A History of the Sabbath

A History of the Sabbath

Nathan A. Barack
220 pages ~ 5½ x 8½
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About the Book

How did the Sabbath originate? How did it receive its name? Was it always observed from sundown to sundown? What is the purpose of Sabbath prohibitions? Is the Sabbath still relevant? The answers to these and other important questions are found in this enlightening volume. This title, originally published in 1967, is available on-demand only.

“A most enlightening work . . . Valuable for school use as well as a treasure for home and public libraries.”
--Detroit Jewish News

“One of the most interesting and readable books on the Sabbath.”
--Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

About the Author

A native of Chicago, Nathan A. Barack received his B.A. degree from Lewis Institute in 1934 and was ordained by the Hebrew Theological College in 1936. The Jewish Theological Seminary conferred upon him the D.H.L. degree in 1959. Rabbi Barack served as a U.S. Army chaplain from 1944 to 1946 and subsequently served as rabbi of congregations in Phoenix, Arizona, and Sheboygan, Wisconsin.