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. Drawing on Jewish creativity from hundreds of
sources—the Bible, postbiblical literature, Talmud, midrashim,
prayers with commentaries, Hasidic tales, short stories, poems,
liturgical music—and describing Yom Kippur observances in various
lands and eras, The Yom Kippur Anthology vividly evokes the
vitality of this holiday throughout history and its significance
for the modern Jew. Literary works by prominent authors S. Y.
Agnon, Martin Buber, Meyer Levin, I. L. Peretz, Franz Rosenzweig,
Sholom Aleichem, Elie Wiesel, and Herman Wouk also illuminate the
spiritual grandeur of the holiday.