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Making Judaism meaningful ambivalence and tradition in a Havurah community by Chava Weissler

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Fellowship -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.,
  • Prayer groups -- Judaism.,
  • Prayer -- Judaism.,
  • Judaism -- United States -- Liturgy.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesHavurah community.
StatementChava Weissler.
SeriesImmigrant communities & ethnic minorities in the United States & Canada ;, 35, Immigrant communities & ethnic minorities in the United States & Canada ;, 35.
LC ClassificationsBM720.F4 W45 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 431 p. ;
Number of Pages431
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2056718M
ISBN 100404194451
LC Control Number88035118

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