#TrendingJewish 7: The Dogma of Jewish Time

November 28th, 2017 · 30 mins 56 secs

About this Episode

Abigail Pogrebin, a noted print and broadcast journalist, isn’t an observant Jew but spent a year observing the major and minor Jewish holidays and writing about her experiences. Abigail discusses with Bryan and Rachael about what each holiday asks of each of us, and how the Days of Awe challenge us to consider our own mortality and think about how will prioritize our lives and spend our time and energy.

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  • 18 Jewish Holidays: A Journey to Unexpected Places | Reconstructionist Judaism — Like the vast majority of American Jews, Abigail Pogrebin couldn’t name all of the Jewish holidays. And, despite being an engaged Jew, she had never experienced the more obscure observances, such as the Fast of Gedaliah or Hoshanah Rabbah.
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  • Reviews - Abigail Pogrebin — “This standout addition to books about the Jewish calendar presents a wholly new view of all 18 of the annual holy days and commemorative historical days in a witty conversational manner that reads like a novel.