The Lifetime of a Jew throughout the Ages of Jewish History

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The Lifetime of a Jew
THROUGHOUT THE AGES OF JEWISH HISTORY

BY

HAYYIM SCHAUSS

AUTHOR OF The Jewish Festivals

Cincinnati • UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS • mcml

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The Lifetime of a Jew throughout the Ages of Jewish History
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Editor's Introduction vii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xiii
  • Introduction 3
  • Part One - A Jewish Child is Born 9
  • I - In Ancient Times 11
  • II - In the First Centuries C.E. 20
  • III - In the Middle Ages 31
  • IV - In Modern Times 51
  • V - Beliefs Concerning Birth 63
  • Part Two - The Child Grows 77
  • VI - Beginnings 79
  • VII - The Belief in the Evil Eye 85
  • VIII - The Child in Home and Synagogue 91
  • IX - Going to School 95
  • X - Bar Mitsvo 112
  • Part Three - Courtship and Marriage 123
  • XI - In Biblical Times 125
  • XII - In Late Biblical and Post-Biblical Times 138
  • XIII - In the First Centuries of the Common Era 146
  • XIV - In the Middle Ages 158
  • XV - In Modern Times 179
  • XVI - Marriage Among the S'Fardim in Palestine 198
  • XVII - Beliefs Connected with Marriage 206
  • Part Four - Death, Funeral, Burial, and Mourning 221
  • XVIII - In Biblical Times 223
  • XIX - In the First Centuries of the Common Era 229
  • XX - In the Middle Ages 250
  • XXI - In Modern Times 258
  • Conclusion 301
  • Notes Glossary Index 303
  • Notes 305
  • Glossary 323
  • Index 327
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