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The Holidays are Almost upon Us! Are You Ready?

September 14, 2009

September is always filled with a flurry of activities… end of summer, back to school, and then – the Jewish holidays. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot are important events in the Jewish calendar, and JPS offers several wonderful books to help you and your loved ones enrich your holiday celebrations.

Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Fall Holidays – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (a National Jewish Book Award Winner) helps us discover how deeply Jewish traditions are rooted in nature’s yearly cycle, and how beautifully season and spirit are woven together throughout the Jewish year.

Waiting for Rain: Reflections at the Turning of the Year offers a compelling collection of mediations that examine the biblical and liturgical readings associated with the High Holidays.


Jewish Traditions: A JPS Guide is a comprehensive resource with ready answers to questions about all aspects of Jewish life, including the holidays, life-cycle events, ritual and prayer, Jewish customs, and more.

Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers and Themes (a National Jewish Book Award Winner), provides historical background and interpretations of the liturgy and practices of the High Holy Days and explores their contemporary relevance.

The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons (a National Jewish Book Award Finalist) invites the reader to experience the connection between sacred story and nature’s rhythms through readings designed for each and every day of the year.

Read about these and other relevant JPS books on this website!