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Amazing Jewish Facts and Curiosities

by Ronald H. Isaacs

Amazing Jewish Facts and Curiosities Synopsis

This book presents an array of strange facts and curiosities about Jewish customs and rituals. In the great body of Jewish literature there are a plethora of fascinating (but relatively unknown), strange, and unusual statements, curiosities, oddities, and other bits of information that have accumulated over the centuries. This book gathers these curiosities and presents them thematically for the reader's pleasure.

Amazing Jewish Facts and Curiosities Press Reviews

Rabbi Ron Isaacs has written a most informative and enjoyable book. The reader will appreciate the knowledge that is attained and will be entertained by the many curiosities that Rabbi Isaacs has selected. This is a book that should find itself on the bookshelves of those who are both learned and relatively new to the study of Judaism. -- Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, past president, the Rabbinical Assembly There is something that will inform and surprise the reader on almost every page of this book. Rabbi Isaacs has explored the backwoods and has wandered off the beaten track of the Jewish tradition in order to find these unusual facts and these little-known insights that he brings together in this fascinating book. I learned from it, and so will you. -- Rabbi Jack Riemer, National Rabbinic Network, Boca Raton This wonderful publication serves as a marvelous teaching tool for Jewish adult-education classes. Rabbi Isaacs reveals numerous Jewish facts that the average Jewish reader might not otherwise discover. -- RAbbi Bernhard H. Rosenberg, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El, Edison, New Jersey Everyone loves trivia. Rabbi Ronald Isaacs' new book is a collection of facts, superstitions and lore related to Judaism... Perusing the text, readers will discover things such as the archeological discover of Hanukkiah shaped like a pointed star, a remedy for a fever, and a prayer for the eradication of bad dreams. * Jewish Book World * This volume is a very good and efficient summary of many major elements of Jewish history....It is well-suited as an introductory text of Jewish history, and the Glossary and Index are quite useful. * Jewish World Book *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780742543546
Publication date: 25th October 2004
Author: Ronald H. Isaacs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 174 pages

About Ronald H. Isaacs

Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs has been the spiritual leader of the Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey since 1975. He received his doctorate in instructional technology from Columbia University's Teachers College. He is the author of more than sixty books. His most recent publications include Legends of Biblical Heros, Every Person's Guide to Death and Dying in the Jewish Tradition, and Every Person's Guide to Jewish Philosophy and Philosophers. Rabbi Isaacs currently serves as chairperson of the publications committee of the Rabbinical Assembly of America and with his wife, Leora, designs and coordinates the adult learning summer experience called Shabbat Plus ...

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