High Holiday Stories

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Thoughts on Family, Faith and Food
The High Holidays are the most important festivals of the Jewish year, and all Jews have their own memories of these special dyas. It's a time to remember, a time to be with families, and a time to tell stories about past generations. High Holiday Stories is filled with 101 heartfelt holiday remembrances, from famous people, and some only known to their own circle of family and friends. They recount varied Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experiences, from observing the holiday in the Colorado Rockies to Army bases in Iraq, even online in L.A. The stories come from people of all ages, all professionals, from New York to California, New Zealand to England. And you don't have to be Jewish to appreciate this, because with the 21st century being a much smaller world, many faiths can come together and appreciate these stories.

Nancy Rips

Nancy Rips is recognized as the Book Maven of the Midwest. She's a longtime bookseller and book reviewer who has always loved the Jewish Holidays. She began collecting High Holiday stories after her first book Seder Stories was so successful. Her passion for books, reading, libraries, and the Jewish tradition are infectious. In addition, she's a force of nature when it comes to her regular review segments on radio and Omaha's CBS-TV affiliate.


NANCY RIPS has a one of a kind take on life. It shows in the magic she has brought to her books, SEDER STORIES and HIGH HOLIDAY STORIES

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