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Judaism by Arye Forta
Now revised in line with the new GCSE criteria and revised syllabuses for Religious Studies, an introduction to basic Jewish beliefs and traditions, the Jewish year, Judaism in the home, and how Judaism affects everyday life. From the EXAMINING RELIGIONS series.
Judaism by Arthur Hertzberg
What Is Judaism by Emil L. Fackenheim
A presentation of both an introduction to Judaism and an analysis of its essence in the light of the Holocaust and the creation of the state of Israel, written by a contemporary American philosopher. It begins with the religious situation of the contemporary Jew, and covers topics such as anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the relationship between Judaism and other religions.
On Judaism by Emanuel Feldman
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman, one of the most successful figures in the American rabbinate, demonstrates with knowledge, humor, and eloquence that Judaism is exciting and as relevant today as it was a thousand years ago. In easy conversational format, this book discusses faith, covenant, chosen people, ethics, love, G-d, sin, prayer, food and countless other matters. A Shaar Press Book.
Judaism by Norman Solomon
In his accessible, perceptive introduction to the central features and figures in Judaism, Norman Solomon discusses the religion as a living force, in all its contemporary richness and variety. He presents spiritual leaders, poets, philosophers, and even eccentrics—including the mystic who tried to convert the Pope—while also addressing such questions as: How has Judaism changed since biblical days and How does the secular state of Israel resolve the conflicts of “Church” and state?
Judaism A Very Short Introduction by Norman Solomon
Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith, Solomon explores how the Jewish religion has developed in the 2,000 years since the days of the Bible. This Very Short Introduction starts by outlining the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects - and goes on to consider how Judaism has responded to, and dealt with, a number of key issues and debates, including the impact of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel. In this new edition, Solomon considers issues of contemporary Judaism in the twenty first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Judaism by Monika Grübel
Examines the history of Judaism from its origins to the present, and discusses Jewish rituals, customs, art, literature, philosophy, and religion
Judaism by Howard R. Greenstein
Judaism by Danny Wool
"An exploration of the history and origins, basic tenets and beliefs, organization, traditions, customs, rites, societal and historical influences, and modern-day impact of Judaism"--Provided by publisher.
Judaism by Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Written by an experienced university teacher, who is also a scholar and rabbi, this extensive textbook presents an unrivalled guide to the history, belief and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near-Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also explores the early modern period and the development of Jewry throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of Jewish civilization. Judaism: introduces texts and commentaries, including the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, mystical literature, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology provides the skills necessary to understand these step-by-step explains how to interpret the major events in nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history supports study with discussion questions on the central historical and religious issues, includes key reading for each chapter and an extensive bibliography illustrates the development of Judaism, its concepts and observances, with nearly 200 maps and photographs. A companion website links each chapter to other online resources, and gives guidance on activities and support for teachers.