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To Life! L'Chaim! Edited by Rabbi Michael Shire

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Hardcover first edition with dust jacket, very good condition

This illustrated guide to prayers and blessings is a jewel for the Jewish home. Rabbi Michael Shire's diverse selection from such treasured texts as the Sabbath prayer book, the Haggadah, and the Talmud shares timeless words to commemorate the significant moments in our lives: the observances of the Jewish calendar; the rites of passage that mark the cycle of life; as well as the simple pleasures of the everyday. Gloriously adorned with illuminations from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, both Ashkenazic and Sephardic in origin, these prayers and blessings (presented in both English and Hebrew) are supplemented by explanations that inspire a fresh understanding of the Jewish heritage. "To Life L'Chaim " is a rich celebration of art and wisdom that honors the traditions of the past and helps shape the future's path to faith.