My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year

18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew

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Baker & Taylor
The author describes her research on the holidays of the Jewish calendar and how she came to understand how these celebrations have lasted for thousands of years.

Perseus Publishing
In the tradition of The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs and Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler comes Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year, a lively chronicle of the author’s journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism.

Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance; she wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the religious calendar.

Whether in search of a roadmap for Jewish life or a challenging probe into the architecture of Jewish tradition, readers will be captivated, educated and inspired by Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.


Publisher: Bedford, New York : Fig Tree Books, [2017]
ISBN: 1941493203 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781941493205 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 296.43 POG
Characteristics: ix, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jacobs, A. J. 1968-

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