Overview

From the religion of ancient Israel to our own day, Judaism exhibits a history of much diversity and a tradition that goes back nearly 3,000 years. This book provides a simple and concise account of the religion, its narratives, beliefs, and practices as well as its secular history and importance within today's communities. Topics discussed include: Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Reform Judaism, Scriptures, Prayer, Community. With a glossary of terms and extensive suggestions for further reading, Judaism: The Basics is...
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Judaism: The Basics

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Overview

From the religion of ancient Israel to our own day, Judaism exhibits a history of much diversity and a tradition that goes back nearly 3,000 years. This book provides a simple and concise account of the religion, its narratives, beliefs, and practices as well as its secular history and importance within today's communities. Topics discussed include: Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Reform Judaism, Scriptures, Prayer, Community. With a glossary of terms and extensive suggestions for further reading, Judaism: The Basics is an essential guide through the rich intricacies of Judaism, as a faith and as a culture.

About the Author:
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Theology at Bard College and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203088760
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Series: The Basics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 823,371
  • File size: 393 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction: Defining a Religion and Judaism in Particular 1. Defining Judaism through Stories 2. Who and What is Israel? The Community of Judaism and Passover 3. The Israelite Before God and the Days of Awe 4. The Individual Israelite and Israel in History: The Huppah, the Covenant of Abraham, Eating Lunch 5. The Purpose of the Law, the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath 6. God is One, Merciful and Just 7. The Formation of Normative Judaism 8. The Articulation of Normative Judaism 9. Reform, Orthodox and Conservative Judaisms, Zionism 10. The Holocaust and How Judaism Speaks Today

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