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Celebrating the Jewish Holidays: Stories, Poems, Essays

ISBN: 9781584651840
Publisher: Brandeis
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2003-02-01
Number of pages: 448
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A comprehensive collection of Jewish writing pertaining to the six most celebrated Jewish holidays (Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim and Passover). This volume brings together literature from Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America, and contains works by some renowned Jewish poets and writers from throughout the centuries. Among the many selections included are works by the mediaeval poets Yehuda Halevi and Solomon Ibn Gabirol; fiction by Yiddish-language authors Sholom Aleichem, I.L. Peretz and Isaac Bashevis Singer; autobiographical essays by Golda Meir, Theodor Herzl and Elie Wiesel; and selections from contemporary American-Jewish writers such as Allegra Goodman, Grace Paley, Cynthia Ozick, Marge Piercy and Nathan Englander. Rubin's introductory essays discuss the cultural and historical significance of each holiday and give context to the individual literary selections. The collection also includes biographical notes for all the authors represented.

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