On Being a Jew / Edition 1

On Being a Jew / Edition 1

by James Kugel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801859433

ISBN-13: 9780801859434

Pub. Date: 03/19/1998

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Composed as a meandering dialogue between a wily Syrian-Jewish banker and an American graduate student of literature, this engaging book explains all the basic beliefs and practices of Judaism—Jewish teachings on intermarriage and conversion, keeping the Sabbath, prayer and Torah, midrash and mitzvot, and God's presence in the world. Although the book has

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Composed as a meandering dialogue between a wily Syrian-Jewish banker and an American graduate student of literature, this engaging book explains all the basic beliefs and practices of Judaism—Jewish teachings on intermarriage and conversion, keeping the Sabbath, prayer and Torah, midrash and mitzvot, and God's presence in the world. Although the book has plenty of the "how to" of religious practice, Being a Jew is in the end an eloquent reflection on Judaism's deepest theme: living life as a way of serving God.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801859434
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/19/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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