A Time for Every Purpose
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A Time for Every Purpose continues the series of collections of Eliezer Segal's beloved and witty articles about the Jewish sacred calendar -- articles that originally appeared in his From the Sources column in the Calgary Jewish Free Press between 2011 and 2015. As always, the author strives to maintain a balance between accurate scholarship and entertaining readability as he introduces his readers to fascinating aspects of the Jewish festivals and holy days -- and how they evolved in ongoing dialogue with historical changes, geographical diversity, and intellectual challenges. The articles are written from a sympathetic but non-dogmatic perspective by a recognized scholarly authority on the academic study of Judaism; Segal is a senior professor of religious studies at the University of Calgary and the author of numerous scholarly and popular books on Jewish culture and religion.