Description: This volume offers an engaging overview of the customs and folkways of Jews united by tradition, yet spread out in communities from Europe to India, Israel to America. It vividly captures the diversity of Jewish life. Widely varying regional Jewish cultures are described with needlepoint accuracy, highlighting the often surprising similarities between Jewish and non-Jewish local traditions, and revealing why Jewish customs vary as much as they do from region to region.
By Steven M. Lowenstein
(304 Pages)Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2000