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You are required to research and present a talk about the purpose and meaning of a Jewish Festival. You must choose a festival from the following list: Sabbath, Passover (Pesach), Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukah. This LibGuide will assist you with your research but please email and see Library staff if you require any further assistance.
Search Google using the following search string ... If the results are too broad then add your chosen festival. Use inverted commas for festival names with more than one word; example, "yom kippur".
Try searching Google for results from Israel. Add the following search operator to this search string: site:il
Books in the Library
Manners and Customs in the Bible by
Fully updated with vivid new photos and images, this resource will help readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. Each chapter introduces the political and physical setting of specific periods in Israel's history, and outlines the basic structure of its social world.
The Kregel Pictorial Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times by
Examines everything from chariots to clothing, health to hairstyles, plowing to pottery, and work to worship. Carefully and thoroughly indexed.
The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times by
This great resource is a thorough, fascinating study of biblical culture, designed to improve your understanding of God's Word. The Student Edition is condensed for easier use. Includes detailed accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education, farming, dress, worship, and more.
Daily Life at the Time of Jesus by
Vivid, original illustrations of life in New Testament times, maps, photographs of the Holy Land and the most significant archaeological finds of the past half-century combine to bring alive the times of Jesus in a novel and fascinating way.From the inspiring historical background of the unique period which has affected the lives of so many to the succinct, in-depth explanations that accompany each illustration, this is a perfect book for all ages.
This site outlines the various Jewish holidays and festivals.
Plan an Assignment
Plan an Assignment
One of the keys to the production of a quality assignment is effective time management.
Your final product should reflect the time you have been allocated to its completion; that is, if you have been given five weeks to complete a report then the report you submit should look like you have spent five weeks on its production.
Below are links to tools which can help you plan your time. These calculators will take the time you have available and set mini deadlines towards its completion. They also provide, in some cases, useful guides for the construction of oral presentations, lab reports, analytical essays etc.
Give them a go and let us know how useful you found them.
The World Behind the Bible
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World Religions Online This link opens in a new window
Search this database for your chosen festival.
Modern World History: Post 1500 This link opens in a new window
You may find some interesting modern day insights into your chosen festival when you search this database.
Gale eBooks This link opens in a new window
This is a library of eBooks. Search for your chosen festival. All results will take you to the exact page in the book.
JStor This link opens in a new window
Search by keying in your chosen festival, if the results are too broad then try including "jewish festival" in the search bar.
Bibliography Citation Generator