Symbols of Judaism by Marc-Alain Ouaknin

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This book introduces the reader to the fundamental aspects of Judaism by exploring the ritual and cultural symbols of this religion. Rabbi Marc-Alain Ouaknin offers insightful commentary, and basic questions are answered clearly and concisely. Why is the yarmulka worn? Why are the scrolls of the law written by hand? Each chapter details also the various religious holidays and feasts according to the Jewish calendar.

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Ouaknin holds a doctorate in philosophy and is the director of the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Juives in Paris and an Associate Professor at the University of Bar-Han in Israel, where he teaches comparative literature.
Published September 1, 1996 by Terrail. 128 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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In a gorgeous book that has already been a bestseller in France, Rabbi Ouaknin provides thoughtful and accessible commentary on aspects of the practice of the Jewish faith ranging from the customs and rituals of Yom Kippur to the history and meanings of Jewish sacred texts and sacred objects.

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