Leading a Jewish life in the modern world.

by Samuel Harrison Markowitz

Publisher: Union of American Hebrew Congregations in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 327 Downloads: 402
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Subjects:

  • Jews -- Social life and customs.,
  • Judaism -- Customs and practices.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

SeriesCommission on Jewish Education of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Central Conference of American Rabbis. Union adult series.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBM650 .M3 1958
The Physical Object
Pagination327 p.
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6242609M
LC Control Number58001928
OCLC/WorldCa1539874

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