In those days, at this time : holiness and history in the Jewish calendar / by Eliezer Segal

Author(s): Segal, Eliezer
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Subjects: Fasts and feasts--Judaism
Fasts and feasts--Judaism--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2007
LC Classification: B, BM
Table of Contents: The Sabbath
You Have Mail! 3
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Dancing with the Demons 9
Roman Holiday 15
Where to Draw the Line 21
Vanity, Emptiness and the Throne of Glory 29
Sins in the Balance 35
Atoning for Esau 41
Sukkot and Simhat Torah
Prince of Rain 51
Come Gather 'Round, People 57
The Mysterious Origins of Simhat Torah 63
Hanukkah
Getting a Handel on Hanukkah 71
Burning Issue 75
The Wicked Hasmonean Priest 79
A Megillah for Hanukkah 85
Assideans for Everyone 91
The Fifteenth of Sh'vat
Apples and Apocalypse 99
It Grows on Trees 105
Renewable Resource 109
Purim
Passing through Shushan 115
Troubles at Court 121
The Purim-Shpiel and the Passion Play 127
The Wise King Ahasuerus 133
Esther and the Essenes 139
Remembering Harbona - for Good or for Bad? 147
Passover
Back to Egypt 155
'In Every Generation ...': The Strange Omission in Rabbi Kalischer's Haggadah 161
The Eggs and the Exodus 167
Dressing for Success 175
Hillel's Perplexing Passover Predicament 181
Old King, New King 187
Drip before You Sip 193
Those Magnificent Men and Their Matzah Machines 199
Freshly Baked: A Matzah Mystery 205
The 'Omer Season
Counting the Days 215
Notes from the Underground 221
Just a Little Bit off the Top, Please 227
The Case of the Missing 'Omer 233
Israeli Independence Day
Gathering the Dispersed of Israel 239
That Old Blue Box 243
Shavu'ot
Honey from the Tablets 251
Crowning Achievement 257
When Mount Sinai Was Lifted Up 267
Renewing the Covenant at Qumran 275
Glossary 281
Index 313
Notes: ISBN: 9781552381854
ISBN: 1552381854
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The Sabbath -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- Sukkot and Simhat Torah -- Hanukkah -- The fifteenth of Shʼvat -- Purim -- Passover -- The ʻOmer Season -- Israeli Independence Day -- Shavuʼot
Physical Description: xv, 324 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
OCLC Number: 64670415
ISBN/ISSN: 9781552381854
1552381854

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