Key Words in Judaism

Overview

Daily political events and the steady inevitability of globalism require that informed students and citizens learn something about religious traditions foreign to their own. Designed for both classroom and general use, these handy Key Words guidebooks are essential resources for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar concepts of major world religions.

Each pocket-sized volume contains definitions for over ...

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Overview

Daily political events and the steady inevitability of globalism require that informed students and citizens learn something about religious traditions foreign to their own. Designed for both classroom and general use, these handy Key Words guidebooks are essential resources for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar concepts of major world religions.

Each pocket-sized volume contains definitions for over 400 terms from religious principles and significant periods to noteworthy figures.

A quick sampling of terms from this volume:

BeritEmunahHarosetKaddishMezzuzahRosh HashanahShabatYeshivaZionism

Sample Definitions:

Emunah Lit. Faith. The foundation of the Jewish tradition, it essentially refers to trust in God and reliance on Him to guide the people perfectly. If a person trusts completely in God, everything else will fall into place.

Yeshiva/Yeshivah A college for the study of Torah and Talmud. Although Jewish males had always engaged in study of the Torah under the guidance of their Rabbis, in the nineteenth century, organized colleges appeared in eastern Europe which allowed progression through the various stages of study. Secular study was not permitted and some students spent a lifetime in study of Torah, Talmud and Halakhah (see Torah, Talmud, Halakhah).

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Editorial Reviews

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"[A] necessary and valuable contribution to religious studies and the study of religions that teachers, and especially students, in higher education institutions will very much welcome." -- Teaching Theology & Religion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826480514
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/18/2006
  • Series: Key Words Series
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Geaves is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religion at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is Co-editor of the Journal of Fieldwork in Religion and the Journal of Religions of South Asia.

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Table of Contents

A-Z entries for key terms in Judaism, including essential terms like:

Rabbi

Torah

Tanakh

Kiddush

Ketubah

Chuppah

Ayn Sof

Sefiroth

Kabbalah

Abinu Malkenu

Neviim

Ner Tamid

Synagogue

Sandek

Seder

Tevilah

Yahadut

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