Ceremonies in modern Jewish life
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Ceremonies in modern Jewish life by Jacob David Schwarz

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Published by Commission on synagogue activities, The Union of American Hebrew congregations in Cincinnati .
Written in English


  • Judaism -- Customs and practices.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Rabbi Jacob D. Schwarz.
LC ClassificationsBM700 .S35
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 78 p.
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6356995M
LC Control Number37020458

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