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'The Book of Customs': A Jewish Guide for Americans

Cover for <i>The Book of Customs: A Complete Handbook to the Jewish Year</i> (HarperCollins, 2004)
Cover for <i>The Book of Customs: A Complete Handbook to the Jewish Year</i> (HarperCollins, 2004)

NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks with Scott-Martin Kosofsky about his new work, The Book of Customs: A Complete Handbook for the Jewish Year. The author researched several centuries-old guidebooks on Jewish rituals and customs to write a contemporary version for American readers.

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