The Shavuot Anthology

About the Book

Back by popular demand, the classic JPS holiday anthologies remain essential and relevant in our digital age. Unequaled in-depth compilations of classic and contemporary writings, they have long guided rabbis, cantors, educators, and other readers seeking the origins, meanings, and varied celebrations of the Jewish festivals.

The Shavuot Anthology elucidates Shavuot’s teachings, customs, stories, and lore for a modern generation. In this in-depth compendium, writings by Flavius Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, Talmud and midrash, medieval literature by Moses Maimonides, poetry by Judah Halevi and Abraham ibn Ezra, prose by Abraham Joshua Heschel and Ahad Ha’am, and stories by Martin Buber and Sholom Aleichem appear alongside art and dramatizations, arts and crafts, culinary arts and humor, children’s stories and games, and programs and projects.

Philip Goodman

Philip Goodman (1911–2006) was a rabbi and served as director of the Jewish education and Jewish center division for the Jewish Welfare Board, executive secretary of the Jewish Book Council and executive secretary of the American Jewish Historical Society. Goodman is the author or editor of many books, including seven volumes in the JPS Holiday Anthology series.

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