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CelebratingJewishYr3Vol

Celebrating the Jewish Year: 3-Volume Set

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  • Paul Steinberg (author)
  • Janet Greenstein Potter (editor)
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About the Book

Named a 2007 National Jewish Book Award Runner-Up in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.

This set includes all three volumes in the Celebrating the Jewish Year series, for less than the cost of buying each book separately! Included in the set: The Fall Holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, SukkotThe Winter Holidays: Hanukkah, Tu B’Shevat, Purim; and Spring and Summer Holidays: Passover, Shavuot, The Omer, Tisha B’Av.

Perfect for every family and library bookshelf, these books offer rich collections of readings from many Jewish greats of the past and present—Maimonides, Rashi, Irving Greenberg, Shlomo Carlebach, Marge Piercy, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Arthur Green, and many more.

The readings teach us about the history of each holiday, as well as its theological, ethical, and seasonal importance; others give us inspiration and 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.

 

Paul Steinberg

Rabbi Paul Steinberg is lecturer in Jewish Studies and Education in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University. He also serves as associate rabbi and educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. Prior to joining VBS, Rabbi Steinberg served as the Rabbi and Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew at Levine Academy: A Solomon Schechter School 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 Celebrating the Jewish Year (JPS, 2007, 2008) and 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

Janet Greenstein Potter is the editor of several JPS publications, including the National Jewish Book Award Finalist Wise and Not So WisePraise 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.