My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew

My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew

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...

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Title:My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
Author:Abigail Pogrebin
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ISBN:1941493203
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:326 pages

My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew Reviews

  • Erika Dreifus
    Aug 03, 2016
    Delighted to be part of the team at Fig Tree Books that will be bringing this book to readers early next year....
  • Marilyn
    Apr 23, 2017
    I received a free copy of My Jewish Year 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew by Abigail Pogrebin in exchange for an honest review. The concept of this book intrigued me from the onset. In the introduction, the reader learns of Ms. Pogrebin's upbringing. It reminded me of my own. Her family observed the m...
  • Rebecca Foster
    Apr 14, 2017
    (4.5) Like many an American Jew, Abigail Pogrebin was used to marking a limited number of holidays: Hanukkah, the Passover seder, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the occasional Sabbath dinner. Her mother, who co-founded Ms. magazine with Gloria Steinem, also inducted her and her twin sister into a sp...
  • Michael
    Feb 23, 2017
    Before I get started, a standard disclosure: I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway, and I am friends with one of the editors at Fig Tree Books who worked on this memoir.At the beginning of her book about choosing to observe the Jewish holidays more intently tha...
  • Patricia Stover Hobbs
    Mar 06, 2017
    First, I am not jewish. Be that as it may, I wanted to read this to learn more about the jewish people. My parents at one time owned a kosher style deli in Las Vegas Nevada so I did not go into this completely blind to the faith/religion.I loved reading this book. It was funny, informative, interest...
  • Jodi
    Apr 12, 2017
    I received my copy of this book thru the Goodreads Giveaway program. I don't know why the Jewish religion is so facinating to me - I was born and raised a Methodist, and more recently, have celebrated worship in a Lutheran church, but, perhaps it is the ritual, the ties to the past, the present and ...
  • David Squires
    Apr 23, 2017
    A fine survey of the Jewish calendar seen through the eyes of its holidays. I read this book as an e-book on my phone (hoopla app connected to my local library). It was an easy read and is written in the style of a memoir with many personal notes about her year of learning....
  • Judie
    Apr 01, 2017
    Abigail Pogrebin grew up in a Jewish home. Her family celebrated Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, two Passover Seders, and occasional Friday Shabbats. In 2014, she decided she wanted to learn more about her religion and began a one-year mission to learn about the eighteen annual Jewish holidays...
  • Stuart Shiffman
    May 21, 2017
    A wonderful book that I am recommending to family and friends...
  • Christina
    May 16, 2017
    Not too heavy but a smart book...written by an intelligent woman (from a smart family). Learned a lot about the holidays--and great food for though on considering life in our Jewish family. Fast and interesting read!...