'The Book of Customs': A Jewish Guide for Americans

Cover for 'The Book of Customs: A Complete Handbook to the Jewish Year'

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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks with Scott-Martin Kosofsky about his new work, The Book of Customs: A Complete Handbook for the Jewish Year. The author researched several centuries-old guidebooks on Jewish rituals and customs to write a contemporary version for American readers.

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