Change & Renewal
The Essence of the Jewish Holidays, Festivals & Days of Rememberance
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz – renowned scholar, philosopher and spiritual guide – here reveals the essence of the Jewish calendar. With a unique combination of intellectual brilliance and accessibility, Rabbi Steinsaltz probes the meaning of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesaḥ and the other Jewish holidays. His insights provide whole new ways of understanding the holidays, appreciating their depth, and experiencing them to their fullest.
“Our festivals and holidays, remembrance days and special occasions, ensure that the paths of our lives do not remain merely dusty roads lacking meaningful points of distinction…These special days are the landmarks, signposts, and lights along the way…openings through which we may emerge from the stagnancy and rut of life’s routine. They provide us with opportunities not only to celebrate and mourn, but also to renew and change ourselves…”