Intelligent Person's Guide to Judaism

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What does it mean that we are spiritual beings? In tackling this important issue, this book argues that Judaism possesses a core of wisdom that appeals to Jews and non-Jews alike, and rejects Judaism seeking piety in abstractions, in rationalising injustice, in explaining the Holocaust away as a punishment for assimilation. It pleads for recognition of the fact that, unlike Christianity, Judaism is not about death or suffering, but primarily about seeking optimism and spirituality. In a modern world riddled with ...
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Overview

What does it mean that we are spiritual beings? In tackling this important issue, this book argues that Judaism possesses a core of wisdom that appeals to Jews and non-Jews alike, and rejects Judaism seeking piety in abstractions, in rationalising injustice, in explaining the Holocaust away as a punishment for assimilation. It pleads for recognition of the fact that, unlike Christianity, Judaism is not about death or suffering, but primarily about seeking optimism and spirituality. In a modern world riddled with angst, this book aims to have a positive impact on how our relation to society should be understood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585678082
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/20/2006
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 933,748
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Shmuley Boteach
Shmuley Boteach

Shmuley Boteach is host of the daily national radio program The Rabbi Shmuley Show on Oprah & Friends and Sirius XM Satellite Radio and host of the award-winning national television show Shalom in the Home on TLC. He is also the international bestselling author of twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Kosher Sex and Ten Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children.

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Table of Contents

Judaism : a state of the art programme for human potential 13
1 God 37
2 The Sabbath 59
3 The Jewish nation 77
4 The Messiah 95
5 Law 113
6 Women 133
7 Suffering 149
8 The Holocaust 175
9 Anti-semitism 193
10 Religion in action 211
11 Cornerstones of civilisation 219
12 The future of the diaspora 225
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