The Encyclopedia of Judaism

The Encyclopedia of Judaism

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Fifteen hundred specially commissioned articles cover Jewish history and culture, including festivals, rituals, important individuals of the past, and prominent synagogues... who a€” in even rarer instances (e.g., with regard to aquot;informersaquot; who had endangered the community) a€” might pass sentences of death. ... in the Temple for unwitting sin the person bringing his sacrifice was required to confess his sin while placing his hands on the animal. ... Both are written in an alphabetic acrostic, not only as a medieval poetic form but as an aid to the majority of the worshipers who inanbsp;...

Title:The Encyclopedia of Judaism
Author:Geoffrey Wigoder
Publisher:MacMillan Publishing Company - 1989


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