By Simcha Fishbane
This e-book discusses the advance of practices linked to customs and artifacts utilized in Jewish ceremonies while considered from the vantage of anthropological stories. it will possibly additionally functionality as a consultant to useful halakhah. the writer examines themes comparable to Torah Scrolls, ceremonial use of fireside, Purim customs, the competition of Shavuot, magic and superstition. This research, now and then, compares a few Jewish observances with the broader cultural observances or notions of the wider, gentile societies within which Jews have been positioned whilst those customs originated. it really is discovered that the time and site of a practice’s foundation is usually severe to appreciating a shared context. In all situations the Jewish perform turns into reinterpreted inside of a in particular Jewish narrative and felony constitution.