The Jewish Book of Why (Hardcover)

By Alfred J. Kolatch

Running Press Miniature Editions, 9780762441235, 176pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Spanish (9/5/2000)
Imitation Leather (8/1/1983)

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The Jewish Book of Why has sold more than three million copies to date and has been translated into several languages. In this bestseller turned Miniature Edition™, scholar Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch explains the significance and origin of nearly every symbol and practice known to Jewish culture. It's an essential guide for both Jews and non-Jews alike, and will answer a wide spectrum of questions on every aspect of Jewish custom, tradition, and life.

About the Author

Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is the author of numerous books including The Second Jewish Book of Why, The Jewish Book of Why: The Torah, Handbook for the Jewish Home, The New Name Dictionary, and The Jewish Child's First Book of Why.