shavit Artson





The Mystical Path to Lag ba-Omer

124(4)




Pinchas Giller





Alternative Meditation





Facing History

128(7)




Arnold M. Eisen





Part 4: Shavuot





Mutually Dependent Partners

135(1)




Shavuot in the Bible

136(2)




From Fruit of the Earth to the Fruit of Heaven

138(2)




Customs and Observances

140(7)




Revelation Revealed

147(38)




Pathways Through the Sources





Bringing Fruits to Zion

155(1)




Mishnah





Transmitting Torah

156(1)




Midrash





The Voice of God

157(1)




Midrash





The Anxiety of Innovation

158(1)




Babylonian Talmud





United in Faith

159(1)




Maimonides





The Significance of One

160(1)




Zohar





Overwhelming Goodness

161(1)




Tanchuma Buber





Torah as Midrash

161(1)




Abraham Joshua Heschel





A Divine Symphony

162(2)




Emmanuel Levinas





Interpretations of Sacred Texts





Upturning the Barrel

164(2)




Deep into the Words of Torah

166(2)




More Than Commandments

168(2)




Significance of the Holiday: Some Modern Perspectives





From Ordinary to the Most Holy

170(2)




Alan Abrams





Speaking in Thunder

172(4)




Arthur Green





Chosen Together

176(3)




Bradley Shavit Artson





Alternative Meditation





The Covenant That Binds God

179(6)




Irving Greenberg





Part 5: Tisha b'Av





To Survive and Thrive

185(1)




The Traditional Fasts

186(1)




With a Heavy Heart

187(2)




Fasting and the Observance of Tisha b'Av

189(1)




Eikhah

190(2)




Observance Since Independence

192(25)




Pathways Through the Sources





Five Nights in a Grave

193(1)




Jerusalem Talmud





A Song out of the Rubble

194(1)




Midrash Rabbah





The Heart of the World

195(1)




Avot de-Rabbi Natan





Full Circle

195(1)




Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer





The Zohar: Wrenched at the Hip

196(1)




Ready for Exile

197(3)




Milton Steinberg





Interpretations of a Sacred Text





Heaven on Earth

200(2)




Significance of the Holiday: Some Modern Perspectives





The Place of Remembrance

202(6)




Michael Berenbaum





Tu b'Av: Coming Back to Life

208(3)




Paul Steinberg





An Alternative Meditation





When the Walls Come Down

211(6)




Alan Lew





Part 6: Guidance along the Way





The Spirit of Learning

217(2)




Exploring Traditional Sources

219(20)
Endnotes239(26)
Glossary265(16)
Contributing Authors281(4)
Index285(6)
Author/Editor Biographies291