Judaism: History, Belief and Practice [NOOK Book]

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This all-encompassing textbook is an unrivalled guide to the history, belief and practice of Judaism, written by a scholar and rabbi who is also an experienced university teacher. 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 includes the early modern period, and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary ...
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Overview

This all-encompassing textbook is an unrivalled guide to the history, belief and practice of Judaism, written by a scholar and rabbi who is also an experienced university teacher. 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 includes the early modern period, and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used throughout to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of the rich variety of Jewish civilization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134561858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 608
  • File size: 33 MB
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Table of Contents

List of maps
List of figures
Preface
Tips for students
Sources
Acknowledgements
Pt. I History 1
1 Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization 3
2 The Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Civilization 9
3 Israelite Monotheism and Law 14
4 The Patriarchs 19
5 Exodus 26
6 Conquest and Settlement 32
7 The Rise of Monarchy 38
8 Solomon and the Divided Monarchy 45
9 Kings of Israel and Judah 50
10 Jeroboam II to the Fall of the Northern Kingdom 56
11 Ahaz and Hezekiah 61
12 From Manasseh to Babylonian Captivity 68
13 Aftermath of the Fall of Judah 73
14 Return and Restoration 78
15 The Rise of Hellenism 84
16 Judaism under Hellenism 90
17 The Kingship of Herod 96
18 Rebellion against Rome 102
19 The Rise of Christianity 106
20 Roman Jewish War and Aftermath 111
21 Jews in the Roman Empire 115
22 Jews in Babylonia 123
23 Rabbinic Scriptural Interpretation 129
24 Rabbinic Theology 133
25 Judaism under Islamic Rule 137
26 Karaism 142
27 Jews in Muslim Spain and other Islamic Lands 150
28 Jewry in Christian Europe in the Middle Ages 154
29 The Jews in Christian Spain 165
30 Dispersion of the Marranos 171
31 Early Medieval Thought 175
32 The Philosophy of Maimonides 180
33 Jewish Philosophy after Maimonides 185
34 Rabbinic Mysticism 194
35 The Hasidei Ashkenaz 201
36 The Emergence of Kabbalah 205
37 Jews in the Ottoman Empire 210
38 The Shabbatean Movement 220
39 Jewry in Eastern and Western Europe 225
40 The Rise of the Hasidic Movement 233
41 The Status of Jewry in Europe 241
42 Jews in Eastern Europe 247
43 The Emergence of Jewish Thought in the Enlightenment 253
44 The Origins of Reform 259
45 Jewish Thought in the Age of Reform 269
46 The Rise of Anti-Semitism 273
47 The Zionist Movement 278
48 Jews in the United States, Palestine, Africa and Asia 284
49 The Nazi Regime 295
50 The Death Camps 305
51 The State of Israel 312
52 Jewry after the Holocaust 321
53 Modern Jewish Thought 328
54 The Future of Judaism 336
Pt. II Belief and Practice 341
55 The Unity of God 343
56 Divine Transcendence and Immanence 349
57 Eternity 357
58 Omnipotence and Omniscience 365
59 Creation 371
60 Providence 377
61 Divine Goodness 383
62 Revelation 391
63 Torah and Mitzvot 397
64 Commandments 404
65 Sin and Repentance 420
66 The Chosen People 426
67 The Promised Land 432
68 Prayer 438
69 Love and Fear of God 443
70 Messiah 449
71 The Afterlife 456
72 Community Life 461
73 Jewish Education 468
74 The Jewish Calendar 474
75 Places of Worship 483
76 Worship 488
77 The Sabbath 494
78 Special Sabbaths 501
79 Pilgrim Festivals 507
80 New Year and Day of Atonement 515
81 The Days of Joy 522
82 Fasts 528
83 Life Cycle Events 533
84 Marriage 538
85 Divorce 544
86 The Home 549
87 Dietary Laws 554
88 Death and Mourning 559
89 Jewish Ethics 564
90 Conversion 572
Glossary 577
Reference Bibliography 582
Judaism on the Internet 584
Index 585
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