Holy Days

Author: Lis Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439144230
Format: PDF
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A beloved contemporary classic, Holy Days is a personal account of New York's Hasidic community, its beliefs, its mysteries, and its encounter with secularism in the present age. Combining a historical understanding of the Hasidic movement with a journalist's discerning eye, Harris captures in rich detail the day-to-day life of this traditional and often misunderstood community. Harris chronicles the personal transformation she experienced as she grew closer to the largely hidden men and women of the Hasidic world.

Holy Days

Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802865186
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The feast days in the Church's liturgical calendar follow the major events of Jesus' life as recounted in the Gospels. This cycle provides a rhythm to the life of the Church and helps Christians better understand the divine mystery. Especially in our secularized society, liturgical practices guide and deepen our path, centering our focus on Christ and teaching us how to live.

Child s Guide to the Holy Days

Author: Kathy Dellatorre O'Keefe
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809167319
Format: PDF
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Briefly introduces the origins, meaning, and ceremonies of the six holidays celebrated as holy days of obligation by American Catholics.

Entering the High Holy Days

Author: Reuven Hammer
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827608214
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year. The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion's significance. Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today's Jews. Reuven Hammer received his ordination and doctorate in theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is the former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and head of the Rabbinical Court of the Masorti Movement.

The Essence of the Holy Days

Author: Avraham Yaakov Finkel
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN:
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Holidays and Holy Days

Author: Bill Smith
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608445461
Format: PDF
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This book, like the sermons that compose it, is intended to heighten our remembrance and appreciation for our nation's holidays and Christian holy days. In one sense, this book is a call to prayer-to get beyond the many words we use to celebrate these days to the one that truly matters-the word that tugs at our heart and opens our eyes to see, like Moses, the ground upon which we walk is holy and we too are called to help create a new world-one where strangers are welcomed, not feared; where love involves patience and kindness, not simply instant gratification; and where each holiday and holy day not only reenacts our family traditions and church rituals, but truly enriches and renews us. Although our holidays and holy days may indeed restore us for work, they play a much more important role in our lives when they allow us to reflect upon who we are and what meaning our lives have, not only for ourselves, but for our world. If any of our holidays and holy days are to be transformed into a time of genuine renewal, perhaps they need to allow for us to reflect upon our lives so we see a bigger picture-one that not only celebrates special days but sees them as opportunities to create a different, more loving and hopeful kind of world. It is my hope that in reading this book, we may hear a word may, however faintly, that calls us to see this bigger picture. Bill grew up in Kansas, graduated from the University of Kansas, and taught social studies to seventh graders before obtaining his seminary degree from Yale Divinity School. During seminary, Bill studied one year at Cambridge University in England and interned another year as youth pastor at the Union Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After serving as a campus minister at Indiana University in the late sixties, he and his wife, Patricia, moved to Washington where he spent thirty-three years ministering to five different churches in the Seattle area. A one-year pulpit exchange in Auckland, New Zealand, and a sabbatical year teaching high school English in Romania provided two enjoyable years abroad. Since retiring from the active ministry, Bill and Patricia have traveled widely and now live on the Washington coast where Bill enjoys gardening, playing tennis, listening to jazz, cheering on his beloved Kansas Jayhawks, and spending time with his son, Mark, daughter, Jennifer, and five grandchildren. Bill previously published a collection of his sermons, Sunday Mornings: Reflections on Life's Meanings.

Holidays Are Holy Days

Author: Alex A. Gondola
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788023284
Format: PDF, ePub
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Almost every month in the year has a secular holiday -- and on those special Sundays, preachers are often faced with the task of honoring the occasion while maintaining the focus on the proclamation of God's Word. But this also presents a great opportunity to uncover the religious significance of our civic celebrations -- and in this extensive volume of inspiring messages, Alex Gondola combines the rich variety of American culture with scriptural insight to remind us that holidays truly are holy days. Great for personal reading, adult study groups, or fresh sermon ideas, Holidays Are Holy Days is a versatile resource that you'll draw on throughout the year.