Did Moses Really Have Horns? and Other Myths about Jews and Judaism

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Why did generations of people grow up thinking that Jews really had horns? Did Eve really eat an apple, and if not, why does everyone think she did? Did Noah's ark really exist? Did Moses really write the Torah?

This fascinating book explores these and many other assumptions about Jews and Judaism. Rabbi Sonsino uses history, archeology, and other scholarship to debunk familiar myths, showing how and why they developed over time. This book is...
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Overview

Why did generations of people grow up thinking that Jews really had horns? Did Eve really eat an apple, and if not, why does everyone think she did? Did Noah's ark really exist? Did Moses really write the Torah?

This fascinating book explores these and many other assumptions about Jews and Judaism. Rabbi Sonsino uses history, archeology, and other scholarship to debunk familiar myths, showing how and why they developed over time. This book is for everyone who wants to know more about Judaism and get the real story behind the myth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807410608
  • Publisher: URJ Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 218
  • Sales rank: 979,317
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Myths and Legends xiii

1 Did Moses Write the Torah? 1

2 What Is God's Real Name? 12

3 Was the Universe Created in Six Days 25

4 Did Eve Eat an Apple? 38

5 Noah and the Ark: History or Myth? 47

6 Did Moses Have Horns? 60

7 Did the Israelites Escape Through the Sea? 70

8 What Happened at Mount Sinai? 82

9 Do the Ten Commandments Stand for "God and Religion"? 97

10 Did the Israelites Really Conquer Canaan? 112

11 Was King David for Real? 121

12 Did a Whale Swallow Jonah? 134

13 Was There a Queen Esther? 144

14 Was Chanukah Really a Miracle? 155

15 Did the Israelites Live in Booths? 165

16 Do Jews Believe in Heaven and Hell? 177

Epilogue: Is the Bible True? 189

Abbreviations 200

Glossary 202

Notes 204

Bibliography 214

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