Eliezer Segal

Biography

Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary.

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Books

Chronicles and Commentaries
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,020. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / History, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
The controversial history of sermons, the physics and philosophy of rainbows, lions in the synagogue, hares in the Greek Bible, the gold standard, God in human disguise—these are but a few of the many topics that are introduced in this lively miscellany of glimpses into exotic frontiers of Jewish literature, history and tradition. An all-new compendium of short, witty studies by Dr. Eliezer Segal.
A Time for Every Purpose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,360. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / Jewish, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / History
A Time for Every Purpose continues the series of collections of Eliezer Segal’s witty, insightful and informative articles on the Jewish sacred calendar 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 in his pithy chapters.
For Signs and for Seasons
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,430. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
A diverse collection of essays on the cycle of Jewish holy days. Each explores the interplay between the Torah and its interpretations by diverse types of personalities, ideologies and historical events. Written from a non-dogmatic perspective by an expert in Judaism, the essays were originally newspaper columns; they are designed to entertain and educate a wide audience with Segal's witty style.
On the Trails of Tradition: Explorations of Jewish Life and Learning
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,820. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
Academic rivalries, medical ethics, child brides, vegetarianism, aversion to pork, gift-giving—these and other familiar issues have a fascinating history among the diverse communities that have contributed to the Jewish tradition. Unfortunately this enthralling lore is often known only to scholarly specialists or readers of esoteric academic journals. Dr. Segal reveals them in pithy, fun essays.

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