Hayyim Schauss taught for more than twenty-five years at the Jewish Teachers Seminary in New York and at the College of Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. He was the author of many books and articles on the Jewish religion and its customs, ceremonies and folklore.
Articles by Hayyim Schauss
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Ancient Jewish Marriage
Marriage in ancient times was a negotiated match involving an agreement on conditions and payment of a bridal price.
History of Bar Mitzvah
Originally bar mitzvah meant simply "coming of age." The ceremony developed much later.