Law, Ethics, and Customs:
Rabbi Shmuel Gelbard's carefully researched work provides the origins and sources for over 1000 Jewish practices. From Sabbaths and Festivals to daily routine, from days of joy to times of sorrow, Rite and Reason encompasses Jewish life, explaining clearly and surrinctly why we do what we do.
This anthology, the first of its kind to appear in over 100 years, contains up-to-date, relevant, and timely explanations for the age-old customs that have been handed down from generation to generation. Translated from the Hebrew Otzar Ta'amei ha-Minhagim, this comprehensive work, with its detailed annotation and bibliography, makes an essential addition to the library of every home and synagogue.
Rite and Reason1050 Jewish Customs and Their Sources
By Shmuel P Gelbard
Publisher: Feldheim, 1997