Mehqere Hag - A Journal of Jewish Culture, Vol. 11

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.beitberl.ac.il
Thu Dec 30 05:15:12 EST 1999


     The Center for Jewish Holiday Studies at Beit Berl College is
pleased to
announce the publication of Volume 11 {1999) of its annual, Mehqere Hag
(Holiday
Studies): A Journal of Jewish Culture. This is the second volume to
include articles in
English as well as Hebrew, with English-language summaries of the Hebrew
articles.

     Following are the Table of Contents of Vol. 11 and subscription
information.

Table of Contents

English Section

Annette B. Fromm, "Two Holiday Celebrations in the Jewish Community
   of Ioannina,
Greece
[6]
Arnold B. Rosenberg, "The Last Supper and the Anti-Havurah
Meal"                [17]

Abstracts of Hebrew
Articles
[46]

Hebrew Section

Holiday and Festival Studies

Israel Koren, "The Symbolic Significance of the
Sukkah"                                        8
Israel Rosenson,  "Miracles and Oil - On Some Parallels to the Miracle
   of the Cruse of Oil and Their
Significance"
24
Joseph Roth-Rotem and Nahum Sharvit, "The Public Passover
   Ceremonies at the
Gilgal"
32

Holidays in the Aggadah and the Halakhah

Shlomo Weissblueth, "On the Rule of Eating to Surfeit on the Eve of
   the Day of Atonement - Reflections on Aggadah and
Halakhah"                        52
Naftali Toker, "The Quality of Hospitality - On the Astonished and
   the Errant: 'The Legend of
Abraham'"
61

Holiday Customs and Traditions

Zvi Friedhaber, "Dancing Customs on
Purim"                                                           70
Simcha Goldsmith, "Reading the Hallel on Passover Evening -
   Explaining the Differences between the Babylonian and
   Palestinian
Customs"
79
Dov Herman, "Ninth of Av Mourning Customs in the First
   Generations after the Destruction of the Second
Temple"                                     86
Menashe Elyashiv, "The Holiday Torah Readings According to
   Early Palestinian
Custom"
96
Yitzhak Ganuz, "The Book of Lamentations between Desperation
   and
Hope"
104
Yitzhak Ganuz, "Hatikvah after the Ne'ilah
Service"                                                106

Holiday Studies in Literature

Yardena Haddas and Geulah Gorny, "The 'Three Weeks' in Modern
    Hebrew Children's
Literature"
110

Religious Institutions and Traditions

Yael Levine-Katz,  "Jerusalem of
Gold"
120
Yaakov Geller, "The Karaite Holiday Calendar and Their
Customs"                      146

A Memorial to the Holocaust Victims

Eliezer Kleinman,  "Man That Was Created in the Image of God -
   Thoughts after a Trip to the Polish Death
Camps"                                                     156

Holocaust Testimonies - Observance of Kashrut in Labor Camps
   during the Holocaust

Yitzhak Katz, in
Hungary
150
Moshe Goldstein, in
Siberia
161

Indexes to Volumes
1-11
166

Book
Reviews
182

Abstracts of English
Articles
186

Subscriptions

     Subscriptions and back issues may be obtained by writing the editor
at the
following address, or the undersigned:

Dr. Joseph Roth-Rotem
Chief Editor
Mehqere Hag
Center for Jewish Holiday Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Beit Berl Post Office
Israel

     Subscriptions - NIS 50.00 or $12.00 per annum. Postage in Israel
is included.
Foreign subscriptions should include $2.00 per volume for airmail
postage and handling.
      Some copies ofVolumes 1-9 are still available at the same price
for individual volumes. Orders of 5 or more back issues will receive
a 20% discount if paid for in Israeli currency.

Sincerely,
Jonathan D. Safren
Editor of the English Section
Mehqere Hag - A Journal of Jewish Culture
Center for Jewish Holiday Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Beit Berl Post Office
Israel
e-mail: yonsaf at beitberl.beitberl.ac.il
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