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  • The Jewish Book of Why

  • By: Alfred J. Kolatch
  • Narrated by: Eli Wallach
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

This weekend marks Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest times in the Jewish calendar. But what does that mean? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Jewish faith, worship, culture, and customs in this fascinating best seller. Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch reveals the reasons behind specific laws, practices, and ceremonies, shedding light on one of the world's oldest and most influential religions.

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  • Book of Why?

  • By Jenine on 02-08-08

Book of Why?

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-08

If you're a considering conversion, or questioning the reasons for certain traditions, this is a wonderful book. It's broken down into very thoroughly discussed sections such as marriage, kosher diet, and Jewish holidays.
Some topics are covered multiple times in different sections, which is a bit repetitive, but overall it's a very informative listen.

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