Back by popular demand, the classic JPS holiday anthologies remain
essential and relevant in our digital age. Unequaled in-depth
compilations of classic and contemporary writings, they have long
guided rabbis, cantors, educators, and other readers seeking
the origins, meanings, and varied celebrations of the Jewish
festivals. The Rosh Hashanah Anthology is designed to make the
commemoration of the Jewish New Year meaningful as both a solemn
and a festive day. Its religious impact, significance,
history, and messages are embodied in the great treasures of Jewish
classical writings—the Bible, Talmud, midrashim, medieval
theological and philosophical works, codes of law and liturgy—and
all are featured in this volume. In addition, modern works by S. Y.
Agnon, Franz Rosenzweig, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Elie Wiesel
accompany liturgical selections with commentaries, depictions of
Rosh Hashanah observances in many lands, detailed programming
suggestions, illustrations, and an extensive bibliography.